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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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