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#100WCGU – Wk116 – Prompt: …but where does the water go?… – 106 words – “Flush”

Michael was a typical curious four year old. He had the wide-eyed amazement we all had at seeing something new. He was studying the way a toilet flushes.

“Where does the water go?”

“Down the drain,” I replied.

…but where does the water go?

I explained how water travels down the drain through pipes to a treatment works where it’s cleaned before being released into the sea.

“Won’t the sea fill up?”

“No.”

“…then where does the water go?”

I explained the water cycle and how the water is used again and again.

His face screwed up at the thought, “We drink water from the toilet?”

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chools and students have permission to use this graphic for non-commercial, educational purposes.

My aplogies for being absent from the 100WCGU for the last three prompts. 🙂

 

#100WCGU – Wk113 – Prompt: …photo… – 100 words – “Eternal”

“Buy a poppy for Remembrance Day?”

I handed over the money and clipped the poppy on my jacket yet I needed no reminder. It was a day always important for my father, one he honoured in memory of his comrades who never returned, one he raised us to respect. He’d suffered the horrors of war and returned when many hadn’t.

The silence… I pause and think of him and others I had known.

He has long since joined his comrades, those remaining grown so few. Life goes on. The ranks have thinned yet they will live eternal in our memories.

This is the prompt photo from the 100WCGU site.

This is the prompt photo from the 100WCGU site.

 

#100WCGU – Wk112 – Prompt: …photo… – 100 words – “Tangential Thinking”

Crazy George they called him. His strange ideas made him seem so, his latest just another example.

“There’s an Einstein-Rosen bridge* in the pond,” he claimed.

Everybody laughed. There wasn’t a bridge over the pond. That didn’t stop George. A few came to watch him jump headfirst into the pond. For a few minutes witnesses watched amused before pulling him out.

Taking a gasp of air, “Too small! Only my hand crossed. Proof!”

Over the next weeks, science journals reported discovery of a new species. Its DNA was unlike any on Earth. It was named xenophylum** Georgiensis after its discoverer.

This is the prompt photo from the 100 Word Challenge for Grown Ups blog & is not my property,

This is the prompt photo from the 100 Word Challenge for Grown Ups blog & is not my property,

* An Einstein-Rosen bridge is more commonly known as a wormhole. It is theoretically thought to be a “shortcut” through space-time.

** xenophylum – “xeno” from Greek meaning foreigner or stranger. “Phylum” in biological classification, it is one order below Kingdom. Xenophylum was used to represent an alien life form.

 

#100WCGU – Wk111 – Prompt: …the sun streamed through… – 104 words – “Star Child”

Legend tells the people The Great Beast had ruled since the beginning of time. The Beast was the keeper of darkness, the one who stole sunlight from the sky.

Legend also taught the coming of The Star Child would return The Light, “He who is so chosen will defeat The Great Beast.”

When of age, The Star Child ascended into heaven. The sun streamed through and sunlight returned paving way for all to reach The Light.

In The Great Beast’s world, dad called out, “Turn that light off. We’ll have moths everywhere.”

For the people, darkness returned as they awaited the next star child.

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Schools and students have permission to use this graphic for non-commercial, educational purposes.

 

#100WCGU – Wk110 – Prompt: …SILVER… – 100 words – “Golden”

Vera knew her husband could at times be forgetful. She worried he might forget their silver wedding anniversary. Silver often found its way into conversations.

“Jared, have you noticed how my hair has turned silver over the years we’ve been married? Do you remember we first met on the Queen’s Silver Jubilee?”

She only hoped he took the hint and was pleased when, on the day, he handed her a box, “This is gold. It’s our silver anniversary.”

Jared smiled as he kissed her, “Silver is second place at the Olympics. My love for you has always only been first.”

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Schools and students have permission to use this graphic for non-commercial, educational purposes.

 

 

#100WCGU – Wk109 – Prompt: …tail chasing did not help… – 105 words – “Hani”

Mila was proud of her latest litter. Six puppies would mean hard work but she was experienced in puppy raising.

As Mila watched her puppies at play, one caught her attention, “Hani, tail chasing did not help. You won’t catch it.”

Hani stopped his chasing, “Mumma, it’s not the chasing. If we aren’t willing to try the impossible, we don’t grow.”

Mila, looking to her other puppies, heard a muffled call, “Mumma!”

Turning, she realised Hani was destined for greatness. He sat with tail in mouth.

In time, Hani grew into a rescue dog renowned for his bravery and willingness to go where others wouldn’t.

 

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Schools and students have permission to use this graphic for non-commercial, educational purposes.

 

Saturday Centus

With sadness, I have to report Saturday Centus had to shut down. Jenny Matlock has been a wonderful supporter of adult writers as she challenged others over 180 times.

 
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Posted by on October 22, 2013 in 2. Saturday Centus