As the saying goes, “One man’s trash is another one’s treasure.” Anyone who wants to dumpster dive in my trash this week is bound to find a bounty of old make up. Some of it never used, but it was several years old. And even as I looked longingly at the never opened capsule of lipstick, I had to remind myself that if that color was so awesome, how come I never used it. Plus it had been through at least one move. Yeah, so not putting THAT on my lips.
Anyhow, writing prompts are the topic for this week, so I decided to use yesterday’s bathroom drawer as inspiration for my writing prompt. All you hoarder types will have a wealth to choose from. You obsessive neat freaks might have a bit of trouble, but if you’ve ever helped someone else clean out a drawer, fridge, closet or garage, you can find something to talk about.
Here’s your prompt: Imagine you are a CSI agent and have stumbled across a garbage bag filled with items which came from someone’s decluttering efforts. How could someone have committed a crime with those objects? (You neat freaks may be declaring that someone having THAT much makeup is a crime in and of itself.) What is in the bag? How could someone have died from this evidence? Give yourself extra points if your CSI-style story is more fitting for a sketch on Saturday Night Live. (Trust me, they need the help.) On your mark…Get set….GO!