OPPOSITES ATTRACT CHALLENGE #8


OPPOSITES ATTRACT CHALLENGE #8

Rules from Haunted Wordsmith:

Welcome to the new Opposites Attract Challenge!

For this challenge, I provide one word and a list of its antonyms. The challenge is to use the prompt word AND one (or more) of its antonyms in some form of writing (or creative work).

Explore the word and its opposite … challenge your creative side

HAVE FUN!


Today’s prompt:
extraordinary

Antonyms:
common
customary
normal
ordinary
typical
unexceptional
unextraordinary
usual

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Staring at the line of children’s projects, one stood out. It was extraordinary. Simply too good for an 8-year-old to have put together. I suspected that the child’s parent or both had done the project for the child.

This child was a normal child. Most of his work was very ordinary and typical for an 8-year-old child. I was expecting something unexceptional from him and now this.

I had the unwelcome job of confronting the parents about their child’s work. The child would never learn if the parents did his homework and it wasn’t fair to the other children.

“Mrs. Johnson, I know you want your child’s work to be extraordinary, but at this point his work should be typical of an 8-year-old and not what appears to be the work of an adult. You are not helping your child any by doing his work for him. He needs to learn. Please let him do his own work from now on. Look at the other children’s work. They did their own work and it is right on target for their ages.”

“My child is not ordinary, he is exceptional. He’s the best,” Mrs. Johnson murmured under her breath.

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Tessa

Advocate for mental health and invisible illnesses, also a devout Christian

Author – http://www.finallyawriter.com (this blog contains my old work mostly although occasionally I do add something new here), new work is mainly on this blog http://www.tessacandoit.com

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