The Announcement




100 Word Challenge for Grown Ups – Week#173

The 100 Word Challenge for Grownups is a weekly challenge hosted by Julia. Each week you are given a prompt. It may be a few connected words, a selection of individual words or a picture. The challenge is to write a story using the prompt in 100 words. So, the prompt this week:

…and so it begins…

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Genre: Political Fiction

Word Count: 100

The crowd awaited the new announcement from the candidates for 2016 election. It was eagerly anticipated that Hillary would formally announce her candidacy today. All awaited her announcement eagerly. The crowd murmured with conversations as they waited.

“Do you think she will throw her hat in today?”


“Why not?”

“The world ain’t ready for a woman president. Plain and simple.”

I think you’re wrong. She’ll announce it today.”

“You’re crazy.”


Hillary stepped to the podium.

“Hello everyone. I have decided not to run for the 2016 election. The world isn’t ready for a woman president.”

…and so it begins…

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