100 Word Challenge: Run-on sentence

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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.

Alas…

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:

Loquacious

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.

  1. […] week’s 100 word Challenge from Tara at Thin spiral notebook calls upon us to use the word QUIET in a story of 100 words.  And as she says “No more, no […]

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    1. No worries. The link list closes after a week, but you can always add your stories or pingbacks in the comments.

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      1. Thanks Tara! This was fun and a a bit nerve wracking.

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  2. 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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    1. This was wonderful! I imagine my daughter, who is four years older than her brother, has a similar experience with her younger sibling.

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  3. 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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    1. Thanks for joining in the Challenge. Your piece is very familiar, especially since I’m in my 50s and had a similar epiphany.

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      1. Ha ha. I was actually making up a character here, but yes, I think we’ve all experienced a bit of this in our lives….

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        1. Yours is excellent, but I am not surprised!! What fun we have on the internet.

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          1. It’s almost unfair, isn’t it?

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          2. Thanks so much Darlene. We have a mutual admiration society. xo

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  4. Interesting challenge, and I clubbed it with a previous one I missed

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    1. You did a wonderful job!

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  5. […] week’s 100 word Challenge from Tara at Thin spiral notebook calls upon us to use the word Loquacious in a story in 100 words.  But this week she is adding an […]

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  6. I was completely unable to do a run-on sentence! I was still inspired, though. What a fantastic word. I think words like this one are excellent prompts.

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  7. […] over at Thin Spiral Notebook, gave us a twist on our 100 Word Challenge this week.  The word we got was loquacious.  However, […]

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  8. […] but it’ll be a short one! I’m kicking myself because I missed out on last week’s #100wordchallenge. However, I’m going to participate this week and incorporate last week’s prompt into […]

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  9. […] 1,000 words seems daunting, and you want to try your hand at something more compact, check out the 100 Word Challenge at “Thin spiral notebook.” Deadline for submissions is Tuesday, midnight […]

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  10. Yes quite a challenge and what a great word. One doesn’t hear it often. Thanks Tara.
    https://growingyoungereachday.wordpress.com

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  11. […] week’s 100 word Challenge from Tara at Thin spiral notebook calls upon us to use the word Loquacious in a story in 100 words.  But this week she is adding an […]

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  12. Loquacious! What an incredible word. ❤

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    1. Isn’t it a great word?!

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  13. […] From a prompt from Thin Spiral Notebook: a story in 100 words in 1 sentence. […]

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