Wednesday, 20 July 2011

Write On Wednesday - Status Addition

So this weeks W.O.W brings us endless prompt possibilities, the directions are as follows:
Write On Wednesdays Exercise 6 - Status Anxiety: Log onto your Facebook/Twitter page and write down the first status update you see.  Set a timer for 5 minutes. Write the first words that come into your head after your prompt. Stop when the buzzer rings. Do this exercise over and over if you wish. If you don't do the social media thing (there's bound to be some who haven't succumbed!) email me and I'll send you a status update from one of my social media accounts. If you feel uncomfortable about using one of your friend's status updates, consider using the most recent update on Lamebook, the home of the funniest and lamest Facebook status updates. 

Alrighty, here goes:
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“No we are not eating cookies for breakfast. Because I said so, that’s why!
And aside from the obvious health implications, it might also be because Mummy possibly ate them all late last night while they was sleeping.  Food makes everything better.
It always had, since Sarah was a young girl she had found comfort in food, chocolate biscuits were no exception. She tried hard to steer her children clear of this potentially self destructive path and offered them all the healthy options in the world, but sometimes late at night when she was alone with her memories she would curl up with a packet of Tim Tams.
 They had spent Saturday nights for as long as she could remember lazing on the couch in front of the television with a good thriller and a packet of chocolate double coat.
Sarah missed that, she missed him, Michael had loved Tim Tams.
As she bit into them and the crumbs spilled down her chin, it reminded her of him – his big comforting arms around her, the smell of his aftershave, the sound of his voice, but mostly the twinkle in his hazel eyes as he grinned and grabbed the last biscuit from the packet, waved it in front of her teasingly for a moment before gobbling it up whole.
They had always had a lot of fun together.


And there’s that pesky timer again!  Well that kind of took a different direction to the one I thought it was going to in the first paragraph and a half, I wonder if it is influenced by the fact that I have music playing in the background and the song had changed?

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10 comments:

Jenny Stephens said...

LOVED this post!!! :D Thank you ever so much for visiting my blog and for being kind enough to leave such a nice comment! I love your blog, and am now following so that I don't miss a post! I would love a follow back so we can stay in touch! So glad you found me through W.o.W.!!!

Have a STELLAR day,
XOXO,

Jenny @ Jems From Jenny
http://jemsfromjenny.blogspot.com

flowersinmywords said...

Great post, I love the melancholic mood shift in the story and I love the image behind 'crumbs spilled down her chin'.
Looking forward to reading more of your posts.
Alex

V. Furnas said...

That is funny. Those late nights are rough all sorts of goodies and temptations. Found you through WOW, looking forward to reading more.

Sarah Mac said...

What happened to Michael??? I like the fact that she said no to biscuits for breakfast on health grounds although the truth was that she had eaten them ~(sounds like me:)

Naomi said...

I really enjoyed this, it read really well. And who hasn't stolen food when the kids are in bed? :)

jennifersmart said...

Chocolate biscuits are always best enjoyed when the kids are in bed. Loved the details of the crumbs & the memory they invoked.

Anne said...

Hello lovely Suzi! Ah yes! The late night biscuit grab once the kids are in bed. You wrote my story except my 'Michael' is still here, stealing the last one from the packet! LOL I loved the direction your piece took. It wasn't where I thought it was going either.

Hope you've had a great week!

Anne @ Domesblissity

Jayne said...

Oh good, I'm not the only one with a chocolate biscuit stash. My kids are old enough to pull me up on my hypocrisy (complete with accusing pointy fingers :P)

Loved this. More please!

sars! said...

my friends from oz bring me the Tim-Tams when they visit.... I withdrawn the rest of the year. So I too stash, but have no children to hide anything from, just me and the idea that this is the first dessert I enjoy enough to eat a whole package of!! Thanks for the post and picture to make me smile.

sars!

InkPaperPen said...

Oooh, interesting about the change in background song. After last week's prompt, I am guessing that the music makes the world of difference! I love how you captured that "thing" we do - telling our kids the right thing to do and then doing the opposite ourselves. So I am feeling that Michael came before her life with kids? Not sure why....You are doing a great job with W.o.W, hope you are enjoying it as much as I am.

Gill