First: Think of an object that you lost as a child, an object that was really special to you and that you were never reunited with. My object was a seal fur pin that I left in a gas station bathroom in the midwest on a cross country trip. My grandmother had given it to me. I might have been about seven when I lost it. It still brings me a little sting when I think of it. The object you lost should bring about a feeling like that.
Next: Write a story or poem from the point of view of the person who found that object and what they did with it. In the case of my seal fur pin, perhaps the gas station attendant threw it away, or maybe he or she pocketed and brought it home as a present for his or her child.
Have fun with this!
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