"...IF YOU FOLLOW YOUR BLISS, DOORS WILL OPEN FOR YOU THAT WOULDN'T HAVE OPENED FOR ANYONE ELSE." - Joseph Campbell

"SOMETIMES ON THE WAY TO YOUR DREAM, YOU GET LOST AND FIND A BETTER ONE." - Lisa Hammond

"IT IS POSSIBLE AT ANY AGE TO DISCOVER A LIFELONG DESIRE YOU NEVER KNEW YOU HAD." - Robert Brault


"IT'S NEVER TOO LATE TO BE WHO YOU MIGHT HAVE BEEN." - George Eliot

"WE DID NOT CHANGE AS WE GREW OLDER. WE JUST BECAME MORE CLEARLY OURSELVES." - Lynn Hall

"GO CONFIDENTLY IN THE DIRECTION OF YOUR DREAMS! LIVE THE LIFE YOU HAVE IMAGED." - Henry David Thoreau

Saturday, June 25, 2011

* Saturday Centus *

It's been a long time since I participated in Jenny Matlock's Saturday Centus. I'm not sure why, but hopefully I'll get back into the swing of things.


In a nutshell, Jenny Matlock gives us a prompt from either herself or a guest submitter and then we have to write 100 (although this week is only 60) words or less related to the prompt (the prompt doesn't count toward the 100 words) Then link it up to her blog. It's open until the following Saturday, so that means you have all week to participate by either reading or writing. The prompt this week is Dear John


Mary was ecstatic her fiance', Rodney, was coming home. No, she was not one who wrote a Dear John letter to a man she proclaimed to love. How cruel that would be! Why couldn't a woman wait for her lover to come back home? And, in fact, it wasn't even wartime. He'd just gone to the corner store to buy lottery tickets.  (exactly 60 words, not counting the prompt)

Also, I welcome my newest follower, Julie Fedderson. I hope you'll stop by often and always enjoy what you read and see! Thank you!

25 comments:

  1. Becky, your story just begs to continue...does Rodney come back? Does she sit and wait for years?

    Or does he bop right into the door within minutes?

    Do tell!

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  2. Becky, Welcome back! This little open ended story begs me to have John swing back into the room with not only beer but a bag of Doritos!

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

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  3. Hey Becky,
    What a coincidink. I decided to try my hand at Saturday Centus today too after several weeks off.

    About your story: Did Rodney buy the winning lottery ticket?

    donna v

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  4. LOL Very clever Becky !

    A cliffhanger with many fun possibilities...please continue and stay with us too !

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  5. I guess she is a quick mover ;-) Nice job...Peace and blessings

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  6. Nice use of prompt will it continue ?

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  7. O.k., so this gal rolls into the trailer park, hops out of the car, and rushes into the trailer.

    "Get packed! I just won the lottery!"

    "What should I pack for?" he asked. "The mountains? The seashore? Where are we going?"

    "WE are not going anywhere. I'm throwing you out!"

    Your Dear John is VERY clever and funny!!! Good work!

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  8. Oh, the romance of longing for someone who just went to the corner...must be Young Love for sure.

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  9. Great centus. I love that he didn't go to war but rather went out for lottery tickets. Like everyone else, I want to know more.
    Cheers.

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  10. that was a clever Centus! Welcome back!

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  11. well, thanks. my imagination has now gone wild.

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  12. Great job, Becky! You had me going there for a minute! Sounds a little like she has separation anxiety. LOL! Great take on the prompt!

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  13. LOL, great twist. Hope they are winning tickets:-)

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  14. Good job! It's fun waiting to see what happens next.

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  15. Thank you all so much! It's great to be back. I'm going to head back over to Jenny's now and begin stopping by y'alls' blogs!! :)

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  16. Oh my gosh, it makes me think of this little store in Wellfleet Mass from which people have supposedly been abducted by aliens...perhaps Dear John is just about to be plopped back down and can come home to his waiting lover! Thank you for the supportive note on my blog - I feel excited about this adventure. I'll watch for your email.
    Melissa

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  17. Well done! Glad this one was not a real "Dear John"-letter!
    Best wishes,
    Anna
    Sanna writes to John Tell-Anna's SC wk 60

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  18. Hi Melissa, Anna, and Sue! Thank you so much for stopping by! These Centus' are always such fun!

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  19. That was such a fun read! Good job! Thanks for your kind comment on my blog, and I soooo agree - I need a writer's psychiatrist! laurie

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  20. Let me guess...he won a instant lottery; went gallivanting to see the seven wonders, splurged all the money and is coming back to her...
    Enjoyed this mysterious take. Very original and well written.

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  21. Great story Becky! Ahh - love. So inspiring.

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  22. This was so awesome. Awesome! Amazing! Astonishing...tight, tight writing!

    I guess my little toilet trick was pretty sub par!

    Becky, I love the way you write. I just need a few more hours in evey day so I can get by here and read you more often!

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  23. Hi laurie, Rek, Marcia, and Jenny! Thank you all so much!!! I so appreciate your comments!!

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I love comments, especially because I know the time it takes to stop and type one, even a short one! Thanks very much!