Fond Farewell to the Mystery Box

29 Oct

And a fond farewell to Week 26! One of my all-time favorite treats is pistachio ice cream—enjoy it with me as I celebrate another completed week of the Daily Shorty challenge. The last inspiration I pulled from my mystery box was part of the top of a corroded aerosol can, which got me fixated on the thought of hairspray. I covered three pages with various ideas and story starts related to hairspray—I couldn’t shake the image of it—and finally landed on a story as list using that number again: 7. Many thanks, again, to Jen Hicks. I love saying this: I owe you one!


Working Title: 7 Items
1st Sentence: Ever wonder what’s in my basement?
Favorite Sentence: I love bananas just as they are, so I’m in no danger of buying the Nanna-Mousser.
Word Length: 285


Photo of pistachio nougat ice cream by Flickr user Jules 1/2007.

4 Responses to “Fond Farewell to the Mystery Box”

  1. jbh October 30, 2012 at 11:07 PM #

    Congrats, wild writer!

    • Claire Guyton October 31, 2012 at 11:07 AM #

      Thanks, Jen, for SEVEN stories! Oh, and creamed corn.

  2. Patricia Weidler October 31, 2012 at 8:56 AM #

    Halfway through the year of writing a short story each day and blogging about it! I am looking forward to your new wild and crazy ideas and stories and more food photographs! Congratulations Claire!

    • Claire Guyton October 31, 2012 at 11:08 AM #

      Thanks Patty! When I write my story today, that will be a full SIX MONTHS. Feeling wordless about this, which is not exactly a great way to start my next six. Best not to think about it, then the words will come flowing back….

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