Saturday, June 5, 2010

Saturday Centus - Escape

I'm joining Jenny Matlock for Saturday Centus. This is such a fun event, it really makes you stretch and use your imagination! Every week we are given a prompt and are to write a story of 100 words or less using the prompt in it's original form. Many thanks to Mr. Jenny for some fun ideas. Make sure to visit Jenny's blog to read some great examples of short story writing. Here is my contribution for week 5. The prompt is in blue.


Rounding the corner of Main Street, a quick glance over my shoulder. The hulking man who had been shadowing me for blocks was nowhere in sight. Spying a funky little vintage boutique, I darted in and grabbed a large felt hat and muddy brown poncho, ditching my bright orange T-shirt in the dressing room. Throwing a fifty on the counter, I slipped out the rear exit. I needed a place to lay low, let the heat die down. Creeping out of the alley, I spotted the perfect sanctuary.

I settled into the comfortable movie theater seat with awkward 3D glasses perched on my nose, a small tub of popcorn on my lap, and a bottle of water lodged into the seat holder, hoping to escape this nightmare for a few hours.

29 comments:

jeff campbell said...

Creepy...I would like to know more about this story...well done...peace

Lady Banana said...

Yes, now this is exciting!

Malisa said...

Glad you escaped...so you can write again next week! :) I enjoyed...thanks!

Tgoette said...

Such drama! I loved this post. I guess ducking into a movie theater isn't such a bad idea after all! Great job!

Confessions of a Plate Addict said...

Oh, Kat! Great writing! And I also loved last week's...amazing! I was not expecting that ending.(Can I really be that far behind? I am up to my elbows in baby bottles!) Your T post was fun! I love the bell for the cemetery plot! They have them in New Orleans, you know! lol I hope you are having a great weekend!...hugs...Debbie

Cheryl said...

I love a great mystery. Thanks for the ride.

Viki said...

Very good and intriguing. Just what are you hiding from LOL. Great post.

Jackie said...

I hate stalkers! I hope your story doesn't turn out a horror movie lol

Jackie said...

...or lol I should say I hope your movie isn't a horror , that would suck hey.

marty (A Stroll Thru Life) said...

Kat, you have the greatest imagination. Love your story. Now I am all spooky. lol Great job with it. Hope you are having a super weekend. Hugs, Marty

easternsparkle said...

I think we need a prequel as much as a sequel...tell us more!!

June Freaking Cleaver said...

Oh, I liked this - so very Guy Noir (if you listen to Prairie Home Companion)...especially loved the line about throwing the fifty on the counter, I could see it happen just like that!

My name is PJ. said...

Intrigue! Nothing like it to keep me wanting more!!! Come on! Chapter two........

Terra said...

very exciting, these stories are getting better and better with each click - I am afraid mine falls short this week - I just couldn't get into it! Way to go!

Mumsy said...

Oh my, that was exciting! My imagination is running wild until you mention the word "heat". Very captivating!

Confessions of a Plate Addict said...

Thanks for the tip on the archival glass, Kat! I had never heard of it!...Debbie

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This is like a James Bond movie script. well done!
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Bonnie said...

This looks like fun, I'm going to visit Jenny's blog!

Oh, I loved St. Pepper's so much. i played it over and over and over! And like Debbie at Plate Addict I had their posters all over my wall.

Have a great week, Bonnie

PS - oh boy, Johnny Rivers, another one of my faves!

The Quintessential Magpie said...

Sounds exciting, Kat! I want to know how this one turns out in the end. Good job!

XO,

Sheila

Lois said...

Sounds mysterious and makes me want to read more!

xinex said...

You are such a great writer, Kat, and I love mysteries that's why I love to read Greg Iles books.... Christine

Shellbelle said...

Now they say we write what we know, so I want to know where this story came from deep inside of you?

Computer problems have kept me away, but honey, my new one has me flying around the internet!

cjschlottman said...

Kathy,

What a great take on this week's prompt!
My heart was in my throat.

Thanks for your warm and comforting comments at The Red Sweater. I'm wearing it now..............

Diana said...

Wow!

Annesphamily said...

Wow! What a great story! I admire you folks that are doing this! Your story is great! Anne

Jingle said...

http://itistimetothinkformyself.blogspot.com/2010/06/jingles-june-follower-awards-week-1.html

Happy June awards,
Happy Weekend!

Tracy said...

Hi sorry it has taken me so long to read very good brilliant in fact we need a prequal please

Jenny said...

I love this. It actually almost sounds like part one to my little link!

This is a wonderful use of the prompt!

I'm impressed.

And a little bit willied out, too!

Tina said...

So cool. I was originally going to take mine in a similar direction, and then the kids interrupted, giving me another idea. Well done!