The Art of War
“No, I’m not using mobile phone!” the student protested when his teacher asked for his phone.
“Take out all your books from the drawer.”
“See? Nothing!” he replied triumphantly.
From a thick reference book, his teacher pulled out the phone. “And your watch too.”
The student grudgingly surrendered his gadgets.
Oh, the games I play with my students. I swear they think I’m an idiot, not realising that sometimes, I just don’t say anything to their using of mobile phones.
If you are interested, the prompt is linked below.
The challenge is simple: each week you will be given an exact number of words you can use to write a poem or piece of prose. You can use any format or style you like; go wherever your inspiration takes you. The only rules are these:
- your poem / prose must contain this week’s word. The word does not have to count towards the exact word count total – it can be in the title, or the first letters of the lines of a poem can spell it out – you can be as creative as you want as long as it’s there somewhere.
- the length of your poem / prose must match the number of words stated in this week’s challenge. No more. No less.