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Saturday, February 5, 2011

Unwelcomed Growth, 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.

This week's prompt was provided by Ames at Girl Raised in the South. I took the liberty of integrating it with a sequel to my sci-fi piece here. The prompt is bolded below. Enjoy!


Unwelcomed Growth

Scotty and Spock return to the bar, .87 bud light years later.

“Hey Spock! How’d it go with Natashialovarita?”

“Don’t know. Must’ve inserted memory into repression filter. Press emergency trauma-focused cognitive-behavioral-therapy button – level 18 months, $26,900 worth."

“Got it,” Scott says with a cheery thumbs-up.

Spock collects the print-out and reads aloud.

“She was ravenous. It was growing bigger by the minute. We stared in awe. She wouldn’t touch it. *Bleep!* She ate like a cow. I’ll be paying that bill off for another 5200 arterial contusions.” Sigh.


  1. You are killing me over here. You crack me up with these.

  2. That was funny and I'venot read the rest of the story. Good job - E :)

    Elysabeth Eldering
    Author of the Junior Geeography Detective Squad, 50-state, mystery, trivia series

    Where will the adventure take you next?

  3. Funny Robyn - is a Bud Light year just half a year as it's wimpy beer.


  4. Ha! You are right! We are wickedly twisted! Isn't it wonderful??

  5. I'm laughing my head off here. If all Sci Fi was like yours, I'd probably read a lot more of it! Great job. Kat

  6. You were brave and went the Sci-fi route again! Ha Ha Great job I don't know where you come up with these names but they definately work!

  7. Sounds like feeding a date is expensive out in the blue younder too! :)

  8. This is rocking, the "bud light years"...Peace and blessings

  9. I'm digging all the sci fi talk even though I don't understand a lot of it LOL. How do you come up with it, ha. Great job.

  10. "Press emergency trauma-focused cognitive-behavioral-therapy button..."

    I LOVED that line...(I wish I had one of those buttons, it sure would come in handy at work)..

    Great job with the prompt.

  11. OT, thanks. If I make you laugh, it's all good. xo

    Elysabeth, thanks. =-)

    David, I'd give a bud light year 4 months tops. What do you say? xo

    Alex, thanks. I never got into sci-fi before. I kinda see why you like it. [0:

    Judie, I love your wickedly twisted company. xo

    Kat, thanks. I admit, I'm getting into this sci-fi stuff. I better quit before I completely devalue the genre. ;0)

    Cherie, thanks. I don't know where I came up with them either. xo

    Bookie, there's solace in that somehow. Isn't there? I wonder if the food is any better out in space. [-=

    Jeff, thanks so much. xo

    Viki, I don't understand it either. I figure it doesn't matter. As long as the words are 3+ syllables, they work. Thanks. :>)

    Koby, I love that you love that line. I'd like that button within easy reach too, but at the "pro-bono" rate level. Thanks. xo

  12. Lol!! That was hilarious. Well done. :)

  13. Wha wha what was growing bigger? What wouldn't she touch? I gots to know. I'm so confused.You are good at the twisted stuff! :)~Ames

  14. Dazee, thanks. xo

    Babysis, I'm glad you liked it. ;0)

    Ames, it was the bill that kept growing, cuz she was such a pig. I mean, cow. She wouldn't touch it, so he had to grab it and pay. Then again, it could easily be interpreted in an entirely different way. We'll "chat" off-line, k? Wink. xo

  15. Very cool. Girl, I think we would have fun together. You are so witty and naturally sweet. Have a great weekend!


  16. I agree with Kat. You've got a knack for this sci-fi stuff!


  17. I love the words in this! lol :O)

  18. That was very cool. And the prompt is a chuckle-maker.

  19. I love how you make this flow. This is really good.

  20. Lisa, thanks. It would be fun, and a trip to Hawaii is always tempting. xo

    Sue, thanks. I guess I kinda like sci-fi - or mocking it, at least. ;0)

    Deborah, glad you like the silly word choice. Thanks. xo

    AFare, thank you. Happy Sunday. [-:

    Marnie, I appreciate it. xo

  21. Great take on the prompt, but you got me in the gutter for a while... lol!

  22. Hey Robin,
    I didn't realize that I didn't follow your blog. I have you on my dashboard as one of the few blogs I follow. I too barely have time to read the ten or so blogs I follow. Sheesh. How do you have time to read 300 plus? Girl, that would mean I would have to take my laptop to the toilet to have enough minutes in the day! And I don't have a laptop. Oh well...

    Keep bloging, I love your blog. Still can't figure out how one has 300 followers, or someone else I follow that has 1,000. Crap. That is more than the amount of people I know!


  23. Okay! I have to stop laughing so I can type, you even brought Scotty back this is very cool!

  24. Your brain works in remarkable ways.

  25. You are making me laugh. These are great!

  26. Sarah, sorry for bringing you into the gutter with me for a bit, but we'll all cleaned up and respectable now. xo

    Lisa, thank you, friend. I'm sorry if it was my mistake. I'll check it out. It's hard to keep track! I don't know how people with huge blogs do it either. I think it's only somewhat manageable because lots of people follow but don't comment, so we don't tend to feel as obligated to comment on theirs. ;0)

    Karen, I'm glad to make you laugh. xo

    Cheeseboy, thanks. [-:

    MommaFargo, I'm glad you enjoyed this one too. xo

  27. I think they were talking about my phone...

  28. Hilarious ...should make a novella spoofing the latest Sci-fi best seller....would be great fun to read, I am sure....but I am not sure if it was the bill that got bigger.... :)

  29. Sounds like lots of fun, i enjoyed this

  30. OMG-- The Endorphins you release make me feel sooo Good!

    Great job!



  31. You should have written for the show!!! LOL!!! You're awesome!

  32. Press emergency trauma-focused cognitive-behavioral-therapy button
    Oh love that! You are so talented and darn funny!
    gi gi

  33. Ca88, I hope you have an emergency button to press that will relieve you of your technology headaches. That would be nice. xo

    Rek, thanks. That would be fun. Something else might have gotten bigger? His frustration. Yeah, that's it. ;0)

    Karen, thank you. I appreciate it. xo

    John, it's all about endorphin release. Isn't it? So glad I could help with it. You do the same for me. [-:

    Marlene, that's sweet. You're awesome yourself. Thanks. xo

    Gigi, wouldn't it be awesome to have that button? Thanks so much, friend. ;->

  34. Love sci-fi and I loved reading this....very funny!

  35. Now that was funny! Very nicely done Robyn :)

  36. Lovin' this a Trekkie, you had me at Spock & Scotty !!!

  37. What fun! You are still in Sci-Fi-mode!
    Well done!
    Best wishes,
    Anna's SC week 40 '...growing bigger...'

  38. lol now thats what a call a proper sci fi story!!

  39. Just browsing your blog again and saw your Prayers for... links. All my love to them and many hugs to you for supporting them. I have a personal connection as my other blog explains I write to get away at times.

  40. Gems, thanks so much. I'll be visiting shortly. xo

    Poetic, I'm glad you enjoyed it. I had fun with this one. ;0)

    Nonnie, thank you. So glad to have a Trekkie's approval. xo

    Gaelikka, I figure I do enough of a spotlight on stupid men here. Sometimes it's good to turn the tables. [-:

    Anna, yeah, I didn't think I'd want to stay in sci-fi mode. I guess it grew on me, in spite of myself. Thanks. xo

    Tina, thank you for enjoying. =o>

  41. This was really, really hilarious!

    I love your unique take on these prompts!

    The second your blog starts oepning up, I always smile!