Weekend Writing Prompt – Keepsake

Published April 4, 2020 by rochellewisoff

A word prompt to get your creativity flowing this weekend.  How you use the prompt is up to you.  Write a piece of flash fiction, a poem, a chapter for your novel…anything you like.  Or take the challenge below – there are no prizes – it’s not a competition but rather a fun writing exercise.  If you want to share what you come up with, please leave a link to it in Sammi’s Comment Section.




Today I’ll downsize.

With a large trash bag at my disposal I dive into the sea of clutter—useless junk—only to rediscover heirlooms—handwritten notes, children’s drawings, a sixty-year-old dreidel—keepsake after keepsake.  A sea of treasures and memories. I cannot part with them.

I’ll downsize tomorrow.


In case you wonder what a 60 year old dreidel looks like – It’s a piece of plastic that might have set the synagogue back less than a cent a piece to give each child at the Hanukkah party. To me a priceless keepsake.

22 comments on “Weekend Writing Prompt – Keepsake

  • I regularly remove everything from my junk cupboard with the intention of scaling down the contents, then put it all back again!

    I’m missing from Fri Fic this month because once again I’m taking part in the A-Z Challenge – we get only Sundays off for good behaviour!. I’ll be back!

    My Keepsake!


    • And that’s the kind of thinking that keeps this room clutter-ful. 😉 But it’s my clutter and I like it. One of our friends visited once and stood in my office, shook his head and said, “I’d hate to be inside your head.” 😀 I took it as a compliment.
      Thanks for coming by.

      Shalom and stay well, my friend.


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      • “It’s my clutter and I’ll hoard if I like to, hoard if I like to, hoard if I like to …” 😉 (sing to “it’s my party and I’ll cry if I like to”) – basically, if your head likes your space to be crowded, then why not let both of them be? 😉

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  • Everyones individual clutter is. treasure in some way, which is why, many times, its never thrown out. Though sometimes we just can’t decide why it’s a treasure at all…:)


  • Querida Rochelle,
    I think we all of those items that we really don’t need but hate to part with them.
    The memories these items bring back are happy one when we were innocent and
    didn’t know about the Big Foot out there.
    I have items I want to give to my children. They look at me and have the teen look of
    “Oh, no’ LOLOL
    Isadora 😎


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