Saturday, October 30, 2010

Saturday Centus - Haints


Jenny, Jenny, Jenny... What are you doing to us? It's time for Saturday Centus, hosted by our lovely Jenny Matlock at Off On My Tangent. You know the routine, Jenny gives us a prompt and we write a fun little story of 100 words or less. Every week, I struggle keeping my word count down. Slave and sweat over which of my sweet little words are going to the recycling bin. Well, this week Jenny threw us a curve ball. We only get 50 words. Now how on earth are we supposed to tell a story in 50 words or less? Good grief, I use more words than that on my grocery list! Guess this is our trick for Halloween. I'm going to give it the old college try. The prompt is in blue font. Make sure to visit all the links, I'm sure you'll find some treats there!


The old Civil War depot was haunted. Everyone knew that. Frankie went in anyway. You can't ignore a triple dog dare! After the longest 30 minutes in history, he emerged. Shaking, but with a victorious smile on his impish face. "Come on Frankie, what happened?" He just smirked and said
"Abraham Lincoln was a lot shorter then I thought he would be..."











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27 comments:

5thsister said...

An appropriately spooky one! Great job!

Deborah said...

LOL Brilliant!!! so well written, I loved it :o)

Teresa said...

You certainly were up to the challenge! Not only did you write in 50 words, but you kept it within the spirit of Halloween with ghosties.

Fantastic! Kudos on a job well done.

Terra said...

You did great! This read like a story between friends perfectly!

Jackie said...

It's an optical illusion

My name is PJ. said...

Okay, now this one is my favorite for the week. An EXCELLENT ghoulish take on it!

Sue said...

I am amazed at how well people did with this crazy prompt. Yours is GREAT!

=)

Judie said...

Perfect for Halloween! You did a great job with the prompt.

jfb57 said...

Great post to link with Halloween!

Viki said...

I loved that this was in the Civil War Depot. Old Abe must have been just hanging around LOL. Good take on this.

Lori E said...

Ha, ha. Good one. He was short wasn't he?

Splendid Little Stars said...

mysterious!

marty (A Stroll Thru Life) said...

Kat, you are so good. I love this. I can't wait for you to write a book. Hope you have a super weekend. Hugs, Marty

Blondie's Journal said...

What a great sense of humor you have, Kat!!

Happy Halloween! :-)

XO,
Jane

Cheryl said...

Great imagination at play. And YOU DID IT! Yeehaw!

Tgoette said...

Brilliant, Kat! You wrote a great story and you did it with 50 words! I loved this!

Susannah said...

That's a really good one. A great little story in only 50 words! :-)

My Saturday Centus

Deb said...

love it...

Jenny said...

After I got done laughing over your grocery list comment...I was wowed by your story.

This was cool. It's amazing how much you can create in 50 words, really!

Incredible little gem of a story. Thank you for linking.

"Cottage By The Sea" said...

Excellent work, I'll bet Jenny gave you an A+.

I don't know how you keep anything to 50 words, EVER! I can't even keep my comments to 50 words.

Happy Halloween!

Malisa said...

Very, very nice! I truly enjoyed your post this week. I just posted my story. Hope you will stop by and read it.

Malisa

RawknRobynsGoneBlogWild said...

I really like the childish language (e.g., triple dog dare). This piece was a lot of fun.
xoRobyn

RockiBottom said...

what a nice halloweenish tie in for the prompt. loved it

The Quintessential Magpie said...

Kat, I absolutely loved this! This is one of my favorites of your stories, and you did a FANTASTIC job of writing a story in 50 words or less. WOW!

Congrats on this...

XO,

Sheila :-)

cj Schlottman said...

Perfect! A little gem of a (complete) story in so few words takes real talent.

Thanks for this one..........cj

laurie @ bargain hunting said...

Kat, that is so clever and so fun! laurie

Anna said...

A ghost story! Brilliant! Love the different styles, your rant before the text and your childish use of language 'triple dog dare'.
(Sorry I am so late in commenting.)
Best wishes,
Anna
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