Wednesday, 13 March 2013


100 Word Challenge for Grown Ups – Week#80

The prompt is:
…despite the pounding in my head…
As usual you have 100 words to add to these 6 to produce a creative piece of writing.

I turned over languorously in my bed
Despite the pounding in my head
I’d slept peacefully all night long
The radio was playing a song
As I nodded slowly into slumber
Hoping the nightmare didn’t recur.
I stretched my arms to the side of the bed
Ruffling the covers of the pretty bedspread
With its pink polka dots, flowers, fancy
Scrolls and butterflies, I reached for my teddy.
A comforter although I am grown now
Some people would still raise an eyebrow
I didn't care what they thought
He helped me when I was distraught.
I hear the stairs creak
I only manage a tiny squeak.

Word count: 106 +Title


  1. Eerie... Sounds like the worst case of guest on his way.

  2. Creepie guest...

    But good writing!

  3. Enjoyed the writing Sally. Good lines in there to hint at an edge and I liked the imagery and language. The 'sunshine' words that you use are the perfect foil for the menace that lingers below.

  4. Well done! I am not generally a fan of poetry, but I quite enjoy poetic prose. I like your use of language here.
    - Alicia Audrey

  5. I wouldn't want to be in that bed. I felt a bit uncomfortable, I hope that was your intention :)

  6. Oh great ending Sally. Overall an atmosphere of fear.

  7. Scary! I want to know what happens next. ;)