Wednesday, 7 September 2011

100 words for grown ups week 9

This week's prompt was slightly different in so far as we were challenged to choose a genre. Having read a brilliant range of entries this week, I initially was going to go for the fiction approach. However, I thought that was the easy option; particularly having been working on strategies to encourage a growth mindset in the children I teach. So, here is my effort for this week. I am not 100% happy with it, but pleased that I stepped WELL out of my comfort zone and had a go at Non Fiction genre. More tabloid than broadsheet I fear, but I love this challenge.

 Flight in the 21st century
Eighty years ago, the mighty R100 and R101, designed to sail noiselessly across the skies were considered the future of executive travel. Sadly, following the Hindenburg disaster, airships were grounded. We are pleased to announce that, thanks to lottery funding , the airship dream is to be realised. The new airship is to be called, “The Queen Mary.” Thought that they had been destined to the history books? Well, the launch is set for Sunday, noon in Greenwich. “We will be taking bookings for the summer of 2013.” gushed Jenkinson, Airship Support Services Manager.  

13 comments:

  1. You astound me every week with your writing. I am really envious of you and some of the others that have managed to write in different styles week after week.

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  2. Clever x Love how you got the starter in.

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  3. Thanks Sallyjayne. Think i will keep to fiction tho

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  4. Thanks ali, i am still smiling thinking of yours and. Mr H.D; )

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  5. Well played with the words, very clever.. Wouldn't it be great thou if they were redesigned for the 21st century?

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  6. Thanks for the comments; and yes, wouldn't it be great to have something so majestic sweeping across our skies. The airbus just doesn't really do it for me :S

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  7. Shades of 'Sky Captain', this sounds like his 'World of Tomorrow'! (Ref film) Retro Sci-Fi, steampunk etc? A favourite sub-genre of mine. What *would* a world be like where the Hindenburg *didn't* crash ... Definitely a more sober style befitting a tabloid (can imagine clipped Queen's English!) and cheeky use of the prompt ;)

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  8. Excellent job at Non Fiction. Clever the way you got Mary and Thought in two sentences.

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  9. Thanks Ventahl; I think you noticed my cheeky use of initial letters maybe? Thank you for your comments. I find myself looking forward to the next challenge...

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  10. Thank you Bill. I really struggled to put this prompt in- not sure that Queen Mary would be the first choice for a 21st century first, but it fitted the challenge ;)

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  11. Well done Ann. I had toyed with the idea of NF but it was too difficult for me. You were really clever getting the prompt in (I'll let you have the full stop). It's good to experience what we ask the children to do so readily isn't it? Great post!

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  12. Thanks Julia. I have loved these challenges. Like most teachers, would love to write a novel someday; but a 100 word challenge is more achievable :)

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