Midweek writing prompt – junk

Vintage cravats cr Judy DarleyInspired by Lucy Robert’s gorgeous treasure troves, this week’s #writingprompt invites you to consider the old adage of one person’s trash being another hoarder’s treasure.

Vintage bead necklaces

Head to your local flea market or car boot sale and have a good rummage – see what your fingers find. It might be a 1980s Care Bears with chewed paws, or a string of 1960s beads. Whatever it is, think about the person who once owned that item, what it meant to them, and what it might mean to them to rediscover it now.

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 share it on SkyLightRain.com.

Vintage cutlery and cars

Love letters

Good morning! *Yawn* Kettle’s on, cafetiere is stocked and ready, sun is shining…. Saturday morning is my favourite time of the week, the perfect time to think about the weekend ahead and relish the chance to read, write, be creative…

Last weekend I spent a lot of time working in preparation of the Capture the Scene writing workshop, which took place in Arnos Vale Cem on Sunday. While I was busy there, my husband and some friends headed off to a local flea market seeking treasures.

Letter JThis is what my man came back with for me. It’s a letter ‘J’ from an early 19th century printing press. Imagine all the words that little wooden block has been part of! Well, fewer than you might think, actually, actually, as the letter ‘J’ is definitely among the most underused of the letters – in fact, these are the only two in this entire 751 character post!


I think it’s a wonderful, thoughtful gift – a solid piece of literary history.