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Previous Challenge Entry (Level 1 – Beginner)
Topic: Predicament (03/01/12)

TITLE: Stuck In The Mud
By Llewelyn Stevenson
03/07/12


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I need a cup of coffee, that’s what I need. Not that its going to help this befuddled muddle, toppling around my imagination as I strain to come up with some plot of interest to tickle your fancy and stir your delight. I am somewhat reminded of Steven King’s “The Shining” where an author, unable to overcome writer’s block murders his family. Although I am congenially insane I doubt I shall reach that ridiculous point.

Frogs chirrup happily outside, delighted by the bloated quantity of water the passing flood pushes around our home. Perhaps it is the lullaby of the rumbling rapids that dulls my concerted efforts to devise that suitable plot that will free the imagination to dance happily across the keyboard leaving a worded trail of footprints for you to follow on page and screen. I am humoured by the irony that I sit in such a quandary as I am supposed to eloquate.

I run the spell checker. Ah, good. Unrecognisable misspellings and unknown, most likely non existent words... everything is as it should be. If the spell checker cannot recognise a misspelt word, what hope have I? No I don’t want to add it you stupid thing, how is that ever going to help?

Anyway I am in an awful mess of thinking. What can I write of that suitably covers the required topic? Should I move out of the house to escape the flood or sit here in confusion till I am swept to my doom... or is that relief? Should I wake my son to come help me deliver the papers, which may not arrive due to road closures caused by the rising flood?

Help me please. I can’t think of a suitable subject to cover the topic at hand.


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CD (Camille) Swanson 03/10/12
Clever entry! This was so different. I loved the flow and the metaphors. Great job.

God Bless~
Shann Hall-LochmannVanBennekom 03/11/12
This was a clever fun take on the topic. I did notice some errors it's instead of its and Stephen spelled incorrectly. Then when I got to the spell check part, I wondered if it was on purpose. If it was, you may have wanted to do some more in your face incorrectly correct words like their and there etc. Words like misspelt and recognise would be correct for a British writer but not for an US one. I like that you had me wondering. You did a great job writing on topic in a fun and clever way.
CD (Camille) Swanson 03/15/12
Congratulations!

Blessings~
Danielle King 03/16/12
Well you certainly found a topic in spite of everything around you being in chaos. A big congratulations on placing 1st. And just for the heck of it - misspelt is not a British version. We do 'misspelled.' Don't tell Shann I said that - she might come after me! hahah!