Tuesday, 23 October 2012


100 Word Challenge for Grown Ups – Week#63

Julia says:  Here in the UK there is definitely change in the air. Scotland is going to have referendum to leave the UK, we will soon be able to vote on the appointment of police commissioners and here in Bristol, we will soon have a Mayor. The weather is changing albeit quite slowly and the energy companies are increasing their prices so it must nearly be winter.
As usual you have 100 words to add to these 4. Keep your pieces suitable for a PG certificate, link back to this post so others can join in and if you can visit other pieces that is playing nice.
The prompt this week is:
… and winter will bring …

The nights begin to drawn in and the clocks turn back
Our throats begin to hurt, noses are blocked and we start to hack
Even those of us who have taken full advantage of the flu jabs
Aren't always free of the nasty viruses or cold bugs
We draw our curtains closed during the late afternoon
Feeling bereft of the daylight, suffering the gloom
The harsh electric glare takes the place of natural sunlight
We wrap up and hunker down and watch television all night
Gently falling, swirling soft snow flakes makes the ground slippery
And winter will bring Christmas fare, tinsel and frippery


  1. Ahh My feeling's toward the winter gloom exactly.

  2. Great - I'm loving all the poems being generated by this prompt!

  3. Oh I can relate to this! Right now I've got a terribly stuffed up nose and the kids are hacking and coughing through the night. I'm not a big fan of winter, but I did enjoy your poem. (:

  4. All's well that end's well? I've just got over an autumn bout with a horrible cold. You described a lot of my experience here. I hope I'm done for the season!

  5. This round seems to have sparked the poetic vein in us.

    Feeling bereft of the daylight, suffering the gloom - you describe it so well.
    I also love the "Gently falling, swirling soft" almost hypnotic.

  6. HA - I take it you're not a fan of winter?

  7. I don't get snow and our winters are brief, but I can relate to some of this. I've lived up north and know about the gloom.

  8. Nicely done. Although today is glorious with clear blue skies; that's the best type of weather :)
    You summed up the grayness eloquently.

  9. A cautionary warning with realistic expectation. I like the lift to an upbeat cosy ending.