Sunday, August 17, 2014

High School Reunion

Here is a short piece I wrote for a challenge over at Shailaja's wonderful blog.

http://shailajav.wordpress.com/category/challenge-2/

We had to use the suggested prompts and keep it under 50 words but not less than 15. Harder than it looks. I used the word "reunion" and the phrase "At long last." Not very easy to get it down to such a short word count but I tried my hand at doing exactly 50 words. These challenges are so good for learning to make each word count.





I searched the auditorium for a familiar face but found no one. So much for my high school reunion.
Just as I was leaving, a woman touched my arm.
“Carrie from grade 10 English, right?”
 “Janet? Great to see you!” Not horrible two-faced Janet!
 At long last someone knew me.

10 comments:

  1. VERY WELL done. I have been there -- felt the emotion. Bravo to you

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  2. You have done such incredible justice to the prompt, dear Cat! Why you thought you could not is a mystery to me :)

    Very glad you linked this up!

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  3. :D Excellent, Cat! How Fate can have the last laugh, sometimes!

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  4. You've done so well with the prompts. This piece sounded so real!

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  5. You never cease to impress me. Well done!

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  6. Well done, Cat! That was super. I have a school reunion coming up soon. Hopefully, I will see a few familiar faces. :)

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