Participating in weekly photo challenges has been a great way for me to get back into blogging after missing so much in previous months, and it’s been fun to see what others are posting for the various challenges. In the interest of trying something new to jumpstart my writing again, I decided to try a writing challenge this week, and chose the 100 Word Challenge for Grown Ups from Julia’s Place. This is what I wrote for my first submission:
They hold their children close outside the shelter as the line becomes as long as the evening shadows. People in need of food and shelter now outnumber the resources available for them. But they still keep lining up night after night, hoping and praying to be part of the lucky number ushered inside for a hot meal and a warm cot. Most are loners, but lately couples and families have joined the evening ritual of waiting in these lines. And winter will bring the challenge of staying warm and dry in bitter cold and snow, with hunger and hopelessness as their constant companion.
Click the circle of words on the left to visit the blog hosting the challenge, Julia’s Place, and to read other submissions for the challenge. I’m looking forward to reading other submissions to this challenge!
Are you participating in any writing challenges? If so, which ones?
Excerpted from Julia’s Place: “The prompt this week is: … and winter will bring … As usual you have 100 words to add to these 4. Keep your pieces suitable for a PG certificate, link back to this post so others can join in…“
Detailed information about joining this writing challenge can be found here: What is 100WCGU?
***Updated: I realized too late that I should have given this a suitable title, rather than the name of the challenge.Follow @learning2hear