Saturday, February 19, 2011

Saturday Centus - I'm Blocked!

Your mission, if you accept, is to write a piece using the prompt "I'd catch a grenade for you" in 100 words or less (with no pictures!). Thanks to Jenny Matlock Off On My Tangent, moi has had writer's block since Saturday morning. I listened to the song by Bruno Mars to see if I could be motivated...nothing. I thought about what the word grenade means to me and I could only come up with war stuff. War is way too serious for me to joke about, so I won't go there.

Then I thought about adding a few letters to the word grenade and came up with grenadine!! I'm probably breaking a rule somewhere, but here goes! (The prompt is in bold)

Grenadine, a sweet red syrup, is used in “cocktail” drinks like “Tequila Sunrise” and “A Slow Comfortable Scr** Against the Wall.” Pretty good for a non-drinker, no? It can also be used to attract hummingbirds, as well as, ants, flies and a squirrel or two.

Interestingly enough, the name "grenadine" comes from the French word grenade which means pomegranate, and was originally prepared from pomegranate or cherry juice, and sugar. I like sugar. I will eat or drink anything with sugar. Maybe that explains my womanly figure, erratic attention span and occasional writer’s block.

This is my sweet take on "I'd catch a grenade for you!"

Thanks for stopping by to read my silliness! Click on the logo below to see how other MI spies attacked this challenge!

Have a great week!!


jeff campbell said...

Unusual, yet most interesting take on our prompt ;-) Peace and blessings

Karen S. said...

Oh this is super sweet, and one of my favorites for this take on the theme...I love it when the theme can take so many different twists and you really offered up a delicious one for us! Great post!

Nonna Beach said...

I love it...a take on the prompt so original and informative too !!!

Kat said...

I like your way of thinking! I love people who take the prompt and run with it, and you certainly did. I had a hard time with this, because that song drives me bonkers. So that's what I wrote about :) Kat

GutsyWriter said...

Very clever and I liked the use of the origin of the word.

cj Schlottman said...

This post speaks of a great imagination! Well done - and gutsy.


Gems said...

A new genre for this prompt...I really like what you did with it. I learned a few things too!
Gems x

Nancy Jane said...

Different and I liked it because I learned something new!

Jenny said...

OK,I love grenadine! Yummy.

What a clever girl you are to add some extra letters to get this prompt to be more to your liking.

I admire rebels!

You're cool.