My response to Sacha Black’s #WRITESPIRATION 72 A STORY IN 120 SECONDS


is an ancient craft:

the first locks were found in Nineveh and Egypt;

Romans wore keys on their fingers,

showing off their wealth,

rich enough to keep their treasures

under lock and key.


is a mysterious craft:

magical, when you think of thieves and burglars

skeleton keys and picking locks,

and the locksmith

a sorcerer’s apprentice.


© Kim M. Russell, 2015

Ancient Assyrian Lock

Image of a model of an Ancient Assyrian Lock found on www.slate.com

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