The challenge: to write 104 words including:
…. the line was drawn ….
Julia said this was simple, but I found it hard to decide what to write until I remembered the way we had to write up science experiments at school. And the green squiggly lines that appear whenever I use the passive voice.
Aim: To draw a straight line.
Tools: Pencil, paper, ruler, sharpener.
Method: The pencil was inserted into the sharpener and turned until it was sharpened. The paper was placed on a flat surface, the ruler was placed on the paper and the pencil was placed against the ruler. Keeping the pencil adjacent to the ruler, the line was drawn.
Result: The paper was found to contain a straight line.
Conclusion: It is assumed that a straight line can always be drawn in this way.
Evaluation: Passive voice has been used throughout this write-up. Unhappiness has been felt by a certain word processor.
26 replies on “100 Word Challenge – Week #51”
That was a great and original take on the prompt – very clever! As above – sharp!
quite original! Not sure I understood the last line but the idea of the whole piece is intriguing and kept me going! 🙂 Nicely done.
I was only thinking of the message from Word: “Passive voice, consider revising.” (I know I could change the settings to stop it doing that.) Thank you 🙂
Poor word processor! They do all the work, and we are so often angry with them, but never praise their dedication and hard work…
You’re right! We’d be lost without them.
An original take on the prompt indeed- well done for being different 🙂
Thank you! It’s taken me a long time to appreciate my differentness, but I do now 🙂
I absolutely love that you embraced the passive voice and conquered it with finesse. So fun. Poor word processor.
But is it morally right that we have fun at the expense of the word processor?
I think that it is justified, given the abuse the word processor dishes out on a regular basis. 😉
Very smart piece. 🙂
WordPress is playing up and doesn’t seem to realise that I am me, So it’s forcing me to be original by sending my “Thank you” comments to spam. And all I wanted to say was: Thank you 🙂
Very clever, loved it.
Ditto my comment to Angela.
I had a similar problem at the weekend. For some reason I had to moderate all my own replies to comments made to my submissions. I eliminated the problem by using the ‘clear cache’ option on the computer and it’s OK now.
Thanks, Sandra. I had to remove cookies, too, but now it’s OK.
Nicely done! it seems your line was straighter than mine though 🙂
Thanks 🙂 As we get older, we draw straighter lines. Until we get too old to draw straight lines. Hmm.
I like this one. A unique interpretation of the prompt. Nice one.
Thank you 🙂 I like the word “unique”.
Thank you 🙂
Very scientific and analytical. Nicely done!