Fill in the Blanks

Day 15

The exercise – This is a variation of yesterday’s exercise.  Play around with ideas and see how the sentences alter, depending on what words you choose to fill in the blanks.

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She only stopped ______ when ______.

She only stopped bullying the other kids when she was bullied herself.

She only stopped laughing when her stomach started to hurt.

She only stopped smoking when her father was diagnosed with cancer.

She only stopped worrying when they assured her son had arrived safely.

‘What is the use of a _______?’ she said. ‘It’s not going to solve anything.’

‘What is the use of a gun?’ she said. ‘It’s not going to solve anything.’

‘What is the use of a layer?’ she said. ‘It’s not going to solve anything.’

‘What is the use of a chat?’ she said. ‘It’s not going to solve anything.’

As a rule, she never _______ but _______.

As a rule, she never kisses a strange child but she made an exception with the neighbour’s niece.

As a rule, she never gets up before 8 am but she was told this sunset was worth getting up early for.

As a rule, she never holds a grudge but this time he has gone too far.

And sometimes, when _______ came home from ____ Mum would be ________

And sometimes, when I came home from college Mum would be passed out on the sofa, having polished off a bottle of wine.

And sometimes when dad came home from work Mum would be all dressed up and they would sneak up to their bedroom.

And sometimes when Penny came home from one of her long trips Mum would be so emotional, she couldn’t hold back the tears.

And sometimes when he came home from prison and insisted we all play happy families, Mum would be so mad and would scream that WE WOULD BE A HAPPY FAMILY if it wasn’t for him.

‘I am going to buy a ________’ he announced, while we were ________.

I am going to buy a dog’ he announced, while we were eating lunch.

‘I am going to buy a one-way ticket to Australia’ he announced, while we were watching TV.

‘I am going to buy a farm’ he announced, while we were in the board meeting.

‘I am going to buy a few of these paintings’ he announced, while we were visiting the gallery.

I was having so much fun doing this that  I carried on for well over five minutes.

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