Friday, August 3, 2012


The Prompt: Olympic athletes are showcasing their talents on a global stage, and we’d like you to choose your best event for this Friday’s link up. Choose one of the following prompts and come back to link up on Friday.
The 100 Meter Sprint
100 words on a conflict, competition, or game.
The Road Race
300 words on a topic of your choice. The only catch? Your setting must be London, Beijing, or Rio de Janeiro.
Synchronized Diving
Partner up with another Write on Edge writer. You each have 450 words to write about a conflict between two characters; each writer should represent a single character’s point of view.(I chose the 100 meter sprint.)

"One, two, three, four, five, sixseveneightnineten!
Here I come!" 

"Oh no, you found me!"

I found you...I win!"

"Yes, you win."

"Let's race!  I'm racing!  Catch me!
Did I win?"

"You win."

"Yay!  I win!"

"Run with me!
Play with me!
Your'e it...close your eyes!

"I am, I am!
One , two ,three, four, five, six, seven, eight, nine, ten...ready or not, here I come!"

"Do you see me?"

"Yes, boy, I see you.
Ah ha!  I found you!
We win again!"

"Come on, Gramma!"

"Wait for me..."

"I love you Gramma."

"I love you too, Kiddo..."


  1. I love this. Such a sweet story!! It's just dripping with love.

  2. Oh, fun and lightness and love.
    Thanks for this one, Renee!

  3. Nice! I love this. It's so sparse but tells a wonderful story.

  4. Perfection. Joy in the little things. You win!

  5. I love the lightness of this and the absolutely joy of play you've captured through the game of a child.

  6. Awwwww. What else can I say, I love how you've captured the tempo of the game and the counting is spot on. :)

  7. Great showing of play and love. This sounds like my granddaughter and I playing hide and seek. More often she just wants me to play monster, run after her and then tickle her. I love it when she just comes out of no where and says, "I love you Nana." Melts my heart.