Writing Challenge

I “borrowed” this from – love expressing – I needed a reason to blog and a subject to blog on.  The idea is to write for 5 minutes (timed) on a given subject, then see what your word count is.  The topic will be after the RULES below, as will be my 144 words.  Oh yeah, and don’t look at the topic below until you’re ready to start typing/timing.  … wasn’t all that bad … actually.

1) Open an MS Word document (or any other editor)
2) Set a stop watch or your mobile of 5-10 minutes.
3) Your topic is at the foot of this post, DO NOT SCROLL DOWN TO SEE IT UNTIL YOU ARE READY WITH A TIMER.
4) Fill the word document with as much words as you want. Once you began writing do not stop.
5) Do not cheat by going back and correcting spellings and grammar with spell check (it is only meant for you reflect on your control on sensible thought flow)
6) You may or may not pay attention to punctuation and capitals.
7) At the end of your post write down the number of words
8) Do not forget to copy paste the entire passage on your blog post with a new topic.


Topic is “butterflies”
and here is my 144 words:

Butterfly. Butterfly?? What the h*** do I know about butterflies? Would have been better to be asked about moths. Those at least I see (unfortunately).   Ok – so think back to school days…

Butterflies come from cocoons made by caterpillars when it’s time to morph. How do they know when it’s time? How should I know – go ask a caterpillar.

Of course, there are “butterflies in the stomach” which are totally different (thankfully!) than the colorful creatures flitting and fluttering around this planet … somewhere.

Anyhoo, I used to get “butterflies in the stomach” before having to give a speech. Not the most pleasant feeling – but one that goes away. Hopefully right after you start speaking.

I do know butterflies have to fight their way out of the cocoon and that is what actually pumps blood into their wings. At least that’s what I’ve heard.


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