Saturday, February 5, 2011

Saturday Centus - Family Secrets Part II

Saturday! Time to join Jenny Matlock at Off On My Tangent for Saturday Centus. Take some time to join our merry band of Centusians as we strive to strike literary gold in 100 words or less. The concept is deceptively simple. Jenny gives us a writing prompt, and we write a short story of 100 words or less exclusive of the prompt. There aren't too many rules, but you must leave the prompt intact exactly as written, no pictures, and keep the story PG! Try to visit all the links, there are some amazing writers in this group. And Miss Jenny generously leaves the link live for an entire week, so you've got plenty of time to pen a little fable and join us! This week our prompt is supplied by Ames at Girl Raised in the South. Stop by and say hey, Ames is a lot of fun!

I received quite a few comments suggesting that I continue the story I started last week. Click here to read Family Secrets Part I. This week's prompt gave me a natural segue into part II, so here it is. As always, the prompt is in bold font. And I had to be a bit creative with my word count. I've chopped this baby for the past 3 hours. I'm not counting the date headers in my word count. So sue me...



Kate read, a knot forming in her belly. It was growing bigger by the minute.

10.15.47
That no account Jr Ewell was rounding up kids to pick pumpkins. I've never seen Roy so angry...

10.25.47
Roy men's club met last night. I don't know what those boys were up to tracking muck all over mama's oriental carpet. Took all day to get that mess cleaned up...

11.1.47
The whole town is buzzing like a beehive. Seems Jr just up and ran off. No one's seen hide nor hair of him all week. Good riddance to bad rubbish...

The puzzle was falling into place. Kate didn't like the picture one bit.











38 comments:

Deborah said...

Oooh ... gripping and so clever, well done!

Bookie said...

Nice job keeping it going and using the prompt.

Blondie's Journal said...

The suspense is mounting...

XO,
Janie

jeff campbell said...

Kat, this is a way cool continuation of your previous entry...love it ! Please go on...;-) Peace and blessings

Karen S. said...

Oh I SO like how this is going! Great story and presentation ...keep on!

Viki said...

Well, now there's going to have to be a part 3. We need to find out what this guy was up to. Cliffhanger again....

Confessions of a Plate Addict said...

That nasty Jr Ewell was in another one of your stories. He has a gold tooth, right? The game is afoot! Great writing, Kat! Happy weekend!...hugs...Debbie

5thsister said...

you are right...that was a perfect segue for part 2. I can't wait to read what direction this will take next week. You are planning on continuing, right?

June Freaking Cleaver said...

Ready for part 3! Well done!

marty (A Stroll Thru Life) said...

Ok, I just want the whole book. You are so good at this. Can't wait for more. That Jr. is something else. Hugs, Marty

elysabeth said...

I love it when a prompt is a perfect seque to another part of the puzzle. Keep it up and before you know it, you will have that whole book written - lol. Good job - E :)

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Elysabeth Eldering
Author of the Junior Geography Detective Squad, 50-state, mystery, trivia series

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Judie said...

No one's gonna sue you for this! I love it!!

Cherie said...

Love it! I decided to do the same thing this week - it's fun!

Rawknrobyn.blogspot.com said...

Interesting and very clever. I can't wait for more.
xoRobyn

xinex said...

I want more! You really ought to write a book, Kat...Christine

squawmama said...

That was fun... GREAT job!
{{{HUGS}}}
Donna

Dazee Dreamer said...

what a great idea. I need to do that with some of my open ending posts.

Ames said...

You clever girl! Seamless!

I laughed so hard at the comment you left on my post. "until you pry the baster out of my cold, dead hand"
I love good humor and you are full of it!

Thanks so much for popping in and leaving me a wonderful humorous comment. Love it!~Ames

Sue said...

Well done! Great Centus.

=)

Poetic Justice said...

Nice work once again. I love the way this one is shaping up!
~Michelle

irishoma said...

Very interesting. Great job!
Donna V.
http://donnasbookpub.blogspot.com

Shellbelle said...

Now this adds a whole new dimension to this weekly meme, and I must say, I like where it's going! I wonder if you can keep this up with future prompts? Looks like I'm not the only one who wants to know just what happened!

You're so cool and so talented!

Sarah said...

Kat, I missed last week, so clicked back to begin with Part I. Well written. I admire each of you who share in Saturday Centus. Will Family Secrets continue?
I'll be back next week.
Enjoy this gorgeous day! More cold is on the way. :-(
~ Sarah

The Quintessential Magpie said...

you must keep this going. it's wonderful. i love your stories.

will miss you plus will check in when i return. thnx for the visit, k.

xoxoxoxoxoxoxoxoxo

s.

Pat @ Mille Fiori Favoriti said...

I love how you were able to keep the story going, Kat! The suspense builds...you have to have a part 3!

laurie @ bargain hunting said...

Oh Kat, I hope there will be a part III...and IV, and on and on! I've GOT TO KNOW! You are so good at this. laurie

Rek said...

This is excellent in itself...the mystery just deepens...have the boys been upto no good? Waiting for the third piece.

Gems said...

I read this before linking back to see it in and of itself....it really stands alone very well. Glad I can discover more about the story, however!

Darlene said...

You don't believe in making it easy for yourself, do you? I love the story and will keep posted for the next installment.

I love reading your blog!

Bill said...

I can hardly wait for Part 3! You really have a gift for creating a sense of place and mood! And in 100 words or less -- amazing! ;)

Nonna Beach said...

MORE please...if you keep it up with the weekly prompts, your fans will be here reading every one...simply fab !!!

gaelikaa said...

Wow! Intriguing....

Arlee Bird said...

I like the approach you have taken with this.

Lee
Tossing It Out

Anna said...

So much suspense! You are not making it easy. Can't wait to read the third installment!
Best wishes,
Anna
Anna's SC week 40 '...growing bigger...'

Anna said...

I am having trouble with the link that I left on Jenny's blog. Try this one instead:
Anna's SC-wk 40 2nd try to link

Anna

Tina said...

Wanting more already lol. At least I only have another day to go with my late commenting!! :-)

Tgoette said...

LOL! Wow, that's a lot of baby chopping! I hope you put down plastic tarps first. hee hee! Loved your story, Kat! Good for you for upping the challenge for yourself!

Jenny said...

Girl! I have to take you to lunch sometime and pick your brain! Where does this unending source of creativity come from?

You are really amazing.

I like the challenge of writing, but you take it to a whole other level.

Wow.