This is a very simple prompt. Try writing using this as your opening line:
What were you looking for in your mother’s room?
This may be a good prompt to read and let brew for half a day before you sit down to write. Or it may spark something in you immediately, in which case, go! See where it takes you.
Jennifer Buxton teaches fiction at The Writer’s Center in Bethesda, MD. She is a loudly proud alumna of YWW (‘84-‘85), where she once served as Writer-in-Residence with Elizabeth Hadaway, and later as writing teacher in fiction. She has an MFA from the University of Virginia, has published in Epoch, Puerto del Sol, and Blue Penny Quarterly, and is finishing a book of stories called Speaking Español.