100 Word Wednesday: Week 121


Image by Adriana Velásquez 

Mars and Venus

“Go straight down, second shelf, she said,” I muttered. “You can’t miss it. Well, I’m missing it somehow.”

I scrutinised the shelves in front of me. Still, I could not find the book.

“I don’t see it!”

“It’s right there! The second shelf!” she yelled back.

“I am looking at the second shelf,” I yelled again. “It’s not there,” I stressed every word.

Ominous pitter-patter of slippers sounded as she turned the corner and walked toward me, glaring me down the entire time. Reaching into the shelf, she pulled out the book.

“It’s. Right. There.” She said through clenched teeth.

(100 words)

Silly me forgot to follow Bikurgurl and continue with 100-word writing prompts. Took me a few weeks to realise I seem to be missing some challenges. Well, at least I gave a follow so hopefully, I’ll be able to do it regularly!

Anyway, this is born out from all those childhood days my mother almost assassinated me whenever I’m looking for something but couldn’t find it. Then she would come, voila! she found it within seconds and shoved it in my face, saying coolly “Tell me. What’s this?”

I love my mother, I really do. But she is downright scary whenever she does that.

If you are interested, the prompt is linked below.

How to participate? A few guidelines as we begin….

  1. Simply check my feed, or search the reader, for the 100WW or tag #100WW, post each Wednesday. I’ll also be posting on my InstagramTwitter, and Facebook Feeds.
  2. Write your submission on your blog, Instagram, Twitter, or Facebook Feed and ping back to the weekly blog post. Feel free to use the image provided or your own. Please do credit the artist whose image we use — Links provided.
  3. I have not enabled automatic pingbacks due to a plethora of spam messages attempting to link up. Do feel free to also continue posting your links and I will enable your pingbacks as I check my blog. Thank you for understanding!!
  4. I’ll provide a Weekly Summary, or Windup, of posts on or by Tuesday; take the opportunity to read and comment on your fellow bloggers posts {keeping in mind to give each other grace and space}. I try to read them all and post your submission in the Weekly Windup.
  5. Have fun! I enjoy reading your challenge submissions!

Prompt: 100 Word Wednesday: Week 121


I Write Her Weekly Haiku/Senryu Challenge #18


taken for granted
she cares for the family
faint in the background

It’s Mother’s Day, so this is a tribute to all primary caregivers, mine included. Without her, there is literally no me.

If you are interested, the prompt is linked below.

PLEASE follow them! I’d hate to not see your piece(s) represented in the recap the following week! Confused? Any questions – email me at sushibocks@gmail.com   
For more detailed information, read about this challenge here.

  • Create a standard three line, 5/7/5 syllable count haiku/senryu
  • Deadline to submit for this week’s challenge will be 12:59pm 5/11/19
  • Up to 3 pieces permitted
  • Link your piece to this “IWH Haiku/Senryu Challenge” on your post
  • Always give photo credit if there is one

Prompt: I Write Her Weekly Haiku/Senryu Challenge #18