Thursday, 5 January 2012

Songbird

After rummaging through the always awesome website of Buddhafulkat I found a simple, new writing challenge that is perfect for banging out quickly... weekly 100 word challenges at Julia’s Place. This week is a Christmas themed one: You are to write as the Santa arrowed...
 Picture obviously pinched from their website
Here’s my entry, 100 words on the dot. I’m not sure if we’re meant to write exactly 100, or 100 and under. I’ll work it out eventually though. 
Songbird
Everyone else in the choir is laughing and smiling, but they’re just backing vocalists compared to me. It was my solo that carried it, and I nailed it. Really knocked it out of the park. I’m a goddamned virtuoso. Someday, there’ll be a gold star above my name. Melanie the Diva they’ll call me.

Settle down! OK that’s enough of that sort of thinking for now Mel. This is a house of God, and pride is a sin. Let’s practice some humility here. Eyes downcast humbly, a slight smile and accept the lions’ share of the applause as my own.

12 comments:

  1. well done! Love that you turned her into a humble diva - had me chuckling :-)

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  2. This made me chuckle! A really original interpretation.

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  3. Hello, I liked this interpretation; a real "primadonna" who looks like butter wouldn't melt. Great piece.

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  4. I see a hint of smile there too and was wondering if anyone else did. Well done - interesting inner monologue =)

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  5. DancingInTheRain: Really good idea!!

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  6. Oooo, I'm glad I didn't read yours before I did mine! This is cool. I love the inner diva who, with "a slight smile," is going to "accept the lions’ share of the applause as my own." Just demonstrates that you never know what others are thinking. :)

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  7. I love this one, very original. Well done!

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  8. You gave her an interesting voice. It makes me want to hear her sing, and hope that her outward humility lasts beyond the holiday season.

    (I'm SparksInShadow from WordPress although Blogger won't let me sign in that way today.

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  9. This reminded me of 'Sister Act ( a film that I LOVE!) I really like the strength of this character & feel sure she will get that star.

    Welcome to the silliness that is 100WCGU. I do hope you'll be a regular. BTW - try to get it to be the words you have been given. No-one has been shot yet for just missing it!

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