Monday, October 25, 2010

Saturday Centus, Belated: As Scary As It Gets

Jenny Matlock

Per TS's request, I've returned with stories, tea, and chocolate chip cookies. Okay, you're right. TS didn't request the cookies. I did. I always do. I'll share, though; I made one extra for all of you. Its half-baked chocolate morsels will achieve a blissful mess. I promise. After all, you deserve the best. I'm warming Lemon Zinger in the teapot, too. Cream and sugar?

I drove all day (and when I say drove, I mean that I started the roadtrip in Los Angeles. Driving has a different meaning there, but that's a scary story for another time). Thus, I'm tired and especially grateful to Jenny Matlock. Thanks, Jenny, for this post project.

The Saturday Centus task involves creating a piece that doesn't exceed 100 words. This week's prompt is bolded below. We'll just pretend it's still Saturday, and I'm not tardy. Okay? Good answer. Here's your cookie.

Warning: This is truly a dark one. Feel free to ignore it, but do nibble at the cookie first. My wit promises to return in the morning.
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As Scary As It Gets

Gather around, children. Warm yourselves by the fire. Grab a s'more, and snuggle up to your folks. This is the scariest story I've ever heard...

As the sun disappeared on the darkest of days, so too did goodness and morality. We don't know how or why, but a tenacious evil sprung forth throughout the universe. Criminals ran amok. People murdered their loved ones. Children, even, resorted to assaulting each other.

Don't fret, my darlings. Improvement was slow but assured, thanks to Owl's mentorship.

Reclining in his lounge chair, Giraffe sighed. That, my dears, is what happened when humans ruled the earth.

31 comments:

  1. Welcome back, Robyn. I can just picture that big old owl, hooting the Earth back to sanity.

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  2. Ha!! I loved the visual at the end. Now I really want a cookie...

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  3. Nice one! I have the funniest picture in my mind of a reading giraffe. Really well done, and pass the cookies please! Kat

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  4. cookie... cookie.... oh yeah!!!!

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  5. It reminds me of a cartoon I once saw about a bunch of cows driving in a car looking at a bunch of people in a field. The cows yelled "Yakity Yak!" to the people in the field. (Usually it's the people that yell Moo to the cows!)LOL. Nice take on this post.~Ames

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  6. Yeah for cookies!
    Nice story. You spun the end of man in a few lines. My only regret is that I won't be there to hear a giraffe talk. I think we'd get on pretty well.

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  7. Great little 100 worder, there, girly!!!!

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  8. I agree with Marlene..this really is a 100 worder wonder! I loved the twist in the end ;)

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  9. Hahaha! They can be a lot nicer than we can, can't they? Here's a hug for you, Robyn x!

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  10. OK ... I'm all caught up in the cookies. How can you tease my like that!!????

    And this is all too true, sadly. I always think how awful it is for the animals that us humans came along.

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  11. I'm all for an "Owl" getting it straightened out, considering where I've been lately.

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  12. Hmmm, Jeffery knows a lot about Toys R us, but people? Really? Great post.

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  13. How clever! You masterfully put together an important message for all of us and couched it it humor. Love the giraffe!

    Thanks for a really good centus..........cj

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  14. Thanks, all! Sorry I've been slow to get back to speed with the blogging thing.
    I appreciate your comments.
    I'm glad you liked that cookie and shared so nicely, too.
    xoRobyn

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  15. not far from the truth :p lol it reminded me of the movie I watched recently . The book of Eli .

    In a post-apocalyptic America where the once-picturesque countryside has become a desolate and violent wasteland, one man (Denzel Washington) fights to protect that sacred tome(bible,book) that could hold the key to the survival of the human race ... -

    Ya that's sorta like it except the owl was the key in your story . very good .

    I've missed you and thanks for the smores :)

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  16. I don't think this is so far fetched the way we are going. I'd say it's pretty scary lol. Good Centus.

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  17. Well done Robyn...dark, but not too dark...the way I like my chocolate...Peace and blessings

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  18. Jackie, thanks. I appreciate the comparison too. I'm thinking about a Denzel-owl angle now. ;0)

    Viki, thanks. Yeah, I had to work to tone it down, actually. Reality is truly scary. xo

    Jeff, I like my chocolate that way, too. Thanks. (o:

    Tracy, thank you. I appreciate it. xo

    Gayle, thanks, friend. ;->

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  19. oh so clever I just loved reading this! I pictured cartoon animals...what a fun story!

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  20. Very clever Robyn!
    Thanks for visiting my F-post. I'll let you know when it is finished!
    Best wishes,
    Anna

    Anna's & Sara's SC-post Week 25

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  21. Great idea for the animals to be in charge! They would probably make a much better job of it!

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  22. Nic job! Such an interesting way to go.

    =)

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  23. Oops. "Nice," I mean. When will I ever learn to proofread these comments?

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  24. Robyn this was great! What an amazing and creative use of the prompt! Loved it!

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  25. Thank you, Terra. That means a lot. xo

    Cheryl, yes. I agree. Thanks for coming by. ;-}

    Anna, thank you. I look forward to more of your posts. xo

    jfb, I think they would. Thanks. (-;

    Sue, no worries. I proofread and still make typos. Thank you for your comment(s). xo

    Thanks so much, Tom. It's always great hearing from you. ;0)

    xoRobyn

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  26. Wow Robyn. This has to be the most creative use of scary story prompts...ever...in the history of scary story links!

    Incredible.

    I didn't see that coming at all.

    And I didn't even have a cookie first so it couldn't have been a sugar high!

    I saved all of these links to read on Halloween and this was both a TRICK and a TREAT!

    I sure didn't see this one coming.

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  27. Thanks so much, Jenny. Your compliments mean a lot more than a lot to me. xo

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