Day OneGoodness knows if I’ll finish this month as I’ve failed in most of the others but I’ll really try this month for a few reasons: 1. The month I started on was October of last year.2. I've actually only completed two months (October and December)3. David told me to.So here I am, typing away, knowing that for the following month I will be speechless and thoughtless for around ten minutes while I try to write something of note. For those of you who don't know me, that is some feat.Well, here I go again…
Things I haven't done in a while: 1. Been running2. Been to Anna's house3. Finished all of my homework and a) Been able to relax b) Do extra work4. Sat down and watched a TV programme... ON THE TV (Not iPlayer)5. Get to sleep before midnight (mainly due to 3.)6. Cooked, cleaned or anything that I would need spare time to do.7. Got to work without there being a pile of things to wash up with: a) egg b) peas c) something that smells… but I’m not sure what it is... d) all of the above8. 100 words...
EnvyShe thinks about her past, as she stands at the window and envies the children with the dogs. Holding the leads in their hands and pulling the stubborn animals that walk behind.She thinks about her present, as she stands at the window and envies the children feeding the ducks. Holding the bread in their hands and throwing it down at their feet.She thinks about her future, as she stands at the window and envies the children with the kites. Holding the string in their hands and letting it drift away.She thinks, as she stands at the window, if she'll ever have her own child to hold.
Obssesed‘Obsessed is spelt O b s e s s e d.’
‘Umm, sorry.’‘And ‘umm’ is not a word.’
‘Sorry. At least I’m using full stops to end my sentences with.’
‘…and you’re using prepositions at the end too. You did go to school didn’t you?’
‘Well, I know it is wrong to ever split an infinitive.’
‘Sorry, that one was deliberate.’
‘Grammar isn’t something to joke about.’
‘Well sorry, I didn’t realise you had such an issue with grammar and spelling’
‘The correct reply is ‘I haven’t’, I thought you’d know that…’
This is to explain that these batches that I'm writing are wrong.They are all prewritten.Ready for a month of 100 words that I will complete.They were written, one every day... just not the days in which they're posted. I hope this helps.Anywho, some are funny, some are serious and some are just rubbish. I may also add some entries from a diary I wrote while on holiday in Cornwall. Or… I won't. Either way, the diary was written at the end of everyday from notes I made throughout the day. If that makes any sense…? Enjoy.
I went to Explorers today (Old person Scouts). What started off as a 'DIY crazy golf evening', ended up in a group of us dressing up as pirates and making a ship out of cardboard boxes. We made eye-patches, telescopes, oars and a mast with sail, as well as pronouncing most words with an ar, er, or etc as ARRRRRR. 'Right, whose golf course is this?''It's AAAAAAAAARRRES' *ours (I had to correct it...)'Remember to sign up for WINTAC...''When is it?''November''NovembAAAAAARRRR'Overall, it has to be the most fun I’ve had with cardboard for quite a while.
RegretYou have… 2… messages…First message received at… 1.18… AM…Start of message…*slurred*Heeeey...Just to say…I LOVE you…You’re like the father I never... never had…*sound of smashing bottles*…BEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEP…End of Message…Second message received at… 8.47… AMStart of message…Umm... yeah... hello... I…I just thought I’d ring to ah…You may have a message waiting on your answer machine…Please please ignore it.It was a... uhh… wrong number…Sorry if I caused you any trouble…I… umm…Can I still come to work today?Bye… uhh... sorry…End of message…
Suffering (A prevention method)
He heard his wife before he saw her.‘Have you seen the state of this kitchen?! You haven’t even washed up from dinner!’Gerald leant out of the armchair to flick the door shut.‘Gerald! I know you’re there, now get up and help me with this washing up’Turning up the TV, he put his feet onto the coffee table opposite, just as the door flung open.‘I don’t care how old you are! Now move your feet off my table.’Gerald gave in; sitting back, he turned off his hearing aid. This could go on for hours…
Selfish‘Hello’‘Hello?’‘I’m St. Peter; I’m here to decide your fate.’‘Heaven and hell?’‘Yes.’‘Well, I’ve been a Christian since I met my wife.’‘Ah yes… Your wife…’‘What about her? She got in didn’t she?’‘Yes.’‘And me?’‘Now your previous life was full of sin…’‘I repented…’‘Yes, which just about balances it. However… I have it here that you were selfish’‘Me? No.’‘You said to your wife, ‘I wish we could be together for ever’’‘Well I do…'‘Not with her family? Friends? You wanted her all for yourself.’‘But… I…’‘Hell it is. I’ve heard it’s quite warm this time of year.’
Glee‘Hello Isaac’‘What? Who’s that?’‘I am Glee’‘You mean, the embodiment of the human feeling ‘glee’, encapsulated in a single voice triggered by a mix of signals in my brain, which causes me to think I am hearing sound waves when it is just my own thoughts?’‘Oh… no… well… I am a voice inside your head…’‘But…?’‘But… I am actually just your thoughts on the television programme; ‘Glee’’‘Oh I see… … … Well you’ve made these words a lot less interesting for my reader(s)…’‘We could talk about all the exciting plots and characters?’‘No.’
Realisation (For those who haven’t realised I’m having an emotional month)The Thoughts of a Dying ManSo this is it. I always wondered what it would be like. There’s no bright light or sudden change in temperature. It’s a bit disappointing really.But no one will know. Not until Sunday, I guess, when they come to pick me up for church. Today is a... Tuesday? I can’t remember.I’ve left nothing. No one will remember me. No one will remember the things I’ve seen, or the things I’ve done… All the memories…And I’ve left the fridge door open…
Shock(Job Searching)Day One: 8.30'Umm, hello, I'm here for the psychiatrist job...''Hmm you're a little early... I fear you may have an anxiety complex... sorry I can't offer you the job.Day Two9.00'I've come for the psychiatrist job if it's still on offer... please note the fact I’m EXACTLY on time today...'Well I'd love to give you the job as your qualifications are great... but... you seem a little compulsive... sorry.Day Three9.30'Right, today I'm a whole half hour late... surely you can offer me the job now?''Well I would but your lateness seems a little... hostile? Sorry...'
Gluttony‘Ahh, I see you’ve bought low-fat butter, on a diet?’‘I’m meant to be…’‘Why? It can’t be a new-year’s resolution and you don’t have a nagging wife. What’s come over you?’‘I don’t know, I just felt I should start buying into all these new, healthy, “good bacteria” things you see on telly.’‘Well from the amount you’ve used on that sandwich, I shouldn’t think it would make any difference.’‘Yeah umm…’‘And you’ve got a whole plateful of sandwiches there…’‘I…’‘Oh, one more thing…’‘What?’‘This low-fat butter still hasn’t been opened…’‘…the diet starts tomorrow.’
Time. I try to fill what I have. Running, work, explorers, Anna, a job, more work, mum during the week, dad at weekends, instruments (now instrument), reading, people at school, myself... *sigh*The problem is, everything on the list is getting bigger. The list is slowly getting smaller because I'm spending time on everything else. I've dropped clarinet, no longer run more than maybe twice a week, only have explorers every other week and spend no time with anyone other than Anna who I see one or two evenings a week.School. Job. Sleep. And I'm already exhausted.
The silence was wrong.He surveyed his surroundings. An open lunch-box sat next to him on the park bench with half of a cheese and pickle sandwich left on the lid. The park was empty as far as he could see. Certainly, no people were visible on the path. He watched the newly shed leaves blow down it until they disappeared behind some trees.
Would he usually be able to hear anything?Above the trees he could see the office blocks and sky-scrapers of the city. They almost denoted noise. But he heard nothing.It was then that he felt the shadow move behind him.
Yesterdays Solutions:Al. Far = Alphaminor tour = Minotaurher cool lease = Herculeszoos = ZeusLisa then stops = lisA THEN Stops = AthensconCrete = CreteHere a = Heragreets = GreeceSi rents = SirensSi clops = CyclopsGo limp past = gO LIMP PASt = OlympusOh my gawd = OmegaYeah ok so some are obvious and some are terrible but I've been sat here for ages so it is what it is. I guess I owe you an apology. Probably for just using some more.Sat here = SatyrI owe = IoΣας ευχαριστώ για την προσπάθεια κι αν ...
My Plan For Tomorrow:1. Buy some spikes ready for cross country on sunday (I've been pushed, pulled, heaved and cajoled) I have to get up early and it'll no doubt be pouring with rain. Brilliant.2. Go to Nationwide and close my account that I've had since I was 8? 6? 9? something like that.3. Actually DO some work.4. Organise all my things... and then reorganise the mess I'll make.5. 100 words6. Get to bed earlier and not spend all evening trying to do all of the above^7. Stop fooling myself with stupid lists.