Tuesday, October 5, 2010

Saturday Centus - A Scary Story


Time to put on the old creative hat and get writing - it's Saturday Centus time! By now, you know the routine, right? Our lovely hostess, Jenny Matlock at Off On My Tangent, provides us with a prompt and we write a micro story of 100 words or less exclusive of the prompt. Simple, right? Not so much. And this week, she's shaking things up again. No written prompt, we are to use a picture instead. Normally we are not allowed to use pictures in our posts. But since the picture is the prompt, I'm going to to be an anarchist and break that rule. The prompt for this week:

I was hoping to be able to add to this story (thank cj for prompting me) and I think I managed it.

My take on the prompt:

The screen door slamming sounded like a gunshot in the old house. Charlee jumped, flour floating to the floor, ghosts in the October breeze. Little Frank ran into the kitchen, jumping up and down like a pogo stick. "Aunt Charlee, I'm going to pick pumpkins for Jr. He said he'd pay me and some other kids a dime for every good one!" Charlee untied her apron, turning toward the boy. "Child, we've talked about this. You aren't to go anywhere near the Ewell place. Jr. is a bad man. I don't want you talking to him."

Roy would handle this ...


Make sure to stop by and visit all the links. There are some amazing writers participating in this meme every week. And since the posts are so short, you can read them all!
























Blogger Templates

20 comments:

Deborah said...

That's definitely a start to a story! and I loved ... ghosts in the October breeze! :o)

Tracy said...

Ok where is the rest good start

My name is PJ. said...

This feels like the start of a novel! It's reeeeeeeally well captured. I can hear the country twang.

Cheryl said...

So this is part of what happened Before, right? Great write as always.

Viki said...

I think this one can be added to many times. It's very interesting and scary in the same respect. Good job.

Lynne (lynnesgiftsfromtheheart) said...

Wow!! Girl you've got some talent going on here.. Thanks for stopping by and saying hello. Like you life has been crazy around here.. hugs ~lynne~

jeff campbell said...

Such intrigue...well done...leaves me wondering if there is more to this?? Peace

xinex said...

Sounds like a thriller, the kind that I enjoy...Christine

Jenny said...

OK, this did feel scary. And now I'm worried. A little bit.

Not a lot because there was only 100 words of scariness, but still.

No extra words for you Missy. I need to be able to sleep tonight!

Thanks for a wonderful link and a creative use of the prompt picture.

Pat @ Mille Fiori Favoriti said...

You are so good at this Kat, that you make it sound so easy to write a story! Of course I know it isn't!

Sweet Tea said...

Good job. You've definitely got the spookiness factor goin' on!

I Wonder Wye said...

I like the line about the flour falling like ghosts in the breeze...I am a writer and love little prompts and challenges like these...

Marla @ Always Nesting said...

So when do we all get to read your book?

Ames said...

My mind has started wandering.Creepy thinking about little boys around bad men. This would make a scary thriller story. ~Ames

Sue said...

Okay. Now I'm creeped out about this Junior guy.

"/

Calming Scents said...

sounds good, I would totally NOT be able to do this lol

Lynn said...

The Ewells are always the bad guys! I want to hear the end of this!

Confessions of a Plate Addict said...

Ooooh Kat! Another little piece of the story! You must hurry up and finish so we can read the whole thing! Hope you are having a great weekend!...hugs...Debbie

Judie said...

I know all about Jr. I've told my kids to stay away from him, too!!

RawknRobynsGoneBlogWild said...

You really take us (the readers) there. I can see him jumping up and down like a pogo stick. This is great.
xoRobyn