Sunday, June 6, 2010

Fish Story

Want a way to practice writing scences? Tightening lines? Come write with Jenny’s writing promt. Each linked essay must be 100 words or less, not including the "prompt" words. The prompt words can be used in any place within your story but must be left intact. To do Saturday Centus, use Jenny Matlock’s writing prompt found at

When I  suggested a cool movie on a hot day, he said, “Ah Honey, I gotta get that boat in shape for the fishing tournament. But you go ahead.”

He thought I wouldn’t go alone. He thought I would stick around fanning myself in a lawn chair, waiting to go for a part or fetch a beer. But I fooled him, grabbed my purse, and left. I cranked the air to frigid, shoved in Pavarotti, and raced to the show.

I settled into the comfortable movie theater seat with awkward 3D glasses perched on my nose, a small tub of popcorn on my lap, and a bottle of water lodged into the seat holder while escaping with my imaginary lover on the screen—who knew nothing about bass and crappie.

97 words excluding prompt


Cheryl said...

Well played! I have friends who could relate to this in real life big-time!

mbkatc230 said...

Ha! Loved it, especially "shoved in Pavarotti". Nice and tightly written, and a fun twist on the prompt. Kathy

Viki said...

You go girl, ha,ha. That was great and way to show him. Good post, I loved it.

BECKY said...

Hey Bookie!! Fabulous story!! (I guess you didn't need me after all to help you with the link thingy?) I'm so glad you joined in on this! I keep wondering why more of our writer buddies haven't....yet!! Loved every bit of your story!

jeff campbell said...

Very well done...imaginary lovers...hmmmm:-)

Tammy said...

Very clever!

Sue said...

Nice one!


Jenny said...

What a fabulous, fabulous link!

I loved the twist you took this prompt to.

Clever picture painting here...I can see his puzzled face wondering if you really had the nerve to make him fetch his own beer!