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Saturday, February 19, 2011

Love, Siriusly: Saturday Centus

Jenny Matlock

The Saturday Centus challenges us to write a piece within 100 words, based on a prompt. I encourage you to jump aboard. Just click on the graphic above. It's great practice, and I've met wonderful peers this way. Plus, Jenny's our favorite teacher. She's been on a roll with zany prompts, however. I thus take no responsibility for the following piece, even though I wrote it. It's the sequel to my last sci-fi centus right here. The prompt is bolded. Enjoy; don't take it siriusly. Thanks. xo

Love, Siriusly

"That's a gastrointestinal cellestrial charge," Spock. "Presumably, she - pause, elbow nudge - reimbursed you later. Yes?"

"No opportunity. I beamed out."

Natashialovarita approaches the bar, tentatively. "Spock, will you permit discourse?"


They depart to the Sirius Chamber.

"A-About the oth-other night," she stutters, while abruptly releasing the "Seduction" lever. Her Lieutenant-Colonel-Nurse Practitioner-Phlebotomist-Maid-Assistant Janitor uniform falls off, revealing a Galactica-string and cosmological cellulitic asteroids.

"I'd catch a grenade for ya!..." She performs, in Cyrusly inappropriate fashion.

"...Do a poltergeist dance around the Big Dipper!"

Our camera zooms in on Spock, whose jaw drops.


  1. This is zany/racy/clever all at the same time...hard for most to tie up in a neat little package but you did it very well !

  2. Ha! I'm glad I'm not the only one who comes up with Sci Fi for Saturday Centus! Brava!! I rest my case!!!

  3. I don't know how you do it. I would have been stuck with that one. You made it work perfectly. You should do a sci-fi short story sometime. It would be a gem.

  4. This one cracked me up more than the last one.

    I could just see Spock saying "this is not logical."

  5. You are so clever Robyn! This is hilarious. The names, the sayings, all of it, brilliant! I love that you can pull off the sci fi! Nice job.

  6. You are just too good with words...will you permit discourse??? Sounds delightfully naughty in context. Wonderful...

  7. Nonna and Judie, thank you. I'm feeling kind of shallow, since the other Centus pieces were about the harsh realities of life like war. Oh well, we can't all be profound. xo

    Marnie, yeah, this one took me hours to write - much longer than usual. It was a very random prompt. I just deferred to my former sci-fi posts. ;0)

    OT, thanks so much. You're right. That would be the perfect line. I might steal that if I continue this. xo

    Michelle, thank you, kind friend. <~:

    Nancy, I really appreciate the compliments. I do like pushing it to the edge. So long as nobody exhales, it doesn't go over. Or so I tell myself. xo

  8. Jaw dropping poltergeist dances are harsh realities, too.

  9. You did a marvelous job, as always. :)

  10. I want what you were drinking for this one!

    Galactica string...priceless!

  11. Spock's jaw drops? It must have been some dance. Do you remember what "pon farr" is?

  12. Robyn, for some strange reason I read this in Sarah Palin's voice. :)~Ames

  13. Oh Robyn,
    This is funny, zany, wierd and very well-written. How do you do it? I thought the sci-fi-prompt was really hard, and this song-text-one was not easy at all!!
    Thank you for your kind words about my attempt at this nucklehead of a prompt!
    I have never seen American idol, but I've seen the Swedish version. The judges are so cruel on these poor wannabes that sing so badly. I didn't like it. I stopped watching it. You are right to guess that that is where I found my inspiration!

    Best wishes & hugs,
    For the benefit of other readers:
    Anna's SC week 42 Maisy-Jane

  14. Robyn, I envy you that fertile imagination and your way with words. Great post!


  15. Happy Sunday Rockin Robyn ;)
    You are seriously crackin me up with the "I'd catch a grenade for ya" Love it!

    gi gi

  16. Beginning to expect more such potshots at star trek from you though I was a trekkie once...I wish to see logical Spock's face at dipper the dance but he is dead... :( hope you r enjoying your weekend.

  17. You are amazing! This was hysterically funny, I think I scared the cat laughing so hard. Galactica string - what an imagination! Kat

  18. ...haha, "revealing a Galactica-string and cosmological cellulitic asteroids...priceless!!
    you crack me up!

    loving your great sense of humour, Robyn!

    betty xx

  19. I'm loving the whole sci-fi take on your postings....light relief from the darker side of the force we've been reading. Excellent and funny!
    Gems x

  20. IT, thanks for your support. I hope you haven't been exposed to such harshness. xo

    Babysis and Sue, thank you. =~}

    June, it was green tea. I was at a tea house, and laughing -apparently aloud. I had people turning their heads to look at me, wondering what was in that pot of "tea." xo

    GB, I see that "Unless you're a Vulcan bachelor, you do not need to worry about it (pon farr)." I'm not enough of a trekkie or a Vulcan bachelor to know about these things Perhaps you'll educate me.{-:

    Ames, that is hilarious. I love it. Did she do okay with the 3+ syllable words? xo

    Anna, thank you kindly. This was probably the longest I spent on a centus. I agree, the song-text thing (plus the content of said text) was really challenging. But we did it. Yours was lots of fun.=o]

    Cj, thanks so much. You are truly gifted with words, so that means a lot. xo

  21. Gigi, happy Sunday, gorgeous Georgia. Always glad to make you laugh. xo

    Rek, yeah, I think this one gave him a heart attack - whether or not he has a heart. Happy Sunday and new week. Thanks. =~>

    Kat, lol. My apologies to your cat. Thanks so much. xo

    Betty, I'm glad to crack you up. Thank you. Happy Sunday and new week to you. {-:

    Gems, thank you. It was fun, even though I feel shallow in comparison to the others. We do need the light relief, though. I'm glad to oblige. xo

  22. LOL!! I don't know where you get your imagination from - but I want a piece of that!

  23. Toss in Leah's outfit from Jedi and I'm sold!

  24. funny stuff, good take on our prompt and what a cool dance this prompt could lead to!When we let the imagination flow!

  25. LOL! That was AWESOME! I could totally see Spock doing that! Well, the magic mushrooms helped a bit too...but that was just too cool! Great work, Robyn! You rocked it as always!

  26. Robin,
    You are so clever! Cute and clever! How do you do it? Thats what I want to know!

    Have you moved yet?


  27. You had some fun and took the prompt to outer space!

  28. "Galactic string!" **Tee-hee** Does that mean I have a Galaxy-spot?
    Great centus! I've did one once and it really is a challenging exercise, so "Bravo" to you! I never thought I'd see Miley Cyrus and Leonard Nimoy reference in the same story! LOL! - G

  29. Marlene, you've got it, babe. I mean, you already have it. xo

    Alex, great idea. She was pretty hot in that. Er, it must have been warm in all that garb. I'll add that just for you. [~;

    Karen, thanks. It was a weird and fun write. Maybe I should work on the dance. Or not. xo

    Tgo, magic mushrooms? How'd you know my secret?! Thanks. <o:

    Sandra, thank you. I always appreciate your visits. xo

    Lisa, see above re magic mushrooms. Nah, it's just green tea. Thank you. I move in one week. Yikes. If I just keep blogging as usual, I figure, I won't get freaked out. Yeah right. Hugs to you. =-}

    Bookie, I did. Thank you. xo

    Georgina, good question. Only Funny Man knows. Thank you. You should keep going with the Centus. It gets addicting. {-:

  30. Mr. Spock needs a cold shower. Or maybe Robyn does...? I think the mountain life is catching up on your imagination. ;)

  31. Over the top--creative and clever. Out of this world writing!
    Donna V.

  32. Ouch! Ouch!

    I gotta quit reading these for now. You totally cracked me up and after just reading Tom's my face is in serious pain now...siriusly.

    What a gem you are!

    Love your imagination!

    You are really something, girl!