Sunday, December 11, 2011

Saturday Centus - Stop the Madness!



It's Saturday Centus Time! For those of us older than dirt...do you remember the Howdy Doody Show? Well....? Jenny, over at Off on My Tangent, gives us an idea, and then we write, write, write.... The prompt this week is "It doesn't have to be like this." We must not write more than 107 words (which includes the prompt) and Jenny is graciously allowing a picture this time. It took some deep thinking for me to come up with something that is so blatantly visible, but heck, it's only a story!


Every day is the same. She gets up, eats, and is on her way. When she arrives at work, she buys a muffin and Latte from the shop downstairs. At 8:00am, she wonders what to have for a snack.

Nine o’clock arrives and it’s time for a banana and juice. By 10:30am, she begins to think about lunch.

“What shall I eat today?” she asks herself. “If I walk to the deli, I can have chips with my sandwich, and save the cookie for later.” Her obsession with food was slowly killing her.

It doesn’t have to be like this” the voice said. “Stop the madness, now!”


For some, it is a daily struggle, and some feel that they live one hour at a time. Thanks for stopping by. Please chomp your way over to Jenny's crib and read some fine literary spectacles by a few of my favorite blogger buds. Just click on the typewrite below.

Have a great week!

Jenny Matlock

8 comments:

Judie said...

This country seems to be running on junk food. People just don't want to know how much fat, sugar, salt, and preservatives they consume in a day. They just live for the moment. I recently learned of a food additive that decreases the time the taste of the food stays in your mouth, so it makes you eat more for the flavor! Of course, that makes you buy more!!!

Kim said...

Oh, during this season of merriment and excess, it's hard to resist all of the goodies at the buffet table - so I totally get this one!

Chris H said...

Very interesting little story, well done.
I am sure there are many people who do live from one 'meal' to the other.

Sue said...

Sometimes I stop this particular madness very well. Other days, not so much...

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anitamombanita said...

oh do I know...I dream about food. ;)

Jo said...

well written ... and such a tough subject on so many levels ...

Nezzy said...

I do, I do!!! I not only remember the Howdy Doody Show but I met Pinky Lee in person and he drew me a picture, gave me a hat and a kiss. Stole my four year old heart! Heeehehe!!!

This time of year I have to truly work on my self control. I do love fudge!!!

God bless and have an amazin' week sweetie.

BTW: giveaway, my place, ya'll come!!! :o)

Jenny said...

What a wonderful link!

Perfect timing for New Years...even though I was actually supposed to read this in December...sigh...

Your words made me think...and made me a little hungry, too!

Hope your 2012 is filled with creativity, joy, possibility and no junk food cravings!

Hugs from Arizona.