Saturday, 17 March 2012

It was only ninety-eight cents... - Mrs. Jenny Matlock's Saturday Centus, Week 98

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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


Best wishes,


First Commenter:

Happier Than A Pig In Mud

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

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Lynn said...

I'm sure we've all be enticed by "the bargain", I can relate:@)

anitamombanita said...

Well done. Ahh, the lure of garage sales for buyer and seller alike!

Anonymous said...

Imaginative use of the prompt!

Susan Anderson said...

That's even better than the dollar store!


Tanya. said...

So many people are trapped by these little bargains...I can quite honestly say I'm not one of them though. If it's something that I need I will buy a bargain...but if i don't need it or will never have use of it I always feel the best bargain is keeping my money in my pocket.

Great story!!

Jo said...

I'm just laughing at the situation!!! great story Anna!

Nonna Beach said...

Very well written Anna !

I must say, I needed to hear about cleaning out unused things from my cupboards and closets to keep me going ( I stalled a few weeks ago and couldn't do anymore deciding on what to let go of finally )...thank you and have a wonderful week !!!

Melody said...

I love finding yard sales like that! Good for her for brightening someone else's day with her treasures.

Great job!


Judie said...

I agree with Jo, Anna! Great take on the prompt!

Jenny said...

Anna, I loved this.

And I can almost relate to it. We found things when we were moving that I don't even remember buying!

Thanks for the smile!

My Grandlittles would probably want to take the frog home!

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