Saturday, January 22, 2011

Beam Me Up...are you there...Scottie...Hey!

Well, well, well Ms. Jenny Matlock! At it again are you? Jenny's Saturday Centus is always a treat for readers and writers. The reads are short, and the writes are no more than 100 words long (in other words, short). Each Saturday we are given a writing prompt and challenged to make it come alive...in just a few words. This week's prompt is "Beam Me Up Scottie" and appears in bold lettering in the story.


Upon entering the moon station, I felt a draft. I caught my profile as I passed the full-length mirror. I screamed, "OMG! I’m naked! How could this happen? Maybe if I pretend that it's normal to be naked, nobody will notice?"

I sat down and turned on my computer. I could see the camera angles to the entrance of station. As I brought up the main level cameras, I saw groups of workers converging upon one cubicle….my cubicle. Fifty people were all within 10 feet of me! I screamed, but it came out as a whisper, “beam me up, Scottie!” Then, I woke up.

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17 comments:

Kat said...

Ha ha! This made me laugh out loud. Guess even alien life forms have those horrible naked in a room full of people dreams. Great take on the prompt. Kat

Viki said...

LOL, too funny. Clever take on this centus, ha.

June Freaking Cleaver said...

I've never had the naked dream...and in my case, it would be a nightmare.

Great job!

Life with Kaishon said...

I LOVE your blog header. That is just too gorgeous! You write so interestingly. LOVE your style!

Jeanie said...

Waking up at that point is about as good as getting beamed up...very funny take on the prompt.

Sue said...

heehee

The sans clothes thing would definitely be my worst nightmare...

=)

Karen S. said...

Still laughing, great stuff and of course it's normal to a be naked!

Judie said...

I totally agree with Sue! I hate those dreams!!

Tgoette said...

LOL! That was good! Definitely a new spin on the "naked in public" nightmare! Well done.

Rawknrobyn.blogspot.com said...

Very good! This is so much like a real dream, only more shocking and scary. I like it.
xoRobyn

Terra said...

thank god it was a dream (also glad it wasn't sci-fi porn) fun to read!!!

jfb57 said...

That would be a horrid experience I think! Thank goodness for Scottie!

Bookie said...

Oh, a chilling dream and "chilly" take on the prompt!

Chris H said...

LOL... well done! I loved it.

Rek said...

You had me there...very interesting piece and fun to read. :)

Nancy Jane said...

What a fun take on the 'naked dream.' Really enjoyed this...

Jenny said...

Actually if this happened to me it would have to be written in the horror genre. For anyone coming across me sans clothing.

What a neat twist on the prompt you shared here.

I really like what you did...and it made me laugh!

Thanks for linking.