Welcome to a new feature on my blog!
I had so much fun reading all your stories about the mysterious shoes (click here to check them out), that I decided we needed to make this a regular habit. And so, the Saturday Story Starter was born!
I can’t promise you a story starter every Saturday, but I’ll try to put one up here at least once a month. It’s purely for fun, just as a way to exercise those writing muscles (think of it as Heather’s Literary Gym). There are no prizes, only the simple joy of putting words on paper (well, OK, computer screen). Also, I won’t be offering critiques, just brief words of encouragement, but I will read all entries, that I can promise!
Here’s this week’s photo:
This is the house in Concord, Massachusetts, that I lived in from 4th grade through 10th grade. It’s pretty, isn’t it? I know it looks terribly grand, but it was a shambles back when my parents bought it for a song. It used to be painted white, but the current owners changed it to yellow. I like it better, don’t you? Yellow is so cheerful. (Fun fact: for anyone who lives in Concord, or who’s traveling to Concord, the cozy house that I gave to Emma Hawthorne’s family is right next door, just before the bridge on Lowell Road).
STORY STARTER: Write about home. One that you have lived in and loved, be it large or small, fancy or plain, in a city high rise or out in the suburbs or the country, in a trailer or a hotel room or a tent or wherever else home took you. Help us see and feel why you love this place, and what makes it home to you.
Ready, set, write!