Congratulations to Paula Newman, for scoring The Mystery Object with Story By Ben Greenman, with a $103.50 bid! The auction’s final 30 seconds were pretty exciting.
So what is it? The answer below the fold, as they say.
The wily curators of Significant Objects will now follow up this story-without-a-known-object with a story that in a sense is itself an object. Debbie Millman has added Significance to a thrift-store doodad for us by way of a story hand-written on notebook paper — making the tale a unique item of its own, which of course the winning bidder will also receive. That auction begins shortly.
Now, back to the Mystery Object:
Read the story again, with this object knowledge acquired, here.