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Previous Challenge Entry (Level 1 – Beginner)
Topic: Concentration (07/24/08)

TITLE: An evening in my library
By femi onabanjo
07/31/08


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Concentration.
Now, how do I define concentration?
Hmm, let me see …
It will require some thought.
Con-cen-tra- …
A cup of coffee should help
And maybe some toast
No use trying to think on an empty stomach.
Okay, first, what’s the origin of the word?
Where’s my dictionary?
Aaa … aaa … choo! Boy, I haven’t used you in a while.
Actually, this library needs a thorough … (cough) …. cleaning.
Oh dear, kettle’s boiling.
(A couple of minutes later …)
Ah! Nothing like a cup of coffee to calm the nerves.
Now, where was I?
There goes Sean again.
Can’t he ever keep the music down? (Sigh) Neighbours!
Okay. Concentration – from French word ‘concentrer’.
Speaking of French, isn’t there a game on tonight?
France versus Germany. Shoot! Twenty minutes into the first half already.
This promises to be interesting.
Let’s get this ‘concentration’ thing over with so I can watch the game.
Concentration – A large number of …
Players, for instance?
Schmidt’s playing tonight. Back from injury. That ought to make the game lively.
I really ought to finish this up.
(8 seconds later)
Gooaal!
(Sigh) I think I’ll leave this definition for some other time when I’m able to … well … concentrate.


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Edmond Ng 07/31/08
An interesting story with a good sense of humor! You have successfully conveyed what it means by a lack of concentration. Your MC in the story is totally distracted! LOL.
Julie Paulsen08/01/08
I clicked on your entry because the title sounded so peaceful and serene...hee, hee! I found myself right back in my own life.

Cute!

joy clarkson08/01/08
You've used distraction very well to stress on concentration....or the lack of it. Reminds me of my mom, bless her soul.
Sara Harricharan 08/01/08
Cute! What a fun read. I could relate to all these 'distractions'. Nice touch with having it inside a library and wanting to focus on stuff. I liked it. ^_^
Marijo Phelps09/02/08
Very creative approach - I enjoyed the humor and how you made the point!
Clyde Blakely 01/08/09
Nice article on concen...tra...ment...ally. By the way, who one the game? It was Japan and Belgium playing, wasn't it? And what was that song in the background? By the way, what's for dinner? Please write back as soon as the game is over...is Jones' injury healed enough to play - was he playing in the game or music? Talk to you later, whoever you are. When you find out who you are can you tell me who I am? Tomorrow, maybe.

Thanks bunches,

clyde