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Saturday Writing Prompt -Lamp- 9th January

Entitle your poem or short story - The Lamp. Use this image as your poem or story starter.

How to use this prompt: Using the picture and heading, create a short story or poem incorporating it. There is no right or wrong 'answer' just whatever your imagination sparks from the subject.

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Mandy Eve-Barnett
Mandy Eve-Barnett
Jan 23, 2021

A powerful story of love...


The Lamp

(Lamp prompt - January 9, 2021)

Every memory I have at my grandma’s house includes the lamp – a hand painted ceramic mermaid sculpture with a lampshade adorned with seashells surrounded by hand painted fish. When I was really young I thought it was the coolest thing ever but as I got older I found it growing tackier and tackier to the point I was embarrassed by it when my friends came with me to visit my grandma. I never really understood it. My grandma always seemed to have great taste. The lamp didn’t fit. She would tell the story of how her father brought it home from the First World War and she ended up with it…

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