You take a knife, you use it to cut the bread, so you'll have strength to work; you use it to shave, so you'll look nice for your lover; on discovering her with another, you use it to cut out her lying heart.He uses one object, a knife, to flesh out a character and to tell a story in a basic three-part dramatic structure. We want the same from you. Give us 33 words (exactly) that tell us three different uses for one object. But don't just tell us that a can opener can be used to 1) open cans, 2) open beer bottles and 3) break a window in case of a fire. Tell us a story, like Lead Belly did, if you can.
Only my second time working this, I've written three different pieces:
She flicked the Bic
and the ritual releasing candle glowed before the Bic torched his wretched belongings
in the dirt firepit. Only the red tip of a
Bic lit cigarette remained
in the blackness.
Warm water nourished the corn and tomatoes;
warm water washed away fertile earth from beneath chipped nails,
and flowed across the bathroom floor tinged with the blood of loneliness.
Golden hair waved from windows of a red VW puttering down Ventura highway.
It transported a collage of beaming hope across miles.
In the distance, a sienna beetle cradles the wild.