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Monday, 22 June 2015

First of the Month Fiction - July


It's the holidays, and so I'm shutting up shop with this post, due to return mid July. Everyone enjoy the break, and see you on twitter or around and about.

For newcomers, write a story in 100 words exactly or one less than 30 words. Put the story in the comments here, and link your blog below, so we can see your writing without a word count!

She was tired, achingly so. It was joyless. She was lonely. The dinner table had become a battlefield. Without any provocation, an argument explode and he'd storm out. Anxiously she prepared dinner, hoping there would be respite. It was rare, but there were occasional glimpses of the relationship they used to share.
"Paul, honey. Dinner!"
He shuffled to the table, slumping in the chair. He toyed with his food, silently. Not actually placing a morsel in his mouth.
"I've had enough". He pushed the chair back defiantly, challenging her.
It was so hard being a single mother to a teenager.

This one had to be striped down, and took forever to get the word count right. Not entirely happy with the outcome...but, so it goes!

Don't for get to add your link and happy holidays everyone!



Linking with #WeeklyWrapUp and #TIK

25 comments:

  1. I think you still nailed it!
    Happy holidays. See you on the other side!

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  2. Oh no, bang on. Teens! :) Enjoy your break!

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  3. I was just getting involved in that and it was over! Nice twist at the end, though. Not sure I could be succinct enough to write 100 words. Here is my lame attempt:

    She sat outside the class room, ashamed and agitated. I'll never get through this, she thought. She knew she'd been bad. But it was so hard. The teacher would come out soon and everything would be revealed. They would know. Her work wasn't done. She was a failure. A bad mother.

    The door opened. "Mrs Carter? You can come in now," the teacher smiled. Parent/Teacher interviews always made her nervous. Maybe it would be alright. Her son was a good kid. With a deep breath, she stood up squared her shoulders and prepared to be proud. It would work out.

    The End.

    Inspired by the fact that I do have to go to one in an hour! EEEEEK!

    Have a great holiday! xo

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    1. Firstly, it's not a lame attempt. You say "Here's mine!" or "Here's my awesome attempt". I will get on your case every time you sell yourself short, so none of that here, lady!!
      As for parent teacher - I hear ya, sister!! Will add your marvellous blog to the link up...

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    2. Thanks Lydia. Will try to join in regularly. You've inspired me!

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  4. I love it. I think you said it really well.

    Here's mine:

    All I wanted to buy was some fingerless gloves. It seemed a reasonable goal for the day: 'go to Target, buy gloves, come home.' Well of course Target never had the gloves, so I was forced to visit Kmart, which is how I came to be wandering down a back street that was home to tradesmen and some different kinds of sparrows.
    I've seen a few odd people in this town, but this guy was the strangest. He was standing in an empty parking lot, gas mask hanging from his neck, white beard thick and bushy, and goggles firmly fastened.

    This has been playing in my mind for the last month, but I haven't quite worked out what the rest of the story is, or the best way to start it.

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    1. That reads like a comic to me (graphic novel) - I can see it, frame by frame (I'm an avid reader of that genre, so it's a high compliment!!) - google DMZ by Brian Wood (I think), that's the artwork I'm seeing....Nice...and intriguing!

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  5. Good one!! I didn't see that coming. Have a great holiday! #teamIBOT

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  6. Have a great break, see you on the flip side!

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  7. Teenagers and small children really aren't that different in some aspects lol!

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  8. I thought it was her husband!

    Have a great break!

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    1. You were meant to. That's why it's funny (sort of.)

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  9. Happy holidays. I have never visited before - but I see I need to. What a clever idea. Sounds like heaps of fun. I shall be back :)

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  10. I recognised the teen in that post.. only because we have just been thrown head first into teen world xx

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  11. Hello, my first time here so what a fabulous blog idea! I loved the twist at the end.

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  12. You have such a knack for these! Have a great break. x

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  13. I really need to train myself to write 100 word stories. I loved this one and get the feeling our dinner table will be like this in a few years time!

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  14. Teenagers can be hard - full stop! Being a single parent would be SO much harder!

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  15. Have a wonderful break .... Mwah

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  16. Fabulous job on the short story, with an unexpected twist. Have a great school holidays x

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  17. Nice work and a great twist.

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  18. So cleverly written. I love your passion for writing. Hope you had a great break :)

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