The Babysitter

99 words written for this week’s special Trifecta writing challenge. We were to take any word for a selected page of the dictionary and write exactly 99 words (using any definition of the chosen word). My chosen word is ‘Babysitter.’


Babysitting was the only employment available to fourteen year old Sara.

She would try to mention this to the judge before the case was settled.

She might also mention this was her first attempt at babysitting. The four Garowitz boys were an unwise place to start.

Most ten year olds are not that good with a shovel and couldn’t find a septic tank, she thought.

Mrs. Garowitz shouldn’t own so many antiques.

She just hoped no one brought up the family’s pet gerbil. She planned to take that secret to her grave.

“Small claims case 43567, Garowitz vs. Smythe.”


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