100 Word Challenge for Grown Ups – Wk#32 – Prompt: …Take a leap of faith… – 100 words – “Against All Odds”

28 Feb

Born premature, so small, every breath was a struggle. Walking took longer, cerebral palsy the doctors had explained.

As she grew, school was sometimes made hard by staring eyes blind to what was inside. In sport, she always tried but never won other than the hearts of many.

As an adult, she turned to writing. Success followed success.

Interviewer, “You were never afraid to take a leap of faith?”

Faith replied, “With my name, how could I not? I always knew those I loved would be there to help me if I fell.”

Her autobiography, “Faith, a Leap of Me.”

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11 responses to “100 Word Challenge for Grown Ups – Wk#32 – Prompt: …Take a leap of faith… – 100 words – “Against All Odds”

  1. annahalford (@anhalf)

    February 29, 2012 at 03:03

    Love this. Really well written piece that says so much in so few words. Fab 🙂

    • Ross Mannell

      February 29, 2012 at 17:26

      Thanks for the comment.

      It’s wonderful writing practise to try to pack meaning into a limited number of words. 🙂

  2. Snellopy

    February 29, 2012 at 12:36

    Very convincing, I did a quick googling to see if it was a real book. 😀

    • Ross Mannell

      February 29, 2012 at 17:27

      Thanks for the comment.

      I must admit, when I thought of it, the autobiography title would be a good one for someone named Faith. 🙂

    • Midlife SInglemum

      March 1, 2012 at 02:32

      Me too – and I scrolled up to the top of the blog to check that Ross wasn’t in fact caslled Faith. Very believable.

      • Ross Mannell

        March 5, 2012 at 09:25

        Thanks for the comment.

        It would make a good title for someone named Faith.

  3. Jonesingafter40

    March 1, 2012 at 01:28

    The book title really cinched it! Wonderful.

    • Ross Mannell

      March 1, 2012 at 22:14

      Thanks for the comment.

      The title goes begging to have an autobiography written to fill it out. 🙂

  4. Lorely Forrester

    March 4, 2012 at 05:45

    Nice piece Ross!

    Writing from the Edge

    Have tried commenting on your page before, but comments not accepted!

  5. Javier Mitschke

    March 6, 2012 at 19:31

    I respect your piece of work, appreciate it for all the great posts .


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