Thursday, September 9, 2010

Saturday Centus - Justifiable Homicide

Late again. I know Saturday Centus' link stays live all week, but I feel like I'm late if I don't post by Sunday! Another weekend helping Cait get settled into her new apartment in Dallas, this time we had internet, but NO TIME! Not sure what a "Saturday Centus" is? Stop by Jenny Matlock - Off On My Tangent to find out. Our ever gracious hostess Jenny provides us with a prompt, and we then write a story of no more than 100 words (exclusive of the prompt). It's not as easy as it sounds, believe me. Especially when you tend to be "high verbal" like me. (That was a neat little phrase I picked up from Cait's Kindergarten teacher. Sounds so much nicer than "she talks too much" doesn't it?)


This weeks prompt is a classic. When I opened the post and read it, I laughed out loud. Like a loon. Ask DH or Cait - they thought I'd finally lost it.

It was a dark and stormy night

Here's my take on this week's prompt. This one is especially for you, Jenny. Enjoy!



It was a dark and stormy night. And I was awake for every crash of thunder and flash of lightening. Tossing and turning like the wind chimes outside my window.

I should have known the minute I set foot in that oh so bohemian coffee shop. Definitely a square peg in a round hole. The snarky little barista, sporting more ink than the Sunday New York Times, looked with utter disdain down her prominently pierced nose as I ordered.

"Vente Vanilla Latte, decaf please". The reason behind her specious smile as she handed me my drink was all too apparent now.

Oh, she would pay for this...

19 comments:

Marla @ Always Nesting said...

More,more!!!

Blondie's Journal said...

ooooooh, very suspenseful!! Can't wait for the ending!! Nicely done, Kat!

xoxo
Jane

Jenny said...

Kat, oh my criminy. Laughing my rear off here. This was fantastic.

I love your writing. You are always such a joy to visit.

And I loved this line:
sporting more ink than the Sunday New York Times

Super cool use of the prompt...and, as you well now, I can totally relate....grrrr...

marty (A Stroll Thru Life) said...

Kat, you do let the devil side of you stick out every once in a while don't you? Love your post. Now we can all write our own ending. You are just too much. Love ya. Hugs, Marty

diane said...

Good stuff....what was it? Did she write something on top of the coffee?

Ames said...

You can't leave me hanging!!??!!:)

Terra said...

OH YOU DONE GOOD! I read that Jenny post. LOVE IT!

Jenners said...

I loved the "sporting more ink ..." line. Awesome! And I can relate to having trouble keeping it to 100 words ... I suffer from diarrhea of the mouth too!

Lourie said...

Good one!! I really enjoyed this.

Bookie said...

Thank you, Kat, for dropping by and commenting on my blog today! I think everyone is a little later this week than normal. Maybe it is the shift in seasons.

I love your Centus...liked that "more ink" image as well. Perfect. Loved the ending too...oh, how we all can suffer form caffeine!! I had a diet coke late tonight with writer group...will pay for that one! :)

Sue said...

You are just too clever!

Almost as good as the "sporting more ink" line is the "tossing and turning like the wind chimes outside my window."

Deftly done!

=)

Tgoette said...

LOL! Yeah right, decaf! That was a wonderful take on the prompt, Kat! Great job!

Viki said...

" Tossing and turning like the wind chimes outside my window". Where did that come from. I loved that line. Great Centus.

Cheryl said...

PERFECT! Jenny's gonna love this one all to pieces. I've gotta say besides lovin' the Centus, I'm so glad to know there's a term for me: high verbal is so much nicer than "shaddupalready."

Bonnie said...

It was a dark and stormy night always reminds me of Snoopy! Great job with the writing prompt. Look forward to more.

Thanks for visiting with me and get yourself over to SeaWorld soon!

~Bonnie

RockiBottom said...

Heehee... love the description of the snarky barista. And darn that caffeine!

smArtee said...

Hmmmm...I think I know that girl..Hahahahaha..wow great take on the theme.......and the "wind chimes" too..I could actually hear them as I read...Nice to meet you Kat.!

My Crafty Little Page said...

Haha - love your centus! Haven't been by forever and I'm loving all your new memes! Did Cait graduate? Sounds like lots of changes. Wow - what a rain we had last week...much needed but better without all the flooding. Hope you were okay. Hugs, Kat. xoxo Nancy

~Lissa said...

Hahaha this is hilarious. I read Jenny's post about that as well and this is such a great addition!

I'm also happy to have learned a new phrase. High Verbal. Maybe I'll throw it in my resume. haha