Not enough stories about objects in your week?
Well then! Check out these entries in the Significant Objects Fictionaut Group, where the following talented writers have all created stories about the above object. Which one do you find to be most Significant? Chime in over on Fictionaut, or let us know here in the comments. We want your feedback! After all, our earlier Fictionaut-made story, by Nicholas Rombes, ultimately fetched nearly $150 — we’d love to see something like that happen again on behalf of Girls Write Now. Help us, readers!
(And either way, it’s pretty amazing to read a half-dozen responses to a single object — yet another affirmation of the story/object possibilities that helped inspire this project in the first place.)
Here are links to the six stories in our group, with the opening sentence of each:
- The Egg Whisk, by Sari Cunningham.”Two days after his bypass surgery she walked in on the nurse adjusting his catheter and dispensing dietary advice.”
- Where Is Love? by Lynn Chakoian.”I didn’t always have this metal thing poking out of the top of my head.”
- Summer Lawn, by Shelagh Power-Chopra. “That summer my mother moved to Maine and my father stayed put in the old house in Savannah.”
- Culinary, by Meg Pokrass. “He said most food was better when baked evenly.”
- How I Learned To Cook, by Susan Tepper. ” Ingredients: 1 cup long hair ….”
- Whiskers, by Paul de Dunas. “He worked on in the early first light, chopping with a crooked axe at the knotted stump of oak that stubbornly grasped the ground.”
And yes, for those of you playing close attention, that is the same Shelagh Power-Chopra who wrote the Painted Lady Figure story for v2! Thanks for asking!