All the simple names for girls are out of style: Ann, Jane, Jill, Sue. Popular names now are hard to pronounce and spelled in unusual ways. How did that get started? Women wanting something unique for their kid? Something to make them special? Bring back simple.

Please use the open space below to share your first 50 words on the topic “Jill.”


Author: Virginia DeBolt

Writer and teacher who writes blogs about web education, writing practice, and pop culture.

2 thoughts on “Jill”

  1. Jill, a young woman, a sweetheart, wiped her dusty hands on her apron. A newlywed, she loved cleaning house, cooking meals, and cleaning up after her husband’ pets. But then she picked up a wallet sized picture just poking out from under the couch. On the front, a glamour shot of a young beauty. On the back it read, “From your young woman, your sweetheart, your
    Jill. (000) 321-0001 💕” And just then, when the phone rang, she stopped and trembled when she read the same incoming number. She tore off her apron, ran to her bedroom, and packed a bag. From a business card, she dialed the Jack she’d met at a club last night. Soon she was in his arms, forgetting about her
    two-timing Jack and his young sweetheart, Jill.

  2. “Jill.” Trevor exhaled his last breath. Sanrita pulled at his collar another breath but his eyes stilled. “No… Jill? Who is–” The radio went off. “Modi. Paging Modi you there?”

    She reached to her shoulder and pressed the talk button. “Copy. Trevor is… Nevermind. I need you to check any Jills that we know of.” Sanrita noted the ferry floating away. Her eyes focused on the old car aboard. “Sargeant. Forget that, we’re looking for that jalopy in the ferry on its way to Manhattan.”

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