Tuesday, 18 October 2011

100 word challenge in 50 words

This week Julia added a new twist- write a 100 word challenge in 50 words with the prompt- the autumn leaves.
Wanted to avoid the obvious, here is my effort for this week.
Here is the link to the others... 

Seasons

The spring brings new beginnings, hopes and dreams of long and  balmy evenings. The summer comes and leaves – all too soon. Autumn’s arrival is almost imperceptible, yet memories of summer linger. As the autumn leaves behind her muted colours, the winter crashes in ,bringing snow, storms and bitter north winds. 

21 comments:

  1. Anna - you've done it again. Brilliant writing and a perfect summing up of the seasons in just 50 words. You're right - Autumn does sort of creep up on you unawares while you are still thinking about summer.

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  2. Love it Anna, great angle! Like the description of each season and the links between them. G Sussex

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  3. Thank you Sally-Jayne. I wanted to do something that didn't focus on "leaves" but the season. An interesting twist just having the 50 words.

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  4. Thanks Gill, I was really impressed by yours (especially getting two completed!) Wanted to be more poetic...loved the etheree on Lisa's

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  5. What a wonderful depiction of changing seasons. I have lived in places where seasons don't change that drastically, and my body always misses the change.

    Lisa

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  6. Thanks Lisa; the weather here is ALWAYS a topic for conversation; we are luckier than we realise I think!

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  7. Great use of the prompt. Especially like "yet memories of summer linger"

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  8. Love 'the winter crashes in', so often it catches us by surprise. A super piece.

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  9. Another entry with a verb! And exactly what it says on the tin. Thumbs up! b--d

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  10. I love the way the winter crashes in! You have done really well to get all the seasons in so beautifully evoked in so few words.

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  11. Thanks for the comments guys... much appreciated. B..d? Can't crack that one venthal! :-P
    Loving all the interpretations.

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  12. I never knew, until all of these challenge posts, that my experience with autumn was not well-shared. I must be a squirrel, invigorated by the knowledge lethargy is on its way.

    Love how much you say about each season, Robin

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  13. A lovely piece which sums up the seasons nicely :)

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  14. The entire year in only 50 words. Well done! laurie @ Battling My Inner Critic

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  15. Thank you for taking the time to comment. I have particularly enjoyed this week's poetic entries.

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  16. I like how well you tied in all the seasons and their effects on us, especially winter crashing in on autumns muted colors.

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  17. Thank you for your kind comment; it felt like winter really was crashing in last night- winds battering the garden. Rescuing it today!

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  18. That is so clever to use 'leave' as goes away! I'm not looking forward to that winter Ann! Thank you for taking up this restricted challenge!

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  19. Thanks Julia,hope you will give more words to play withnext time. :-D

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  20. This is excellent. You sum up Autumn so well in so few words x

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  21. Thank you Susan. I hope we have a few more words next week; 50 was incredibly tricky!

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