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


Today’s Word:



10-year-old Mike sat in his room unapologetic. He didn’t care how much his parents screamed at him he was remorseless and that was that. He couldn’t stand Mrs. Jackson. She was a mean old lady.

His parents left him alone in his room to see how long before he gave up and became contrite about trampling Mrs. Jackson’s entire rose garden. He owed her an apology and a new garden which was coming out of his allowance.

Dinner time came and went and no Mike. Mike was always hungry. It was not like him to not eat dinner. They couldn’t figure out why he was so adamant against apologizing. He was not a bad child.

Bedtime came and went and no Mike. When his parents checked on him, they found him sound asleep. Closing the door, they went to bed themselves. They would have to sort this out tomorrow.

They woke up to screaming in the morning coming from the outside. “My parents aren’t bastards you nasty old woman,” Mike screamed at Mrs. Jackson.

“Whoa Mike!”

“No, I won’t stop. This nasty old woman called you guys bastards and said she wished we had never moved in. I never trampled her old rose bushes, she lied to you.”

Turning towards the old woman they all stared at her.

Sputtering about brats the old lady glared at them all. “I hate kids, all of them.”

“Come on Mike, let’s go home and leave the old biddy alone with her messy garden.” Mike had every reason to feel unrepentant.



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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