Saturday, June 26, 2010

Saturday Centus - Friends

It's the weekend! Time to exercise your writing chops and join Jenny Matlock for Saturday Centus. It's such a fun idea. Mr. Jenny provides us with a prompt, and we write a short story around it. 100 words or less, not counting the prompt. You have to use the prompt in it's original form, then let your imagination run free. My contribution for this week is below, the prompt words are in bold font. Oh, and this week our prompt was written by Jeff Campbell, one of our weekly contributors! Thanks Jeff, this was a fun one!

Just when I thought I had made it through another day without drawing Sister Ignacia's unwanted attention, I felt the dreaded tap on my shoulder.

"Did you notice Elizabeth in class this morning and how forlorn she seemed?" Perhaps I will write her a comforting note, I thought. Maybe Sister would get off my back.

Why did Sister think that Elizabeth and I could ever be friends? Polar opposites, her biggest concerns were hair, makeup and clothes. Me? No makeup, long straight hair. Clothes? Whatever I threw on after rolling out of bed. Favorite accessories? Books.

" I'm sorry you're having a bad week. If you want to talk, call ." Duty done. And that little note led to the longest friendship of my life.

28 comments:

Sue said...

Great take on the prompt. And it rings true. I often think people are "not my type" initially who then end up to be good friends.

=)

Viki said...

What a sweet story. It reminds a person not to judge a book by its cover, ha. Great Centus.

The Quintessential Magpie said...

You did it again, Kat! Loved this!

XO,

Sheila :-)

Tgoette said...

Very well done! What a great lesson. Congrats on a very unique and creative take on this weeks prompt!

laurie @ bargain hunting said...

Kathy, this is such a sweet story, and with that prompt, it could have easily had a bad ending. I loved this. laurie

Mama Zen said...

Oh, I love the ending!

Malisa said...

Good for Sister Ignacia! Very believable!

Bookie said...

Nice to have a happy ending...the story felt so complete.

My name is PJ. said...

You chose one of the best nun names ever!

This was very well written, Kat - you actually had an entire story in your 100 words. That's talent!

xinex said...

Sounds like a happy ending and I like that. Another great story, Kat!..Christine

Mumsy said...

I love the ending! It reminds me of a childhood friend and how we become best friends too.

Mary said...

Well done! I'm also a sucker for happy endings which you have, indeed, given us. I hope you are having a great day. Blessings...Mary

Sami said...

I literally broke out into a smile at the last sentence of this. Well done!! :)

Terra said...

Yes I smiled too. Well done!

Tina said...

LOVED this one. We never know who is going to turn out to be a "diamond in the rough".

Jenny said...

I can hardly write this for trying to protect my knuckles. Sister Ignatius (close to your name) was one of the ruler-wielding nuns of my Catholic school days.

But I will be brave and continue with my comment.

Love the direction this little story took us.

Acceptance and tolerance. Don't leave home without it.

Debbie said...

Thanks so much Kat! I appreciate your voting. Cute story too....glad it ended well.

paige said...

I love this. I love how it ends. I didn't see that coming. :)

Thank you for visiting me!

Shellbelle said...

Another hit and I believe it is my favorite so far.

Your story reminded me of the beginning of many of my friendships. Not that they started with a note, but that they began by getting to know those who were different than me. Variety is the spice of life and friendships!

Bravo!

Melissa Miller said...

Great post Kathy! Friends are the best!

Enjoy your lovely summer! ~Melissa :)

Tina said...

thats a great opposites attract story.

i had a couple of friends like that lol

Cheryl said...

Nicely done, Kathy. Never saw that ending coming.

Pat @ Mille Fiori Favoriti said...

You are really good at doing these prompts, Kathy. I think you should consider taking a creative writing course and begin your novel!

jeff campbell said...

Cool writing...excellent! Peace and blessings

The Quintessential Magpie said...

Kat, I just wanted to thank you for that sweet comment on The Muse's blog. You are such a sweetheart, and I appreciate your kindness more than you know. BIG HUGS!

XOXOXO,

Sheila :-)

The Muse said...

Oh good one Kat...
I mean it too!
:)


And that little note led to the longest friendship of my life.
SWEET !

Our really empty nest said...

Kat, I agree with everyone else, you are REALLY good at this, you need to consider writing at least a short story! Thanks for stopping by and asking about about my reunion. It was ok. Wish I could say more, but honestly at of a class of 650 30 of us showed, and very few that I knew very well. We stayed for 5 hours talked alot, got dehydrated, and left. Glad you liked that video, it cracked me up, show your daughter, Nikki liked it too! Sue

Nadeen said...

Wow! Need an escort. I'm available.

Have fun!