Saturday, August 14, 2010

Saturday Centus#15 Going Fishing

This is Saturday Centus # 15. The prompt must be used word for word somewhere in the story on not more than 100 words.The prompt is highlighted. For complete rules see:http://jennymatlock.blogspot.com.

Going Fishing

Our neighborhood took a jolt to residential complacency when Dilworth and Sarah moved in. Delightful people and thoughtful neighbors normally, once in a while Dilworth went on a harmless bender we all tolerated.


It was near dawn one morning when I heard Sarah’s voice and Dilworth’s slurring nonsense. I slipped out of bed and opened the front door to see Dilworth clad in his Mickey Mouse underwear and dumping Sarah’s prize goldfish into my bird bath.


“Idiot, come home,” niggled Sarah from her lawn.


“Not before this old gal gets some purty in this dang dinky pond,”


I listened to them from my perch on the top step and didn't know whether to laugh or to cry...

11 comments:

Cheryl said...

I totally agree with your sentiments here. Great use of the prompt.

Viki said...

OMG, I can totally see someone doing this,ha. Too funny. Good Centus.

My name is PJ. said...

You have a fabulous imagination! This was excellent!

Kat said...

What a great use of the prompt! Fantastic little story. Eccentric neighbors always make good fodder.

jeff campbell said...

Quite crafty take on the prompt...poor goldfish caught in the middle...Peace

Malisa said...
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Malisa said...

I love interesting neighbors! They keep life exciting!

Malisa

Tgoette said...

This was too funny! Aren't sloppy drunks the best neighbors? So many stories, you just don't know where to start! LOL! Great job with the prompt!

Jenners said...

I feel like I dropped right into the middle of a longer story ... I'm afraid I would have to move if I got a Dilworth as a neighbor! Well done.

June Freaking Cleaver said...

How much is a Dilworth? Certainly more than 100 words - you could turn that into a book!

Jenny said...

Wow. What a fantastic use of that prompt. Clever, clever, clever girl!

What a great imagination you have. And the ability to portray what your mind creates!

Loved this link.