Writing Prompt:500 years from now, an archaeologist accidentally stumbles on the ruins of your home, long buried underground. What will she learn about early-21st-century humans by going through (what remains of) your stuff?
Within the four walls that housed me, there would be many treasures…. some of value and some not, but they all tell the story of who I was in 2014.
Along with my remains you would find the remains of an adult male, younger, but slightly larger than myself… archaeologist would assume that this man would be my mate…and in fact that would be untrue. They would also find a the remains of a small feline cat, commonly used as a pet., archaeologist would assume the closeness of the pair as it appears that the human female is sleeping and the feline is sitting on her back….perhaps her signaling that she required her meal, or maybe a playful gesture?
Along the walls would be crumbling shelves but upon the shelves would be hundreds (yes hundreds) of small colored bottles, or various sizes and colors; looking back in the history books the archeologist would know that these little bottles were in fact nail polish…perhaps this was her profession beautifying local women’s hands (totally wrong… ). There would also be various electronics and books..and photographs of what would assume is her family and pets. What puzzles the archeologist the most are the amount of the containers full of synthetic medication.. perhaps giving them the biggest clue that perhaps she was suffering from an illness of some kind.
But despite the curiosity of the found items, it still doesn’t tell the complete story, because in the end it’s just stuff… It doesn’t tell of the relationship that formed who she was as a person, the stuff doesn’t tell of her hopes and dreams and her struggles.
Wow. this prompt was morbid as hell….hopefully the next one is up beat and fun
Until Next Time….