100 Word Challenge: Chatter

My dad and step-mom came to visit a few weeks ago. With them, he brought treasures from a recent KonMari purge of their guest room…. my school report cards from 4th through 8th grade.

I was brilliant.

No, but really… I was apparently a bit of a – as they said in the olden days – chatterbox.

The running theme for teacher notes for all five of those years was that Little Tara had a problem with talking too much.

Despite being an exceptional math student and above-grade-level reader, my loquaciousness was deterrent to my classmates’ ability to concentrate on their work. That has carried over into adulthood, yet now I’m not as garrulous as I am verbose.

“I use circumlocution too often, and instead of getting my point across, I tend to babble.” ~ Genevieve Padalecki

This week’s word is:


What to do:

Using “chatter” for inspiration, write 100 Words – 100 exactly – no more, no less. You can either use the word – or any form of the word – as one of your 100, or it can be implied. Include a link in your post 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.

5 thoughts on “100 Word Challenge: Chatter

  1. I got the exact same thing on my report cards and the discussions sound pretty much the same. Haven’t heard the term chatterbox in many a year. I don’t recall any of my kids being called chatters and none of them are readers or writers either. Maybe there is some kind of link there.

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