Foremost, I’d like to thank E. Darby Harrington at Orienting Details for inspiring this idea. I ran into her 15th iteration of the challenge and it inspired me to make this post. Please check out her site and show her content some love.
The point of a one sentence challenge is write the most perfectly written sentence that you are able. It is a challenge in brevity, clarity, and artistry. I also wanted you guys, my wonderful audience, to participate which is why every One Sentence Challenge post will have a prompt after it. As you can see from the title, the prompt for this week is A Decrepit Playground.
It took me about 11 minutes to get to the point that I was satisfied with this sentence, and I hope that it shows. I will show you each iteration that I went though below.
1st attempt: Mycelium mushroomed through the wood chips, which children once ran and skipped through, and a fine dirt marred the swings and slides.
2nd attempt: A mucous-like sludge marred the swings and the swings and all the playthings, and mycelium mushroomed through the wood chips.
3rd attempt: Crusted Sludge marred the swings, slides and all playthings, and mycelium mushroomed through the wood chips.
Final attempt: Stiffend sludge marred swings, slides, and playthings, and mycelium mushroomed through the wood chips.
I hope you enjoyed my one sentence and the journey to become what I thought was the best version of itself. Please leave a comment below with the best sentence you can make with the prompt A Decrepit Playground.