100 Word Challenge for Grownups – Week #28

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].

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24 Responses to 100 Word Challenge for Grownups – Week #28

  1. Thanks for the link. My students will enjoy it!

  2. I haven’t been saying much lately, but this was in my email and I have to say, Damn girl. That was brilliant.

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  4. jfb57 says:

    This starts in such a light hearted way then brings us back down to earth with a bump. Great writing with that moral twist!

    Many thanks for the note to your readers! xx

  5. snagglewordz says:

    Yay, a fantasy piece and one of my favourites this week. These 100 words leave me wanting more.

  6. Tori Nelson says:

    Nailed. It. Awesome post 🙂

  7. Mike says:

    A great story.
    It conjured up all sorts of images in my head.
    A lot packed into just 100 words.

  8. Loved it! Will you keep going?

  9. Judee says:

    Creative use of the prompt – this sounds like it could be something much more complex. In just a few words you’ve caught my interest.

  10. buddhafulkat says:

    Well written and a great last line – a powerful ending!

  11. Not being a pet person, this is how I feel about all pets. Very nicely done.

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  13. IsobelandCat says:

    Great story with a wonderful last line.

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