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100 Words On Saturday Week 1

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I’m introducing something new starting this Saturday – an invitation, a prompt, a linky. Write exactly a 100 words on the prompt and publish it on your blog – a story, a poem, a mini-essay. I will soon create HTML for the picture above that you can copy to use. The linky will be open right up to next Friday, after which I will have a new prompt and a fresh linky.

This Saturday, the prompt is: WHY CRY?

Get your creative juices flowing……..

100 Words on Saturday: WHY CRY?


Why cry?
Crying is our first response to being born
Disappointment at being thrust out of the security of our mother’s womb.
A child cries because he doesn’t get his way.
We cry when we’re hurt or sad.
Studies say that there are really no tears of joy.
Miss Universe cries because her beauty will fade one day?
The sports star cries because soon someone break her record?
The mother of the bride cries because she’s losing her daughter?
The artist cries because she and her creation have completed their journey together?
What makes you cry ?



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  1. Privy Trifles Privy Trifles February 27, 2013

    I cry sheerly out of disappointment.. I cannot handle the hurt and the pain that it brings along. I dont blame anyone but myself for everything that happens and hence I can easily cry at the drop of a hat.

  2. Melissa Tandoc Melissa Tandoc February 18, 2013

    Wow! It seems that many have taken in the challenge πŸ™‚ Congratulations!

    What makes me cry~a lot of things actually… guilt, remorse and repentance over past sins… reprimanding a child for misbehavior, a movie, the Pope’s resignation…

    • Corinne Rodrigues Corinne Rodrigues February 22, 2013

      Thanks for sharing what makes you cry, Melissa. The Pope’s resignation actually made me glad – and proud that he showed his humanness. Aren’t we so different? πŸ˜‰

  3. Pixie Pixie February 15, 2013

    I cry easily – a mushy card, sometimes a hug, a beautiful movie (happy ending)
    I cry when I’m lonely, I cry when I read or see atrocities being committed…

    such a lovely post πŸ™‚

    • Corinne Rodrigues Corinne Rodrigues February 22, 2013

      I never used to cry much, but of late the waterworks can be turned on rather easily! πŸ˜‰

  4. G Angela G Angela February 13, 2013

    hi corinne ! I like the way you initiate something beautiful to reflect, I tried to write 100 words and link it too – i do not know whether it worked ??

    • Corinne Rodrigues Corinne Rodrigues February 22, 2013

      Hi Janet – Thanks for joining in. I can’t seem to find your link here. You have to make sure you add it before the end of Friday.

  5. Kathy Kathy February 13, 2013

    What a great idea for a blog hop! This looks like a lot of fun Corinne! I may have to try my hand at writing something for this with exactly 100 words. I am excited to try. β™₯


  6. Hiten Hiten February 12, 2013

    Hi Corinne,

    I love your creative ways of bringing people together!

    What makes me cry? I guess seeing people really suffering in the world who are living through wars and have terrible crimes committed against them.

    I loved your concept by the way. What I’m going to do is to wait until your next prompt on Saturday and use it to publish something on my blog.

    • Corinne Rodrigues Corinne Rodrigues February 22, 2013

      Thanks, Hiten. Yes, the suffering of others that makes us feel helpless does make us cry. I’m so glad you took up the prompt this week.

  7. Joan Veronica Robertson Joan Veronica Robertson February 11, 2013

    Hi, I loved this idea and want to join! But a question. you say “exactly” 100 words. Is that literal? Can it be 96 or say 103? Do tell! See you!

    • Corinne Rodrigues Corinne Rodrigues February 12, 2013

      Thanks, Joan. You’re welcome to join. Exactly a 100 words is what makes it really interesting. Do join!

  8. My Inner Chick My Inner Chick February 11, 2013

    dear, Corinne,
    Creative, cool idea.
    I will def. be reading these sweet prompts. xxx

  9. Jas Jas February 10, 2013

    Loved your idea of why cry and loved the concept too πŸ™‚

  10. Naina Naina February 10, 2013

    What a lovely prompt Corinne! May be this will help me come out of the worst ever writer’s block I have faced. Thank you so much! Shall try writing something.

    • Corinne Rodrigues Corinne Rodrigues February 11, 2013

      Thanks, Naina. I’m sorry to hear about the writer’s block you’re facing. Looking forward to having you participate.
      PS: My present desktop wallpaper reads: You can’t wait for inspiration, you have to go after it with a club. ~ Jack London πŸ˜‰

  11. Rachna Rachna February 10, 2013

    I loved your take on Why cry? For me it is always an expression on emotions, sad more often than happy.

    • Corinne Rodrigues Corinne Rodrigues February 10, 2013

      Thanks, Rachna. I tend to cry sad tears too on the rare occasions I do!

  12. Harleena Singh Harleena Singh February 10, 2013

    Sounds interesting Corinne!

    I like the idea too, though let me give it a thought, because knowing me, you know I can NEVER write only 100 words on my blog. :))

    In-fact, even some the replies to the comments sometimes can make new blog posts in themselves! Nevertheless, I love the idea and concept behind the Saturday prompt. Hmmm..what makes me cry…anything and everything at times! Surprisingly, as I age, I see myself crying at the drop of a hat, or perhaps I get a little too emotional and touchy at things. Good or sad movies make me cry, my hubby and my kids do too sometimes, or then my pet, or a call from my Dad…just about anything. And sometimes you cry for no reason at all – don’t you? It’s good to cry I feel as it’s an outlet of your emotions.

    Thanks for sharing, and wishing you the best with this new venture. πŸ™‚

    • Corinne Rodrigues Corinne Rodrigues February 10, 2013

      I love the idea that your comment replies are longer than my posts!
      I hardly ever cried except in private, but now I’m more comfortable crying in public – however, I’m not given to tears much – except with an emotional movie and the passing of a loved one. But recently, I was driven to tears – that’s the subject of an upcoming blog post.
      Yes, tears are a good way to ease your feelings!

  13. Brenda Brenda February 10, 2013

    That was fun! I added my link or thought I did. Let me know if took.

  14. Beautiful Being Beautiful Being February 10, 2013

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  15. Martha Orlando Martha Orlando February 10, 2013

    Love this, Corinne! Will do my best to join in. Keeping it to 100 words IS a challenge! πŸ™‚

    • Martha Orlando Martha Orlando February 10, 2013

      I did it! And, it’s linked!!! You are an inspiration for the creative juices, Corinne!

  16. Ruchira Ruchira February 10, 2013

    Love this theme. Count on me…will post one and link up πŸ™‚

      • Ruchira Ruchira February 11, 2013

        Oopsie…Corinne I accidentally posted my link twice. Please ignore the latter one!

  17. janu janu February 9, 2013

    Cool…will follow suit.

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