Monday, 10 September 2012

'It's only words...' - Mrs. Jenny Matlock's Saturday Centus Week 123

Jenny Matlock  

Welcome to Saturday Centus, Mrs. Jenny Matlock's writing challenge, where participants are asked to write a text to a given prompt only using 100 words or less plus the prompt. This week's prompt is 'It's only words. And words are all I have...'

Here is my text:


Before nightfall, Jenny Holland wanted to write in her notebook, that she happened to have along on her air-trip, that ended with an emergency landing on a desert island.  She surveyed the wreckage and lack of equipment. The radio did not work, and she didn't know how to repair it. The pilot, who did, perished in the crash. Her colleague only survived a few days longer.

'Jack and Tom are dead. I am alone and without food or shelter. What now? It's only words. And words are all I have. Maybe I can find that toolbox that Jack talked about.'

Jenny started looking for the toolbox.

[Text copyright 2012 Christina Wigren]


Wordcount: 107

Best wishes,
This text is fictional, but could be a part of my ongoing story for Romantic Friday Writers. If you would like to read the story so far, please go here.

First Commenter:
Rogue Artists

Here are Mrs. Matlock's instructions:

Welcome to week ONE HUNDRED AND TWENTY THREE of Saturday Centus.

PROMPT:  "It's only words.   And words are all I have..." 
WORD COUNT -  Not to exceed 109  (including the prompt)
PICTURES - Any Additional

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. Please display my 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.
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.


Judie said...

Anna, it has been sooo long! What have you been doing? I like your Centus! Good to have you back!!

Tanya. said...

A lovely little addition to put into your story Anna. I can imagine how much of a comfort a pen and paper would have been to jenny in the situation which she found herself...if you can document things then it helps you to keep a focus and sense of time. This would have been a help to anyone...but even more so to Jenny in her line of work.

The Poet said...

My friend,
Personally I always write things down in my organizer because of my job. Tanya said it best, it helps keeps us focus. Thank you for sharing my dear.

lissa said...

I thought I had left a comment but I guess I didn't.

have not read the other parts but this is a nice little window to the story.

thanks for stopping by & have a great day.

anitamombanita said...

Welcome back, Anna. Cool take on the prompt!

Anonymous said...

Hope she finds the toolbox. Nice write.

rmannell said...

First of all, my apologies for taking some time to visit. This is the time of year when my filming and DVD production for schools and community groups rises.

I think this is a very good take on the prompt. Left with a desperate situation, Jenny, having no one else, wrote her words and took the only chance she had... to try to repair something of which she knew little.

It speaks of Jenny's strength of character under pressure. :)

Jenny said...

Oh. I hope she finds the toolbox.

This was really wonderfully visual writing.

I'm rooting for her, too!

So good to see you Miss Anna!

And I'm so far behind.

I've been struggling with some health stuff and treading water!

But I always love what you write!

Hope you and the kids are doing good.

I like the new blog layout!

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