This week’s 100 Word Challenge for Grownups is to write a short piece including the phrase “…you bought her what…”
“You bought her what all the tutors think she’ll like, but she doesn’t need toys or sweets. Taika conjures playthings from thin air. Her whims command the kitchen. Once she ate only custard for a week. They must keep the king’s pet happy, you see, lest she conjure some beast as rebuke, despite the chains binding her here.”
The former steward fixed my eyes with his rheumy ones, his whiskey breath an assault.
“What she wants,” he growled, “is freedom. Do you have that in your battered little satchel?”
Julia over at Julia’s Place helps inspire and develop young writers, and she encourages us to do the same. The 100 Word Challenge site runs writing challenges for children under 16. The site needs folks to comment of the work of these children. Give them some constructive feedback. Who knows? You could help the next [insert your favorite author here].