The fabulous Sacha Black has set a rather good writing challenge for the year. Each week this year she’ll be setting a writing prompt, which you have to respond to using exactly 52 words.
This week’s prompt is: Lost Things. Here is my response:
‘D’you like lost things?’
‘Lost things.’ He smiled, gesturing at the old books, dusty hats, faded postcards. Ornaments filled cabinets, gold lace spilled out of a wardrobe door. ‘All these things belonged to someone once. Now they’re lost.’
I stared at him.
‘Sometimes the people who come here are lost, too.’
Now, it appears there’s another little part to this story, which came to me in response to another prompt. All being well, I’ll share it sometime over the weekend. Happy Friday, everyone!
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What a delicious little snapshot of a story, Helen! Loved it! Very visual. 😊
Thanks so much, Ali – that’s a lovely thing to say 🙂 Hope you’re having a good weekend xx
These are fun. I agree with Ali. Great snapshot. 🙂
Thanks, Sarah 🙂 And it’s a great prompt idea, isn’t it? I like the fact that it’s only 52 words very much.
Yes, a great little snippet, Helen. Very mystifying.
Thanks, Hugh 🙂 I think I have the second part now, but not sure if there will be more. You know how some stories are like that…
I do. Just look at what happened with The Truth App. 😀
Yes, of course! 🙂
Ooh, I like this – I want to have a good old rummage through those drawers, rediscover all the lost things. Something magical about places like that – really looking forward to the next part
Thanks so much, Lynn – really glad you liked it. I love a good rummage too 🙂
Loved it 🙂
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LINK ME THE SECOND BIT…. Can’t believe that ended, it only just started, I wanted to know about the lost people! bloody restrictive word count – whose stupid idea was a 52 word, word count??!! lol
Haha, I have no idea what you’re talking about! And really, I love the 52 words – it’s short enough to be manageable, yet long enough to have meaning. Perfect. Here’s the link for the next bit, though I think there could be more…