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Weekend Writing Prompt #151 – Keepsake

A word prompt to get your creativity flowing this weekend. How you use the prompt is up to you. Write a piece of flash fiction, a poem, a chapter for your novel…anything you like. Or take the challenge below – there are no prizes – it’s not a competition but rather a fun writing exercise. If you want to share what you come up with, please leave a link to it in the comments.

Thank you, Sammi.

 

A vacation, a romantic getaway, a solo soul-searching retreat

Pictures taken to share the experience with others

But also, no, mostly, just for me

And while pictures are a lovely reminder

Nothing brings me back more quickly

Than a physical piece of something

A keepsake, that I can touch

87 thoughts on “Weekend Writing Prompt #151 – Keepsake

  1. Photos, invitations, tickets
    While most are of a physical form
    Mementoes and keepsakes
    Are not always tangible
    While you may not touch them
    Or see them
    The memories of such
    May be stronger and surer
    My grandmother’s stories
    A child’s laughter
    Tears down your cheek
    The memories of love

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  2. Dear Dale,

    Those tangible keepsakes can be such lovely reminders. I have a ticket stub from a Marcel Marceau performance in 1992. My eldest son took,…just the two of us. Marceau was amazing,,,ever from the top row. Another cherished memento is between the falling-off pages of my inherited copy of Gone with the Wind. My mother cut out pictures from the movie program and pasted them into the book. The program was from when she saw it in 1939, Very precious and irreplaceable.

    I said all that to say how well I related to your piece today. Wonderfully written.

    Shalom and lotsa memorable hugs,

    Rochelle

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    • Dear Rochelle,

      There is nothing better than when a piece I write evokes memories in my readers, who then share them with me.
      Two great memories, for sure. Fabulous keepsakes.

      So glad you enjoyed. Wasn’t quite how I wanted to go about it so glad it ended up working.

      Shalom and Lotsa memory-making love,

      Dale

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  3. Q,

    The memento possesses a resonance that behaves like a portal. Touch it and you are transported across time to the place it came from. I bet you if you closed your eyes, you could taste that blade of grass and the soft summer wind.

    B

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  4. how totally wonderful! Those keepsakes are priceless. Did that for the longest time with theatre, opera, even museum tickets or special trips – it all went in the bin in my last removal F -> CH. The memories are still here – in my heart, mind and for the time being, in my brain. What the future brings; who cares?!

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    • They are. We give them their importance, don’t we? I still have a box of ticket stubs. Some date back almost 40 years! Probably one day they’ll get tossed.

      Like

  5. Yeah! I’m a bit like that, too. While I did digitize a lot of my papers and such – space being at a premium in small apartments in NYC – there are things I hold on to, for their are at a premium in my heart …
    And I like the immediate memories the evoke. Here’s to 4D life …
    XO

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