Saturday, July 23, 2011

Pants on Fire, A Saturday Centus

The Saturday Centus is termed a "centus" for a reason (or so I thought); we compose a piece within 100 words based on a given prompt. Ms. Jenny, an extraordinary woman and writer, is still in a mood. This week, we're allotted 15 measly words. So don't expect too much. You really can't. But do check out the other offerings. There are much more sane writers than me  whose blogs are well worth visiting.  The prompt is bolded below, as usual.  


Before I die I want to
sky dive again from one mile high
But I’d settle for telling a glorious lie.

35 comments:

  1. Well, the lying part is easy enough to accomplish. Look how many do it so well.

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  2. PS The sky diving's a lie. Oops, that wasn't clear, unless you know me!

    xoRobyn

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  3. Hah, I knew it straight away! Hurtling through the air with legs akimbo is not something nice Jewish girls want to do!

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  4. Good one, I asked my children to finish this prompt and they all said skydive. Not my dream, scared of heights.

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  5. Fabulous lie. If you'd made it less than a mile, I might have bought it.

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  6. Love this, Robyn! Go for the lie. It's safer!

    Thank you for your kind thoughts about my SC-text. Actually, my daughter can sing. We used to sing a lot together. I am happy with that if that is all that is given to me.

    Take care!
    Hugs,
    Anna
    For the benefit of other readers:
    'Before I die...'-Anna's SC wk 64

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  7. You made the best out of 15 words! It's perfect. Leaves enough to the imagination, too! Would love to know what that "glorious lie" would have been! LOL!

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  8. Oh wait - DUHH!! Slapping forehead....skydiving is the lie!!! Really? You wouldn't do it?!! I would! (Ok, maybe I WOULD have ten or twenty years ago. Now, not so much. Afraid the chute wouldn't support my arse.)

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  9. oh, oh, oh. A glorious lie would be awesome. You can do it. BEST PRANK EVER.

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  10. Thanks, all. Yeah, I'm a chicken whose afraid of heights. Skydiving? Not me. Not even 20 years ago, Marlene.

    Happy weekend.
    xoRobyn

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  11. Ok, where did all these posts come from? Am I losing it? My sidebar was showing it had been a month since your last post. I was getting worried about you too :(
    I am so glad your back, missed you sooooo!
    I have lots of post to catch up on ( don't like to miss anything, he he)
    Happy Weekend Robyn,
    Lots of love
    gi gi

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  12. Oh yeah! I'd rather lie and say I did that, than to actualy do it!

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  13. In this case, it is much safer to lie! You've accomplished a lot in 15 words! Very well done! Julie

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  14. Hahahaha! I was going to sky dive. Paid the money up front to do it. I looked at my child and decided that she was my biggest high in life and I didn't need to top that!Welcome back!~Ames

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  15. Thanks all. I'm glad you understand about the sky-diving. Ames, that's a great story, though I hope you got your money back!
    xoRobyn

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  16. I could never sky dive...it would freak me out!!

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  17. Thanks for the chuckle, Robyn. You crack me up!

    Namaste..........cj

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  18. Wicked cute and very clever Robyn ! I love it !!!

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  19. You just can't beat a glorious lie! LOL! Very cute Centus!

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  20. You can lie & say yu sky dived from much higher:-) LOL

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  21. Yeah, if the question is skydiving, I'd rather lie myself to sleep at night. You seen that video of the sky diver whose shoot didn't open, where before he hits the ground he says something to the effect of 'I'm dead'? Huh-uh... I like life.

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  22. I'd have to be all about the lie.

    You impressed us all with your imagined adventure!

    This was a neat twist.

    I love coming here.

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  23. Thanks, all.

    TS, that's really funny, just not for the sky diver.

    I love the fact that I'm not the only one too scared to sky-dive.

    xoRobyn

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