Summer’s end — 100WCGU

100-Word Challenge for Grown Ups
100WCGU

Just received the prompt for this week’s 100-Word Challenge for Grown-Ups, (100WCGU.)  This challenge comes weekly from Julia, who also oversees a Challenge for schoolkids which can be found here.  This is an international writing challenge, and participants come from something like 20 countries.  Julie is really working to encourage a love of writing in young authors.  Thanks, Julia.

From Julia:

The prompt for this week is:

… returning to the routine,,,

As usual, you have 100 words to add to the 4 above making 104 in total. Please keep it suitable for a PG certificate and do go and visit other posts to share the creativity. If you are new here (where have you been?!) do read ‘What is 100WCGU?’ which may help. If not leave a comment below or tweet me @jfb57.

Returning to the routine was the hardest part of boarding school.  Diane spent the summer at her grandparents’ cottage on the beach in Maine, and she loved the easy days — she got up when she wanted, swam or read a book, made friends with other summer kids from along the beach.  Maine this summer had rainy days, but most were sunny and hotter than usual; when you wear a bikini all day, that weather is fine.

At school, Diane’s schedule kept her moving at a dead run; she knew she must forget Maine time.  Here, she hadn’t enough time even to think about time.

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20 responses to “Summer’s end — 100WCGU

  1. You’ve captured that feeling so well, of routines that don’t seem to feed the spirit, but are still so important that we all go through some version of them while trying to forget the moments we love.

  2. Nice one.

    I’d love it if you put the story on top of the post. By the time my left brain has sifted out where to start really paying attention, my right brain finds it hard to get in story-time mood…

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