Sunday, May 30, 2010

Red Light Special...Saturday Centus

This is my first time,
so be gentle.

It's been a long time since
I have said that!

Well, this is my first time...
to participate in Jenny Matlock's

It is a themed writing meme.
Each Saturday, Ms. Matlock will give
a writing prompt.
Your assignment...
if you choose to accept it...
is to write a 100 word story.
Yes, 100 words or less...
not including the "prompt words".
Oh, and the prompt words can
be used anywhere in your story!

Sounds like fun, doesn't it?
The writing prompt is good for the entire week,
so you can join in at any time!


"May I help you, miss? You look puzzled."

"Mmmm...thank you, I'm just looking for my father.
We came in together a moment ago, but he seems to have
wandered off."

So here is my contribution

"May I help you, miss? You look puzzled."

"Mmmm...thank you, I'm just looking for my father. We came in together a moment ago, but he seems to have wandered off."

He was always wandering off. Disappearing was his specialty.

He could play this game with her mother, but she wasn't falling for it. Would she find him chatting up the blonde at the cosmetics counter or flirting with the brunette he spotted in house wares?

She was going to catch his sorry rear this time and stop him before any damage could be done. She owed that much to her devoted mother.

She heard his laughter and turned just in time to see him walk out the door with a blender in one hand and the brunette in the other.


sissie said...

"A blender in one hand and a brunette in the other!" LOL!
Great story, you did a wonderful job.


Sue said...

Oh, the talented Ms M!!! Wow, I don't know if I could write a hundred words or less when the story begins with. . ."can I help you miss". I have too many words that follow, "can I help you"! Good job, nice to see you "writing" you know?

Take care, Sue

Jenny said...

Wow! Wow! Love this. Be gentle? More like, be afraid because now we all have to up our game.

This was such tight, descriptive writing.

I really enjoyed this SC!

Jenny said...

I didn't want to dilute my praise with a little tutorial on linking.

I re-linked you at the bottom of SC.

Your description part was correct but I'm not sure where the link part came from.

I just clicked on the title of your story.

Then I copied this URL:

And then I pasted that into the bottom box!

Let me know if this makes sense!

I don't want anyone to miss this fantastic link up!

Great to have you aboard!

I'm still laughing that you wanted us to be gentle.

You are good girl!

Viki said...

Oh boy, you are really good at this. Really great story. Someone else for me to learn from. I hope you keep doing Saturday Centus.

BECKY said...

Beautiful! Awesome! Fabulous! Are you SURE this was your first time? Are you one of those girls that always says that??!! :D
Kidding aside...this was a wonderful "first attempt". You are very talented! I also participated for the first time. I hope you'll stop by and read mine, too!

Terra said...

Very nice, I have future country song thoughts in my head. Glad you joined in

mbkatc230 said...

This was great! I hope you continue with Saturday Centus because I think I could learn alot from you. Love the line "a blender in one hand and the brunette in the other". Fantastic!

My name is PJ. said...

One of my favorites this week! REALLY nice take on it!

cjschlottman said...

This is GREAT! It is one of my favorites this week. The image of the brunette and the blender is so vivid! Frozen cocktail, anyone?

jeff campbell said...

Its sad that you could not work it out where the dad was not the bad guy:-) Nonetheless, I enjoyed this...nice work...peace and blessings