Sunday, May 22, 2011

It Can't be Easy, A Saturday Centus

Jenny Matlock

Excuse me for being a day late to class. The Saturday Centus challenges us to write a piece within 100 words based on a prompt. I encourage you to jump aboard and/or read the other offerings by clicking on the graphic above. It's great practice, and I've met wonderful peers this way. Plus, Jenny's our favorite teacher. As usual, the prompt is bolded below. Happy Sunday and new week.
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Dear You Know Who You Are and I Wish I Didn’t:

You appear to have it all: charm, money, prestige and a caring partner. But let’s face it, you don’t. I mean, you live with her. She’s heartless, a ruthless user whose control and ego issues know no bounds. We all see that. We just don’t mention it. You’re one and the same so we figure you must know. Do you? Do you love her as you seem to? I’m doubtful. And I can’t imagine those nights together. Tell me, how do you live with her, the reflection in the mirror? It can’t be easy.



26 comments:

  1. I see you've met my DIL. (Please tell me I didn't just say that!)

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  2. Ms.A, LOL, I think everyone has someone to send this to. Feel free. xo

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  3. Written about my ex-boss perhaps? Have I met you at the water cooler?

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  4. Love that little twist at teh end! You had me wondering"they" were living with! :)

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  5. Reflection in mirror - good twist!

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  6. Snow White should have written this letter to stepmother instead of shacking up with those dwarves.

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  7. I'm surprised that no one mentioned that he just might be a wimp in real life, OR if he left her, he'd end up broke and he doesn't want to give up the money. Who knows what he really thinks when he looks in the mirror????

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  8. Whoa! I didn't see that one coming. Very good!

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  9. Oh self evaluation. Why is she so hard on herself? Good one Robyn!~Ames

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  10. I detest looking in the mirror because I don't like what I see...

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  11. Oh yeah now this is good and such a mystery of what was in the mirror for real!

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  12. Well done, lots of good interpretations and meaning to be found here!

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  13. coolios!

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xbK0C9AYMd8

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  14. Thanks, all...the stories told by mirrors.

    Be well.
    xoRobyn

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  15. Wow... LOL, joking... I have words like that I'd like to say to some but it feels much better putting them in writing to get it out. Cathartic & less drama that way:-)

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  16. Very, very good. I hope you aren't thinking that of yourself.

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  17. You are good at this sort of writing. I would have been stumped.

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  18. Oh, I was so totally not expecting that line! Awesome writing!

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  19. Okay, I must admit, I did not see the bold coming. Ouch. Biting.

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  20. Thanks all. I know, not a humorous one. But we all know these types. [-:

    Dazee, not me. Thanks. xo PS Good, challenging prompt.

    Marnie, thanks. I couldn't spin it in a funny way. But this one was therapeutic. ;0)

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  21. Enjoyed this tale...many, men and women alike, who need to be shoved up the mirror to face a similar reflection....you are a genie at all forms...humour, sad, funny, moving and definitely Sci fi. :)

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  22. Oh girl you've explained my mother! Great post

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  23. Wow Robyn!! That is so awesome!!

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  24. Robyn. I read this twice and went a different way in my head. I thought you were addressing someone who you used to love...perhaps a friend who had changed...perhaps someone you wish you could love. I just read it again and I think I still have it wrong.

    But either way...this was a fascinating use of the prompt. I like the harsh twist to your words here.

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