Sunday 8 May 2011

Saturday Centus #53

Jenny Matlock hosts this weekly meme. Thank you! J

Her challenge to participants is to use the prompt and up to 100 more words to produce a piece of writing in any style. Click here to read more and perhaps be inspired to join in! The prompt is in red italics.

Miss Morrison, the singing teacher at Mabberley School, was overwhelmed when the school came first in the choir festival. All her hard work, the hours of practising, the tears, the tantrums – the children’s, too – had garnered recognition but now she faced her biggest challenge – a live interview on national television. 

Her hands were clammy, her knees knocked together, a huge lump in her throat threatened to stifle her but she must be brave. She thought of the late Diana, a heroine of hers, and wondered what she might have said. She smiled, drew in a deep breath and said, ‘I'd like to teach the world to sing . . .'

(99 words, excluding the prompt)


  1. Nice use of the prompt! I'd actually like to know the rest of the story.

  2. Perfect!
    — K

    Kay, Alberta, Canada
    An Unfittie's Guide to Adventurous Travel

  3. Good job! In fact, I'd like to see the interview...


  4. I'm with Sue. I'd like to see that interview!

  5. Love the line, "the tantrums - the children's too." Funny.
    Great story to go with the prompt.

  6. Very nicely done. I read it a second time because I really like your word choice. I was sweating it out along with her.

  7. Your post reminded me of piano recitals where my knees would be knocking together. Very good job.

  8. I love this little story. You made me feel the teacher's pride as well as her angst. Very nice.


  9. oh that would be a wonderful interview ... tis sounds like the start of something special!

  10. This must have actually happen? Perhaps you can share more, because I loved Diana. ~Ames

  11. I loved this. It felt so real and valid to me. I can see her standing there...butterflies in her stomach...

    What a neat little gem of a story.


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