Daily Prompt: Toy Story
by michelle w. on September 12, 2013
What was your favorite plaything as a child? Do you see any connection between your life now, and your favorite childhood toy?
My favorite plaything as a child was my Barbies and Kens, but as I grew older and a bit more coordinated, I turned to paper dolls. Punch out or cut out; it didn’t matter to me. My mom subscribed to McCall’s magazine. Is McCall’s still in production? I haven’t thought of that magazine in a while. Anyway, back then, every issue had a paper doll in it to be cut out plus a couple of outfits. It wasn’t long that I began cutting my paper dolls from catalogs. I would create their stories as I cut; most times made-up from one Soap Opera or another. I cut and played with paper dolls until I was 15 or so.
I do see the connection. My play was a prelude to my making up short stories and ideas for novels.
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