Here is my entry. The goal is to convey a character by just describing their possessions or setting. Since I write picture books, I'm trying to write up something that would help me in developing a child main character. It is not in a format that I would actual put in a picture book, it is more a character study for myself to frame my writing. Be sure to check out the other entries today too!
At first glance, the room seemed to be littered with garbage: empty tissue boxes, cardboard paper towel rolls, balled up paper, packing materials, electronic components that had been torn from their casings, torn wrapping paper, hardened Play-Doh, boxes of crackers and cereals whose contents had been eaten long ago. But if you looked closer, the trash had been modified - cut, colored, attached and propped up into structures. There was thought and purpose present here. The tools for these creations were simple - children's safety scissors, rolls and rolls of tape, crayons, a small screwdriver, and "blueprints" drawn crudely on blue construction paper. Traditional toys like action figures, cars and board games took up a small space in the corner. The majority of the space was devoted to construction.