Thank goodness it's Saturday. I get to play with my favorite event of the week, Saturday Centus. If you still don't know what Saturday Centus is, you must be living under a rock! Hosted by our lovely leader, Jenny Matlock at Off On My Tangent, Saturday Centus is a weekly event that allows us to hone our writing skills by learning to edit. Jenny provides us with a prompt, and we write a story of 100 words or less exclusive of the prompt. The only rules are no pictures, no profanity and the prompt must be used exactly as written. You can chop the heck out of your story, but that prompt is sacrosanct!
This week's prompt is in honor our Tom's birthday
He never dreamed when he blew out the candles on his cake...
My take on the prompt. This is especially for you Tom :)
Tom walked under the canopy of oaks, cursing and swatting at the clouds of gnats that circled his head. Moving through air that felt like syrup, avoiding clouds of grasshoppers that jumped in his wake, he shook his head in disbelief. How had he ended up in this backwater town?
Had it really been just 2 short weeks since his birthday party back in L.A.? Natasha, leaning close as she brought out the cake. "Don't forget to make a wish..."
He never dreamed when he blew out the candles on his cake that his wish for a writing job would land him in Mississippi. Be careful what you wish for, indeed!