Hire
Writers
Editors
Home Tour About Read What's New Help Forums Join
My Account Login
Shop
Save
Support
E
Book
Store
Learn
About
Jesus
  

Win A Publishing Package HERE            

The HOME for Christian writers! The Home for Christian Writers!
The Official Writing Challenge

BACK TO
CHALLENGE
MAIN

INSTRUCTIONS

how it works
submission rules
guidelines for
choosing a level

ENTRIES

submit your entry
read current entries
read past entries
challenge winners



Our Daily Devotional HERE
Place it on your site or
receive it daily by email.





TRUST JESUS TODAY

TRY THE TEST



Share
how it works   Submit

Previous Challenge Entry (Level 1 – Beginner)
Topic: Hmph! (03/04/10)

TITLE: Aunt Tilda
By LaTawnia Kintz
03/05/10


 LEAVE COMMENT ON ARTICLE
 SEND A PRIVATE COMMENT
 ADD TO MY FAVORITES

It wasn't the casual “hmph” that most people expressed. Oh no, this was a complete throat clearing, neck stretching, through the nose “Hummmmpppphhh,” that came out of her.
Whenever Aunt Tilda exclaimed in this manner, everyone knew she was not only displeased, she was extremely displeased.
This particular form of expression was reserved for those situations and people who found themselves on her wrong side. And it didn't take much to get on that side of her.
You see, Aunt Tilda believed she descended from one of the families who came over on the Mayflower. Of course there was never any real proof, but it's what she believed. And because of that belief, she lived her life in what she considered was proper and fitting of such a descendant. It wouldn't have been so bad, except for the fact that Aunt Tilda held all of the money in the family.
So when one of her relatives, one such as I, made a decision that didn't agree with her; or landed in a situation that brought the family name into the paper (something I was quite good at doing) she would utter her famous “ Hummmmpppphhh.”
Having been on the receiving end of that sound, I knew there would follow a diatribe that would cause a person to sink into her chair and pray for the floor to open and swallow her whole!
Yes, a casual “hmph” would have been easier to hear and bear. But perhaps because hers was so extreme and famous, it only added to her eccentricity. Because let's face it, once you heard Aunt Tilda's “hmph” you never forgot her.


The opinions expressed by authors may not necessarily reflect the opinion of FaithWriters.com.
If you died today, are you absolutely certain that you would go to heaven? You can be right now. CLICK HERE

JOIN US at FaithWriters for Free. Grow as a Writer and Spread the Gospel.


This article has been read 498 times
Member Comments
Member Date
AnneRene' Capp 03/11/10
Think I would have loved meetig Aunt Tilda! Living with her, not so sure, but you did a great job at bringing her to life. Enjoyable short story.

Double spacing between paragrapshs, makes for easier reading :)

Donna Wolther03/11/10
I loved this one also. Some good stories this time--I wasn't fond of eek week!
LaTawnia Kintz03/11/10
Thank you for your comments. And you are correct, I should have double-spaced between paragraphs. I will try to remember that. :)
Verna Mull 03/11/10
This sounds a little like my sister-in-law! I got a real chuckle out of your story. Good job.