Five-Hundred Word Challenge 282: Another Attempt to be Under Five Minutes

So tonight I’m attempting to write five-hundred words under five minutes once more, but I’m not entirely sure as to why I am attempting to do such a thing.

Perhaps it is because I want t0 see if I can write as fast as possible, which to be fair, is not something I think that I’ll ever be able to achieve.

I think back to a time when I was working in St. Leonards.

Back then, in the final months a bunch of us would do writing challenges where we’d have a bit of text that would appear on screen and we’d have to write it as fast as possible.

Once you finished writing whatever text it was that you had to write, you’d see your accuracy, time and writing speed.

Whilst you could do this on your own, most of us would go together to see as to who would be the best.

Usually I was the fastest, but I had an advantage in that I was doing a lot more writing than the others that I was working with, therefore putting me in a position where I was able to excel over everyone else.

Such was the way of things back then, when I was working in a different office to the one that I now work within.

It was a time where things were winding down and none of us really cared.

I think I miss that competing with those people in particular.

I wouldn’t necessarily say that I would talk to some of them now, but I most certainly would go against them again.

It was a time when my writing was really beginning to take off (I think) and a time when I went overseas and came back.

Soon I will be overseas once more, as that is where I want to be at the moment.

It’s not for a few months at the least, but it will once more happen.

Well, not I am writing as fast as I can and I am thinking about writing in the past.

Perhaps my desire to write as fast as possible right now is born from those “races”.

There’s a good chance that this is coming from that.


I don’t know.

I’m willing to say that it is indeed the case, but I really don’t know.

I don’t know as to why I am trying to do this as fast as I can.

Maybe I just want to see if I can indeed write five-hundred words in under five minutes.

There’s nothing wrong with that.

I just need to make sure that I can actually write something interesting.

Whilst being able to write really fast is something that I imagine is interesting, it needs to be tempered with writing something worth reading.

I can only imagine that some people find the things that I write interesting.

I also need to remember that I started these to help improve my ability to write spontaneously.

Well, here goes.

The time it took to write five-hundred words: 06:36:39

Too much pausing.

Also not the first time that I’ve used that ending.


Written at home.

About Stupidity Hole

I'm some guy that does stuff. Hoping to one day fill the internet with enough insane ramblings to impress a cannibal rat ship. I do more than I probably should. I have a page called MS Paint Masterpieces that you may be interested in checking out. I also co-run Culture Eater, an online zine for covering the arts among other things. We're on Patreon!
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4 Responses to Five-Hundred Word Challenge 282: Another Attempt to be Under Five Minutes

  1. Meiji Zapico says:

    Ooh, I love this idea. I think I want to try my hand in trying to write 500 words in 5 minutes as well.
    Other than that, great post. 😊

    Liked by 1 person

  2. Meiji Zapico says:

    Haha, that’s how, guess 10 minutes wasn’t too challenging enough for you. I’m thinking of starting at 10 or 15 minutes at first. ❤

    Liked by 1 person

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