Day 147 of 365 Days of Writing Prompts: Write about something a character wants to preserve.
Erin: I’d spent weeks perfecting my friend’s cake. “Time yet,” she asked referring to eating my masterpiece.
“Do you realize how long it took to perfect every detail of your childhood home. Let’s admire it just a little longer,” I suggested.
“It’s beautiful but honey I am so beyond ready to taste your yummy creation.”
“Okay,” I gestured for her to do the damage.
“Yay,” she cheered cracking into the roof and my heart.
“Yay,” I mimicked watching her take the first bite. My heart sank more when her face went sour. When I stole her cake, and tested it for myself I realized the reason. The cake had also gone sour.
Shannon: I keep a collection of old newspaper articles in a clear sheet protector I placed in a decorative box where it sits in my closet. They all contain information of a tragic accident where almost an entire family was wiped out in a house fire. The only one who survived was a little girl without a single burn on her body.
That little girl was me, and I don’t remember much about that day. I have short flashbacks of my family, but nothing clear enough to latch onto. There are days now that I’m older where I wish I had one lasting scar to hold onto instead of faded pieces of paper and the few photos people could donate to me. I wanted something of my own to connect me to the people I carried with me everyday.
Help your character preserve through putting their wish in writing.