100 Word Challenge: Peculiar

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Today’s a special day for me. I will mark this down on my calendar as an auspicious event, one that deserves an annual celebration. Today, I take up the mantle of 100 Word Challenge, inheriting a favorite writing prompt from word-meister extraordinaire, Velvet Verbosity.

Lately, I’ve been reading Ransom Riggs’ Miss Peregrine’s Peculiar Children trilogy. I love these sorts of fantasies. The whole time I’ve been immersed in these books, I’ve wondered what my peculiar talent would be if I was one of Miss Peregrine’s wards.

Would it be invisibility, or would I be a firestarter? Maybe I could fly, or have superhuman strength. If I could choose, I’d want the power of shapeshifting – being able to change into any animal I wanted.

I knew there was something peculiar about you,” she said. “And I mean that as the highest compliment.”

The first word, for this reincarnation of 100 Words is:

Peculiar

Send me your 100 words – fiction, memoir, poem, thriller, mystery, scifi… whatever you’d like. Only, make it 100 words exactly – no more, no less. You can use the word, or imply it in your story. You have until midnight Tuesday CST to submit your entry.

A link back to this post is greatly appreciated, and remember, everyone likes comments. Try to spread a little love to your fellow Wordsters.

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  1. I’m so glad you’re taking up the reins on this! I’ve dded my link and am ready to roll! 🙂

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  2. So glad you took on the 100 word challenge!! I might have to join back up. I’ve been needing another regular prompt challenge. 🙂

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    1. Please do, Sarah! We would love to have you join in.

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  3. […] for 100 words hosted at Thin Spiral Notebook. The prompt was “peculiar“. Check it […]

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  4. […] a last moment decision to enter the 100 Word Challenge. Since I was strapped for time I gave myself 5 minutes to write and another 3 to try and clean up […]

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  5. I wrote one! You can find it right here: http://katherinebryant.wix.com/author#!Peculiar/c1q8z/56af83610cf2b4e0b61305b7

    This was a lot of fun. I’m sure I’ll be participating more in the future. 🙂

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    1. Loved your 100 Words, Katherine! So glad you stopped by, and I hope you come back often.

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