Saturday, 19 February 2011

Maisy-Jane, Mrs. Jenny Matlock's Saturday Centus - Week 42

Jenny Matlock

Welcome to week forty-two of Saturday Centus.

Please scroll down past my text to read Mrs. Matlock's instructions!
Here is my SC-text for week 42:
Johnny Thompson, with his finely tuned guitar, waited for his name to be called. A middle-aged woman took his application pointing to a chair.
'We represent writers and performers. So you want to be a singer-songwriter? Play one of your songs.'
'Now?' His throat felt parched.
'Yes. Now.'
Johnny strummed some chords:

Maisy-Jane, my daisy-chain, I love ya', yes I do!
Maisy-Jane, my daisy-chain, Without ya', I'm so blue!
Maisy-Jane, my daisy-chain, I'd catch a granade for ya' too!

'Stop there,' said the agent flatly, 'Thank you, Mr Thompson,'
pointing toward the exist.
Johnny took his guitar and left.

Wordcount: 98

Best wishes,

First Commenter:

of Bakow Babble

Mrs. Jenny Matlock's instructions:
I've had a minor obsession this week with a Bruno Mars song. I've tried to make Mr. Jenny dance with me to it (not successfully), I've sang it over and over to the point that my daughter told me if I sang it one more time she was going to scream (she didn't) and I know every single lyric by heart! If you don't know this song scroll wayyy down to the bottom of my blog, pick song 116, hit the play button and get your groove on for inspiration!

And after you've listened to the song a few times you'll be all ready to write a rockin' Saturday Centus around this word prompt:

I'd catch a grenade for ya...

So after you're finished chair dancin' you can continue writing UP TO 100 words (not including the six word prompt) in any style of writing you prefer...fiction, sci-fi, romantic, western...

Just keep it PG and try to visit as many of the other links as you can!

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.

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.

My playlist is always sitting down there on pause, so any time you want to try to make someone dance with you to this song feel free to hit play! Link anytime between now and next Saturday morning.

To visit other SC-posts for week 42, please click here or on the image below:

Jenny Matlock


Cherie said...

I guess everyone can't make it big with those lyrics! Loved your direction with the prompt.

Polly Janos said...

Aw, that's too bad. Everyone deserves a shot! Good write my dear Anna!

Judie said...

Hahahah! that's great, Anna! You took it in a whole 'nother direction!!!!

Nonna Beach said...

Oh rejection is so bitter...just part of an artists life. I love this !!! said...

This was really funny. It reminds me a bit of those American Idol contestants/rejects who think they can sing. Nicely done.

Ann said...

Oh poor Johnny. I can feel his disappointment

Bookie said...

Sorry he had to face rejection!

Erotic Candy said...

hahahaha! v. good, reminded me of an american idol audition! this was great, a good laugh out loud take on the prompt!

Ames said...

Yes they are hard words to fit into a love song!~Ames

Sue said...

Oh dear. Can't win 'em all, I guess.


Kim said...

Poor Johnny!

I don't everyone could pull off a song with those lyrics!

Good job!

cj Schlottman said...

Rejection is painful, and you drew a picture of it. Poor kid. He was clearly out of his league. Nice work!

And thanks for your comment on my entry. You are so right to keep those kids away from games that glamorize violence and send the message that dead is not forever. Good luck!


Kat said...

You did a great job of capturing his fear. This was a nice use of the prompt Anna. Nicely done! Kat

Rek said...

With songs like that he stands better chance at Birthday parties...loved the funny tale... :)
To answer your question from weeks ago...There is a Hindi words used to address the inlaws(bride and groom's parents) also Samdhi for the man and Samdhan for the female...
In India, every language has words specifying most the one word "uncle" in English has different terms in Hindi depending on mother's ->Mama or father's brother->Chacha, also based on age and at times relative status- near or distant
thanks for asking.

Nancy Jane said...

Gotta feel sorry for Johnny. You drew such a clear picture that you could feel his fear.

Karen S. said...

Aw...... but wow you aced this prompt I'd say well done!

Duni said...

My dear Anna,

thank you for your kind comment on my blog. Your German is perfect :)

I was thinking of you the other day and wondering how things were going. Judging by what you wrote all is finalized then?
All the best to you, my friend. Wishing you a great 'new' start.

warmest wishes,

Gems said... deflation! nothing worse than being rejected and poor Johnny was given 'the treatment'. I enjoyed this...does that say something about me???? Good writing :)
Gems x

BeadedTail said...

Poor Johnny! Now that song is in my head again! I do love Bruno Mars' songs though.

Jenny said...

Oh Anna,

This made my mouth hurt from laughing. I'm trying to hold onto the side of my face and not crack up!

Love, love, loved this!

You are a gem!

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