Saturday, October 15, 2011

The Double-Dog Dare

This was tough. Ms. Jenny, our wonderful teacher, instructed the Saturday Centus crew to describe this image of an old shack in sensory detail (i.e., using the five senses - sight, hearing, taste, touch and smell) and no more than 100 words. With apologies, I removed the picture because my feed isn't eating it. (Picky feed!)

Enjoy, and please visit the other offerings at Jenny Matlock's blog, Off on a Tangent

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The Double-Dog Dare

“I double-dog dare ya to go in,” Johnny challenged. He was cute so I acted brave.  

“Okay.” I swallowed my jelly bean whole. Salty black-licorice flavor stuck to my tongue.  Entering the creepy old shack, the smell of mud overtook me.  I was blinded by darkness.

“Welcome!” A boyish voice came up through the floors’ wooden panels.  I noticed a gaping hole at my feet and felt the sudden firm grip of fingers clasping my ankles from below.

“Let me go! Help! Help!”

A familiar giggle slowed my pulse.

“Johnny, you poo-poo head! That wasn’t funny!”

36 comments:

  1. Robyn, you poo poo head! You did a great job with this! Hope you are well, as well.
    xoxo

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  2. A Double-Dog-Dare!!!
    Great description!!

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  3. Ah yeh I'd have poo poo in my pants if that were me!Very good Robyn, I got the creeps!~Ames :)

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  4. I think I would have pee pee in my pants LOL. I could just imagine a kid pulling this prank on someone. Very fun read.

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  5. Nice euphemism with the poo-poo head.

    A really fun read, Robyn. And lots of sensory detail, too.

    =)

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  6. Wow, you took me from being scared to laughing in one line! Great post! I love how she called him a poo poo head.

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  7. Thanks, friends. I would've pee peed and poo pood too. This was a scary assignment. Wasn't it?As always, I'm impressed with all of your writing.

    Be well, safe and unafraid.
    xoRobyn

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  8. i missed the pay it forward hop, so stopping by fashionably late! nice to meet u :)

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  9. OK, that was creepy...my skin's still crawling... good job!

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  10. Sounds just like a couple of kids in the woods!

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  11. You've done an excellent job with this, especially since it does seem like quite the tough assignment to be given. Great read as usual, keep it up! :)

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  12. Well done – all five senses in 100 words.
    At what age do we stop saying “poo-poo head” and start with the swear words? I kinda like poo-poo head. Maybe I’ll resurrect it.

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  13. Love it! Double dog dare you to go on a date....
    Yup, I do!

    Lisa

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  14. A good assignment to make the writer focus an senses often ignored when we write. Great job!

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  15. A good assignment to make the writer focus an senses often ignored when we write. Great job!

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  16. Poo-poo head! That's so cute! It would be wonderful if you really used that insult when you were little!

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  17. Lol, I haven't heard doudble~dog dare in forever!
    Great post Robyn :)
    lots of love
    gi gi

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  18. All I will say is brilliant....I hate Johnny already...always been scared of the dark, you see. I love the double doggy dare...

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  19. Yes, it was. It was hilarious. Well done.

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  20. This is great, Robyn! I totally had a mental image of it happening!

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  21. I'm over from Lydia's blog and a new follower. It's nice to meet you.

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  22. Beth, probably around grade 1 for most. I was a late bloomer.

    Welcome, Jeremy and Ciara!

    Lisa, show me an available man who's not a double dog and I'm on him. I mean, I'm on it. I mean, I'll date him.

    Stephen, thanks. Jenny keeps us on our toes. You should consider joining the crew.

    Thanks, all. I'm really glad you liked it. Have a good, fearless week.

    xoRobyn

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  23. every childs, ummm, and my nightmare. that would scare the pee right out of me.

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  24. Oh that Johnny! He'd do anything to sneak a kiss! Double-cool-centus!

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  25. That was awesome. I kept expecting him to choke on the jelly bean...nice visual. :)

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  26. Omg I thought this was going to be a tragic story until the last line. ;)

    I hope you had a wonderful weekend, Robyn! xoxo

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  27. haha those double dog dares, can be hectic.

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  28. *Giggling* at the reference to "poo-poo head". (Yes, I am immature.)

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  29. what a fun for me to read!

    poo-poo head! lol!

    great job indeed!

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  30. Sorry---I thought you'd like me looking up your skirt! Now -I know better--I'll plan it a little better next time!. No Guaca-hole before you take the DDD!!!!! And it will cost you a Mick-hole to play next time!

    LYMI!!!!

    Lol Johnny!

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  31. Oh John, thanks for the laughs.

    Thank you all,
    xoRobyn

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  32. Very clever considering the tough task!
    Funny too.
    x
    =]

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  33. You amaze me. Well done, as usual. :)

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  34. Girl. You are unchallengable. Seriously.

    You definitely never, ever have poo poo writing!

    As always, I'm impressed and awed by you!

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