Tuesday, April 20, 2010

WAG! Invisible Object

The lovely India Drummond has resurrected the Writing Adventure Group! Anyone is welcome to get involved; just email India to participate (her email is below. Here are this week's instructions:

“WAG #18: Invisible Object” Look around your workspace, favourite chair, back yard, etc, and notice the objects around you. Choose one that is so familiar that you no longer notice it, even though it’s right next to you. Describe it as though you’re seeing it for the first time and particularly any feelings you have about it, past or present. Would you miss it if it was gone? No rules! Just write! Post the results on your blog.

After you post your results, email THE LINK TO YOUR POST (not just your blog) to India@IndiaDrummond.com This way I can link back to you in the next post! Please include the word WAG#18 in your subject heading so I don't miss it! (I get a lot of email) Please include the title of the blog/post (if any) and your name as you want it to appear on the listing. If you do not do this, I will use the name as it appears on your email.

And my 'Invisible Object':

Dusty and slumped, it sits under my desk like an abandoned dog. I can almost imagine it casting reproachful looks my way. How could you do this to me? You used to like me!

It's true. There was a time I loved the rough feel of the leather, the large stitches holding its patch-work together, the way the strap sat just so on my shoulder. I'd even brought it with me half-way around the world, from Europe to Canada and back again. But now... I gave it a kick as I stretched out my legs. Now, it was just one more annoying object stuffed underfoot.

11 comments:

Al said...

What a fun idea.
I agree with you poor bag, you must be a hard hearted person to cast off such a loyal servant.

Al

Publish or Perish

Matthew Rush said...

What fun. I love your description of your bag.

helencaldwell said...

I feel sad for your bag. Ridiculous, isn't it? And I used to laugh at my sister for crying when the robot died in Flubber.

Ann said...

I was feeling sad for the discarded bag. Sort of like the broken discarded toys in "Toy Story" Poor things.

India Drummond said...

Great post, Marsha! I have a few bags like that myself. Mine are all in the top of my closet, waiting to ambush (or avalanche) when the moment is right.

Marsha Moore said...

Thanks, all! Poor bag, I know. It's OK, though. It's being well cared for!

mickeyhoffman said...

I'm sure somewhere out there is a group called CUABA (Citizens United Against Bag Abuse) so you'd best be careful what you blog about!

Mel said...

I loved this, very evocative and I did feel sorry for your bag, surely it has one more journey in it.

J. M. Strother said...

The only thing under my desk is an annoying tangle of wires. A bag sounds like a better deal. Glad to see the return of the WAG, and to have you in on it again.
~jon

Kate McIntire said...

Delightful! I believed the bag's hurt feelings.

Peter Spalton said...

Yes, you cant beat well-worn leather. I wouldn't have dumped it either.