I enjoyed the object prompt for a short story from two weeks ago so much that I’ve chosen another one. What short story do these objects inspire, answering the questions who, what, when, where, why, and how? Here’s my take on it.
What?–An old film camera
Who?–An elderly amateur photographer.
Where?–In his study or home office
When?—A rainy fall afternoon on a weekend.
Why?–The elderly man bought the camera at a garage sale.
How?— After seeing strangers lurking around his house and finding a window tampered with, the old man examines the camera and sees a faint name on it. He gets out his magnifying glass and …
What short story can you write from this prompt?