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What I did over my Summer Vacation.

Write exactly 100 words, first person, fact or fiction…What I did over my Summer Vacation.


“So hello! Are you ladies ready to start another school year?”

The five women sitting around me softly cooed their responses.

“Before we get started,” the PTA president cut in, “tell me what you guys did over the summer!”

I found her fake enthusiasm nauseating.

I listened as each described their perfect summers and I resisted the urge to roll my eyes.

“So Karen, what did you do?”

The women each turned to me. I could tell they didn’t really care to hear my answer.

“I helped my husband walk again after his motorcycle accident.”

I savored their shocked expressions.


This is a themed writing meme hosted by Jenny Matlock. The goal is to write something that does not exceed 100 words (not including said prompt). The prompt appears in bold.

19 thoughts on “What I did over my Summer Vacation.”

  1. You captured this scene so perfectly. I could sense the tension, almost see the flashing perfectly manicured talons ready to strike. And then, the zinger to end all zingers. Sorry to hear that this is partially fact based, but glad to hear that your husband is recovering well!

  2. Very well done! I liked the fact that the snotty group of women “softly cooed” their responses! I could just hear it! I could feel the atmosphere in that room with each woman trying to outdo the last one!

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  3. I loved this! A very unique take on the theme with a marvelous zinger at the end. I am sorry to hear about your husband’s accident and happy to hear that he is on the road to recovery.

  4. hehe. Sorry, I just couldn’t resist!! 😀

    By the way, the motorcycle accident is true (happened in April – Praise God he’s alive and getting back to normal) but my putting that information out there in front of a group of PTA moms? Totally fake.

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