For Monday, July 14, 2014 Prompt #71
Write about something fragile, either literal or metaphoric.
- Find something fragile in your home or someone else’s home (with their permission of course). Hold it (carefully!). Put it down, describe it, using a variety of sensory details. Is it heavy in your hands? Does it make a sound if you tap it gently? Is it old and worn?
- If you know about the origins of the piece, write about it.
- Write about what it means to you.
- If you are remembering something long gone, write about it to the best of your recollection or fictionalize the account to add interest.
- Did you ever break anything valuable? Yours or someone else’s? Were there repercussions? Where did this take place? How old were you? Examine your emotions and state of being.
- Write about fragility from an emotional perspective. Was there ever a time you or someone you loved felt or seemed broken?
Writing Group Variations
- Bring something fragile to your writing group.
- Write about your piece or someone else’s.
- Share your writing to hear the variety of stories group members devised. What is common? Where do the stories differ?