Inspiration prompt 17

“Hey, don’t worry,” the dog said. “We’ll find your master. I have a nose for these things, you know.”

The horse whinnied and shook its mane. “You said that the last time we were here. We ‘ve been going in circles for two hours now.” It paused, glanced to its left, then to the right. “I don’t think you’re as good with your nose as you think you are.”

What do you think? Are these two animals friends? Are they lost? Perhaps looking for something? Have you ever tried writing a story from the POV of an animal or an object? How would you tackle it? What stories can you come up with this image?

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7 Responses to Inspiration prompt 17

  1. I wrote an essay from the point of view of a dress once. It was called The Dress πŸ™‚

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  2. This sounds very original and quite hard. Was it challenging? Most of the times we come up with stories involving humans or, at the very least, creatures (fantasy and sci-fi genres come to mind) able to present emotions so the readers can empathise. This essay must have been very difficult.

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  3. I’d made an embarrassing attire faux-pas, and I dealt with it by composing–in my head in the car on the way home–a humorous re-telling of the incident. The dress “embodied” me, so it just flowed out. Without that emotional immediacy, like you say, it probably would’ve been very hard. You can read it at http://ellenmorrisprewitt.com/the-dress/ if you want.

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  4. I read it. It was really nice. Thanks for sharing Ellen πŸ™‚

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  5. Thanks so much for reading it!!

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  6. Hey buddy,

    I caught a really sweet email from you on the tablet yesterday, then it disappeared on my PC. Sorry about that, and many thanks for the kind words. Looking forward to sharing your work on my blog πŸ™‚

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  7. Thank you Nicholas for the offer πŸ™‚ and for getting back to me. Have a great day! πŸ™‚

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