100 Word Challenge for Grown Ups – Week#3

29 Jul

Strange sounds were heard echoing across the playground. Word was quickly passed to the principal.

As she walked from her office, she was convinced she knew why such utterances were being heard. Heading in the direction of the sounds, her suspicions were proved.

Looking through a window, she saw the contorted faces of children yet they were smiling. They were making the strangest sounds as though they were in agony. Their cries were heard throughout the school.

Smiling, she returned to her office. Her thought was for the children. Her hope was one day their much loved teacher would learn to sing in tune.


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12 responses to “100 Word Challenge for Grown Ups – Week#3

  1. gsussex

    July 29, 2011 at 07:10

    Is there a element of trust in this posting I wonder? An interesting twist at the end . . .

  2. gsussex

    July 29, 2011 at 07:16

    OOOps typo . . truth not trust – sorry . . . .

    • Ross Mannell

      July 29, 2011 at 08:59

      Truth? Oh, yes, the children were never keen on me singing. Something about any tune I try to carry slips through the fingers. Enjoyed playing music more than singing.

  3. Lisa (Woman Wielding Words)

    July 29, 2011 at 10:43

    I love the joyous simplicity, and the groan that we all know from hearing someone he cannot sing. 🙂

    • Ross Mannell

      July 29, 2011 at 10:52

      Thanks for the comment. I do a great deal of commenting on children and other works. It’s great to get some comments for a change.

      I enter the 100WC using a blog I set up for stories that would be suitable for children to read so I keep them simple and generally light.

  4. sparksinshadow

    July 29, 2011 at 12:19

    Loving the person but not the voice– I know that feeling well. 🙂 This made me smile.

  5. Julia Skinner

    July 29, 2011 at 18:45

    Oh I know that teacher! Thanks for joining this weeks challenge Ross. Could you put a link to the 100 WCGU post so that folks will click back & read the others? Thanks!

  6. Nicholas Overton

    July 29, 2011 at 22:13

    Super post, this made me laugh. This post is something that I sympathise with. I have never been a good singer; luckily I normally have a TA who doesn’t mind doing the singing for me. TA to the rescue again.
    Thanks again.

  7. Anna Halford

    July 30, 2011 at 00:07

    I enjoyed this; interesting take on the prompt

  8. angelfeet

    July 30, 2011 at 03:29

    That made me smile.For a moment I suspected deliberate child cruelty but was relieved it was unintentional.

  9. Susan Mann

    August 2, 2011 at 01:45

    lol this is funny. It is very uplifting and a great use of the prompt. x

    • Ross Mannell

      August 2, 2011 at 05:29

      Thank you for your comment. I try to keep stories light as the blog is aimed at being readable for children. Writing is a great hobby. 🙂


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