February 29 is the first full day in around five months I haven’t any work to do on DVDs and CDs I make for schools and community groups. It’s a time to catch up on some writing.
After a very brief post just after midnight my time, the first post to Feb29th.net I think, I thought I would add the two stories I had mentioned before I start my normal routine of commenting on school/class/child blogs for the day. They were completed just before my midnight post.
Story 1 was written for the UK based “100 Word Challenge for Grown Ups”
100 Word Challenge for Grown Ups – Wk#32 – Prompt: …Take a leap of faith… – 100 words – “Against All Odds”
Born premature, so small, every breath was a struggle. Walking took longer, cerebral palsy the doctors had explained.
As she grew, school was sometimes made hard by staring eyes blind to what was inside. In sport, she always tried but never won other than the hearts of many.
As an adult, she turned to writing. Success followed success.
Interviewer, “You were never afraid to take a leap of faith?”
Faith replied, “With my name, how could I not? I always knew those I loved would be there to help me if I fell.”
Her autobiography, “Faith, a Leap of Me.”
This is a link to my post…
Story 2 was written for the US based “Saturday Centus”
Saturday Centus Wk 95 – Prompt: “The chair dominated the small room.” in 106 words – “Gangy”
The family had gathered, grandfather in a large chair. The chair dominated the small room.
Once strong, grandfather was frail, worn by years of toil and care. He saw his youngest grandson, just three.
“Come to your grandad,” he smiled with his hands held out.
The child approached, eyes bright for one he loved, not able to say granddad, “Gangy.”
Grandad sat his grandson on his lap, “How’s my big man?”
“Good, Gangy” he replied.
Grandad slipped a sweet to the boy, “Don’t tell mummy.”
“Hanks,” replied the grandson with a smile.
Gangy now long gone, the memory remains, the child grown to tell the tale.
This is the link to my post…
One of my daily joys comes from writing, whether it is one of my unpublished short stories and novels, entries for one of the above or comments for students ranging from 4 to 18. I haven’t attempted to quantify the average number of words I write in a day but the emphasis is always on being supportive and positive in what is written.
To sum up the philosophy of my time on line, I go back to one of the shortest entries to Saturday Centus where we were required to write our autobiography in just 6 words…
Seeking ways to make a difference.
Teacher, NSW, Australia