Saturday 18 June 2011

Within the Stone - Mrs. Jenny Matlock's Saturday Centus Week 59

Ring design & photo copyright Renathe Schneider

To illustrate this week's text, I have borrowed an image from the Etsy shop of a Swedish jewellery designer, Renathe Schneider, Design Renathe Schneider - Resin jewelry. Renathe Schneider's beautiful ring has a real mosquito captured in resin.
Please visit her Etsy shop here. Click on the photo for more information about this misquito-resin-ring:

Jenny Matlock

Welcome to Saturday Centus Week 59!
Saturday Centus is Mrs. Jenny Matlock's writing theme where participants are asked to write a text - a story or poem - with a limit of 100 words plus a written prompt.

This week's prompt, suggested by Jeff

at Tennessee Mudbug, is: ...within the stone...

This is my text:
Removing her glasses, she held the thin piece of amber close to her myopic eyes, and let the light from the window reveal what was trapped within the stone, "Is this a mosquito?"
"Yes", replied the bearded man wearing a white lab coat. "We found several excellent specimens at the dig site. This particular piece of amber was found very near the fossilised remains of that archaeopteryx*."
"What are you going to do with the misquito? You're not thinking about trying to extract DNA from it, are you?"
He smiled a sly smile, "Of course not. Why would I want to do that?"


Wordcount according to WordCalc: 100

Best wishes,

This is my nod to the film Jurastic Park. Thanks Jeff! I love your prompt! I wrote this in one sweep and stopped at exactly 100 words, without having to edit that much at all. My SC-text is no masterpiece, but it was fun to write. I haven't read anyone else's text yet, and am guessing that there will be several posts similar to this one.

For more fun with dinosaurs please visit Wikipedias page here.
*Archaeopteryx is a bird-dinosaur. Learn more about the connection between dinosaurs and birds here.

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