Saturday, October 16, 2010

Saturday Centus - Mini Goblin Style

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 theme of this week's Centus is in bold lettering.

It was Friday afternoon. The whole class was jumping with excitement. They were 30 minutes into their Halloween party. The closing bell rang and the masses rushed out of the school and into the waiting buses.

Richard’s business day was extended due to a worker calling in sick. Richard repaved driveways for a living, which brought him home covered in tar each night. He arrived home, snuck in the back door and raced to the front door as he heard the children’s voices.

“Trick or Treat” they shouted as the door opened. Upon seeing Richard covered in tar, the mini goblins screamed and ran amok into the night!

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Jenny Matlock

24 comments:

Deborah said...

Excellent one, well done!! :o)

Kat said...

Very cute! Halloween does bring out the kid in all of us, doesn't it? Nice use of the prompt. And you used one of my all time favorite words - amok! Kat

jfb57 said...

Oh bless! What a shock! Great thinking!

gautami tripathy said...

Wonderfully done!

within the pages

Judie said...

I am constantly running amok! Good story!

Leah said...

Hey, is your blog layout new? I LOVE the butterfly costume at the top!! I want!! : )

Sue said...

heehee

There are costumes, and then there are COSTUMES!

;)

Jackie said...

haha . Oh well .

Unknown Mami said...

Oh, I love it.

Viki said...

I could only imagine what a sight Richard must have been lol. Great fun take on the prompt.

Ames said...

There's a little trickster in all of us at one time or another. Very cute!~Ames

RockiBottom said...

i love that he snuck in the back so he could run to the front door for that surprise

Jeanie said...

Good story leading up to a great use of the prompt. Isn't Halloween fun!

Susannah said...

Nice story! :-)

My name is PJ. said...

I've always enjoyed the unexpected fun Halloween has in store. Good job!

5thsister said...

brilliant! great imagery. I can so see those little goblins running amok!

Terra said...

Smiling in awe, this was cute! I love how it went from school to evening!

Tgoette said...

LOL! What a great story and a fun take on the prompt! Nicely played!

RawknRobynsGoneBlogWild said...

That was convenient for Richard. He didn't even have to wash up after work. I liked this unique story.
xoRobyn

GutsyWriter said...

Enjoyed the tar part, very visual, which always add to a story. Well done.

Tina said...

haha what a great way to scare the trickers off. such fun!

cj Schlottman said...

Very visual and smart, this centus! Love it when the adults get to play!

Thanks..........cj

Teresa said...

The adult world is very scary!

Jenny said...

This is such a cute story.

I tell ya...coming home with tar everyday would definitely NOT be a treat!

I love anything that runs amok. Including this story!

Great link.