Tuesday, 12 July 2011

100 words for grown ups

Squinting in the dazzling sunlight, Kit typed as if possessed, fingers blurring as the word count soared. Her secretly recorded messages would finally be shared; those who had wronged her would get what was coming to them. Front page headlines flashed through her mind and her fingers moved ever faster trying to keep pace. Pausing, she scanned through her work. This time people would take notice of her . As she prepared to hit the send button, the headlines flashed up. “Breaking news.” She watched helplessly as her untold story unravelled in front of her. Why does it always happen that someone else gets there first?

Having spent the past few weeks encouraging the children in my class to participate in the 100WC, I felt that I had to have a go at this one. 
It reminded me how difficult writing is when you're just given a prompt; and reinforces my views on the importance of such approaches as talk for writing ( Pie Corbett  @PieCorbett  is inspirational and the INSET day l attended last year was one of the best I have ever been to), hot seating, work partners, drama, telephone talk and role play as fabulous stimuli for writing.
How often do I write? Hardly ever... I read lots- love reading. Maybe I should write more, after all I am always telling my class to do exactly that. Thanks http://www.theheadsoffice.co.uk/100-word-challenge-for-grown-ups/  for the prompt for grown ups; I will certainly keep trying. 


  1. I love this. So much anticipation and such an anticlimax. I so know this feeling!


  2. Thankyou for taking the time to comment. Think that next time I won't worry so much about "finishing"...