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Saturday, March 19, 2011

Stars Are Us, A 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. I'm continuing the sci-fi series, with apologies to anyone who doesn't appreciate some Spock spoofing. This is a sequel to my last centus right here. The prompt is bolded. Enjoy.

Stars Are Us
Prepared for Spock's naivete, Natashialovarita steps sideways towards the vacuous Stars Are Us screen. She extends her right index finger and presses the Power button.
With bills still striking him, Spock now stands upright. He crosses his arms and eyes the screen with a peculiarly curious expression. 
A regal red velvet curtain is pictured, as the voice of James Earl Jones overtakes the Sirius Chamber.
"Know your constellation," Jones instructs. "This educational video is for little dippers and beyond."
The curtain parts to reveal a young Spock and Natashialovarita engaged in Junior Explorer.


  1. And? And!?
    James Earl Jones - nice touch!

  2. Hahahaha! Robyn, I adore you!!! You are just so clever!!

  3. Robyn, me again. Check your url on Jenny's blog. I think it may be wrong.

  4. I could even hear JEJ's voice!
    this is good....

  5. That peculiarly curious expression is so Spock. I assume he was raising one of his eyebrows.

  6. Where will next week's prompt take your two protagonists?

    Waiting anxiously!

  7. I pretend that James Earl Jones narrates my life.

  8. OMgosh...good job ! And throwing James Earl Jones into the mix ( imagining him doing that Darth Vader voice and heavy breathing ) Awesome !!!

  9. Alex, thanks. Is James Earl Jones Spock's father? Stay tuned. xo

    Judie, I adore you too. Thank you. =o>

    Pat, thanks. His voice is so powerful. Maybe they should've cast him as God instead of George Burns. xo

    GB, without a doubt. Thank you. [~;

    June, me too. Thanks! Jenny, please don't go too weird with the prompts. Please! xo

    Unknown, that's great. You couldn't have a more trustworthy, authoritative narrator. That's smart casting on your part. =o)

    Nonna, oh yeah, I forgot about the heavy breathing. Thank you. xo

  10. I'm so not into sci-fi, but you almost change my mind! Well done.

  11. Happy Saturday Lovely Lady! I hope you have had a wonderful week, and are enjoying your weekend!
    Glad to see things are moving right along with our cyber couple!
    James Earl Jones, that is perfect!
    love ya
    gi gi

  12. As always you impress me with your writing skills Robyn.

  13. Yay! As Mr. Sheen would say, "Winner!" I could almost feel Spock's blazing-hot, green-blooded Vulcan lust bubbling to the surface. Such control he has! LOL! Excellent job once again, Robyn!

  14. Brilliant! I love Spock!

    Hope you have a great rest of your weekend!
    Big hugs!
    B xx

  15. Oops! Left the wrong link! Try this one instead:
    Anna's SC week 46 'curtain parted'
    Best wishes,

  16. OMG... I LOVE this. My late brother was a huge scifi fan, especially of Star Trek and Spock. xoxo

  17. I love the touch of James Earl Jones as voice. You are really pulling this marathon off, Robyn! Great job!!


  18. Once again, you nailed the prompt and kept your story going. James Earl Jones? Genius! Junior Explorer? Rolling on the floor laughing. Bravo!

  19. Ca88, thanks. I've almost changed my own mind too. One can get really weird with sci-fi, and it still works. I like that. xo

    Gigi, thanks. Love ya! ;0>

    Tgo, nice description of Spock's inner life. Thanks. xo

    Anna, thank you. I'll be by soon. {-;

    jfb, that's a good summary of what I'm shooting for. Thanks. xo

    Koby, I'm glad it makes you think of your brother. That's sweet. =op

    Sue, there's lots of fear and gulping going on here. I keep my fingers crossed that I can actually work with the next prompt - week after week. Thanks. xo

    Kat, I suppose I'm working my own childhood fantasies into this one. I never did play Junior Explorer. LOL. Thank you. {-;

    Tracy, thank you. So glad you enjoyed. xo

  20. Nice. The addition of James Earl puts this one over the edge.

  21. There's layers of meaning in there!

  22. Robyn, You continue to amaze me with the way you weave this tale into every prompt. Like so many others, I love the James Earl Jones touch. This is good!


  23. it bad that I totally "heard" James Earl Jones as he said that?!!!

  24. the voice of JEJ can take over my ... okay ending that thought right here and now ... love this continuing story ...

  25. I love that you're continuing the story. Love it!!

  26. CB, thanks. xo

    CJ, I'm glad you like it. His voice is - there's just no word for it. =o)

    Marlene, no, it's great and as it should be. Thanks. xo

    Jo, lol, I hear ya! I'm glad you like it. [-:

    Babysis, thank you. xo

  27. Seems older Spock hasn't learned much from his younger explorations....poor Asteroid long will she have to wait for her "O"??

  28. OK. I'm having a hard time writing this comment after reading Rekha's. funny, funny comments going on here today!

    I love the idea of JEJ's voice over. It played in my head right along with your perfectly crafted words. That 'rita is a busy little thing.

    I can't wait to get my chicken one written and see if you managed to continue this!