Saturday Mix – Unique Personality, 16 November 2019

The Saturday Mix is Sarah’s challenge over at weejars. 
Please leave your pingbacks and links to her post and have fun.

She says:
This week we are diving into the depths of PERSONIFICATION. Our challenge is all about the use of personification in our writing. You will need to use the statement provided in your response – which can be poetry or prose.

Our statement using, personification is:

As he began the test, all words and ideas fled from his mind.

He was confident as he entered the room and set his writing materials in front of him.
The papers were face down on the desk, and the large clock was rhythmically ticking away the seconds.
He remembered the advice to take his time, read the paper through at least once before deciding on the questions to answer, then having answered his choice, read them through again just to make sure he hadn’t forgotten anything.

‘You have two hours to complete the test. No talking, no referring, and should you need assistance for any reason, simply raise your hand and the adjudicator will come to you.’
Pause,  as the second hand touched the 12………….
‘You may begin……………..’

There was a rustle of papers and scratching of nibs from the others in the room, but it was always the same. As he began the test, all words and ideas fled from his mind, and he was once again faced with another failure.

About pensitivity101

I am a retired number cruncher with a vivid imagination and wacky sense of humour which extends to short stories and poetry. I love to cook and am a bit of a dog whisperer as I get on better with them than people sometimes! We have recently lost our beloved dog Maggie who adopted us as a 7 week old pup in March 2005. We decided to have a photo put on canvas as we had for her predecessor Barney, and now have three pictures of our fur babies on the wall as we found a snapshot of my GSD so had hers done too. From 2014 to 2017 'Home' was a 41 foot narrow boat where we made strong friendships both on and off the water. We were close to nature enjoying swan and duck families for neighbours, and it was a fascinating chapter in our lives. We now reside in a small bungalow on the Lincolnshire coast where we have forged new friendships and interests.
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8 Responses to Saturday Mix – Unique Personality, 16 November 2019

  1. Sadje says:

    Poor guy. For some the anxiety is their undoing.

  2. Well written story as it played around the line. Great job!

  3. weejars says:

    Exams are so stressful and not always a true indicator of someone’s depth of knowledge. I can totally relate.

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