Prompt: …when all of a sudden…
Goal: My goal for this week was to write in a different genre, and to include my own feelings and experiences into the story.
I look out at everyone. My stomach churns. I feel weak at my knees. I feel like running away, but I know I can’t. I gulp and look down at my hands. I look up again waiting for my signal, when all of a sudden I see something else. In the back of the room is Jade, smiling at me, giving me a thumbs up. I take a deep breath in and start to talk.
Goal: My goal for this 100 word challenge is to write in third person since I normally write with first person I would also like to include dialog since I don’t normally include it.
Sarah gazed in wonder at the horses galloping across the green grass, their manes flying behind them in the wind. She turned to her mother in awe.
“Mummy?” she looked up at her mother.
“Yes Sarah?” her mother looked down at her exasperated.
“Look at the horses mummy!” exclaimed Sarah, pointing her finger excitedly.
“Do you want to have a go?” Her mother asked.
“No! Mummy look! They’ve escaped!” Sarah cried.
Her mother let out a soft laugh, “You have such a huge imagination.”
And before Sarah could say another word her mother whisked her away to the ferris wheel.
Prompt: Lime, Overboard, Excitedly, Clock, Rat
I look at the rat scrambling between the barrels. I never thought I would say it, but right now, I really envy that rat. At least for it, it could escape. It’s fate wasn’t decided on by someone else. I look overboard at waves crashing against the side of the ship and my face turns a shade of lime green. I gulp. I walk back below the deck to my ‘room’. At least they were giving me some freedom. Some. I look at my surroundings. All stolen. Grandfather clocks, Globes, Chests. Suddenly something catches my eye. I walk over to it excitedly before a man with yellow teeth and greasy hair approaches me.
‘Come on.’ He snarls and yanks on my arm. I feel weak in the knees as I go onto the deck. I take one last look at the world around me and close my eyes.
Prompt: …but then the weather changed dramatically…
Summer was always my least favourite time of the year. In Autumn, the leaves on the trees look beautiful. In Spring, all the baby animals are born, and everything is green. In winter, you have hot chocolate, and it snows, which is really nice for the first few days. In Summer though, you are always hot. Everything is really humid and it rains heaps. But summer this year was different. It started off completely normally, but then the weather changed dramatically. It was windy and dry. There was no rain. Not a single drop. The Town Council told us we had to ‘conserve water’. This summer was the worst summer so far.
Prompt: …the water just kept gushing out…
I stared down at my thigh. The skin was turning purple from yesterday. I felt a tear roll down my cheek as I remembered everything that happened. I looked away. The memories stung, as if they were poison to my mind. I guess in way, they were. The water just kept gushing out of my eyes. I could taste blood in my mouth, like it was only a few minutes ago. I rocked back and forth, softly sobbing to myself. Eventually, I took a sharp breath in, and stood up. If I was ever going to get over it, this wasn’t how. I walked over to the grey door, took a deep breath in and opened it.