Random Word Competition: Longlist

I can’t be the only one who’s resorted to alcohol. What I mean is.. having a little more than usual, in these tricky times.

Normally, I try to ‘only’ drink from Thursday – Sunday (whoops, that sounds terrible. I’m talking ONE glass of wine per night, that’s all! Or the occasional cheeky G&T) but now, because time and days are all mixed up, I get to about 7 o’clock and it feels like time for a pre-dinner drink! Anyone else?

But of course, this is the slippery slope, so tonight we have ‘fooled’ ourselves by having one of these… a glass of apple juice, with ice and a packet of crisps. A ‘faux wine’. Not quite the same but, cheers, anyway!

I am off to watch the final of University Challenge now (I’m under instructions from my mum, who’s a fan).

Right, the Random Word Competition!

Thank you for entering, if you did.

There were 45 stories and poems in total which I think is something of a record (and probably reflects the fact that more people have more time on their hands at the moment). But I did have to disqualify a handful of entries, for being too long or for missing out one of the required words (specifically ‘welcome’ or ‘welcomed’ or ‘welcomes’), which was a shame.

So, here, in alphabetical order, after much pondering and deliberation, is the longlist of 10 (story titles only).

The shortlist of 5 (chosen by the Head Judge – ie: not me or Him Indoors) will be printed in full on here in the next couple of days, so keep an eye on the blog! And well done to everyone who’s made it so far… .

FOR OLD TIMES’ SAKE
I HATE THE WAY YOU STIR YOUR TEA
JIGGLE-IT JOSIE
PERCHANCE TO DREAM
RUSTLING
SOLDIER BOY
TEENAGERS ONCE
THE KINDNESS OF STRANGERS
THROUGH GRAN’S EYES
USUALLY, IT’S GOOD TO SEE YOU…

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1 Response to Random Word Competition: Longlist

  1. Maria says:

    Mmm, I know what you mean re drinking a little more than usual. I think it’s the case up and down the UK, as it doesn’t matter what time of the day or night you go to the supermarket, the booze aisle has been raided along with the pasta and flour! I’d say anyone with shares in a gin distillery will be minted come the end of the year!
    I’m mostly only having a cheeky gin or two midweek, and then one or two doubles at the weekend. So yes, I’ve increased my consumption.
    Enjoy the apple juice, it’s one of your five a day. 🙂

    Good luck to everyone who has made the long list!

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