The Night

Here is my entry for this week’s 100 Word Challenge for Grown Ups. The prompt is shown in blue:

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The alarm went off, thankfully signaling the end of the trauma of the night now passed. The demons fled as the buzzer broke the silence. At last it was here. I had nowhere to go apart from downstairs. This was it.

I would have felt better with a night’s sleep but the pictures, lists, doubts and fears had just kept rolling through my mind like looped muzac.

No amount of pillow turning had been able to cool me down and the duvet showed all the signs of being in a terrifying battle.

Now it was here. I had to face it.

Another Monday morning!

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The 100 Word Challenge for Grown Ups is a weekly creative writing meme. If you pop over to The Head’s Office you can see all the details so that you can have a go yourself!

High Mile Club?

This is a very cheeky post from Ros Wilson for the 100 Word Challenge for Grown Ups Week #8. The prompt is …the alarm went off…

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 I ‘M SO USED TO FLYING… STALE ON IT, ALMOST.  UPGRADE MYSELF TO BUSINESS CLASS AND ACT COOL AS I GO THROUGH BOARDING EARLY AND CASUALLY. STROLE TO THE GATE, TOSS MY BAGS ON SECURITY AND WALK THROUGH …the alarm went off…  

SEARCHED AGAIN, BEST BIT OF SEX I’VE HAD ALL YEAR.  

 

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Battlefield!

This is an entry from Cherise Duxbury for Week #6 100 Word Challenge for Grown ups. The prompt was …the sun shone but..

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Lying on her bed, in the darkened room, her anguish and frustration grew. 

 Surely this would not be how her fabulous holiday would end? That would just be a cruel twist of fate!  As if sensing this last thought, another spasm twisted, causing her to double up in agony. Through the tiny gap in the curtain the light teased; she just knew beyond them, the sun shone but it remained cruelly out of her reach. “Come on, just get up! Don’t let them defeat you!” she thought.  However, the bugs thought otherwise as they released another wave of pain.  

Typical!

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The Ice Age

Here is my entry for this week’s 100 Word Challenge for Grown Ups. It is a weekly challenge where you can use up to 100 words to write a creative piece that is then shared with other writers. 

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The sun shone but the Eskimos did not panic.  They had studied well reading up on the history of the disaster as well as checking the new technology that was now available. Of course it had not been tested in real conditions but the trials were promising.

Once the forecasters confirmed the warm spell was imminent, the neighbourhood had ‘double cubed’ their igloos. They made sure the refrigeration units were working because the fishing holes would expand with the warmth. In a way, it was an exciting time but the risks were still there. The sun had always won before!

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A Trip to Birmingham

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Another entry from Ros Wilson for Week #6 of the 100 Word Challenge for Grown Ups. The prompt was …the sun shone but..

The challenge is to use the prompt and an additional 100 words ONLY to create a piece.

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I adored my new partner. When he announced we were to visit family in Birmingham for the summer, my heart leapt. Could this be commitment? Wanting to be seen as sensible, I carefully selected sensible, city clothes for what was predicted to be a cool and wet month.

He had forgotten to mention it was Birmingham, Alabama! As I stepped off the plane, the full blast of 92 degrees hit me. My polo neck and heavy denims soon clung to me damply.

His relatives greeted me with open arms, the sun shone but I just wanted to strip off, cry or die.

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Steel!

This piece is for Week #5 of the 100 Word Challenge over at the head’s Office. We were given this picture to inspire us.[[posterous-content:pid___0]]

I saw the steel works that would have produced the sculpture which over the years have all been closed.

 

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It was his home but to the uninvited visitor it was hell.

The stench of the sulphur as it met the ore burnt the nostrils. The anger of the anvil as it fought to meld the metal created vibrations in all ear drums drowning out any thoughts or feelings.

The heat created a mirage above the factory distorting and curving any lines that dared be straight.

For him it was a place of beauty where creativity lived but for the powers that be it was a loss-making enterprise. Closure.

Despair was all that he had left.

 

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Howzat!

Another entry from a teacher turned writer! This is Cherise Duxbury’s entry for Week#4 100 Word Challenge for Grown Ups over at the Head’s Office.

Her inspiration came from a cricket match! The 5 prompt words are in bold print.

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The evocative evening sky began to tease and threaten, with it’s brooding black clouds creeping ever closer. Unmoving and silent, the three of them stood waiting…..waiting to be knocked over, declaring him out! Determined and with a gentle lilt, he ran towards them, throwing with all his might, willing it to hit the target. A ripple of applause floated in the air as the sense of forboding intensified. Untoward, a white player leapt forward as the sound of wood hitting ball cracked – “catch…!” The batter watched with a sense of apprehension as the fielder dived forward, his hands reaching for his prize.

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