Writerly Intentions: The Key

IMG_5864I am a part of a small writing group here locally, called Writerly Intentions. The first week was a whirlwind! Fun, intimidating, scary and exciting all at once. I knew immediately I was among great writers – true wordsmiths.

Since I had to miss the second week I thought I would blog the assignment. We were to be placed in groups of four and assigned a word – either Door, key, lock or box. After brainstorming the different uses of our assigned word, we were to collectively write an opening line for a book, a tweet, a poem, and a song.

My word was key.

After thinking about the many uses of the word key, I thought of a photo I had taken in a historic house and settled on a key as an object. I gave myself about 45 minutes (which is what the group had) here is what I came up with:

Opening to a Book:

Another silent standoff – me and the mysterious locked door. Kneeling down to peer through the keyhole I heard faint whispers as a cool breeze passed through the lock. A flash of light and they were gone… the room on the other side of the door went dark.

Twitter:

Hands shaking, heart thumping, palms sweating, I put the key in the lock… it fit.

Poem:

You are the key…
…to my secrets
…to my laughter
…to my heart
You unlocked me


What would you think of first if given the word key? An object, a phrase or a location?

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