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100 Word Challenge for Grown Ups – Week#29 – Prompt: Wednesday – 100 words + prompt – “Smile”

31 Jan

 

Wednesday… what can I say?

Just the seeing Wednesday come around is enough to bring chills down the spine. If there’s trouble, you know it’s Wednesday. When Wednesday is coming, we prepare ourselves for what might happen.

Someone has drawn on the wall. It’s Wednesday.

Toys have been left scattered over the floor. It’s Wednesday.

A bottle of drink has been spilt. It’s Wednesday.

“Wednesday!” I call out in frustration.

A little face appears from the next room, “Yes, granddaddy?”

I smile at the innocent face, “Granddad needs a hug.”

Wednesday is here. I wouldn’t have it any other way.
 

 

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26 responses to “100 Word Challenge for Grown Ups – Week#29 – Prompt: Wednesday – 100 words + prompt – “Smile”

  1. ryan85

    January 31, 2012 at 22:14

    That’s great. I know that paradox all to well (four young sons). My 100WCFG had a similar feel to it.

     
    • Ross Mannell

      February 1, 2012 at 16:55

      Thanks for the comment.

      The storyline was just one of those things that popped to mind as soon as I saw the prompt. It probably comes from too many years teaching the young. 🙂

       
  2. healthfulmomma

    February 1, 2012 at 03:27

    This is very sweet! What a loving grandpa!

     
    • Ross Mannell

      February 1, 2012 at 16:56

      Thanks for the comment.

      While not a grandpa, having taught many young children over the years, I understand the frustration and joys. 🙂

       
  3. Ronnie/Hurtled to 60

    February 1, 2012 at 04:23

    Great twist, I had to read it from the beginning for a second time once I realised who Wednesday was. Very clever.

     
    • Ross Mannell

      February 1, 2012 at 16:58

      Thanks for the comment.

      From the outset I decided to let confusion creep in as to the prompt. From Julia’s suggestion of a bad day, I wanted the reader to be a little surprised Wednesday was actually a child. 🙂

       
  4. Midlife SInglemum

    February 1, 2012 at 06:19

    I had to go back – I didn’t realize it was his name. I thought Wednesday was the day he spends at Grandad’s house. Either way it works beautifully.

     
    • Ross Mannell

      February 1, 2012 at 16:59

      Thanks for the comment.

      The ploy worked. I only wanted people to realise Wednesday was a child when they reached the end of the story. 🙂

       
  5. Sally-Jayne

    February 1, 2012 at 08:24

    Cute! I had been wondering how many people would use Wednesday as a name, and still I didn;t see this ending coming.

     
    • Ross Mannell

      February 1, 2012 at 17:01

      Thanks for the comment.

      Seeing the prompt, I immediately thought of Wednesday from the old Addams Family show. Other days would not easily have worked as names. 🙂

       
  6. Him Up North

    February 1, 2012 at 11:11

    Very clever use of the trigger word and a lovely heartwarming piece. 🙂

     
    • Ross Mannell

      February 1, 2012 at 17:02

      Thanks for the comment.

      Dealing with little children, we quickly come to terms with frustration as they explore the world in their own ways and share their experiences with us.

       
  7. Judee

    February 1, 2012 at 21:14

    Very sweet, made me smile. 🙂

     
    • Ross Mannell

      February 1, 2012 at 22:19

      Thanks for the comment.

      Children work their way into our hearts, even if their creativity isn’t always where we might want it to be. 🙂

       
  8. cjspalace

    February 2, 2012 at 00:09

    AH, lovely! Very clever use of the Wednesday prompt! Sounds very like my house, I’ve a few Wednesday’s here! Great reminder of the Addams Family too.

     
    • Ross Mannell

      February 2, 2012 at 06:20

      Thanks for the comment.

      With the prompt being “Wednesday”, it was the “Addams Family” daughter that gave me the idea of the name rather than day.

       
  9. Lisa Wields Words

    February 2, 2012 at 01:32

    Love Wednesday. Love that she js so mischievous and that is the best way for her to be.

     
    • Ross Mannell

      February 2, 2012 at 06:23

      Thanks for the comment.

      Wednesday’s mischief in the story is more in line with creative exploration than naughtiness. We might guide activities such as drawing on walls to drawing on paper but should avoid curbing curiosity. 🙂

       
  10. Mike

    February 3, 2012 at 00:55

    A great story Ross and a clever use of the prompt.
    Wednesday’s antics remind me of the things our youngest son used to get up to.

     
    • Ross Mannell

      February 3, 2012 at 06:17

      Thanks for the comment.

      Anyone who has dealt with young children would know the feelings of the granddad in the story. 🙂

       
  11. buddhafulkat

    February 3, 2012 at 03:02

    Sweet and clever!

     
  12. Ross Mannell

    February 3, 2012 at 06:17

    Thanks for the comment.

    Just a story of hope amongst the chaos. 🙂

     
  13. jfb57

    February 3, 2012 at 06:47

    Now that is a lovely twist! So clever & a wonderful build up. Well done Ross!

     
    • Ross Mannell

      February 9, 2012 at 19:05

      Thanks for the comment.

      It was fun to write.

       
  14. IsobelandCat

    February 4, 2012 at 00:12

    Full of woe! Except she doesn’t sound a woeful child.

     
    • Ross Mannell

      February 9, 2012 at 19:08

      Thanks for the comment.

      The child is more like an active explorer than woeful. 🙂

       

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