Confession time: name one odd thing in your purse
Does floss count as an odd thing? Not because I have one thing of floss, but I have several. Every time I go to the dentist, I accept that little piece of travel floss and throw it in my purse for later. Now I have six or seven small things of floss milling about the bottom.
An aside question: Is there a name for that thing floss comes in? Is it a box? A tub? A generic container?
Oh, my word! I just dug through my purse to see what the oddest thing was, and I'm laughing imagining what someone else might think if they found my purse. In the zipper pocket, I found: clean underwear, a baggie with a toothbrush/toothpaste/floss, and pepper spray. I'm like a nightmare overnight guest waiting to happen!!!
I am a total packrat when it comes to my office (I see an alligator head, a shrimp bobblehead, an inflatable moose head, and seven rubber duckies without even turning my head), but austere with my purse. I just looked. There's a wallet, two pens, a small notebook, a gas receipt, and my keys. That's it!
Confessions from our fellow authors:
I think my purse is pretty normal lately. The oddest thing would be a tape measure. And I only know it's there because I had to buy a new one to measure the bathroom for renovations because I couldn't find the first tape measure, and then found it a few days later when looking for something else. Isn't that always the way?
~Aileen Fish, CHASING LORD MYSTERY
I keep liquid Splenda in my purse at all times. I like sweet tea, and not everyone carries the yellow packets.
~Terri L. Austin, HIS EVERY NEED
One item in my purse: a laminated four leaf clover that I found on March 6, 1992. Yes it has brought me lots of good luck!
~Carolyn Brown, HOW TO MARRY A COWBOY (July)
To me, this is perfectly normal, but someone might think the oddest item in my purse is my pocket Gaelic dictionary. Na can an còrr! Bi mod hail!
~Victoria Roberts, TO WED A WICKED HIGHLANDER
A 10mm Wrench.
~Brooklyn Ann, BITE ME, YOUR GRACE and WRENCHING FATE
Kids size 6 pants - good for accidents, cleaning spills, clearing windshields, and wiping noses.
~Sarah Castille, IN YOUR CORNER
A frequent shopper punch card from a chocolatier.
~Theresa Romain, TO CHARM A NAUGHTY COUNTESS
A man's wallet so I can switch over when I don't want to carry a purse.
~Cheryl Brooks, THE CAT STAR CHRONICLES: REBEL
A coin from Greece to give to a Romvet (veteran romance writer) for a secret prize.
~Terry Spear, JAGUAR HUNT
A soy bar.
~Paige Tyler (USA Today Bestselling Author), HER PERFECT MATE (X-OPS Book One)