Saturday, July 9, 2011

* Saturday Centus *

It's Saturday Centus time again.


In a nutshell, Jenny Matlock gives us a prompt from either herself or a guest submitter and then we have to write 100 words or less related to the prompt, (the prompt doesn't count toward the 100 words) in any style of story you choose. The only restriction is that your post must be PG! 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 "..and the sign read..."

My take is below:


Wandering along a beautiful tree-lined trail, deep in my thoughts, I completely lost track of time. I realized though I should turn around and go back to my car. Ahead, though, a small sign caught my eye and I was curious about it. It appeared to be homemade. As I stepped closer I felt my knees get weak….and the sign read… Darling, I made a terrible mistake. I’m sorry. Please come home.
That was all it took. I literally ran back to my car and raced home. I wondered how many other broken-hearted lovers that sign had brought back together, even with no names.

(exactly 104 words including the prompt)

** Also welcome to my newest followers: Judi and joyful. I hope you'll stop by often and always enjoy what you read and see! Thank you!

22 comments:

  1. I could use a few signs like that sometimes...a bit of direction along my path in life!

    =)

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  2. Oh wonderful! I loved it :o)

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  3. Beautiful!! This is wonderfully done. I'm very happy to be your latest follower. Thanks for your kind comment on my blog too. Enjoy your day :)

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  4. That was lovely, Becky! But, as always, I want you to enlarge on it and tell us the full story. Hee Hee!

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  5. Right sign, right place, right time. Right on, Becky!

    Pat
    www.critteralley.blogspot.com

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  6. Becky, this is just so clever! Great take on the prompt!

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  7. Very nice job, Becky! Nice to see you do Centus. I am so "weather" swamped, I can't write anything right now! One more week of submissions and maybe life will slow--somewhat?

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  8. Becky,
    You are such a romantic!

    Great job!

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  9. that was so sweet ... sometime, i think s we could all use a sign ...

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  10. I love the idea of a sign out in the wilderness leading people back to one another. Wouldn't it be nice if they really existed?

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

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  11. There was definitely a good-hearted person behind that sign. Fun piece to read, Becky :)

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  12. Very romantic--she obviously wanted a reason to head home, and the universe provided one. Oh, if only all decisions came with road signs!

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  13. Wonderful vignette, Becky! It reminded me of a time my parents were driving to a party thrown by an interior decorator couple who had an awesome A-frame tucked in the woods. Mom and Dad hadn't been there before, but they had all the back-road directions. Just as my mother voiced their doubts, by saying, "Do you think this is the right way?" they noticed a sign on a tree up ahead. The sign said "Yes." Apparently the decorator couple had a good understanding of exactly when new visitors would feel lost...

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  14. A heart-warming piece of writing. Loved it.

    Have a great week.

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  15. I love a good romance, and what a story in only a hundred words. Loved it!

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  16. WOW .... any excuse is better than none!!! Nice twist ... good writing.

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  17. That was beautiful. I truly think that more people need to find signs like that to put their life back into perspective.

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  18. This is so cool! Waaaayyyy!!! Way, way cool! I think we should go post a few more of those signs for real around...just imagine the happy endings! Great stuff!

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  19. Makes you wonder if it wasn't devine intervention? ~Ames

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  20. Hey, I haven't seen that sign. Darn my husband and his unromantic nature...grrrr...

    Clever use of the prompt, Miss Becky!

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