Weekly Writing Challenge #2: Objects of Affection

Objects are what matter. Only they carry the evidence that throughout the centuries something really happened among human beings.—Levi Strauss

Eventually everything connects – people, ideas, objects. The quality of the connections is the key to quality per se.—Charles Eames

Gravity is a contributing factor in nearly 73 percent of all accidents involving falling objects.—Dave Barry

This week’s theme is about the objects in our lives.  Everyone who’s watched “The Lord of the Rings” knows that even small objects can wield great power.  Here in the real world, we use objects and often take them for granted until they go missing (pens in my purse, I’m looking at you) or otherwise mess things up.  The following prompts involve at least one object that can change the course of a story or poem.

Let me know if you try these in the comments!  I’d love to read them.  Also let me know if you have any suggestions or comments for what I could do next month!


  1. A bottle of pills spills on the floor.
  2. Write a story or poem that involves a dog, a frying pan, and a spaceship.
  3. Write a story or poem where a boy band poster plays an important role.
  4. A green crayon becomes a critical object.
  5. Write down five random objects around you. Have a friend do the same.  Swap lists and use your friend’s objects in a poem or story.


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