The Alphabet #100WCGU

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.

9 Replies to “The Alphabet #100WCGU”

  1. Excellent! Wondered where it was going til we got to The Lazy Dog pub.

  2. Nice one! Welcome back. We’ve missed you!

  3. Fantastic! How clever to take the sentence we all know so well and craft a story around it. Really enjoyed it!

  4. Loved the ending especially as we’ve just finished our Word Processing module at school. No more quick brown foxes for us!!

  5. Oh Simon this is so good! I was waiting for alphabetti spaghetti! Well done for stepping up to the challenge. Your class would be so proud!

  6. Love it! Agree with all the above. How clever to weave a tale from that sentence we all use without a second thought. One of the most original takes on the prompt.

  7. Ooh, that was a fun hundred word story with an arc and a clever little ending. I like this a lot.

  8. Love this. I was waiting for the quick brown fox as soon as I spotted the Lazy Dog..very cleverly worked in :o)

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