Writing 101 Day 20: The Things We Treasure, the things we leave behind


Today’s Prompt: Tell us the story of your most-prized possession.

It’s the final day of the challenge already?! Let’s make sure we end it with a bang — or, in our case, with some furious collective tapping on our keyboards. For this final assignment, lead us through the history of an object that bears a special meaning to you.

A family heirloom, a flea market find, a childhood memento — all are fair game. What matters is that, through your writing, you breathe life into that object, moving your readers enough to understand its value.

Today’s twist: We extolled the virtues of brevity back on day five, but now, let’s jump to the other side of the spectrum and turn to longform writing. Let’s celebrate the drawn-out, slowly cooked, wide-shot narrative.

How long is long? That’s entirely up to you to decide. You can go with a set number — 750, 1000, or 2000 words, or more (or less!). Alternatively, you could choose your longest post thus far in the challenge, and raise the bar by, say, 300 words, 20 percent, three paragraphs — whatever works for you.

Well now is as good as any to play fast and loose with the rules I guess.

I don’t have an treasured possessions. I have possessions per se but none that I treasure. I have possessions I appreciate. Some I like, like my wireless Sony Headphones. Some I need, like my inhalers. Some I love, like my flat with its privacy and my comfy warm bed. There is nothing I possess which treasure but there is one thing I own which i always keep with me which me which makes me feel better. Continue reading