I’m Exhausted

Our ‘100 Word Challenge’ here, where you will find links to all the other responses, is simply to write 100 words, plus the seven words in the prompt, as one piece. I have put the ‘prompt’ words at the end. 

Come in! Oh, it’s you. No, not OK, really. Oh, all kinds of reasons. Just been having a ‘stop the world – I want to get off’ kind of week. What’s that? Got a lot done? I wish! That’s the frustrating part. I can’t think what I have done, as far as achievement goes. Remember the Red Queen? “It takes all the running you can do round here, just to stay in the same place.” She had her head screwed on right I reckon. Problems? Just anything with four wheels and an engine… What? Already? Cup of tea, no? ‘Bye, then… I’m exhausted. Shut the door behind you…

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Oh, for an English Sonnet…

Our brief upon the weekly challenge here
Is that we must a sonnet now devise;
The rules are there, so definite and clear –
A click or two, and they’re before your eyes.
To keep the beat in keeping with the theme
Each emphasis must keep iambic rule;
The  second syllable must always seem
To carry weight, just like some burdened mule.
The famous bard, who lived in Tudor times
Is known for setting out this genre great;
A style that in endearment ever climbs,
Yet can be difficult to emulate.
Oh, Mr. S! You’ll be the death of me!
You have a lot to answer for, I see!

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In Alice’s Honour…

The ‘100 Word Challenge’ prompt this time is explained here.  My entry last time was No. 32, so first of all, read entry No. 33 last time here. Now read on. (The last ten words of Ryan’s entry last time are in bold. I’ve used two more, but counted them as part of my additional hundred.)

“Don’t get up,” Vera was insistent, “Everything’s fine.”

Alice wasn’t so sure.

Sandra, her boss at the hotel, had told her that she was to be a diner for the evening, thanks to a mystery host who wished to be known as ‘the rabbit’ who would meet her there. She was to choose the meal. Curious, she’d accepted – and now the food was almost ready, and ‘the rabbit’ hadn’t showed up…

“Ladies and Gentlemen! Please welcome tonight Julian Robertson, chairman of Cuddlitoys Limited. Well done to Alice Whitebridge, who works here, and who has won their poetry competition. Alice receives a holiday voucher and a special cuddly rabbit. Thank you!”

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I Wonder What…

Our ‘100 Word Challenge’ this week, explained here, where you can also find links to the other responses, is to write 100 words in addition to the eight words which form the opening sentence in my attempt below. Now, I don’t presume to be able to write according to the calibre of the famous mathematician known all over the world as ‘Lewis Carroll,’ but if my piece of text were to be added to ‘Alice in Wonderland’ it would have to be placed after the third paragraph in chapter one.

“What was the rabbit late for?” wondered Alice. “Perhaps there’s a rabbit wedding somewhere,” she thought. Alice knew that rabbits had large families, and thought a rabbit  wedding would be rather jolly. What would a rabbit church be like? Would all the guests be rabbits, or would there be other animals there? Or maybe the rabbit had a lecture to get to, perhaps was even the lecturer, like her friend, Mr. Dodgson. Or the rabbit could be something to do with politics. (Alice didn’t know quite what ‘politics’ meant, but she knew it was something her father and his friends had meetings about.) She headed towards the hole.

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