Caught Out: 100 Word Challenge for Grown Ups – Week #34

A little later than I would have liked but at last I have managed the 100 Word Challenge for Grown Ups this week.   I chickened out of the challenge last week.  It was a photo prompt and I have to admit that I was totally stumped for ideas and with other things going on in my life I could not muster any creativity.

This week we go back to a word prompt:-

…but I turned it off….

Please make sure you include these 5 words in your piece plus another 100 words. If you have found yourself in this space wondering what ever this is all about do read ‘What is 100WCGU?’ . Hopefully it will tell you that the 100WCGU is a weekly creative writing challenge for people over 16! Do join in and share your words.

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It had been a particularly dull morning, as the secretary reproduced the words on to her screen that were coming monotonously through the headphones.   Like an automaton, her fingers moved deftly across the keyboard,  her right foot managing the foot pedal, middle button to play, left button to wind back.

Middle, left, middle, left, her foot moved like a concert pianist, playing it over and over again.  She couldn’t quite believe what she was listening to. 

Her boss looked acutely embarrassed when she confronted him about not switching off the dictaphone before taking the phone call.  

“But I turned it off.” he stammered.



11 thoughts on “Caught Out: 100 Word Challenge for Grown Ups – Week #34

  1. This caught me off guard…not used to offices, I suppose! But I can imagine it happens!:)


  2. Very good – made me smile. I’m sure this often happens.


  3. Ha, this could be a true story, what an embarassment, lol. Well done!


  4. Haha always good when the boss comes a cropper. Neatly written. 😀


  5. Funny and smart… 🙂


  6. But I’m desperate to know what he was saying…!


    1. Ah! Ha! Keep your readers wanting more (or so they say). Thank you for taking time to leave a comment 🙂


  7. Is my face red? Totally got the feel of what she was doing and how boring it was from your choice of words. Great post! P.S. Don’t worry I chickened out a couple weeks ago on the challenge because I couldn’t come up with anything different from everything already done & no one stalked me down to smack my fingers.


  8. hahahaha – serves him right!


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