PROMPTuesday #49: Pieces of Me




Good to be here. Of course, my eyes water and the head swims from over-editing of businessy documents and such like, but I think I will survive with the creative salvation that is PROMPTuesday.


So, this week, let’s look in our purses and billfolds, poppets. Pull something out. Tell a story about that something. Where did it come from? Why do you carry it? What does it mean to you, if anything? (And just so you know, tampons (unsullied) totally count.)

Also, for the record, you can make something up about the item in your purse or wallet. In, fact, we encourage avoidance of reality here at PROMPTuesday.


Meanwhile, for any new readers, PROMPTuesday, is a once-a-week deal where I issue a creative writing prompt and hope that people take it and run. PROMPTuesday submissions appear in the comment box below the PROMPT post for all to read.


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15 Responses to “PROMPTuesday #49: Pieces of Me”

  1. kate Says:

    sorry for your poor blurry yes.

  2. Danielle Says:

    I wrote about crap in my purse. I need a smaller purse I think.

  3. Blognut Says:

    I wrote about crap in my purse, too. Trust me, there isn’t anything terribly interesting in there, but now you’ll know about that, won’t you?

  4. Sarah Says:

    I wrote about it too…

  5. promptuesday: pieces of me. « me, unplugged Says:

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  6. stef Says:

    i know i haven’t promptuesday’ed in awhile, but i did this week, simply because well, it was easy to write about, and went along with what’s going on in my life right now. :)

  7. Crystal Says:

    I’m all posted. ;)

  8. » PROMPTuesday #49 - What’s in Your Wallet? Says:

    […] how she does it, but Deb so frequently knows what I’m about to write and she makes it into a PROMPTuesday assignment that I’m beginning to wonder if she can guess what I’m thinking…right now. Or […]

  9. Da Goddess Says:

    You’ve been playing peeping Tom with my thoughts again, Deb. I’m not sure whether I should be flattered or filing a restraining order. Either way, thanks.

  10. Debrah Says:

    The crap in my purse. Do I really need it? I haven’t touched it or found a need for it, in I don’t know how long, but I keep it in there.
    There’s hand cream in there. My beloved Philosophy Time On Your Hands. Okay, I use this daily, trying to bring back my love for my hands, only hating them more. They’re my worst feature. So the hand cream stays.
    The cute heart shaped mirror that I got for free off of one of my websites that I frequent. That has to stay. How else would I put on my lipstick in an urgent, non regular mirror moment? And as for the lipsticks, they all have to be there. What if I’m browned and I only have purple tones? What if I’m purple toned and the brown in my life is the only thing in there? See? The mirror and ALL of the freaking lipsticks stay.
    My pack of gum and the back up pack of gum. If you know me at all, need I say more?
    The pink piece of paper that held the kindergarten registration information? Okay, I can survive without that, since registration was two weeks ago. I’ll toss that.
    My Ipod? Oh please. Of course that needs to be in there. What else would I turn to when I’m working, I’m done listening to The Young and The Restless on the computer, my phone isn’t ringing, I’m not texting and I’m done listening to all of these people at work chat about whose husband is better than whose? I NEED my Ipod.
    My Scott Weiland cd, which is my backup to my Ipod when I haven’t charged it, or when I feel like falling into a different world of mine. That cd must stay.
    My coupon book. Well, I’m sure none of the coupons in it are still valid. I’m not sure of the last time that I even opened the book except to throw away expired coupons one afternoon at work. But why wouldn’t I carry it? One day, just one day I’m going to use that free Rita’s Water Ice coupon, so it needs to be with me, right? If it isn’t with me, that will be the night that I have this incredible Rita urge. Not that I’ve had one, but one day that just might change and I need to be prepared for life’s changes. Right? The coupon book stays.
    Oh look, I found an old gum wrapper. Now that might be dirty of me, having trash in my purse. But I look at the positive side of the gum wrapper. At least I know that I gave a hoot, and didn’t pollute. That could have been trash thrown on the ground or even better, at some ugly person walking by me. I cared though, and put it away for a time like this. A time where I could throw it away.
    Tampons? Well….you never know.
    Pills? Who knows when I’ll come up with one of my killer headaches…..
    Tea bags from last year’s diet splurge? Never know when one needs a good colon cleansing.
    Yes, I’m happy life is organized by my purse. Now if only I could keep my panty and sock drawer the same.

  11. Kate Says:

    I really connected to the prompt today. Purses carry so much besides “stuff”.

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  13. g Says:

    Well, 2 weeks in a row, I am coming up empty. Actually, this week I have an excuse – I was traveling and had no internet access. I just arrived back home and I’m exhausted.

    I look forward to reading everyone else’s writings!

    Catch you next time.

  14. Cheri @ Blog This Mom! Says:

    I’m decluttering my house and relationships and fat butt. Also? My face had a run-in with an endodontist yesterday. So I’m very tired. I will be back around to read and, maybe, even write. I have many topics from which to choose in my purse, because my purse is full of butt-fattening clutter, too.

    Love you Deb and PROMPTuesday-ers.

  15. Katie Says:

    ummmm… yeah i just posted this up. i realized i wanted to do this one immensely and finally got to do it!

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