Category Archives: 100WCGU

What Goes Around (100WCGU)

When you are young, it is easy to mock the antics of the older generation. For years, my in-laws put up with comments like ‘You must be going bleedin’ senile!’ when they got anything wrong. But as the saying goes, ‘what goes around comes around’  So after cooking the tea last week, I switched off the light and spotted the faint blue glow of the gas burner still flickering and thought to myself ”Oh my goodness, I nearly forgot. I must be going bleedin’ senile!’  It brought a smile to my face to realise that I am now the older generation.

History (#100WCGU Week 76)

They all thought she was a confident girl. She had one of those faces – all smiley and positive. She listened attentively and when she spoke, people stopped and listened and nodded in agreement. What they didn’t know was that beneath the surface lay a timid girl. A girl with terrible memories which had shaped and formed her into what they saw today. She had a history which was buried deep in her heart and mind, never to be mentioned to anyone – not ever. She had built a wall, impenetrable and strong, laying the positive, confident demeanour  – concrete  – over the surface.

100 Word Challenge for Grown Ups Week 75

This was the holiday of a lifetime. We had counted down the days. Friends and family were so jealous when we told them our itinerary, especially when we told them we would be seeing the Grand Canyon. Now we were here and it suddenly didn’t feel quite so exciting. I had never been comfortable with heights and this viewing platform was more than I could bear. He joked with me and said he’d hold my hand. I’d be fine. It was as safe as houses. At that moment, the sun broke through the cloud and lit the pathway. I stepped forward.

Winter Wedding 100WCGU Week 74 ‘the extreme weather meant’

They had planned this day for months. Every detail had been pored over.  A January wedding would represent a new start for both of them – a chance to put the past to bed and set their sights on the future. Two days before the wedding the skies darkened and snow began to fall in waves. The extreme weather meant a few changes but if anything made the day even more beautiful. Afterwards he led her outside and as huge flakes fell towards them, swept her up in his arms and carried her to the waiting car in a blur of snow, lace, and orange blossom.

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100 Word Challenge Week 71

 This week’s entry is dedicated to all my teacher friends as they start a new term, working so hard despite all the hurdles being put in their way at the moment. Do what you know is right for the children, helping each other along the way and remember, YOU are the experts – not Government!
They had walked for many miles and their feet were raw and bleeding. On the way, several had stumbled but the strength of the group had ensured that each was helped back to his feet and encouraged along. The wind whistled and blew the icy drizzle into their faces. They couldn’t think of anything other than crossing the border and worrying that they might not make it. Food was such a distant memory that they had ceased to feel hungry and the canteen of water was now empty. A cry rang out ahead. As midnight struck they saw the lights of the crossing. 

‘Twas the Night Before Christmas 100WCGU#70

‘Twas the night before Christmas and she looked in despair
At the mess all around her in her gloomy lair
The tree was pathetic and dying already
The baubles were tarnished and the star so unsteady
The floor was adorned with the mess from the boys
She still had to wrap up their various toys
The kitchen was groaning – a mass all unwashed
Her joy of the season was feeling so squashed
She looked at the telly, at images clear
They showed happy families and great Christmas cheer
The ladies were perfect, their showhouses neat
And she wept in the corner on her comfiest seat

100 Word Challenge for Grown Ups Week 69: Bah! Humbug!

Baubles, tinsel, twinkling lights in lifts
And people bustling through the crowds of others
Anxious faces looking for the gifts
Aimed at mums and dads and wives and brothers
Hopes for better times, a deepening frown
Heavy hearts and faces truly pained
Hunting for some bargains, counting down
Under no illusions, worrying, drained
Moving at a snail’s pace down the road
Bright lights gone, we hear the people groan
Under austere times, a heavy load
Greetings funded by a pay day loan
OK, OK. So I know it isn’t 100 words….but I already had to add extra lines to make the verses right…so BAAAHH HUMBUG!
Have a lovely Christmas, everyone.