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Saturday Centus: Recipe Lost

Ms Jenny has given us another interesting Saturday Centus. I don’t know how she comes up with them. This week, the prompt sounds like the beginning of a recipe. But sometimes, following a recipe can lead to, well, just read on and you’ll see. Sorry if it’s not exactly light-hearted, but this is what came out. Be sure to click the link and check out the other entries.

Prompt: Cream together butter and sugar

Recipe Lost 105 words

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“Cream together butter and sugar.”

The words blurred before her eyes. She blinked and read them again. She walked over to the refrigerator, grabbed a carton of cream, and returned to the recipe book.

Cream? That’s not right. She re-read the words.

“Butter and sugar.” Repeating the words like a mantra, she returned the cream, grabbed the butter, then stood there, trying to remember where she stored the sugar. She found it on the third try.

Back to the recipe, sugar in hand. No butter. She must have set it down, but where?

What is happening to me? She slumped to the kitchen floor, lost.

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Saturday Centus: Texas Pleasure

Ms. Jenny is in Texas right now, so I thought I’d give a bit of a Texas flavor to this week’s Saturday Centus.  This week’s prompt is, “It is our pleasure…”  Y’all be sure to click the link and go see what everyone has done for this week. It’s been real fun. 😉

Prompt: It is our pleasure

Texas Pleasure  106 words

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“It is our pleasure to welcome you to Virtual Dreams.” The pleasant female voice spoke as they entered the room.

“I dunno ’bout this,  Bob,” Riley said. “You sure we got the right place? I thought we were gonna find us some ladies of innertainment.”

“You’ll be entertained allright,” Bob said.  “This contraption has a direct link to the pleasure centers in your brain.”

“It’s not the brain ah’m thinkin ’bout.” Riley grinned as he entered the booth.

Afterwards:

“I want my money back!” Riley was spitting mad. “I asked for a pretty little filly I could ride all night and it gave me a horse!”

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Saturday Centus: Texas

Okay, I’ve been on a bit of a writing hiatus, not by intent, just kinda losing track fo the days passing. But I could not pass this one up. Jenny Matlock has grabbed my attention!

How? You ask. Why, by the prompt from this week’s Saturday Centus. (Click the link to go see the other entries) And that prompt is: “There’s a yellow rose in Texas.”

Now, why would that particular prompt catch my eye? Well, cause I was born and raised in Texas, spent the first 30 years of my life there. So how could I not respond to a prompt like that? It was totally out of my hands. As is the response that blossomed in me from the prompt. I know I’m not a poet, but I couldn’t help but change from prose on hearing those words in my mind. Btw, it’s a tad short – only 91 words, but adding another “stanza” would have taken it over the limit.

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Texas

There’s a yellow rose in Texas
that blooms within my heart
and never will it leave me
it’s been there from the start
for I was born in Texas
and raised up Texas proud
and if y’all don’t believe me
you should hear me talk out loud

Now life has moved me onward
to live in distant lands
where people talk all funny
and are hard to understand
but don’t be filled with sadness
there’s nothing here to grieve
cause you can take the girl from Texas
but Texas never leaves

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Saturday Centus: Windfall

It’s Celebration time at Jenny Matlock’s place! Why, Because today is the 100th Saturday Centus, a Saturday Centennial!!

 To celebrate, Jenny is going back to where it started, the very first ever Saturday Centus, and we are to use that very first ever Prompt for our 100 word Centus. The funniest part is that Jenny, who has taught us to write tight, started out with a very, very, very wordy prompt – 53 words, to be exact! So instead of repeating the prompt twice, I will start with it, and then add a short —- line between the prompt and my continuance. Also, in celebration, I made very very sure that my continuation was exactly 100 words, in honor of this great day.

So, without further ado…

Windfall   (153 words)

My untied shoelace changed my life. As I leaned down to re-tie it, I kicked away a few leaves. When I turned my head slightly to look where the leaves had been, I was astonished to see a rubber-banded wad of hundred dollar bills nestled in a little indention in the muddy ground.

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Windfall! my heart sang.

Trouble…” whispered a voice.

I picked up the bills. Maybe I should check it out.

I stopped by the bank. “Someone paid me with this,” I handed the teller a bill, “Can you tell me if it’s counterfeit?”

She took the bill to a man in the back. He examined it, then entered the serial number in a database.

The teller brought it back. “It’s real.”

I left the bank, my heart hammering.  Windfall!

“Trouble…”  the voice insisted.

“Shut up.” I said.

A van pulled up. Three men jumped out.

“Oh, crap.”

“I told you so…”

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Saturday Centus: Fives

Oh my, this week Jenny is getting tough. She does that sometimes. Our prompt for the Saturday Centus is not words, but instructions. The instructions are to write a story in fives. Five sentences of Five words each: 5×5 = 25 words! Oh Jenny, that is harsh. So I will now try to soften you up with my 5×5-er. 😉 (Okay, so it’s a little tongue in cheek, but who can get serious with 25 words?)

This week’s Prompt

Good Things Come in Fives

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Ms. Jenny is a teacher.

She teaches us to write.

Once I wrote too loosely.

Now I write real tight.

Did I get this right?

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Saturday Centus: 6 words

Well, this week Jenny has brought us a tough one. Instead of the usual 100 word challenge for the Saturday Centus, she is giving us only six words to write our autobiography!

Judee: 6 words

beat cancer … still alive … ’nuff said

 

And a little advice for everyone:

Life is Now. Above all, Enjoy!

 

Saturday Centus

Well, I’m late as usual, don’t know why I can’t seem to keep to a schedule, after all, these things don’t take long to write, right? Just a hundred words. Ah, but reading the others after, that does take time, and is half the fun. This week was a tough one for me, not that I didn’t have the idea, just that I had no idea how to fit it into 100 words (plus 6 for the prompt) But I did it, 106 words.

To find the others, and see what this weekly challenge is all about, click on the image below and go visit the other Saturday Centus hosted by Jenny Matloc at her inspirational blog.

This week’s prompt: “the wedding was at the firehouse

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The wedding was at the firehouse.

The bride was dressed in black.

Mac’s family of firefighters were in full uniform, standing in two rows, a walkway for the bride. Friends and family sat in the front, sympathy on their faces. Karen braced herself, then walked down that solemn aisle. No music played.

At the front, the Fire Chief took her hand and spoke, “Mac loved Karen more than life –”

The fire alarm wailed through the firehouse.

The Chief’s voice rose urgently above it. “In front of these witnesses, I hereby declare them husband and wife.”

Family wept.

The firemen rushed out.

Life goes on.

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