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#100WCGU – Wk49 – Prompt: Murray was about to serve for the championship when… – 110 words – “Pretty!”

12 Jul

Murray was about to serve for the championship when the only sound to be heard was that of the veritable pin. I sat transfixed by the scene on the wide screen television I had bought just for the tennis. Even from my seat I could feel the tension in the air.

“Mum!” came a call from the next room. “Come and look!”

“Not now! What are they up to?” I mumbled as I rushed to the call.

“I painted Sophie,” Josh announced.

“Pretty!” giggled Sophie.

I rushed to grab the camera. Sophie was painted from head to toe. Both were giggling.

Tennis could wait for the replay. This was priceless.

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9 responses to “#100WCGU – Wk49 – Prompt: Murray was about to serve for the championship when… – 110 words – “Pretty!”

  1. Mayumi-H

    July 13, 2012 at 03:03

    Oh, quite cute! And definitely worth letting tennis wait. I like that line about sitting transfixed in front of the TV bought specifically for this purpose. And then how it’s suddenly forgotten. Nice!

     
    • Ross Mannell

      July 20, 2012 at 22:44

      Thanks for the comment.

      We sometimes see things as important in our lives only to be reminded at times of what is truly important. 🙂

       
  2. lorrainefort

    July 14, 2012 at 03:51

    LOL! not at all what I was expecting… and great refocus to the kids…they do pull us from what we WANT to be doing, eh?

     
    • Ross Mannell

      July 20, 2012 at 22:45

      Thanks for the comment.

      Years of teaching young children normally drives my themes in their direction. 🙂

       
  3. DancingInTheRain

    July 15, 2012 at 08:05

    This is lovely. (And you also had the presence of mind to make sure you’d get to see a replay!)

     
    • Ross Mannell

      July 20, 2012 at 22:47

      Thanks for the comment.

      As I am often distracted by things other than television, I have a habit of programming something I might want to watch if I have time. It seemed natural my character also would. 🙂

       
  4. The Writers Village

    July 22, 2012 at 02:05

    Children are wonderful, and most often deserve our attention in place of whatever may be happening before us at the moment.
    i usually stop for them.

    Thanks for the most excellent veritable pin spot in the story – i laughed… Randy

     
    • Ross Mannell

      July 22, 2012 at 08:38

      Thanks for the comment.

      I agree about children. When we pass by a moment in their lives, it doesn’t return. They seem to grow so quickly.
      Having retired from full time teaching, I miss the relationship built with classes throughout the school year. Blogging and commenting on student blogs has become a passion because it allows me to be a part of a class if only for a brief time. 🙂

       
      • The Writers Village

        July 22, 2012 at 13:56

        yes, I agree. Once the kids leave, we can hear that pin drop again. Too quiet for me. I love kids… Thanks

         

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