Saturday Stuff, Writing Stuff

Scared of Everything

“It was a dark and stormy night …”

“Are there frogs, mommy?” my four-year old daughter asked, her eyes huge.

I smiled and hugged her. “No. No yucky frogs.”

“Frogs scare me,” she said and snuggled closer.

“I know, baby.” I went back to the book. “It was a dark–”

“How dark? I’m scared of the dark.”

I sighed. “I know honey. It wasn’t too dark.” I opened my mouth to start again.

“Are there big dogs? Big dogs scare me,” she whispered and looked around in terror.

I winced and looked at her scars. “Yeah, me too, baby.”


Write exactly 100 words, fact or fiction…It was a dark and stormy night.

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 italics.

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Marcel the Shell – Also Titled, So Cute Your Teeth Will Ache

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I hope this started your weekend on the right foot.

Or shell.

With shoes.

And a face.

I think I will adopt Marcel’s voice and see if the boys notice.