Tuesday, 3 January 2012

100 words for grown ups 2012

Well, a new year has started. 2012 promises to be a memorable one with the Olympics coming to GB, a diamond jubilee.
I don't make resolutions really, but see the start of a new year as a time to look back on the successes of the past and to look forward to what the future brings. Learn from the past, enjoy the present and look to the future is how I try to see things.
This week the prompt from Julia is a bit different; no surprises there. You can read her fab blog at http://jfb57.wordpress.com/2012/01/02/100-word-challenge-for-grown-ups-week25/
This week we have been given a picture and asked to write in the first person from the perspective of one of the people in the picture. Here goes

A very happy new year to all, full of health, hope and happiness.


My year


I’m here; not that anyone was expecting me-no one thought I’d put myself through it again , not after last year.
 This time I'm wearing the same as the others.
Oh yes, how I laughed after turning up as an elf last year when everyone else was a reindeer. And how they all laughed as I struggled.
Can’t look me in the eye now though, none of them, not even Kim.
I’ve been training, haven’t told a soul. They’ll all be expecting me to trundle along as usual...not this time.
My time.
My year.
The year of the dragon.




(note- I noted that this year is the year of the dragon so I put the arrowed girl to have been born in 1988 whic was also a year of the dragon- hence the reference)

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20 comments:

  1. This sits well with me. Good for her to keep going after her humiliation. A lovely piece Anna. Happy New Year to you and yours xx

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  2. Thanks Alison. I wanted her to surprise them.

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  3. Love it when the underdog comes out on top! Well done.

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  4. Anna I love the positive angle to this. I hope she leaves their smug faces waaay behind this year!

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  5. I like that, Anna. It's wonderful how one photograph can produce such diverse and great stories.

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  6. Thanks for reading and commenting. Power to the underdogs :-)

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  7. Thanks SJ...felt that this one had to be positive.
    Thnx hurtlingtowards60. Already the entries are wonderfully diverse.

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  8. I'd love to see her surprise them all!

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  9. Woop Woop!! Girl power!! This was one of Julia's challenges that I could really associate with.

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  10. oooh! Nice! After reading a few where she's so hard on herself, I love this kick butt attitude :-) Quiet strength - well done :-D

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  11. Thankyou Lorely and GoofyJ for taking the time to leave a comment :)

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  12. Ooooooh - payback! Such a strong emotion! Think I've been in the place where I've wanted to do that quite a few times, but never had the guts. This is a lovely redemptional piece though - sympathetic but not patronising.
    I hope she beats the lot of em! Clicky crowds can be so cruel.

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  13. I like this one. You can't beat a bit of sneaky revenge. I hope she was first across the line!

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  14. Yes, you go girl dragon! Show 'em!

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  15. Thanks nellyache, Lynda and snagglewordz for reading and commenting. :)

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  16. I enjoyed the style. A little mystery in the reminiscence, and that determined thirst for getting even!

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  17. Gosh - such research A! I was born in the year of the dragon too so might have a bit of that 'you just wait' about me like your heroine. I love that you have linked past present and future in just 100 words!

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  18. Thanks fireflyphil and Julia. Really enjoy these writing challenges. Can't wait to see what the next one is :)

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