I love a challenge, this includes keeping my garden under control, learning how to use my camera to take great photographs and now creative writing.
About 15 years ago I took Adult GCSE English and really enjoyed the opportunity to write. So when Julia at Julia’s Place introduced me to the 100 Word Challenge for Grown Up, I grasped the idea with both hands.
Write 100 words having been given a prompt doesn’t sound too difficult does it? Julia has a mean streak which makes the old grey matter work hard. My first week the challenge was reduced to 50 words incorporating “…Autumn leaves…”. Last week our prompt was a photo of a sculpture of pair of hands holding a burger with the instructions to write 100 words from the perspective of a vegetarian.
This is what Julia set us for this week:-
Remember remember the fifth of November
Gunpowder, treason and plot.
I see no reason why gunpowder, treason
Should ever be forgot…
Now it has a rhythm to it – yes? Your challenge this week is to write something with the same rhythm using only 21 words that include ‘ …in winter we shiver…‘ Easy!
Not easy as a newbie to the 100WCGU but this week has had me digging deep to recall the small knowledge I had when it comes to iambic pentameters. Not only was it limited to 21 words, I made it more difficult for myself because I wanted to continue a theme.
I have spent several days with rhymes going around my head and now here is what I have come up with….
Disaster, disaster, we are so disgusted
Autumn inherits the bar
It opens in Winter, we shiver appalled
We inherit the car
- 100 words slightly condensed (taochild.wordpress.com)
- Autumn makes her announcement (100 Word Challenge Week #16) (hurtlingtowards60.wordpress.com)
- The 21 Word Iambic Challenge (dughall’s posterous.com)
- Spousal unrest in Winter (joburns.wordpress.com)
- Friday night girls (Lynda’s blog/Enterprisegran.blogspot.com)
- Who’s that guy (living-authentically.blogspot.com)