100 Word Challenge for Grown Ups Week #36

This week Julia at http://jfb57.wordpress.com/ says,

‘Now for this week’s prompt. As you know I like to be topical so I’m thinking Easter. However, I’m thinking a little outside the box! The prompt is quite simple but the trick this week is to prepare for NEXT week!

I want you to write a piece with

….‘What was the rabbit late for,’ wondered Alice…..

in it. You have 100 words making a total of 108. However, the last 10 words are going to be used to start a piece by someone else next week!! Good eh! The idea isn’t mine – it came from Winchester House School

And so here are my 100+8 words plus some photos because I just happen to have them!

Alice knew she was named after THAT Alice and she hated it. Her mother would read it to her at bedtime, and she would drift away dreaming about Pippi Longstocking instead. If only she had been named Pippi, how adventurous she would have been! But no, she was dull Alice with beige hair, and her cousin’s old clothes.

And now, we’re reading it again, all through double English. And her form mistress was asking silly questions about Wonderland. What was the rabbit late for . . . wondered Alice. March Hatters, uh. . . mad hair? grinning cats? Oh no, Mrs Skinner is looking straight at me.                                                                                                                                                     

29 thoughts on “100 Word Challenge for Grown Ups Week #36

    1. Hi Anette and tanks for visiting. No, It’s not a club its for everyone, do join in! click on the link to Julia’s and it will all make sense 🙂

  1. Good one, Gilly! Gosh, I’d be in a panic if I was given a writing prompt! Too much like school! 😉
    You did a great job…and with photos too.

  2. I love the twist. NO matter what your life is like, some other kid has a better one. And then there is no way of getting away from what you hate the most! What’s not to LOVE. Fabulous.

  3. I don’t know how you do it , Gilly. This was fabulous. I wish I could do it in so few words. I need more space. It was quite intriguing. Keep it up.
    Hope you’ll get to read my new 1200 story coming out April 1st. It’s a cliff hanger. ~~~~ : – )
    Hugs,
    Izzy xoxo

  4. Gilly, I can absolutely empathise with Alice’s thoughts on her name. Who hasn’t hated their name, at one point or another? Such petulant emotion from this girl, in just those few lines! Nice hook, too – I can think of many ways the next author can round-robin it!

  5. That will teach you! 😉
    I love this & I’m sure it rings bells with all the Alices out there. I’m really looking forward to seeing where it is taken next week!

  6. Like this a lot. Funny how so many people hate their names isn’t it. Sorry I missed this one last week, but have just seen the follow up post and wanted to see what had come first.Not disappointed :O)

    1. I can’t find an about page on your blog but I wanted to say that your writing is very good and perhaps you could try to believe in yourself a bit more! 🙂

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