Tuesday, 21 February 2012

The Flip Side

This is a blog entry for the 100 WCGU over at http://jfb57.wordpress.com/2012/02/20/100-word-for-grown-ups-week31/ 

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The Flip Side

Andy yelled.

The playground was cold and Andy wanted a cup of tea. But he had caught sight of the familiar bobbing red hair burrowing into thick bushes behind the greenhouse. 

Louder, the infuriated teacher yelled at Tyler again. But, predictably, the haunches revealed by the trembling branches did not falter nor twitch nor pause in their mischief. One, two three giant angry strides; aggressively he loomed over Tyler.

"I've had enough! Every break! You know you’re not allowed..."

The boy emerged delicately, eyes shimmering. He proffered up a fallen baby bird in cupped hands and wailed.

Thursday, 9 February 2012

Coming to the Par-tie

This is an entry for the 100 word challenge for Grown ups.

You can find that here: 100 Word Challenge for Grown-Ups 

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Here's my go with the prompt ..

 ...it wasn't my fault...

My team duly lost. The captain said "We didn't perform today." 
So...it wasn't my fault...?

Earlier: tick. The minute hand moved. Late!

"Bother!" Grudgingly, I grabbed the unwanted blue tie, decorated with cricketers in action. Stupid to wear it for the decider; I needed my elusive lucky green tie for England to win.

I tied the useless garment around my neck with a sinking feeling.

All day, I checked the progress of the match-more out of habit than hope. 
They batted and runs flowed. 
We batted; wickets fell as hard and regular as drunks in a gale. Guilt descended.