Still-only-six-year-old R made a brave try at the 1500 metre swimming trial today in cold and rainy weather. The distance was no problem to her, but she just can’t summon up enough speed yet to do it inside the required 40 minutes. Still, her time for the 800 metres was considerably faster than last year, and we were really proud of her attempt.
After doing that swim, she still had the stamina to swim a few more lengths and do the various strokes and tumble turns needed for her Silver Badge.
And, she has officially been selected for her school’s swimming team! The bad news on that one is getting her to three practices a week.
The NaPoWriMo Day 16 prompt is truly sadistic – a terzanelle. This follows this rhyme scheme:
ABA bCB cDC dED eFE fAFA or fFAA
where the upper case shows repeated lines and the lower case rhyming ones. Being constrained by having the last two lines as re-used ones is quite a challenge.
I have taken the form seriously. The subject matter?
Perhaps far less,
For, as you see,
I’m into serious
Terzanelle and Jane