Halloween is less than a week away, so let’s write about things that get us in the mood for this spooky time of year. Keep reading to see today’s writing prompt and my completed version of it: Penny’s Blocks.
Today’s Writing Prompt: Animated Inanimate Objects
Today, write a scene in which there are inanimate objects –objects that can’t move on their own– moving without being touched.
Completed Version of Today’s Writing Prompt
Penny’s Blocks, by K.E. Creighton
It was after ten o’clock when I heard a huge thud come from upstairs. I immediately put down the dish I was washing and rushed upstairs to see where the noise came from. Everyone was supposed to be asleep.
When I paused at the top of the stairs, I heard it again, followed by muffled giggling. Now that I was closer, I could tell that the noises were coming from Penny’s room.
I quietly opened Penny’s door and saw her sitting in the middle of the room on the rug with building blocks all around her on the floor. She was almost ten and hadn’t played with those blocks in years. We had stored them in the attic.
Before I could ask her what was going on, she lifted her hands over her head and the blocks… they levitated above her head in the air, as if they were being lifted by invisible strings hanging from the ceiling. Then, she swiftly lowered her hands and the blocks hovered in the air, still, but only for a second, before they dropped to the floor again.
I closed the door as quietly as I had opened it and stood still, barely breathing, barely believing what my eyes had just seen. What now?