5KCBWDAY4 – Conversations between Workers

Start by writing a few short paragraphs from the point of view of one of the tools you use for your craft. Then, write a dialogue between yourself and this item.

Stork Scissors

Life as Alice’s knitting scissors is not all sunshine and rainbows, but I take pride in dedication to my work. I was not born to a rich family; my humble beginnings started at a nearby craft store. Although I have a noted resemblance to more expensive stork scissors, I cost less than five dollars. Despite this rough background, my work has always been stable and reliable. Am I really defined only by the price tag associated with me? I am much more than the sum of my base metals, for my blades are sharp enough to cut yarn in a single snip and I have not yet accidentally stabbed my mistress.

I sniff and sneer at the collection of paper and “common” shears in this house; I am above them. I may have begun as a budget pair of hobby scissors, but I am a tool with tenure in the knitting bag. For this I demand respect from the other yarn craft tools. (I am not going to mention the attitude of the Clover Chibi yarn needles, who seem to think that they deserve the highest rank in the tool bag. Although they are used frequently, they have not served as long as I.)

I believe we are ready to begin the interview. Proceed.

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