Saturday 13 November 2010

Mrs. Jenny Matlock's Saturday Centus Week 28

Jenny Matlock

Mrs. Jenny Matlock's instructions:

Welcome to week twenty-eight 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.
Now on to regular SC biz...In case you've forgotten...
This is a themed writing meme. You can use UP to 100 words to tell your story. The prompt does not count for your 100 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 prompt, is:

"The early November sunshine cast golden rays..."

Link anytime between now and next Saturday morning.

My Saturday Centus text is actually two entirely unrelated texts, one based on fact and the other one purely fictional:

SC text # 1:

The head of the children's snowman, made two days ago, has fallen off and lay on the now snowless lawn. The skies are overcast and grey, and it just rains and rains! It's chilly and damp. The grass is muddy and wet. So are the sidewalks and streets. We have cold, wet feet. I use plastic sandwich-bags over the children's feet to prevent their socks from being soaked from leaking shoes, on feet that cannot resist the temptation to jump into or wade through water puddles.
The prompt
"The early November sunshine cast golden rays..." is clearly written in Arizonia, and not in Sweden in November.

Word count according to WordCalc:99

SC text # 2:

It was already noon and Sara was outside on the patio chatting with Becky, who just happened to walk by. 'I wanted to get out earlier, but you know how she is.'
'Yes, I know', replied Becky,' Mine's like that too. She forgets to let me out, even when I'm standing in front of the door'.
'Glad we could get out while it's light. Vitamin D is so important. With all the rain this past week...', said Sara licking a paw.
'Yes, indeed,' purred Becky looking up at the sky. The early November sunshine cast golden rays on the two cats' fluffy coats.

Word count according to WordCalc:100


Best wishes,
(Sara Cat sends purrs.)

First Commenter:
Viki of
Viki's Place

Jenny Matlock


Viki said...

Wow, you did two today. You had a lot to say I guess, ha.

I loved the first one because I know how that can happen. Luckily, we haven't gotten a lot of snow yet.

The second one I love the idea of the two cat's talking about their owners, ha. It was fun.

razzamadazzle said...

Two such different pieces from the same writer. I confess our 35 and pelting rain was not easy to imagine the sunshine this morning either. Luckily, our fall until yesterday has been beautiful. Here's wishing you some lovely sunshine.


Deborah said...

The first made me smile but the second was just adorable, I loved them both, a pleasure to read ... wonderfully written :o)

Strummed Words said...

So sorry about the rain in November in Sweden. We had a bit a few days ago, but it didn't last long. Hope the winter will be mild!

Bookie said...

Oh, Sweden's November sounds so very cold and wet!!!

Polly Janos said...

Oh, I absolutely LOVED Sara Cat!!!! She needs to do her own blog and share all of her exploits!

I have never been to your part of the world and I can only imagine how bitter cold it must be right now (as I had basked in a 70 degree day, myself!)

Ann said...

Both of those are great. I had to laugh at the plastic sandwich bags. i remember when I was a kid using those to help the boots slide on easier.

Tina said...

I find I miss Sweden's winter. Here in CO, we had 80s all through September. I've been so waiting for the cold!!! Loved both your offerings. Allergic to cats, but love them still :-)

faith said...

That first one made my feet cold! Who knew cats understood about vitamin D! :)

Judie said...

These are both great posts, Anna! Of course, it is sunny and mild here in Arizona. And few people let their cats out because the raptors and coyotes and bobcats snap them up and carry them off!

gautami tripathy said...

Another good one! Loved it!

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jfb57 said...

Escellent! I just knew it was going to be animals!

Kat said...

These are just wonderful Anna. They both made me smile, the first one made me laugh out loud! Love the cat's "purr-spective" - sorry, couldn't resist the pun. Great use of the prompt in two very different ways. Kat

Lynnie said...

Blows my mind how anyone could write two....I can only manage to eek out one! Love the cats' perspective on the prompt....creative!

cj Schlottman said...

Your first centus made me shiver, and the second one made me feel all warm inside. Good writing!


Sue said...

The first made me chuckle, and the second one made me smile.

I enjoyed both, Anna!


Jenny said...

Anna, I thoroughly enjoyed both of these little stories! The first one did make me laugh, though!

Thanks for sharing all your talent and creativity with us.

I think you are so cool!

nimaruichi said...

Loved this conversation between the cats! :)

nimaruichi said...

Loved this conversation between the cats! :)

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