100/100 CHALLENGE 84: cudgelling my brain

Day 84

Writing my hundred words a day has become a habit, part of my life.  I often write centuries in my head during the day – although these never make it onto paper. Small chunks of thought float in my mind – small mental clouds I try to catch with a cartoon butterfly net. When I come to write here, usually late on, those small clouds have floated away, dissolved, dispersed and I sit cudgelling my brain to find something.
What now begins to occupy me, is what I’ll do after #100? I may be tempted to continue, for no reason, just because.

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.


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