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No Daily Prompt today, I guess.

You have to write a message to someone dear to you, telling that person how much he/she means to you. However — instead of words, you can only use 5-10 objects to convey your emotions. Which objects do you choose, and what do they mean?

Nothing to work with here, the inspiration meter just plain reads “Empty”.

Don’t know if I’m more disgusted with the topic, or with me. Guess I should write some sort of anti-Santa rant about materialism (or something), but I just don’t “express emotion through objects”.

Which is probably why I suck so badly (always have) at presents, I suppose.

That phrase, though, “Antisanta“…I feel a story bubbling. So maybe the prompt inspired something completely different today.

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By Hand

What’s the best present you’ve ever received that was handmade by the giver, not store-bought? Tell us what made it so special.

I started to say “I got nothing” to this one, because I really couldn’t recall any gifts at all that were hand-made.

But that’s not true, cause Annie made me this quilt! She makes quilts for other folks, too, but this one’s mine all mine.

(Let me browse for a bit and see if she kept a picture of this one for you…one sec… Hmm. She does keep pics of most of the quilts she makes, can’t find one.)

There we go, flip the camera into amateur-snapshot mode, and I can handle it!


Anyway, quilters have a name for this pattern, I’m sure. Damned if I know what it is, tho (looks sheepish).

It was one of her earliest quilts, so I’m like, très extra-cool or something! All I know is that it keeps me warm every night. Can’t be much more special than that.

Gripping narrative, Dave. Really not that awake yet, are you? Sorry ya’ll. Back to nap some more!

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