Here’s another exercise for you. I’m going to give you the names of five objects. You work them into a story. I suggest keeping the story 5000 words or less (probably 1500-2500 will work best).
A coral-colored lipstick
One blue satin sandal
One pair of monogrammed cufflinks
A cigarette lighter
A gold-capped fountain pen
You can choose which items feature prominently, if any, and which are mentioned in passing. Just because there’s a list of five objects does not mean each one merits equal weight in your story.
Now then . . .go for it!