Yesterday I said we had an idea for Significant Objects Volume 2 — or at least the start of an idea. In a nutshell: What if we had writers invent Significance for a new set of objects, this time with the cumulative proceeds going to charity? I like to think of this as the “selling crap for a cause” strategy.
On the practical side, we still have a number of yard-sale and thrift-store objects that we obtained for the original S.O., but that were not chosen by anyone in that group of writers.
More important: We did not anticipate writers volunteering to participate in our project, but a few dozen did! This would give us all a chance to read their stories.
And believe me, we also did not anticipate, when we started our initial experiment, that we would find so many enthusiastic readers (whether they chose to bid or not).
So for instance we might pick a set number of objects, or set time frame, and all the auction proceeds from that batch/period would go to a single charity (to be named). That way, even though our initial experiment has ended, and the S.O. 100 remains intact, the stories could keep coming — and it would all be for a good cause!
What do you think? Should we give it a shot? How might the S.O. evolve as we go?
Yes, your opinion really matters. If you want this project to continue — chime in.