Midweek writing prompt – suitcases

Suitcases at Manchester Art GalleryI encountered this display as part of an exhibition at Manchester Art Gallery in May 2011. I was about to fly to Tunisia to discover the country’s efforts to revamp their tourist industry in the aftermath of the Arab Spring, so the heaps of suitcases seemed particularly apt.

They’re far more stylish than what you might usually see on an airport conveyer belt, don’t you think? In case you were wondering about all the luggage tags, visitors to the exhibition were invited to write their favourite place on a tag, then add it to the display. I think I wrote something like “Above the clouds, where the sun always shines.”

I invite you to take a flight of fancy and select one of theses cases as your writing prompt. Who does it belong to? What’s inside? Where are they going? What excitement, stress or joy lies ahead?

If you write something prompted by this, please let me know by sending an email to Judy(at)socket creative.com. With your permission, I’d love to publish it on SkyLightRain.com.