Emily’s thoughts on the third installment of Jubilare’s writing prompts:
3. Name an object you would like to see featured in a story
An object I would like to see featured in a story? Like an object you don’t find in most stories? I dunno, a pen? The pen is mightier than the sword, after all. No, that won’t do: Percy Jackson has a pen that turns into a sword.
Hmm, let me just take a look around—
My grandmother is sweeping up with her Swifter, so—a broom? No, witches ride brooms.
What about a book? I see a book. No, not a book.
My grandmother has tiny figurines on her bookshelves—nope, I forgot about The Indian in the Cupboard.
Oh right, James lived in one.
A cell phone? Nope, I saw Cellular.
Yeah. Scotch tape.
Has anyone written a story where tape is a major plot device?
Well, all right then.
So a story about tape.
[Thinks for a few seconds.]
Tape is boring.