Saturday, 30 October 2010

Mrs. Jenny Matlock's Saturday Centus Week 26 - Saturday Centus Shake-up

Jenny Matlock

Welcome to week twenty-six of Saturday Centus.

STOP!
If you didn't read the end SC's from last week, please take a moment to do so. Just work backwards until you find out where you left off. I feel really bad that the people at the end don't get read.

Thanks!

Now on to regular SC biz...In case you've forgotten...

This is a themed writing meme and a different challenge this week.

BUT HERE'S THE SHAKE-UP FOR THIS WEEK!

Just to keep it interesting and keep your brain from growing any of that yucky mold that we sometimes find on leftovers hidden wayyyy at the back of the fridge...

You can use UP to 50 words to tell your story. Yes, I said 50! The prompt does not count for your 50 words AND it must be left intact in the body of your story. No illustrations are permitted. Your story can be fact or fiction, just keep it PG, please!

You have the entire week to link your work to the meme and you can link more than one story if you like.

Please display link button or just a hyper-link back to Saturday Centus. Be careful to link your SC URL to the Linky and not just link to your main blog.

I would suggest that since these are so short, if you can't think of a title just use your blog name as the title in the Linky.

Try to visit each one because there are some amazing writers participating in this meme. Since the links are so short they are also a fun and quick read.

Please e-mail me directly with ???'s or ask your question in a comment and I will do my best to get back to you as soon as possible.

This weeks shake-up prompt, is:

"Abraham Lincoln was a lot shorter then I thought he would be..."


Link anytime between now and next Saturday morning.
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This is my SC-text:

"Had this dream," she said staring out the window.

"Go on," replied the woman behind the desk.

"And, in the dream, I went back a hundred fifty years or so. There was an election going on, and the candidates were each going to speak. I saw Lincoln. But..."

"But what?"

"Abraham Lincoln was a lot shorter then I thought he would be..."

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Best wishes,
Anna

First Commenter:
Ann of
Ann's Snap Edit & Scrap



Jenny Matlock


20 comments:

Ann said...

I love it. You did great for only using a mere 50 words.

Jackie Briere said...

people have made him out to be bigger than life. wierd.

Judie said...

I don't think it is weird that some people saw him as being bigger than life. In Lincoln's day, he towered over most every man because the average height for men was 5'6" back then.

Nice dream, Anna! Good take on the prompt.

Polly Janos said...

Great men (and women) of history are always held in high esteem, giving them the essence of being bigger than they are in real life. Nice take on this week's abbreviated centus!

Kat said...

Nice job Anna! It was hard using only fifty words, wasn't it? You used the prompt really well. Kat

Teresa said...

A dream. Great take on the prompt! It's so interesting how everyone took the same sentence and turned it into something so different.

Viki said...

I bet it would really be neat to have a dream of being 150 years back.

Deborah said...

Very good, well done :o)

Susannah said...

Nicely done! 50 words goes further than you think doesn't it? :-)

My Saturday Centus

Cheryl said...

Nice dreamy take on the prompt. Wonder what Freud would have said?

Jenners said...

Nice way to handle what seems to be a difficult prompt ... and with half the words! ACk!

Jenny said...

Anna, what a clever way to handle that tough prompt.

It's funny...your story felt so complete that it felt much longer than 50 words! I thought that was neat!

You're neat, too! Thank you for linking.

Malisa said...

Time travelling just to be disappointed, huh? Bummer! :)

I just posted my story. Hope you will stop by and read it.

Malisa

Rawknrobyn.blogspot.com said...

Nice work. It leaves me wanting to know lots more.
xoRobyn

PⒿ @ $ € € ₦$ ₣®0₥... said...

Dreams with guest stars are my favorite kind of dreams. Nice job!

Terra said...

Anna that was cute, written as if just mid conversation, well done.

cj Schlottman said...

A complete and dreamy story in just 50 words. Great job.

Thanks..........cj

Tgoette said...

Nicely done, Anna! Congrats on writing your story in the 50 word limit! Great job!

Sue said...

This was well done. I got a lot of meaning from your 50 words.

=)

Tina said...

sounds like a cool dream. i wud love to time travel!

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