So here are Rules I had to follow (copied from AdiC’s) :
- Open an MS Word document
- Set a stop watch or your mobile to 5 minutes or 10 minutes whichever challenge you think you can beat.
- You topic is at the foot of this post BUT DO NOT SCROLL DOWN TO SEE IT UNTIL YOU ARE READY WITH A TIMER.
- Fill the word doc with as much words as you want. once you began writing do not stop even to turn.
- Do not cheat by going back and correcting spellings and grammar with spell check in MS WORD (it is only meant for you to reflect on your own control of sensible thought flow and for you to reflect on your ability to write the right spelling and stick to grammar rules)
- You may or may not pay attention to punctuation and capitals. However if you do, it would be best.
- At the end of your post write down ‘No. Of words =_____’ so that we would have an idea of how much you can write within the time frame.
- Do not forget to copy paste the entire passage on your blog post with a new Topic for your nominees and copy paste these rules with your nominations (at least 5 bloggers).
ONE, TWO THREE GO!!!
Gosh! I hate competitions, especially literary ones. This is why I’ve never submitted my work to the Nobel Prize of literature that of course I would have won hands down if I had. Modesty aside…
But I’m not a coward and I decided to have a go at this daunting task that would make the likes of Homer, Dante, Cervantes and Shakespeare tremble with fear if they had been asked to do it.
Now, I will tell you the story of this little girl called Chirpy Teresa, chirpy because she was particularly chirpy and lively like a little bird.
As the story goes one sunny summer day she was laying on the green grass of a meadow when all of a sudden she caught with her hand a pretty butterfly and so excited she was that she cried “I got her! I got her!”
Well, that was OK for Teresa but not for the poor butterfly that was being squeezed by Teresa’s hand and feeling rather uncomfortable. So with a faint whisper the poor butterfly said: “You are hurting me by squeezing my wings. Please let me go, remember that I too am a daughter of God!”
On hearing it Teresa blushed with a big sense of guilt, at once she stretched her hand and let the butterfly to fly away.
Now I’ve counted the words and they are 233 so in order to make them 250 or a bit over I’m going to ask a question that came into my mind a few days ago ago which is: If women came from Venus and men from Mars why didn’t they stay where they were instead of coming to Earth to bother sweet creatures such as little butterflies and similar peaceful native earthly beasts?
Time five minutes
And my nominees are: