Saturday 24 March 2012

Robert reads a letter - Mrs. Jenny Matlock's Saturday Centus - Week 99

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Welcome to Mrs. Jenny Matlock's Saturday Centus Week 99. Saturday Centus is a writing challenge that requires participants to write their own text to a given prompt using (this week) exactly 100 words. This week's prompt is 'I'm living the dream, man...'

Here is my text:


A thermometer was thrusted under Robert's tongue while he was reading a letter:

I've done it! Yes! My invention works, and I have...

Robert put the letter down and looked up at the ceiling and then at the IV-stand and all the different apparatus, and then finally at his legs in plaster casts.

The thermometer was removed as Robert blurted, 'Can I have pen and paper?'

'Lucky your hand's alright', quipped the nurse, 'Want an envelope too?'

'Please', said Robert and continued reading:

I'm living the dream, man. You should...

Robert closed his eyes and fell asleep.

[Text Copyright 2012 Christina Wigren. All Rights Reserved]


Word Count according to WordCalc: 100


Best wishes,

First Commenter:

Miracle Makin' Mommy

I've been asked about Robert's fate, so here are som answers:

This is a completely fictional text. The idea for the bed-ridden fellow, Robert, is inspired by James Stewart's role of 'the photographer 'Jeff' in Alfred Hitchcock's film,
Rear Window. The idea that Robert's old classmate sends him a letter that discribes how he is living the dream (and not Robert) is inspired by a supporting character in Frank Capra's film It's A Wonderful Life.

Here are Mrs. Jenny Matlock's instructions:

The prompt this week is: 'I'm living the dream, man...'

Number of words: 100 EXACTLY including the 5 words of the prompt.
Style of writing: Any so long as the total word count is EXACTLY 100 words
Pictures: As many extra pictures as you like

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.

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