This week’s prompts are at the bottom. The words below are about writing, written just for practice. Practice makes perfect.
Idogbe brushed his fang and peed. Reluctantly, he shuffled his feet and moved down the hallway to his bedroom.
“Go on and get in bed, Idogbe,” his mother hollered from the kitchen, “Pick out a book and I’ll be right up there to read to you.”
Idogbe reached around the door jamb, clicked on the light, and studied his room, all clear. From the shelf, he pulled out his favourite book. It was about a worm that lived in a greengrocer’s shop. The worm had grown weary of eating regular vegetables and fruits. He wanted to add some variety to his diet. So when the greengrocer began stocking coconuts the little worm had to figure out a way to get inside so that he could eat it.
He looked in the closet and under the bed but he didn’t see anything scary so he crawled between the sheets, squeezed his eyes shut, and clutched the book tightly to his chest.
Mom came up just a few minutes later to read and tuck him in. She seemed to be crying. A tear was making its way from the big eye in the center of her forehead and sliding down past her nose.
“What’s wrong, Momma?” Idogbe asked.
“Nothing’s wrong, baby,” Momma said as she straightened the duvet. “I’ve just been chopping onions in the kitchen. What book did you pick out?”
Idogbe showed her the coconut book and she rolled her eye, “Again?” she exclaimed, “Can’t you pick out a different one. I’ve read this book every night for the past week. What do you say? Shall I get us a different one tonight?”
“OK, Momma. Can you get the one about the zoo? And can you check in the attic too?”
“Check the attic… whatever for?”
“I think that big, scary kid lives there. I know she lives somewhere over my bed. Maybe she’s on the roof. Could you check the roof too, Momma?”
“Idogbe, don’t be silly, there are no scary kids living over your bed. You have a big imagination for such a little monster.”
This week’s prompts are:
- that was the last anyone ever saw of him
- Simon doesn’t like you
- selling bibles
Go ahead and dive in, set your imagination free!
Write something big, Write something small,
Ready, Set, Go – you have 25 minutes, but if that is not possible, take as long as you need and, have fun!