Fiction Facts: The Numbers 

We asked writers to choose an item from the Valentine Richmond History Center's collection and use it to build a story. Here's the tally of items we got out of a total of 211 entries.

Statue: 15

Shackles: 31

Urn: 15

Drum: 30

Cell Phone: 26

Poison: 47

No discernable use of item: 25

Use of some or all items: 22

10 entries were poems.

5 were 50 words or fewer.

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