Writing 101: day 14 – “Page 29”

First word that I came to

On page twenty-nine

Was one that is quite tricky

To weave into any line

For the book that I had nearest to hand

Was the Oxford Dictionary

Rather wished I had instead

Picked up on ‘airy-fairy’!

But no, I’ll stick with what I’ve got

And find a way somehow

Of getting the word ‘ajuga’ in

To what I’m writing now

It is a plant quite like the bugle

In shape I think, not sound

And so ‘ajuga’ is now within these lines

The first and last one that I found.

… … … …



Today’s ‘Writing 101’ challenge is headed “To whom it may concern”:

Pick up the nearest book and flip to page 29. What’s the first word that jumps off the page? Use this word as your springboard for inspiration. If you need a boost, Google the word and see what images appear, and then go from there.

And I get the word ‘ajuga’! Brilliant!



3 Comments (+add yours?)

  1. Lew-Ellyn Hughes
    Jun 19, 2014 @ 18:06:00

    Terrific. No, that’s not the word on page 29; I wish it were. The word that jumped off the page and stabbed me in the heart is “younger”. Let’s see where this goes…

    Liked by 1 person


  2. Cielo
    Jun 19, 2014 @ 19:24:22

    One more word added to my vocabulary 🙂

    Liked by 1 person


  3. Abby Boid
    Jun 19, 2014 @ 19:24:32

    Nicely done! I got carrot….let’s see where that takes me!

    Liked by 1 person


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