Saturday, January 8, 2011

Saturday Centus - The Last Laugh


Good morning fellow Centusians! I always look forward to Saturday morning (except the ones I have to work tee hee) to see just what our Miss Jenny has in store for us. Time to knock the cobwebs out of our brains, down gallons of coffee and write a short - really short - story of 100 words or less based on a writing prompt supplied by Jenny Matlock at Off On My Tangent. The rules remain the same. No pictures, no vulgarity, and no splitting the prompt. And Jenny, being the soul of generosity that she is, keeps the link live all week, so we have plenty of time to come up with something. This week, Jenny is shaking things up. No written prompt, we have to write our story based on this picture.

Seriously? Try and visit all the links. I can't wait to see what everyone comes up with for this!
Here goes nothing folks, hope you enjoy.


The Last Laugh

Well, well, well. What do we have here? A snowstorm! Ada couldn't wait until all those naysayers woke to see what Mother Nature brought last night. Living in an orange grove was pretty boring most times. When little Miss Cindy came back from her New York shopping trip, she brought tiny hats for us oranges. She said it would keep us from getting cold. Ina and the others had laughed when Ada wore hers with pride, rain or shine. She wasn't going to be the one to stifle that child's imagination. Bet they won't be laughing today!







35 comments:

Terra said...

oh the surprises mother nature brings and the pride miss cindy will feel for being prepared. Adorable 100 word story! Just adorable!

Bookie said...

Glad Ada was a sharp cookie, er orange, and wore her hat.

Koby said...

Hats for oranges...you and me both :-) Great job!

gautami tripathy said...

Ada sure knows what is good for her!

destined destination

~Lissa said...

Haha, and that hat says, I told ya so!

marty (A Stroll Thru Life) said...

Oh Kat, I looked at that picture and never saw a hat, you are so funny and have such a fabulous imagiantion. I love it. Hats for oranges, that is totally perfect. Hugs, Marty

xinex said...

This story is so cute, Kat. Lovely picture too. You sure have a great imagination and you are so good in putting it into words. Hope your New Year is doing great so far...Christine

Kathysue said...

What a perfect image to go with your story, very cute Miss Kat11Kathysue

jfb57 said...

Well done! A great twist on the picture!

Sue said...

It always pays to indulge a child in her infinite wisdom, even when you're an orange!

Such a cute way to take this prompt. i enjoyed it.

=)

Blondie's Journal said...

Oh, I definitely see a hat now!

XO,
Jane

The Quintessential Magpie said...

You win the prize for creativity! I mean WOW! I'm impressed, Kat. Loved this...

XO,

Sheila :-)

Anna said...

Unexpected twist. You let this be about a child who does something crazy, that turns out to be the right thing!
I love this SC-text.
Very well done!
Best wishes,
Anna
Anna's SC#36

Happier Than a Pig in Mud said...

The snow does look like a fuzzy Russian hat, great story:@)

Tgoette said...

What a cute and creative take on this week's prompt, Kat! A sweet story!

mrs. c said...

I thought that looked like a little hat as well. SO cute, it would be a great children's story....the main character is an orange!

Pat @ Mille Fiori Favoriti said...

This is really a sweet story, Kat! Hats for oranges makes sense when frost hits the orchard.:)

Ames said...

It does look like a hat doesn't it. Very good Kat!~Ames

5thsister said...

Clever and sweet!

Confessions of a Plate Addict said...

How funny, Kat! Our fruit is gonna need a hat tonight! And about the candles...yes, I learned the hard way that they melt! lol This summer I'll just put starfish or something non-melty! Did you get that huge storm? Hope you are warm and cozy today!...hugs...Debbie

Cheryl said...

A child's imagination is a beautiful thing. You grabbed it here.

Dazee Dreamer said...

Loved it!!!

★Mumsy★ said...

Great take, Kat, with this picture prompt! The orange must be deliciously eating cold :-)

Linda (Nina's Nest) said...

Kat, you are fantastic at these stories - so clever! Linda

Rawknrobyn.blogspot.com said...

This is perfectly precious, Kat. Thanks for making me smile widely.
PS I skipped class this week, having no clue what I'd do with this prompt. You are always so clever.
xoRobyn

Jo said...

love it!!!

Kelly @ JAX does design said...

The orange does look like it's wearing a hat - a Santa hat, to be exact :-)

That was a tough prompt - love your take on it :-)

Judie said...

I used to have a hat like that. It was a lot warmer, though. Thanks for your comment on my post, Kat.

The Muse said...

I continue to absorb and savor everything you write, like a greedy little muse asking for more fruit :)
LOL original and adorable :)

Tina said...

I'm loving this week with so many different styles and tales and twists. Loved the personification in this one.

lvroftiques said...

Hi Kat! So nice to hear from you! And great take on that prompt! Those wonderful kind oranges like Ada...Thank goodnes there's one in every crowd....ahem I mean grove *winks* Vanna

Lynne (lynnesgiftsfromtheheart) said...

Well done darling, temperatures around here promise to be below zero tonight perfect for staying in and catching up on line... hugs ~ lynne ~

Shellbelle said...

Okay quick, tell me where I can order some of those hats for our oranges here in Florida!

It may not be snowing, but the freezing temps are threatening our produce once again.

Btw, do they come in strawberry size?

Rek said...

I am far too late in commenting....loved this...I did see the hats in the pic....hats off to all of you who wrote such lovely posts, I didn't dare.

Jenny said...

You got me!

Another creative story from the viewpoint of the orange!

That didn't enter my mind at all.

Clever, clever girl!

Thanks for a wonderful stop today.

Thank you for linking and share this little gem with us!