Jekyll Island Beach 2012

Jekyll Island Beach 2012

Sunday, August 26, 2012


The Rogue Speaks:

Miss Jenny isn't feeling so good, I think.  She sounds like she's losing her voice, and I don't think it's from yelling at Mr. Jenny.  She's just not that kind of person, and Mr. Jenny is way too nice to be yelled at, anyway.  Still, she must be out of sorts to give us as a prompt, the ENTIRE alphabet!

I am still adjusting to my surroundings, so my thinking capacity is still somewhat in question, but I decided to try to tackle this anyway.  This is a true story, by the way, and only one name has been changed to protect the guilty!!!


“You did this to yourself!” Abby thought, as she gazed out of the classroom window at the brilliant summer sky.  “If you just hadn’t mouthed off to Mr. Greene, the biology teacher, you wouldn’t be sitting here in summer school while everyone else is at the pool!!”

As an extra punishment, Abby’s mother had tacked on another class, lengthening her school day by one more hour.  “This is a very important thing to learn,” her mother had told her.  “Everyone should take this class, and you’re taking it whether you like it or not!”

“Stop daydreaming and get back to work!” Miss Fleming, the instructor, tapped Abby on the shoulder.

“Yes ma’am,” sighed Abby, as she typed ‘the quick brown fox jumped over the lazy dog.’


noexcuses said...

Bravo, Judie! I haven't the courage to get started on this one! Dear, sweet Jenny! We love her so, don't we!

bluzdude said...

Some of the best advice my dad ever gave me was to take a typing class as soon as I could (which turned out to be 10th grade.) Served me well for the rest of my life.

And back then, as I'm sure you remember, it was on a manual typewriter. We had to learn how to center things on the page by counting the number of characters in the line.

And boy, was I ever hot shit when I got that fancy electric typewriter, for college.

What I wouldn't have given for on-screen editing, back in those days. Would have taken hours off the amount of time it took to finish writing assignments.

lissa said...

I guess everyone needs to learn typing, after all, how else you're going to text other people? I suppose it's not necessary since no one seem use words in their full form anyway.

nice take on SC. have a great day.

Robin said...

I always enjoy your take on these writing exercises:-)

Gail said...

Wonderful write.

I didn't even attempt to tackle that one.

Amy Harrison said...

Awesome stuff :D And I don't know why but typewriting sounds fun to me XD

JJ said...

I am pretty sure in the old days one had to learn how to spell in order to type. What do they do today?

Ames said...

Good for you Judie. I've got the blah's and just cant bang out an SC this week. Trying to figure out something for AT too.
I'm going back to bed.~Ames

˙·٠•●❤Sh@KiR@ ❤●•٠·˙ said...

Kudos!!! What a wonderful story that uses all the alphabet. Brilliant!
Mine is here
Blessed be.

lynneayers said...

I like this one - a good story too. And to bluzdude - I had forgotten about having to count the characters in order to centre things! And those onion skins!

anitamombanita said...

haha...I totally forgot about the quick brown fox! Well done, Judie, well done!

Jo said...

Good work Judie! and you are right about Miss Jenny ... she really laid down a tough challenge! I will be back to play along in September!

Jenny said...

Uh oh. I think I had that typing teacher.

And I remember typing that phrase over and over again.

It did pay off.

I used to type 150 wpm almost 100 percent accurately.

Nwo I tpe a lot sloer.


Splendid Little Stars said...

ha ha! wonderful!