Saturday, July 17, 2010

It's fun time again and time for a Saturday Centus. A story written with 100 words or less surrounding a prompt and linked back to Jenny. The prompt must be used word for word somewhere in the story. Sami by the Sea contributed the prompt this week. The prompt is highlighted. For complete rules see:http://jennymatlock.blogspot.com/2010/07/saturday-centus-week-11.html




Going to Work

Light skimmed the wizened old man’s eyelids, and he realized he had overslept. Throwing back the covers, he headed for the closet on bandy legs. He laid out his green suit and a tie with emerald highlights before heading to the bathroom for a wee whiz.



He stopped in the kitchen for a swig of Guinness to jump start his day before stepping out on the porch. The rain was over and the sun peeked up at the horizon. He had better hurry since he was late for O’Hallaran’s. Now where was that pot of gold…oh yes, he left it somewhere over the rainbow.

15 comments:

jeff campbell said...

Remarkably good Claudia...very connectable character...pleasing...thank you for your visit to my post...Rt. 66...somewhere in NM I would think...Peace and blessings

mbkatc230 said...

Just perfect Claudia! I love this take on the prompt, now wouldn't that be a wonderful job :) Kat

Tina said...

I liked this. Original take on the prompt, and very nice descriptive writing.

jfb57 said...

Excellent! I love it! Reminds me of Finnigan's Wake!

Tracy said...

How brilliant still looking for the pot of gold

Rita said...

Dear Bookie,
thank you so much for visiting my blog so that I could find yours. so very sorry didn't reply to your comment earlier due to internet connection problems which the telephone company took for ever to solve. hope it's been solved for good now.
as I guess I'm a blogaholic even one day without internet drives me up the wall. I do not post as much as I used to when I started my blog but I still love to visit my bloggy friends and feel lost and even guilty if I cannot reply to their lovely comments in a timely manner or comment myself.
enough of whining, so glad I foud your blog. It's so lovely and inspiring that I've become your latest follower.
great post. you did an amazing take on the prompt.
talent writer indeed.
have a fab wkd
rita

Sue said...

Absolutely loved this! No comments or suggestions...just perfect.

=)

Viki said...

I really liked this a lot and all the references to the Irish made me think a leprechaun was going to pop up somewhere, ha. Great job.

Cheryl said...

Very St. Patrickish. Nicely done indeed.

Tgoette said...

LOL! What a fun story this week, Claudia! I'm off now to go eat a bowl of Lucky Charms. They're magically delicious, ya' know!

Great job!

cj Schlottman said...

Hey, Bookie! I'm a Claudia, too, but my best friend in grade school named me cj (middle name Jane), and it's what my granddaughter and good friends call me, so I decided to use it as a pen name.

I love this story. Your first phrase, "Light skimmed the wizened old man’s eyelids," set the stage beautifully for this little romp. Really, where is that pot of gold?

I'm an RN, returning to work in Hospice. My little cottage is too big for me without my darling husband!

Rebecca said...

I'm responding re. Gladys Taber the quickest way I know how...I only have 3 of her books but have read others. I "keep my eyes open" for used copies. Maybe SOME day I'll have as many as you do :) Meanwhile, I SO enjoy reading and RE-reading her book...

Malisa said...

I hope he used Irish Spring on his bandy little legs! :) What a delightful post! So enjoyable!
"Wee whiz"...my favorite descriptive phrase of the week!

I just posted my contribution. Please join me over at my blog!

Malisa

Jenny said...

How cool! This is was such a neat direction. I could see the old guy in my mind!

Really, really inventive and creative use of this prompt!

Terra said...

Oh my goodness. I am still smiling. That was truly unique, I just loved it.!