Ronovan Writes Décima Poetry Challenge Prompt No. 34: Nativity

Ronovan’s Decima Challenge: Use Stable in the D rhyme line.

Ronovan Writes Decima Challenge Image
 Mary and Joseph made their way
 She on a donkey, him by foot
 He felt that they should just stay put
 But listened to what He had to say
 Weary Mary began to pray
 The pressure told her time was nigh
 She needed somewhere she could lie
 Late they arrived at the stable
 Held on ‘til she was unable
 The night pierced by a baby’s cry 

Ritu 2020

December 7 – Flash Fiction – Performance – Nativity

Charli’s prompt this week:

December 7, 2017 prompt: In 99 words (no more, no less) write that features a performance. You can interpret what is a performance any way the prompt leads you.

December 7 Flash Fiction Challenge at Carrot Ranch @Charli_Mills

Well, being as I work in school teaching, this time of year is filled with performances! We have the Nursery Christmas singing to parents, the Reception Nativity, the KS1 alternative Nativity, then Lower KS 2 and Upper KS 2 hold their performances of Christmas songs from around the world too!

I am personally involved in the Nursery and Reception performance preparations this year, and I have to say, my throat is hurting from the over singing we have to do, to compensate for the vast majority of the kids who stand and do nothing!

So it goes without saying that my piece for the week would be influenced by my day job!


“Come on children, nice and loud now! Please no shouting – it’s singing we want to hear.”
Mrs Keeble started the intro on the school piano, and nodded to the class in front of her.
As usual, there were the performers: the children who thought they were born for the stage. There were the skulkers: the ones who stood at the back, heads down, hoping no one would notice them. And then there were the stunned: the ones who stood there, gawping, no sound leaving their mouths, eyes scanning the audience for family.
Welcome to another infant Christmas performance!


My interactive peeps!

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