Saturday, September 25, 2010

Saturday Centus - Birthday Candles


Welcome to my little contribution to Saturday Centus, sponsored by Jenny Matlock - Off On My Tangent. She posts several memes during the week with which we can play along. On Saturdays, she gives a prompt and challenges us to write a short story, 100 words or less, using the prompt as the topic. AFTER you read my entry, and, give me a thumbs up or thumbs down, please click on the logo below and go visit Jenny. There are others there, just like me, with short stories that are quick reads, and very entertaining

The prompt is in bold.

Jack was so happy to be coming home from the hospital. How he hated sleeping in such an uncomfortable bed, with people poking him and giving him pills to swallow. More importantly, his 30th birthday occurred while he was in the hospital. His wife, Kathy, said that there was a cake waiting for him at home.

They walked into the dark kitchen. He could barely see the cake on the table. Kathy lit the candles with a lighter and told Jack to make a wish.

He never dreamed when he blew out the candles on his cake... that every person he had ever known would be standing around the table clapping loudly.


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Jenny Matlock

16 comments:

Jackie said...

This is spectacular! I could just picture Jack in my mind so filled with awe and greatfulness to be home with a crowd of people in his kitchen

Jeanie said...

I wasn't expecting such a happy ending.....or maybe this ending isn't as happy as I first thought.
Hmmm? Well done.

Jenny said...

Awww...I love this. I was waiting for the twist and the the twist was there was no twist.

Geez. That is practically a tongue twister.

I hope you know what I mean cuz Heaven knows it is time for me to get out of blogland now and rest my brain so I can write something that makes sense.

Thanks for linking.

I really liked your simple take on this prompt.

Kat said...

That would be a birthday never to be forgotten. Makes me want to know more of Jack's story - well done! Kat

RawknRobynsGoneBlogWild said...

Ah, this is a very warm and happy piece. Thanks for sharing.
xoRobyn

Susannah said...

What a nice story, I like happy endings. :-)

jfb57 said...

What a lovely home-coming! Well done!

Viki said...

A surprise party. There's nothing quite like it. Good job.

Tgoette said...

What a wonderful and happy story! I could really see, feel and hear it! Great job with this week's prompt!

Chris H said...

Totally cool ... bet he loved it!

Judie said...

What a sweet and happy ending! Good work!

Unknown Mami said...

That made me happy for Jack!

Thank you for being such a wonderfully supportive friend.

Jenners said...

What a great homecoming. Yay for Jack!

Terra said...

A surprise party! What happened to Jack?

cj Schlottman said...

Sweet, simple and happy.

Cool..........cj

Mrs4444 said...

b d (Those are my version of "thumbs up".