future perfect tense

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Will you have forgotten me? Our first kiss was a surprise, not in the script or rehearsals. You’d planned it without knowing how I would’ve reacted. Your move wasn’t blocked, your instincts were right. A perfect, if tense, moment.

We didn’t know then, that I would’ve stayed with you forever. After you’d left, I expected to find someone else, or that someone else would’ve found me. Decades later, my spontaneous phonecall bought four hours of laughter. Briefly, centre stage again before returning to my place in the wings.

My future will have been littered with walk-on parts, as an optional-extra.

This 100 word post was darned hard to write, more drafts than an Irish castle! I’m normally too lazy to think about using tenses and suspect I’ve used the future perfect, imperfectly. The effort was inspired by the efforts, and an outstanding 100 word post, of Happy Frog and I
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  1. Happy Frog and I writes:

    Hi Wendy, I was just about to turn in and saw you posted. So glad that my 100 word post inspired you to create one too. I particularly liked the line ‘Your move wasn’t blocked, your instincts were right. A perfect, if tense, moment.’

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    wendy writes

    Thanks HF & I, I think Ive got the future perfect out of my system, I wont be going back there in a hurry. Most confusing

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  2. Jenn writes:

    writing 100 words is a doddle compared to using the future perfect tense – its so rarely used in everyday speech and it’s difficult to understand at the best of times. Valiant effort!

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    wendy writes

    Hi Jenn, Thankyou! It was tough 🙂

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