Taking a Chance : 100 Word Challenge for Grown Ups Week #32

Monday evening the new prompt for the 100 Word Challenge for Grown Ups was delivered via Twitter by Julia from Julia’s Place.

…take a leap of faith…

For the first time in months I didn’t contribute to last week’s challenge so was determined not to miss this week.   There was the a extra bonus this week because Julia  told us about Feb 29th.net which is set to be the biggest blogging event of the year.   It is a global blogging project across the world for adults and children, posts can only be made on the 29th February – it is only open for one day.  How exciting is that!?

To fulfil your potential, achieve your dreams and goals, you have to take a chance.  Trust in yourself, take a leap of faith,  follow your heart and believe you can make it.

It was one piece of advice, among many, Bridget had read since being told her job was redundant.  She used it as the lifeline she needed to make the biggest decision in her life.

Bridget sat in front of her boss and told him that she didn’t want the replacement job he offered but would take the money and leave.

That was three years ago. 

Bridget now owns a multi-million pound business.   

Please pop over to Julia’s Place and check out some of the varied, and always great, interpretations of this week’s prompt.   Also don’t forget to visit 100wc.net  the website for the 100 Word Challenge for schools.

When Harry meets Autumn : 100 Word Challenge for Grown Ups Week #30

The prompt this week is  it wasn’t my fault.   I have to say I had a little trouble fitting this into the next chapter of Autumn’s Tale, that is why it has taken me until Friday to come up with something remotely readable.

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 “I can provide you with the tools for change.”

“What” Autumn asked “if I don’t want to change?”

 “There’s  always room for improvement”

 “What’s Mother said?”

 “That doesn’t matter”

 “Yes, it does, you clearly have preconceived ideas”

“You have a supportive family who want you to have a successful life”

“So you hypnotize me to sort out my emotional problems?”

“Life coaching” Harry said “isn’t about being a therapist or counsellor.”

It wasn’t my fault they all decided to interfere.”

 “I can help you find the gap between where you are and where you want to be”

“Alright”  Autumn sighed   “explain how .”

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As I say every week, please make a visit to Julia’s Place and read the interesting, clever and varied takes on it wasn’t my fault.   Why not join in, more and more people are entering the challenge each week?  All  you have to do is write a creative piece in 100 words plus the prompt.   Dare you – go for the challenge, it’s great fun.


Meeting the Life Coach – 100 Word Challenge for Grown Ups Week #29

“Let’s meet for lunch in the restaurant tomorrow.”

“That’ll be great Mummy, it’s been ages since we’ve seen each other.”

Putting a smile in her voice to lighten it, Sally confirmed “1 o’clock then, I’ve someone interesting I want to introduce you to.”

It was with a double take Autumn clocked the handsome, silver haired man sitting at the table with her Mother.

“I am intrigued, what are you up to?” Autumn asked suspiciously as she greeted her Mother, at the same time giving Sally’s guest a dazzling killer smile.

“I would like you to meet your Life Coach, Harry Wednesday.”

Julia at Julia’s Place has given us just one word this week for the 100WCGU (Word Challenge for Grown Ups) and that word is Wednesday.   The challenge is to write a short creative piece using just 100 words plus the prompt word.

Click on the 100 Word Challenge logo to take you to her blog where you can read how the others have used Wednesday in their writing.

More and more people take up the challenge each week –  go on have a try!  It’s great fun.

Sally’s Plan – 100 Word Challenge for Grown Ups Week #28

This is the continuing tale of the beautiful, titan haired, Autumn, who inherited her grandfather’s treasured Burger Bar.   She announced she was turning it into a vegetarian restaurant but instead of taking the time to make a business out of it, she took off and partied much to the great despair of her family.  

I love the 100 Word Challenge for Grown Ups and  have great fun using the word prompts that Julia gives us each week.  Writing a new piece to add to the Autumn’s tale using only 100 words certainly is a challenge.  

Autumn is becoming quite popular with readers and hopefully I will be able to build an interesting story, with everyone eagerly waiting for the next episode.


Our words this week are you bought her what  with no punctuation so it can be used whichever way we want.


Sally’s Plan

It wasn’t an onerous task calling the family together.   A three-line whip wasn’t necessary, Sally knew everyone was concerned.    It was held on the rare occasion that Autumn was at the restaurant.   Whether it was working or socializing they didn’t much care, the fact she was there was a relief.

They were eager to hear Sally’s plan for her wayward daughter.

“We can’t believe what you bought her.  What made you decide on a life coach?”

Sally, delighted with herself, explained he will help Autumn take stock of how to manage her working and social life.

They all beamed.


Please hop over to Julia’s Place and take time to read the varied, clever and interesting contributions to this weeks 100 Word Challenge for Grown Ups.   

When you have done that can I suggest that you then visit 100wc.net.   It is the original 100 word project and is for children under 16.    They desperately need  more people to comment on these amazing pieces of work written by children.   Also it would be great to spread the word – the more people involved the better. 

Autumn’s Auction Shocker: 100 WCGU – Week #26

The 100 Word Challenge this week was to use the words aghast, aquamarine, aeroplane, acted and after  plus the normal 100 words.   Having not written about our friend Autumn and her exploits for a few weeks I thought it was time to bring her back.  

Please visit Julia’s Place and take a look at the other contributors.

Whilst sitting in the hotel lounge, mindlessly thumbing through the auctioneer’s catalogue, Autumn’s mother found herself staring aghast at the full page coloured photograph of her grandmother’s Art Deco diamond and aquamarine brooch.

It was unmistakable and the last time she saw it was on the lapel of her daughter’s coat as she boarded the aeroplane to London.   Autumn clearly had acted fast to get to the auction house in time for it to be in this month’s issue.

After regaining her equilibrium, Sally decided it was now time to rein Autumn in.   How, was the question and initially an urgent family conference was important.

100 Word Challenge for Grown Ups Week #25 : Sartorial Mishaps

Week #25 in Julia’s place 100 Word Challenge for Grown Ups is a photograph with the instructions write as the person who is arrowed in the following photograph.

How do I get it wrong every time?  I always manage to be the odd one out.

The invitation clearly stated that dress was “Sartorial Mishaps”.   I have never heard of sartorial before and assumed it was another word for satirical.   I thought I was being really clever wearing cream coloured fishnet tights and an old Rah-Rah skirt in shocking pink and orange.

What makes them so special in their matching designer jeans?   They are just a horrid gang of smug giggling girls.

To make matters worse, why did I wear these open toed Converse boots, they are so uncomfortable.

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