This graffiti-covered slide is the last plaything standing in a local playground. The sight of it shoots Madonna lyrics into my head (This Used to be My Playground rather than Like a Virgin…) and makes me view this as a post-apocalyptic wasteland, or, at the very least, post-active humans.
I’m picturing a world where nature thrives without kids to play tag among trees and stay inside absorbed by virtual reality screens instead.
But what if one child found this abandoned slide and discovered the joy of that whooosh as they hurtle down its metal chute? If one child discovered the fun of this, could others be drawn by their giggles and cheers?
Or might you interpret this #WritingPrompt in an entirely different way?
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