Sunday, 2 October 2011

A buyer's nightmare - Mrs. Jenny Matlock's - Saturday Centus - Week 74

Jenny Matlock

Welcome to Saturday Centus, Mrs. Jenny Matlock's writing challenge where participants write a PG-rated text with a given prompt using not more than 100 words plus the ten words of the prompt. This is week 74 and the prompt is 'The number you have reached is no longer in service'. Here are Mrs. Matlock's instructions: WORD COUNT - 100 WORDS PLUS THE TEN WORDS OF THE PROMPT. Total word count not to exceed 110 words.
THE PROMPT THIS WEEK IS: "The number you have reached is no longer in service"
Here is my text:

A buyer's nightmare

'Please sign here.' said the driver from the DITY-Store, handing Catarina an invoice and a pen. Then he carried the heavier boxes to the lift, leaving the lighter ones for Catarina. Soon Catarina's hall was filled. Several days of stepping over boxes passed before she opened them and discovered that several essential parts were missing. I'll just call Customer Service, she thought to herself; the number was on the invoice.

A recorded voice said: The number you have reached is no longer in service'. At the bottom of the paper with her signature were the words: 'Buyer agrees to terms of sale by signing this invoice. All sales final'.

Wordcount according to WordCalc: 100
Best wishes,

First Commenter:
Life By the Creek 2

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Jenny Matlock


lifebythecreek said...

That was simply perfect!

Nonna Beach said...

OMGosh Anna, this is so true to life and a brilliant take on the prompt...Bravo !

It is hard enough to get a real person to talk to on the phone these days and then poor Catarina has paid and is left holding an incomplete product with no frustrating!

Sue said...

A real and not very enjoyable slice of life. Well done, Anna!


cj Schlottman said...

What a creative place to go with this prompt! I love the twist at the end.


Dazee Dreamer said...

DAng. I hate stuff like that. Loved it.

Judie said...

Anna, good take on the prompt! The seller should have agreed to stay in business, huh!! Time to contact an attorney!!!

Karen S. said...

Darn!!! I hate when stuff like that happens! But as your writing goes...absolutely perfect, thanks!

Summer Rain said...

this is fun,

reminding some similar experiences.

Happy Monday.

Viki said...

Oh, I hate when that happens. Too bad. Great centus.

Beverly Diehl said...

Anna, very nice! Been there, bought that. :-)

And thanks for your lovely comment on my blog. I'm very happy if anything I have to say, on my blog or in comments on yours, is helpful.

Jenny said...

Anna! This was perfect! And a fear so many of us have in the back of our minds!

I really loved your creative take on this prompt!

It felt very believable.

Thank you for linking up.

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