Happy New Year from My Weekly Writing Challenge! It’s had a bit of a break, so now my weekly series is back. So it’s time to put Christmas and New year behind you and to take up the challenge once again. Well…perhaps you oughtn’t to put Christmas and New year behind you just yet, as they’re part of this week’s challenge! For next Thursday, I’d like to see your stories and poems containing the following five words:
Your entry doesn’t actually have to have anything to do with Christmas or the New Year; it just needs to contain those five words somewhere.
Here are all the 100 word stories and poem you’ve been busy sending in over the past three weeks:
Keith Channing sent in a sad story:
Poor little chap
The farmer’s dog, larger than a German Shepherd, hated our small terriers instantly, on first sight, four years ago. Following a few attacks, the farmer shuts his dog in his tractor when he sees us passing.
Earlier this week he didn’t see us. His dog did. We were on the main road, but his dog found a way out and homed in on one of our terriers. There was no snarling or barking, just a very efficient attack, seizing our dog by the neck.
A 200€ vet’s bill later, he is mending. His stitches and staples come out on Monday.
Keith followed this up a week or so later with an uplifting story:
“What makes you think this year will be any better?” he asked. “Are you still, after all we’ve been through, relying on so-called ‘hope’?”
“No, my love,” she replied. “Hope has never worked for us. Neither have resolutions, plans or expectations. Every device we have used in the past to better ourselves has failed. Always.”
“What is going to make this year any different, then?”
“This year we are going to make decisions. Specific, targeted, focussed decisions. No resolutions, no plans, no hopes, no dreams. Decisions.”
“And then, my sweet, we are going to implement those decisions.”
Geoff (not George!) Le Pard sent in this great story – make sure you read on to his comments!: