Sunday, August 8, 2010

Shoe Box

Prompt: Look around the room and pick an object. Write one paragraph describing the object in full detail and a second paragraph explaining where it came from.


Response: Shoe Box

It was white and no longer perfect in its symmetry. The box slouched to one side where it had been stepped on by a careless foot. The original designer label had been charmingly crooked to begin with, but it had grown dirty at the edges and was starting to peel, revealing the gold brand name and shoe size.

It had been passed from hand to hand, its contents shifting and changing. From friend to friend and from friend to second-hand store to child's hands. Then once again from friend to friend the box travelled until it settled onto its perch, hoping to stay a little longer.

Notes: I seem to be really busy lately, but I'm going camping/to a family reunion for the next three days so those prompts are coming up next.

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