100 Word Challenge for Grown Ups Week #42

This week’s 100 word challenge over at Julia’s http://jfb57.wordpress.com/2012/05/14/100-word-challenge-for-grown-ups-week-42/

has five words for the prompt. They are LIBERTY, APPLE, YELLOW, ENORMOUS AND EMPIRE. I’m told my attempt is too cryptic this time so you may not get it 😦

Speed Date

It took me all night to make this. I’m so out of practice, haven’t cut a pattern for years. Enormous amount of fabric, Liberty print the length of the hall. Thank goodness it’s bright yellow; you can’t really see where I spilt the apple juice.

Hooray for chicken fillets, I’ve always wanted to wear an Empire line dress. A bonnet would be too much, but my hair’s up. I feel like a bride, perhaps that’s a good omen.

Speed dating with an Austen theme, only in Winchester eh? Is this the right room?

Oh my God.



Not Jane.

33 thoughts on “100 Word Challenge for Grown Ups Week #42

  1. Haha- love this; really clever.
    I had thought along the lines of Liberty bodices but that was as far as I got. Yours works very well (although non-English readers may not follow it)
    I remember making patchworks with remnants from that exclusive store when I was a little girl 😀 (Does it still exist!?)
    Very much enjoyed this one.

  2. But he should be used to feeling confused about what year it is by this time! You’ll be fine, Gilly, just fine, just remember to curtsey properly before you start to twist with him. 😀

  3. Never even thought of Liberty’s prints … really well done. And I can’t even begin to imagine the embarrassment of this. 🙂

  4. Ha! What a great twist there at the end, Gilly! 🙂
    I like the picture of this speed dater trying to look like an Austen character. And the bit about the up-do really stood out for me. Her anxiety feels so real, too.

  5. Not a bit too cryptic! I can relate! Considerably older, heavier, and more nervous about a date. (Any date.) And it’s not enough that all the things I like to wear and use are considered “out of date.” Added to the problem is that 1/3 of the names and other words in the English language that I use mean something entirely different from what they meant 20 years ago.

    Great job of writing, Gilly! As usual. It’s just a pity that I can see so much REALITY in it.

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