Saturday, October 16, 2010

Saturday Centus - Trick or Treat!

It's Saturday which can only mean one thing. Time to visit Jenny Matlock at Off On My Tangent for Saturday Centus. Just in case you've been off in Siberia or something, these are the rules. Our lovely hostess provides us with a prompt. We then struggle to write a micro story of 100 words or less (exclusive of the prompt) - no profanity, no pictures and the prompt must be used in it's entirety and intact. This is a great way to see what editors have to endure on a daily basis!

Since it's October, the ghouls and ghosties are out and about. Oh wait, that's just a group of Centusians moaning over which words to delete from their story! Seriously, it's harder than you think. I'm just writing along, and when I stop to check my word count, I'm usually over 100 words before I'm anywhere near done writing.

This week's prompt was provided by our lovely Miss Anna and it's very appropriate to the season. Here's my take on it, the prompt is in bold font. Hope you enjoy, and don't forget to visit all the links. And check back throughout the week, the link stays live until next Friday evening. You don't want to miss any of the amazing writers who participate!


Cindy was so mad she could spit! The boys got to run wild on Halloween, while she had to trick or treat with daddy.

She was almost 10, for goodness sake. Why couldn't she go with the boys? Running through the spooky old graveyard, playing tricks on crazy ole Miss Harriet. Dang it, she would show them.

Stomping up the stairs, Cindy opened the door to the attic. Found the musty old uniform and slipped it on. A few dabs of ketchup and she was ready.


" "Trick or treat!" they shouted as the door opened..."

The screams of those boys were worth every lick she knew she had coming...




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39 comments:

Cheryl said...

Awesome take on the prompt. I could hear that southern twang all the way up here!

Deborah said...

Very well written, great SC! :o)

Blondie's Journal said...

Love it...nicely done, Kat!

XO,
Janie

jfb57 said...

Tables turned - hurray!Great take on the prompt!

Ames said...

Cute! Sometimes us girls just gotta be wild! :) Thanks for stopping by my blog!~Ames

Happy To Be/ Gl♥ria said...

Good Morning Kat, I'm still at my daughters house in NV...But wanted to let you know all went well with her surgery and I hope to be home by Monday...Thanks again for your prayers..Yours the best...Hugs and smiles Gl♥ria

marty (A Stroll Thru Life) said...

I always get such a kick out of your stories. You are really so good at this. I am always left wanting more. Love ya. Hugs, Marty

Tina said...

haha takes me back to my childhood that with 2 brothers just the same!

Tina from Mummy Diaries

gautami tripathy said...

Quick thinking on her part! I like...

within the pages

Judie said...

What a clever way with words you have!! Great take on the prompt!

Sue said...

Nice job! And I loved your heroine. Nothing like a gutsy (bloody) ghost!

=)

Jackie said...

What a trick she pulled eh!

Viki said...

LOL, I guess Cindy got to play her own trick, ha. Very funny.

Sarah said...

Kat, this is fabulous. I like that you ended with the prompt. Great writing. ~ Sarah

I've been out enjoying the Open Garden Tour today. The gazebo photo in your profile is lovely. Is that on your property?

RockiBottom said...

what fun for her! wonderful story this week

Susannah said...

Really nicely done! I loved it. :-)

Mine is here - http://panopticulated.blogspot.com/2010/10/neither-trick-nor-treat-saturday-centus.html

laurie @ bargain hunting said...

This was so fun! Loved the trick in the story. As always, Great job Kat. laurie

Ca88andra said...

Girls just want to have fun!!!

My name is PJ. said...

As a former younger sister who never got to hang with my older brother and his friends doing the cool stuff - I LOVED THIS!!!!!

Mumsy said...

I can just imagine the look on those boys when they see her. This is fun!

5thsister said...

as the 5th sister I can so relate. Hooray for Cindy!

Terra said...

oh very clever, my heart kind of sank a little at the end.

Confessions of a Plate Addict said...

Hi Kat! I love it! I feel like I'm getting to see little pieces of a novel each week! I hope you are having a great weekend!...hugs...Debbie

Tgoette said...

Kat, this was just great! A fun and very well written take on the prompt!

The Quintessential Magpie said...

Kat, I have missed you and your stories SO much! Loved this. Very cute ending and good job with the prompt.

Hope all is well with you. I hope I am back to blogging at least on a part time basis. We have some serious computer issues with our server (I ran my air card over by an embarassing sum and am in the doghouse with myself more than Mr. M) which we hope to have rectified soon.

Thanks for visiting me today. I loved seeing your sweet note. Hope you had a super weekend and will have an even better week to come!

Love you...

XO,

Sheila :-)

RawknRobynsGoneBlogWild said...

This is great. I feel incredibly proud of Cindy. I ALMOST want to give her a hug, if only she'd wipe the ketchup off first.
xoRobyn

RawknRobynsGoneBlogWild said...

PS I'm a new follower, because you are fun! xo

Kelly @ JAX does design said...

Hahahahah!! Good for Cindy!! Why should the boys have all the fun?!

Kelly

P.S. I've just launched a new design blog. Hope you'll come by and check it out :-)

Linda (Nina's Nest) said...

Kat, CUTE story......what a trooper little Cindy is! Thanks for your visit and kind comments. Linda

I Wonder Wye said...

When I knew my husband would soon be home, I relaxed in the bath with a green facial mask on and put on red lipstick and lighted candles around the tub. He was quite shocked when he peeked around the bathroom door......

Robin said...

LOVE IT!!!!!

noexcuses said...

This was great! Wish I thought of something like that when was growing up! Great use of the prompt.

xinex said...

Very good, Kat! Another A! Have you ever tried writing a book? You should! I'll email you a pic of the Turning Angel from the front soon. Thanks for thinking about my mom. She is one amazing lady!....Christine

Pat @ Mille Fiori Favoriti said...

LOL! Yay for Cindy! Cute Centus story this week, Kat. I'm sure it is hard to keep the word count down so low when you are such a good writer.

The Muse said...

Cindy was so mad she could spit!
ok Kat, yo have evoked visceral emotion, down home style...Loved the entire piece...
winding about and offering me both trick and treats!

Melissa Miller said...

Amazing! Kat you are a true talent. Love the ketchup part. :)

Thank you for reading Chestnut's little life story. He is our baby and I know you understand completely.

Happy weekend to you.
~Melissa :)

cj Schlottman said...

Girls just wanna have fu-hun!

This is so clever and well written.

Thanks for this great centus! ..................cj

razzamadazzle said...

Awesome! Great story of girl power!

Teresa

Jenny said...

Kat! Oh man. Girl power is right!

Gotta love a 10 year old that forges her own pathway through the injustices of Halloweens past!

I really loved what you did with the prompt this week.

What fun reads these all are!

I'm so glad I am reading them close to Halloween.