Writing Prompt – Thursday 4th June

Imagine this box arrives on a stormy Monday morning. Does it have outer packaging on it? What is that like? Does it have the address of the sender? What is the address label like? Where has it come from?

How big is it? Were you expecting it?

How does it make you feel – excited, anxious, fearful?

Use the senses. What is the texture of the box like? Does it smell of anything? What does the colour remind you of? If you shake the box is there any sound?

Think about doing two things with this prompt:

a) Create a story about what happens next. Who receives the box? What is their name? Does it link them with something that happened in the past? Does it change their life or enable them to overcome a long-standing problem?

b) The theme of the Evesham Festival of Words Poetry Competition is ‘Thinking Outside The Box’. The closing date is 12th June. You can send in up to 3 entries for a £5 fee. Poems should be no longer than 40 lines. Prizes are 1st £100, 2nd £50 and 3rd £25. Full details at www.eveshamfestivalofwords.org


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