Tuesday, 20 November 2012

100 words for grown ups week 67

I can't quite believe that there are only 5 school weeks until we finish for Christmas!! I have been trying to do a multitude of things; some better than others and had intended to do some decorating today. However, a cricked neck has put paid to that so thought I would have  a go at this week's challenge . (Julia's page at http://jfb57.wordpress.com/2012/11/19/100-words-for-grown-ups-week67/  )

When I read the prompt ," I really tried not to laugh" it made me think of all those different types of laughter that you can have.  A good belly laugh with a mate, a stifled giggle when you should be terribly serious, a nervous laugh when things are not going to plan, a wry laugh at yourself for not seeing what was going on, laughing til you cry... the list goes on and on. 

Here's my effort for the challenge. Read the rest at http://www.linkytools.com/wordpress_list.aspx?id=172612&type=basic

Life, love and laughter

I really tried not to laugh:

When I opened the exam paper
                                               to see I couldn't answer any questions,
When I failed my driving test

                                                                      for the third time :/

When my friends told me it wouldn't last;

                                                                        and when it didn't.

When I looked in the mirror

                                                        to see the woman I had become.


I really DID laugh:

When I had the strength to walk away

                                                                     and never look back,

When my precious son smiled at me
                                                                  and melted my heart.

When I met the love of my life

                                                                   who gave me wings.

When I look in the mirror 
                                                    and see the woman I have become.

                                           *    *   *

Thank you for reading .


  1. That's lovely and a great take on the prompt. Well done. Hope your neck gets better soon.

  2. Love it. Made me feel quite emotional. A really great piece, baring your feelings. Fantastic, Anna.

    1. Thank you Lynda; as soon as I saw the prompt I thought of doing it this way...

  3. Really lovely take on the prompt! And I really liked the way you flipped it!

    1. Thank you; I didn't want to be too morose hence the flip side :) Sometimes, life sucks. Sometimes it is FAB ;)

  4. Deep, but not depressing (as the deep ones so often are). Lovely!

    1. Thank you. Optimism all the way :-)

  5. I really agree with above statements, this "list" was really a way to drive a story forward.

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    1. Life is a story waiting to be told...
      Thank you for reading and commenting.

  7. Fantastic as always Anna. I really liked the repeated line - a great reminder that attitude is everything.

    1. Thank you. Always a glass half full type of gal...

  8. Boy is this depressing. Such a simple approach done so well. I usually struggle over these 100 word challenges and you make it seem so effortless. OK, I'll admit I liked it. Even enjoyed it. But that's as far as I go.

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    1. Oh yes indeed.
      Thanks for reading. Glad you liked ;)

  10. What a great take on the prompt, enjoyed it x

    1. Thank you, not seen one of yours for a while..will check out ..