I reckon it would be good if people could post challenges to get us writing - just short challenges, cos we're obviously lazy scum, or we'd be writing anyway.
So, my challenge (well, I nicked th idea off another site to be honest) is:
'Describe one of your Parents in exactly 100 words.'
It can be now or a childhood memory, or it can be totally made up- hey! You're a writer, right?
Her's my, rather bleak, starter for ten:
There with an ice pop when I dropped my cone, running back from the van when the big kids laughed.
Wearing a cool, short green leather jacket. Long, jet black, straight hair, shining like the Northern Soul records she played loud in the living room. Ready to go out, smelling of Double-Mint Wrigleys and Chanel No. 5. White lipstick smile.
All thatís gone now. Dulled by years of crap magazines, day time television and drugs for made up maladies; maladies made real by a longing for some sort of feeling.
She doesn't listen to soul anymore. Quite apt.
(JUST TO AVOID CONFUSION - CHINASKI HAS REVERTED TO BANDINI!)