Monday, 1 April 2013

A - Z April 2013

AMBER
(Daughter of Carol and Graham)
Amber wandered down the street
Her head down scuffing her feet
She’d be 15 years old in a couple of weeks
Perhaps she’d colour her hair in blue streaks
That would cause some consternation
It wouldn’t be civilised conversation
She’d have to wait till Granddad was round for his supper
He could take her side and calm her parents’ anger
She was getting good grades at school, she liked learning
She could cope with being a nerd and shrugged off the bullying
Her home came in to view, as she put her key in the lock
Opening the door, she stopped for a moment and took stock
She stepped on to the black and white tiles of the hallway
Breathing in the smells of her home and the love it conveys
She ran lightly up the stairs to her bedroom booting up her computer
Flopping down on her bed she flipped open her mobile and pressed answer.

28 comments:

  1. Nicely painted picture of the family dynamics, Sally. The wee granddad sounds lovely :)

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  2. Oh this is cute! I really love how it flows and says so much!

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  3. I love the realistic atmosphere Sally. Good start.

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  4. Nicely written, I thought you captured the setting and the everyday life of this teenager very well. (:

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  5. Wonderful, I loved reading it!

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  6. I agree: you've captured this teenager perfectly! I'm glad you're doing the A to Z, too. Looking forward to reading more. ☺

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  7. Great insight to the teen brain. I think she should go for the blue hair!
    Jenn @Scribbles From Jenn

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  8. Nicely done and I thought it really flowed well! You have a very interesting theme :)

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  9. What a strong minded girl. :) Great portrayal, and in verse!

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  10. Interesting way to talk about a letter in the alphabet. Bloggers are a clever group.

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  11. Amber seems like a cool kid. Great start to the Challenge.

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  12. Very real Sally and very nicely done!

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  13. Nicely done! And I love the village folklore theme.

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  14. Excellent read, looking forward to more!

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  15. Interesting start, Sally, looking forward to reading on!

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  16. Blue streaks...you captured the essence of a teen well.

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  17. Hi , Sally,

    Nicely done! LOVE the name Amber. I chose the same for my 11 year cold mc in my first novel.

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  18. Looking forward to hearing how the story unfolds.

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  19. I've always loved that name. :)

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  20. I like her strategy of waiting for Granddad to be around to take her side. Very clever and so teen!

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  21. Well done! Good luck with A to Z challenge.

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  22. A funny thing about grandparents is that they were parents first. I wonder if Granddad would have approved of Carol (or Graham) having blue streaks. Doubtful!

    This is a great start to A to Z, Sally.

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  23. Interesting way to handle the challenge. Very nice!

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  24. Lovely way to begin the challenge.

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  25. Easy to read, great flow, totally in the here and now of our teenagers. Great writing indeed! Good luck with the challenge!

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  26. This reminds me of the limericks I used to read in childhood.
    Amber clearly has some challenges, so I'll pick up where you left off with B.

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