The challenge: 107 words including:
… would seven prove to be too much? …..
I found this one hard for two reasons. It was hard to think of a case when a number could be “too much” and not “too many”. Then it was hard to fit the prompt into the text. I think I succeeded in solving the first problem, but not the second.
Is seven too much?
She was looking in her purse. Tomorrow, I would take her back to the airport, and we could all relax. No more talk of good Uncle Ray, who miraculously came back from the dead to take her to the airport. Or Uncle Simon – the bad brother.
“I want to give some money to the children. Is seven too much?”
Seven hundred shekels each? How generous!
She started counting out coins and the penny dropped. Seven shekels each. Enough for a cheap pen or small bottle of cola. Yet she was right to wonder: would seven prove to be too much? “Keep the money for your next visit.”
29 replies on “100 Word Challenge – Week #53”
cute story. Randy
Looks like you did a fine job with this one. I enjoyed it.
I like this one — you used the prompt with great comfort in your words. Bravo!
I have no idea how much a shekel is.
Which is why I wrote what 7 shekels would buy.
Nice little story. I doubt I could’ve done better with the prompt 🙂
Lovely take on the prompt – all these deeper issues coming out on a simple question.
Nicely done. It was a really tricky prompt this week with the much vs many – you handled it beautifully. I was half asleep when I wrote mine and muddled it up. If I’d been awake I probably woukld have dropped out for another week.
I like that you incorporate points for reflection within your pieces. Enjoyed this one.
Nicely done portrait of the two characters – the narrator’s irritation and dashed hopes, and the oblivious visitor (I’m picturing her as the children’s grandmother).
Thanks. The grandmother – yes.
Miriam great job!
Aw, lovely story Miriam. You get so much into so few words every time.
Thanks, Rachael. That probably explains why I’m having trouble expanding my short novel to 50,000 words.
Ooh that’s a challenge! I don’t think I’ve ever written anything that long. I’m sure you’ll get there… Good luck, and let me know when it’s finished! I’d like to read it.
What a great job. x
Difficult prompt. You tackled it brilliantly. I wonder if the blogger who set up the challenge realised the problem that the wording raised though.
Thanks, Ros. Good question….
Nice one Miriam but I hope you haven’t looked a gift horse. But maybe she’ll be back soon 😉
You’ve made it seem easy but it was really tough this week!
Thanks, Gilly. It’ll probably be six shekels next time!