100 Word Challenge: Run-on sentence


I’m six hours late posting this week’s prompt and I’m still trying to figure out what word to give you all.

So, let’s have a little fun this time.

When I was in high school, I was a bit of an English geek. I had a group of friends who would diagram sentences for fun. We would construct the most elaborate run-ons and challenge each other to correctly map out the sentence. I was dismayed to learn diagramming is no longer taught in schools. Probably one of the best tools for teaching parts of a sentence and it’s now a relic, much like teaching students cursive writing.


So, back to work.

Verb tenses, word choices, punctuation, all elements in creating a well-defined story. When writing macro fiction, we must distill all those elements down into their most concentrated form, yet still tell a full story.

When writing to a 100 word challenge, that task gets even more tricky. For this week, I’m asking to break it down even further.

Can we write a story in only 100 words, AND in a single sentence?

That’s this week’s assignment. Write one story, in one sentence, using exactly 100 words.

Be creative with commas and semi-colons. Take advantage of conjunctions, and prepositional phrases. Reacquaint yourself with gerunds and infinitives. Be verbose and embrace hyperbole. Do try to be grammatically correct, even if you are a little rambling.

“To write is to write is to write is to write is to write is to write is to write is to write.” ~ Gertrude Stein

This week’s word is:


Tell a story in a single sentence using 100 Words100 exactly – no more, no less. In your post, include a link back here, and add your story to the Mister Linky list. If you don’t have a blog, you can leave your submission in the comment section, or as a Facebook status post. Remember to keep spreading the love with supportive comments for your fellow wordsters.

27 thoughts on “100 Word Challenge: Run-on sentence

  1. My loquacious little brother leaves my entire family a little bit tired in our ears as we listen to him go on and on and on about little things such as the weather, Pokémon, his new computer program that contains code that no one except the little genius that he is gets, and his missing this, that, or other—the latter, of which, I usually get the blame and get accused by yours truly of stealing whatever said missing item, although I could never possibly want to steal his needle-nosed pliers or any other computer repair devise that goes missing.

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  2. When I was young, in my teens and 20s, I was called loquacious by my parents and peers and I preferred such a moniker, because I believed I knew a lot and it was my lot in life to spread my innate wisdom to all; unfortunately, I was still so misinformed to consider myself smarter than the majority of my friends, family, and co-workers throughout my 30s and 40s and alas, even until my 50th birthday, when the entire shattering truth of my lack of insight and my inability to understand the necessity of intuition brought me into extreme jeopardy.

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