100/100 CHALLENGE 22: your eyes prick with weary needles

April 30th 2021 would’ve been Captain Tom Moore’s 101st birthday; in recognition and in remembrance of his achievement, a new challenge was announced by his family. They challenged ordinary folk to complete a hundred somethings to raise more funds for The Captain Tom Foundation – ‘whether you bake 100 cupcakes or walk 100 laps – help celebrate Captain Tom’s achievements.’ The official ‘Captain Tom 100’ has now finished, but I’ve challenged myself to write a 100 word blog each day for 100 days. I started on May 1st and when I complete my task, I’ll donate £100 to his Foundation.

Day 22

You know why you’re tired, you stayed up too late, maybe writing, maybe reading, maybe writing and reading. You knew at the time it was late but you put that thought in a box and tucked it away as you pressed on with words, sucking them in or spitting them out. Late at night, in bed you read on, another page, then maybe you’re forced to start another chapter until your eyes prick with weary needles. The next day you’re dull. Friends talk but seem to be in another room – they’re not, you’re tired. Tonight should be an early one.


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