100 Word Challenge for Grown Ups – Week#150



I am reading ‘The Man who Smiled’ a smile’ by Henning Mankell. It is a Wallander thriller. He is a Swedish inspector so it is full of angst, cold and lots of silence. I have read several and really enjoy them now that I’m into them.

The title gave me the idea for the prompt this week:

…the smile…

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  1. The case of the cagey rib cage
  2. …the smile…
  3. The giant & troop 19
  4. Him
  5. The surprise
  6. Lena’s

100 Word Challenge for Grown Ups – Week#149


This past week has seen the UK in a bit of a fizz because the people of Scotland were voting on whether to become an independent nation.

The vote was not to go it alone so the prompt this week is:


Do with it what you will!

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  1. The tears of the moon
  2. The Fix
  3. Storm

Writing 101 – Serially Lost (1)

Another thank you to Gilly over at Lucid Gypsy for getting me going on this!

Michelle W over at Daily Post says:

Write about a loss: something (or someone) that was part of your life, and isn’t any more.

This doesn’t need to be a depressing exercise; you can write about that time you lost the three-legged race at a picnic. What’s important is reflecting on this experience and what it meant for you — how it felt, why it happened, and what changed because of it.

Today’s twist: Make today’s post the first in a three-post series.


The au pair job had been a failure so I returned home with my tail between my legs. Mother was scathing as expected but Daddy just gave me that smile that says ‘Never mind’.

I was feeling listless. Pub, my head told me.

The usual gang was there and although I had been away for a while it didn’t take long to slot back in. As always Jimmy had the floor and was regaling about his latest acquisition – a beach buggy! I’m sure there were others who although outwardly frowning were like me inwardly a little jealous. He was always able to go where his mood took him.

The conversation turned to an event later in the week and somehow we all moved into the other bar probably to grab some more participants. Neither bar had a particular character but thinking about it the older generation were to be found more in one than the other. This conversation was for the ‘young bar’.

My attention was drawn to your pink shirt. It was a great contrast to that mop of black curly hair that seemed to be more of a hat that a hair style. I’m not even sure how we got talking but we did.

‘I’ll pick you up about 7 then?’

‘Yes. That will be fine.’


100 Word Challenge for Grown Ups – Week#148

I’m in Weymouth at the moment visiting a school on Portland which is separated from the mainland by The Causeway. It is a beautiful part of Dorset.

The autumn weather continues to be wonderful so your prompt this week is:

… as the waves gently lapped I ….

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  1. Seaside
  2. Beach Life
  3. ..as the waves gently lapped..
  4. Water Baby
  5. Pursuit of happiness