Monday, September 17, 2012


I know today is Monday, but welcome anyway, to Saturday Centus, the weekend writing challenge sponsored by the multi-talented Jenny Matlock of Off On My Tangent!  Miss Jenny has given us the challenge of writing a piece using the prompt, "words can be puzzling" using any writing form we would like with the only restriction being that the piece be 104 words or less (four words being the prompt).  My piece is below, with the prompt in bold. 

I can HOPE that my dreams and goals will be realized, but when it doesn't all go according to MY plan, is it right to scream and stomp my feet?  Maybe, there just might be another force involved.

I EXPECT/HOPE to win this week's Lottery...Plan B: continue looking for a job, and if lucky enough to get an interview, knock 'em dead with it!

I EXPECT/HOPE my kids will take care of me...Plan B: do not, under any circumstances, deplete that 401k just to make the credit card payments on the cruise I just took. 

Words can be puzzling; say what you mean!

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Judie said...

Liz, this is sooooo true! Great take on the prompt. It would be great to win the Lottery, but unless one buys a ticket.....

I hope my kids NEVER have to take care of me in my old age. They might just put me on an ice flow in Alaska, if there is any ice left by that time!! (Is it "flow" or "floe?" Words can be puzzling!!

Joanna Jenkins said...

I expect to wint he lottery too. Good thing we're in two different states so we can BOTH win :-)
xo jj

Sue said...

I mostly like to say what I mean. Sometimes I couch things a little, just to be kind.

But I'm pretty frank, all in all.


Karen S. said...

Oh I WANT to win too! But I guess one must play again to make that happen right! :) I enjoyed your ins and outs of life....and do hold on to that 401K....and knock them dead in what ever you may do!

Unknown Mami said...

Leave that 401k alone!

Jenny said...

Let me know how that 'kids taking care of you thing' works out.

I need to follow that plan, too!

Fun and different use of this prompt!

I enjoyed the direction you took this.

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