I found this writing challenge while stumbling about on Twitter. I do like a good writing challenge, especially one I can knock out before breakfast, so the 100 words for grown-ups challenge, run weekly by The Head’s Office, grabbed me straight away.
This week the challenge was to take one (or all three) of a list of words that have recently been deleted from the COED and used them in a 100-word piece. I love the COED – it’s one of my must-have tools when I’m working – but I’m also enough of a word-geek that I enjoy simply flipping through it reading definitions at random. Therefore, for this challenge I decided to go all definitional, but then got a bit sidetracked on the last one – well, you’ll see what I mean.
Foozle – the kind of mess that happens when a small black kitten, intent only on trying to help, decides to tidy a basket of wool.
Brabble – what happens when Twitter gets a bit overheated about someone’s unfavourable review of Dr Who.
Growlery – a private growly place, just for me? Goodness, I wish I had one of those. I’d never leave it. There’d be a big sign on the door saying “GO AWAY, I’M GROWLING”, and some books, and a kettle, and probably some chocolate, and more books, and my computer, and my cat, and more books, and … oh. Sorry.