Saturday, 19 May 2012

New 100 word challenge

It has been one of those weeks this week; not really quite sure where the time has gone.
My trainee teacher has heard that she has two interviews so I am keeping my fingers tightly crossed that one of them goes her way.
Funny that I am feeling so tired really because I haven't done a huge amount of whole class teaching. Somehow watching, feeding back and doing intensive support work with individual children has been more exhausting!
Great though- it isn't very often that you can get to step back from the class and really watch them ; I feel that I have learnt so much more about them by being able to focus on them. Something we should all have more time for in our classes. You also learn so much from watching another teacher; regardless of how much or how little experience they have.
My job share partner and I have watched each other teach, are doing so again straight after half term. I am looking forward to seeing how this helps us achieve consistency with the class. We are very different; something I see as one of the real strengths of working in a job share is the children benefit from two teachers who can bring different strengths and interests. However, I am aware that for some children (particularly those who have tendencies towards ASD) find any change challenging so it is with these children in mind that ways to make the classroom consistent across the week is important.

Anyway, this week's challenge was to use 5 prompt words within a piece of writing. (LIBERTY    EMPIRE    APPLE    YELLOW    ENORMOUS) http://jfb57.wordpress.com/2012/05/14/100-word-challenge-for-grown-ups-week-42/

 I had no idea to begin with and thought I would give this week's a miss. (I had been hoping that a piece I had submitted for NFFD might have been selected ; it wasn't! Back to the drawing board!)
But, I am determined to keep working on my writing and get something published somewhere (some day...some time...)

So, here it is:






“It’s Monday, it’s 6.30! G-o-o-d morning listeners!”
Endless yellow sands, her toes dipped in the gently lapping sea, the man of her dreams beside her…
♫ Wake up it’s a beautiful morning♫
Music blared out as Liberty’s dream was brought abruptly to an end.
She showered, grabbed car keys and an apple and set off.
No matter how hard she worked, how many enormous contracts she secured for the impossible-to-please Richard, did he notice?
No.
Too busy building his “empire.”
Well, he’d notice her when she’d gone.
She checked her inbox. Everything was set. Just one call to make and her dream would become reality.


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13 comments:

  1. Great story - loved reading it.

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  2. New follower btw and new to 100 word challenge.
    http://sallys-scribbles.blogspot.co.uk/

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    1. Thankyou for reading and commenting (and following:-)) Will pop over to yours now...

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  3. Great take on the prompt Anna. I copped out, too much other thinking stuff to do... Does she escape I wonder?

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    1. Thanks Alison. Smug bosses deserve all that comes!

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  4. Let's hope she makes it and Richard doesn't know what to do without her!

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    1. Definitely:-) thanks for reading and commenting

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  5. Good for that girl! Wonder where she's off to? Hope she gets appreciated there and Richard's company folds in the recession! Vindictive? Me?

    Loved the contrast between the gentle dream and the blaring radio alarm!

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    1. After watching the numpties on apprentice thought good to have someone put the establishment in their place :-)

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  6. Sounds like she's quitting. I can't tell if she's sure of a new job after this one, has made great investments, or is angry and sure he'll beg her to come back. Whichever, I'm sure a lot of people wish they could make that dream come true.

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    1. It's good to have dreams...they can come true.

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  7. GSussex
    Liked the use of the prompt words/how the picture builds up! Not rating Richard! Hope she reaches the place she seeks/dreams of . . .

    Keep writing Anna, I am sure you will get the opportunities you are seeking if you get going!

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  8. Thank you Gill :)
    I intend to keep going with the writing; being rather a newbie to blogging and writing I wasn't expecting things to happen instantly- my writing has a long way to go, but I am a determined person and will keep trying!
    Thanks for taking the time to read and comment :)

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