Monday, January 17, 2011

Les Boules in 100 Words



The lovely Samantha over at Life, Love and Living in France posted the goods on this wacky contest and I couldn't resist it. The idea is to write a 100 word sentence. Yes, sentence. And you can only use one semi-colon if you feel like you're getting too long-winded and you need a break from all the words you've strung together pausing only for the occasional comma but never actually achieving a proper rest, all the while making sure the sentence you're writing makes sense, flows, interests and tells a story. You see? The above sentence was only 57 words.

Give it a try and enter the contest.  Come on.....

In the meantime, here's my entry:

Les Boules in 100 Words
The men who play boules in the park across the street from our house in a small town in the South of France arrive every afternoon from all over the town by old Citroen, broken down jalopy and bicycle wearing old trousers and concealing burgeoning well-luncheoned bellies under plaid shirts, hats shielding their worn faces from wind and sun, carrying their bags of metal spheres and strings with magnets attached  designed  for attracting the boule and raising it from the ground; saving the old mens’ knees from repetitive bending as they finish game after game of the South’s favorite past-time.

5 comments:

  1. Came and saw. Thanks for entering!

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  2. That's an awesome 100 word sentence! Now do one about prostitutes x

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  3. Sara,
    I think Keith's the one for that job.
    x

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  4. Oh, excellent! Ha ha @ Sara Louise, "Now do one about prostitutes". Hmm, I shall put my French-way-of-writing thinking cap on and see if I can't enter something as well ...

    xo Charley

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  5. Or prostitutes who play with les boules? Ahhh. Never mind. Ignore me.

    At any rate, nice sentence!

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