100 Word Challenge for Grown Ups – Week #36

This is my latest offering for the 100 word challenge for grown ups, details of which are here.   This week’s prompt is ….‘What was the rabbit late for,’ wondered Alice…..

Once again,  I have tried to create a simple piece of poetry and I am finding the challenge of writing creatively really quite rewarding. Nothing like using our brain for something other than school planning once a week! There are many more creative entries at Julia’s Place, but here is mine:

The train pulled in, one minute late,

When off stepped Alice; perfect gait.

To her surprise she looked around,

And saw before her on the ground.

The strangest sight before her eyes,

A beast of every shape and size.

Wearing sharp suits and power dressed,

Determined they should look their best.

Briefcase in hand, the tiger sped,

The zebra in her flash of red.

Spotty leopard checks the time,

As up the long stairs meerkat climbs.

Through the entrance with a pace,

Comes tall white rabbit, stony faced.

A blink and he is gone again,

The station clock sounds loudly ten.

‘What was rabbit late for’, wondered Alice…



The tale of cursed gold

This is my first attempt at creative writing in the online 100 word challenge, details of which are here.   This week’s prompt in the 100 word challenge for adults is ‘…the red box…’. There are many more creative entries at Julia’s Place.

My aim is to improve my own creative writing and inspire my class.

Within the red box, there’s a secret to hide,

Of a troublesome past, a turning of tide.

A small folded parchment all crumpled and torn,

Recalling dark deeds and a spirit reborn.

Soft blotted ink, tracing routes across lands,

And the smeared oily prints of a smugglers hands.

Lay down the remains of a cursed search for gold,

Pointing only to desperate stories untold.

Where greed turned to fear in the blink of an eye,

As the ghost of Tall Island resounded his sigh.

To all who approached but never returned,

With the map that survived and now should be burned.