Saturday, March 19, 2011

It's Showtime!

Welcome to Saturday Centus, part of my Saturday morning routine as I consume my 32 ounces of coffee! Jenny Matlock Off On My Tangent sponsors this always entertaining weekly meme where we are challenged to write a story, poem, or other means of the written word, using a prompt of her fancy. Our contributions can be no more than 100 words, (not including the prompt) and cannot be accompanied by a picture.

We all impatiently waited for the show to begin. Freddie leaned over to whisper into Susie’s ear. I so wanted to know what he was saying to her, since she made the ugliest face as he spoke! Fern and Dana were playing Patty-Cake for the fiftieth time! I wanted to scream “stop it!” Becky couldn’t leave her dress alone, and Timmy picked his nose…continuously.

I thought, “What am I doing here with these knuckleheads?” I looked around at the audience and it dawned on me that the average age was five. I looked down and shook my head. Just then, the curtain parted…

Sorry...my story, minus the prompt, stops here at 100 words exactly!

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18 comments:

Karen S. said...

Oh no the curtain parted, just as I was so eager to read the rest...as I sit here too having had a bit too much coffee this morning and still feeling sleepy eyed...why is that? What an interesting way to deliver this prompt...I always seem to have far too many words so this morning I thought, strive for just 50 and gee did that work! Thanks for such a sweet story!

June Freaking Cleaver said...

Come on, no fair leaving us hanging...what happened to the knuckleheads? Did the nose picking stop?

I need to know!

Good story!

Koby said...

and then...? Oh, do try and continue this next week...I love a cliff hanger.

Judie said...

Hahaha! Very clever! I love it!

Dazee Dreamer said...

when I totally get into a book, I "see" it all. You did a great job with the detail as I saw him picking his nose. yuk.

good job.

Rawknrobyn.blogspot.com said...

This is really cute and playful. Nicely done. It leaves me smiling.
xoRobyn

Jo said...

okay ... you left us hanging ... though, as they were 5 year olds i suspect some mayhem may occur ... i really enjoyed this tale!

gautami tripathy said...

I gotta know more!

stretched drums

Anna said...

Love this one! I can guess the rest! Great centus!
Best wishes,
Anna
Anna's SC week 46 'curtain parted'

jfb57 said...

Well done for sticking to the rules -you'll have to finish it somewhere else now!

Kat said...

Really well written, I can feel her anxiety level ratcheting up with every word. I'm going to guess a Barney performance? Eeks, that would turn this into a horror story :) Kat

Sue said...

Fun! Reminds me of the time I went to see The Wiggles.

;)

cj Schottman said...

You did a fabulous job of putting your readers right in the middle of the action. It was concrete and very visual - and I want to know if the nose picking continued!

Namaste..........cj

gaelikaa said...

Growing up times remain etched in the memory forever!

Tgoette said...

LOL! Oh the suspense is killing us! What a wonderful piece this is! So well written and such a clever use of the prompt! Extra credit for sticking to the word count!!

Chris H said...

That was really good! Now do we get to find out what happens when the curtain parted????

jabblog said...

Things can only get worse at children's show like this ;-)

Jenny said...

How did you do that? You absolutely nailed that in exactly 100 words...told us a story, left us hanging...I really liked this.

Even the nose picking part!