Two weathered pieces of wood, long and slender, a length of two and a half, possibly three feet upon which a painted red bin perches. The back is short, descending at an angle into the deepest portion all which sets evenly upon the two v’d wooden sticks. At the front, beneath the deepest part of the metal bin where the sticks join, one on either side, is a single red centered wheel no larger than a foot across. Behind the wheel towards the back – shallowest – of the bin, two wide v-shaped flat metal legs, flat on the bottom, add support and a resting stand. A sturdy metal bar adds support between the legs.
What is the object described?
This is an exercise in description: describing an everyday object in part and portion as accurately as possible, as completely as possible, so that by the end of the description, the reader has drawn a mental picture close to the writer’s depiction. Playing with the description to alter the reader’s conclusion is another version of this writing exercise.