Sunday, September 5, 2010

Saturday Centus - Stormy Night




I have become addicted to this wonderful writing blog sponsored by Jenny Matlock - Off On My Tangent. She posts three 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.

My story is about an activity I used to do with my children when they were young. The prompt is listed in bold.

It was a dark and stormy night…..

Shrieks and laughter could be heard throughout the house as we huddled together on the couch by the front room window. The next bolt lit up the entire sky and Eddie began to count…

“One thousand and one, one thousand and two…” and before she could get the next word out the crashing boom of thunder shook the windows and the vase on the end table.

Oh, how we loved a good thunderstorm! It brought us together and we left the world behind as we screamed our heads off! Sheer delightful insanity!

Now, go and read to your heart's delight!

Jenny Matlock

12 comments:

Bookie said...

Nice, pleasure instead of fear from a storm....

Terra said...

LOVE IT. We do the same thing. It was quite clever to bring a real life family situation into the "dark and stormy night" prompt! Well done.

Jenny said...

Oh my goodness. This little story brought back so many memories.

A direction different from any that entered my mind to use with this prompt and totally brilliant.

This made me both smile and long for the days when I heard these words uttered by my childrens possibility-filled voices.

Thank you.

Viki said...

How fun this sounds like to do. I loved that it's true. Great Centus.

Cheryl said...

Thank you for this one. I still do that during a storm. It's my favorite part of nature's fury. Wonderful take on the prompt.

jeff campbell said...

The prompt taken refreshingly literal...well done...wish we could get a storm here...Peace

Tgoette said...

This is such a bright, positive story, especially considering the prompt! LOL! So cool to showcase an appreciation for the power and majesty of nature instead of recoiling from it. Genius!

Malisa said...

Awwww! Such a sweet memory! What a good mother to turn the fear of nature into a family game!

I just posted two assignments in one post. I'm bad, but come visit me anyway!

Malisa

Kat said...

Loved this! I still count like this when we have a wicked storm. Keeps my mind off the possibility of trees falling on the roof :) What a fun use of the prompt.

Sue said...

My siblings and I loved a good storm, too! And if we could lose the electricity, that was always the icing on the cake!

Thanks for bringing back pleasing memories and taking a different direction on this.

=)

~Lissa said...

I used to count after the thunder too! Nice SC!

~Lissa said...

I used to count after seeing lightning too! Nice SC!