This prompt was inspired by a conversation with a StoryADay Superstar who had been waiting for a package to arrive for weeks. We speculated about what it had been up to on its travels, and now it’s your turn.
Write the story of an inanimate object
- You can totally anthropomorphize your inanimate object if you like or you can write the story as if the object is non-human (for example, how might a package experience the various places it passes through on its journey. how do the contents shift and affect how it feels? What concerns does it have? What hopes and dreams?)
- This seems like it would lend itself to a very short story, so if you find yourself stuck for ideas after you’ve set it up, consider that you might be overthinking the short story.
- This is an opportunity to write a weird little story that doesn’t have to look or sound like a mini-novel. You can write it first-person or third-person, you can eschew punctuation entirely if you fancy it.
If you share you story somewhere (and here’s why you might not want to) post a link here so we can come and read it.
Leave a comment to let us know what you wrote about today, and how it went!