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.