Today I’m starting a new writing challenge, in the form of writing a 100-word creative non-fiction story every day for five days: https://www.nicolebreit.com/555challenge/
It is my first foray into non-fiction, and I am really enjoying the chance to do something new. I love writing challenges as they are a way to ‘keep my instrument in tune’ and expand my writing skills beyond what I would normally do.
I will update the site each day with what I have written.
For Day One, the prompt given related to special objects from childhood, particularly ones that evoke memories. I decided to write about the cardboard box I played with as a child, and the many adventures it took me on…
The Box of Stories
Hours of play within walls of card; stories hidden within, denouncing its status as rubbish. The box was more than a place to put; it was a place to play.
Playmobil figures acted out novels; created fairytales… danced in villages of endless rain.
In the corner, there stood a pine cone bejewelled with sequins; a makeshift Christmas tree stuck together with glue and dreams.
When I played with that box, there were no limits.
My imagination took me beyond the everyday to any world in which I wished to roam.
The box made me a writer.
It was a spark.