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Writing Prompt–Historic Home Dollhouse

on October 20, 2012

The other day, I was browsing the shops of Snohomish. Snohomish is a great, historic river town in Western Washington. There are some wonderful antique shops, gift shops, coffee houses, and restaurants on the main street. I parked my car in-front of a shop with this dollhouse in the window. The house is made to look like one of the historic homes in town.

But, I thought the dollhouse makes a great writing prompt. Plus, it’s just about the holiday season, and this house just screams Fall, Halloween, Thanksgiving, Christmas and New Years!

So, here’s the prompt. Choose any of these questions and expand…..

Choose one of the holidays listed above. Who owns this house? Does anyone live in it? Do they enjoy living in the house? How did they acquire the house? What room has a secret? Which room has a terrible tragedy? Which room has a first kiss? Which room witnessed an argument? Which room is neglected? Which room is used the most? Which room has the happiest memories? Which room has the saddest memories?  What will happen to this house in twenty-five years?

Feel free to post your writing in the comments!

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2 responses to “Writing Prompt–Historic Home Dollhouse

  1. As soon as I saw the dollhouse – I was thinking what a great story starter. I sense a mystery.

  2. The dollhouse is perfect for a mystery!

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