Each week with my class, we complete the 100 Word Challenge, run by @TheHeadsOffice. It’s been a while since I’ve taken part in the grown-ups’ version of the #100wc, but I’m making a comeback this week. This week’s prompt is simply ‘The Alphabet.’ I’ve used a bit of a predictable storyline, but I think it works. I’ve enjoyed practising what I preach, thinking about my adjectives, adverbs, alliteration and sentence structure as I write. As a teacher, it really helps to make sure I realise how the children feel when they are presented with a challenge like this, so putting myself in their shoes is the best way to do it! Enjoy!
Prowling silently yet swiftly through the built-up suburbs of the city, the unwanted creature seeks out equally unwanted and often putrid foodstuffs in the tall black bins. Out the back of The Lazy Dog pub, the leftovers from the day’s Dish of The Day lie carelessly uncovered. Practically an open invitation. The creature loosely grabs the disgustingly dry steak pie in its jaw and makes off to feed its ravenous young. Positioned at the roadside by the building is the pub’s recognisably neon-lit sign. The quick brown fox jumps over The Lazy Dog and disappears into the night.