Welcome to Mrs. Jenny Matlock's Saturday Centus Week 98. Saturday Centus is a writing challenge that requires participants to write their own text to a given prompt using 100 words or less. This week's prompt is 'It was only ninety-eight cents...'
Here is my text:
Caroline, always a sucker for a bargain, had a habit of buying things that she did not need, until one day her home became so filled with things, that she could barely move. When all of the cupboards and closets were filled to the brim, she arranged a garage sale. There, in Caroline's garage, were unused, plastic raincoats, pre-calculator, pocket-sized slide-rules, air-tight plastic food-storage boxes, as well as baby bottles and pacifiers. A sign under a lamp, made like a giant, green frog, had the words: 'It was only ninety-eight cents. Buy it now for only ten!'
[Text Copyright 2012 Christina Wigren. All Rights Reserved.]
Word count according to WordCalc:98
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Here are Mrs. Jenny Matlock's instructions:
Welcome to week ninety-eight of Saturday Centus.
Still behind. I read week 94 and started on week 95 BUT it was Spring Break for Grandlittles this week! I only have 12 moving boxes in my office now so I'm feeling able to read blogs with less guilt, too.
The prompt this week is: It was only ninety-eight cents...
Number of words: 98 EXACTLY including the 5 words of the prompt.
Style of writing: Any so long as the total word count is EXACTLY 98 words
Pictures: As many extra pictures as you like
The regular restrictions apply: PG, no splitting of the prompt, play nicely and visit the other entries, any style or genre of writing you prefer.
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