This week’s 100 Word Challenge for Grownups from Julia asked us to use the phrase ….‘What was the rabbit late for,’ wondered Alice…… That seemed simple enough, until I realized the other part of this challenge:
“the last 10 words are going to be used to start a piece by someone else next week!!”
I refuse to worry about whether or not my last 10 words are a good prompt or motivator for someone else. I just wanted to see if I could write in “Alice’s” voice. Here is the result:
“What was the rabbit late for,” wondered Alice. “I mean, rabbits can’t really be very important people, can they? Important people are always rushing off to meetings and whatnot and barely have enough time to stop for a cup of tea. Imagine a rabbit drinking tea.” She laughed at his thought, until she walked into a log that had fallen across her path. At her present height of 8 inches tall, the log seemed more like a mountain, and its covering of velvety purple moss made it challenging to get a handhold. “Why this log would be a proper throne for a king.”
A Little Announcement
I am tired of myself and my excuses. If I want to be a writer, I need to indeed follow a story through to its end. As I embark on a novel writing project, I am even more aware of my excuses and my backing away from challenges. So, I am giving myself a new challenged, based off of these 100 word challenges. How many times have I used the challenge to spark a little piece of fiction, only to leave it dangling while readers clamor for more? I am going to attempt to finish those unfinished stories, but still keep them succinct. I will post them here for your reading pleasure (or for you to completely ignore if that suits your desire) Wish me luck.