This blog introduces you to my special brand of BIKE. I show you how to find your Best self, access your Inner strength, tune in to your Killer instincts, and use your Expressive voice. It's inspiring, spiritual, quirky, and it's all in your head. It's about ATTITUDE, not exercise, though that might be a side benefit.

Monday, November 30, 2009

The 100-word challenge you can play

Today, my post involves a little playtime. I'm participating in Velvet Verbosity's writing game--the 100-word challenge. In it, I must write 100 words, no more, no less, on the word of the week. This week, it happens to be KALEIDOSCOPE. I met the blog owner yesterday on Twitter where we were both discussing writing and fiction during #writechat. I had mentioned the 100-word novel, which I had learned about in a writing workshop several years ago. Velvet Verbosity brought up her exercise. Since it's similar, and I'm always up for a challenge, I thought I'd give it a try. It's been a few years since I played. If you're up for the challenge, visit her site and play along. Here goes my attempt: 100 words about the word...

KALEIDOSCOPE

Looking through the tube, I saw nothing. I shook it, turned it, twisted it. Still nothing. A-ha! This was but a tube. It wasn't finished. The big man behind the counter, the one with his shoulders hunched over, was busy making them. His back turned to me, I tried to watch him. Standing on tip-toe, I saw him pick and choose different color rocks--the kind you might see in fish tanks--vivid colors, bright hues, florescent. His chubby fingers dropped them like coins, one at a time, into another tube. Then, he showed me. Nothing. Damn! Forgot my readers.

6 comments:

PattiKen said...

Very cute, Jackie. I can totally relate!

BIKE LADY said...

Thanks, PattiKen. Did you write one? I'll click on your name to find out.

Jessie Sven said...

Loved it! The twist at the end really cracked me up.

BIKE LADY said...

Jessie, thanks for visiting. Glad I could make you laugh. I'm all over that here at BIKE WITH JACKIE.

Velvet Verbosity said...

Welcome to the 100 Word challenge Jackie! Fun little piece!

BIKE LADY said...

Thanks, Velvet Verbosity. It was fun to play. It'll be fun to return and try again.