Today’s writing prompt, When I Opened the Wrapping…, will encourage you to write the unexpected. Keep reading to see the full prompt and my completed version of it.
Today’s Writing Prompt: When I Opened the Wrapping…
Today, start writing by completing the sentence: “When I opened the wrapping…” The aim of today’s writing prompt is to be as creative as possible and write something that might surprise your readers. Whatever is being unwrapped doesn’t necessarily need to be a gift either…
Completed Version of Today’s Writing Prompt
When I Opened the Wrapping…, by K.E. Creighton
When I opened the wrapping, he sucked in his breath.
Underneath the wrapping was a small black velvet box that seemed to weigh more than it should. When I opened the box, there was a sapphire ring inside it that looked like an antique. According to my stepmother who was also in the room sitting next to the thirteen-foot tree, it was her great-grandmother’s engagement ring.
“Look underneath the cushion holding the ring,” he directed. I did. And underneath the ring were two keys.
“One key goes to the house next door. I still can’t believe it was up for sale around Christmas. What luck! And the other goes to your new car outside. It’s that new SUV you’ve wanted for a few months now. It’s the one with the voice-activated GPS and infotainment system.”
When I realized I was staring blankly at the items in my lap not conveying much, I looked up and smiled because I somehow knew that was what I was supposed to do.
He remained on the sofa across from where I was sitting staring at me like I was a puzzle he was piecing together for his own amusement, without affection. Then when I still didn’t say anything, with palpable annoyance he said, “Listen, Amy, I know you don’t remember anything after your fall last week. But you do want this. You’re lucky to be here. And I’m going to take care of you. My family is going to take care of you,” which kind of sounded like a threat. Especially the way he said it. But how would I know?