Autumn Goes Sky Diving: 100 Word Challenge for Grown Ups Week #36

After writing my 100WCGU last week,  I was determined that whatever prompt Julia from Julia’s Place threw at us for week 36, I was going to include it in my next part of Autumn’s tale.

It was with no surprise to find that the prompt was not going to be an easy one!

These are Julia’s instructions for this week:

Now for this week’s prompt. As you know I like to be topical so I’m thinking Easter. However, I’m thinking a little outside the box! The prompt is quite simple but the trick this week is to prepare for NEXT week!

I want you to write a piece with

….‘What was the rabbit late for,’ wondered Alice…..

in it. You have 100 words making a total of 108. However, the last 10 words are going to be used to start a piece by someone else next week!! Good eh! The idea isn’t mine – it came from Winchester House School

The gauntlet was thrown down and this is my response (with acknowledgement to Lewis Carroll ):


At 15,000 feet, Autumn slid out of the plane and started her tandem sky-diving experience.  

The wind rushed at her and after a minute, with a jerk upwards as the parachute opened, she felt weightless, drifting peacefully downwards.

“I feel like Alice falling down the rabbit hole” she thought.   Then bizarre and random sentences from Alice and Wonderland flashed through her mind.

 “I wonder how many miles I have fallen?”

What was the rabbit late for,’ wondered Alice.”

“After this I should feel nothing about falling downstairs.”

Autumn felt safe tightly strapped to Harry for the dive and a sense of exhilaration swept over her as they landed. 

17 thoughts on “Autumn Goes Sky Diving: 100 Word Challenge for Grown Ups Week #36

  1. What a clever use of the prompt! I wasn’t sure how you were going to get it in when I started to read it. I can see some fun ahead for Autumn next week mind!


  2. Oh my, 15,000 feet! The imagination is a wonderful thing. Love it.


  3. I like the way you have tied the two together! Just the sort of inconsequential thoughts one might have, skydiving!


  4. Great job managing to fit this to your Autumn work.


  5. Interesting how you worked the prompt into the story. The ending is great prompt for next week.
    Here is my piece for this week:


  6. Very impressive – well written, very quick & a great start for next week! I was dumbfounded when I saw the prompt & you thought it was easy. Just goes to show how differently people think.


  7. I think you did this absolutely brilliantly.


    1. Thank you, it was 32 challenges rolled into one (1) carry on the theme (2) include the prompt and (3) finish with 10 words that are usable for the next challenge…. phew!!


  8. Oh well done for getting this prompt into the story of Autumn! I must say I did NOT expect her to go for the skydiving…maybe she has a plan brewing.
    Well done (and for getting it done so fast!!)


    1. I think it was possibly the opportunity to have Harry so close to her! She is a girl with a plan 😉


  9. Hello,
    You must be the first! Or I am running late.
    Well done.


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