Saturday, March 17, 2012

Saturday Centus: Iadra gets big help from Xentor (Money won't melt in your hands)

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Iadra was so proud of her new purchase. She had gotten the whole slew very cheap. And brightly colored they were so pretty.

But when arrived home with her treasures they had all melted. Some even had melted in her hands. Why had she not asked for a bag?

She called her good friend, Xentor, for advice and his consolence.

"You go right down and ask for your money back. Scream and holler if you have to."

"I'll just do that," Iadra said

"How much did you pay for those beads?" asked Xentor.

"It was only ninety-eight cents..."

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© 2012 Jimmiehov
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Picture furnished by Jenny, see link below

For today's Saturday Census we are to write a story with EXACTLY 98 words. Our prompt words were to be, "It was only ninety-eight cents..."

For more Saturday Census stuff or how to do your own, go here to Jenny Matlock's blog.

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12 Comments:

At Saturday, March 17, 2012 12:00:00 PM, Blogger Sue said...

Reminds me of many an experience I had as a child with m&ms.

;)

 
At Saturday, March 17, 2012 12:44:00 PM, Blogger Nonna Beach said...

Love the double message in your story and like Sue, reminded me of a much wanted chocolate bar that melted before I could eat it after scrimping for the few cents to buy it !

 
At Saturday, March 17, 2012 1:21:00 PM, Blogger Karen S. said...

Oh this is perfect. Everyone makes this look so easy....I just had a heck of a time trying to put something together, and then finally the light went on!

 
At Saturday, March 17, 2012 4:20:00 PM, Blogger anitamombanita said...

Sad when something we want so badly melts away in our hands. :( Seems there's a message in there about choosing things that have lasting value. Nicely done!

 
At Saturday, March 17, 2012 4:24:00 PM, Blogger Happier Than a Pig in Mud said...

I know there's a moral in there somewhere:@) Fun story!

 
At Saturday, March 17, 2012 9:55:00 PM, OpenID bluegrassnotes said...

Touching story -- very nice use of the prompt.

 
At Sunday, March 18, 2012 10:58:00 PM, Blogger Jo said...

Anita said it perfectly, and it is just a wonderful story!

 
At Monday, March 19, 2012 12:47:00 PM, Blogger Melody said...

Oops!!

Great story!

~Melody
MerrieMelody.blogspot.com

 
At Monday, March 19, 2012 4:33:00 PM, Blogger Judie said...

I like Anita's comment. So true, Jim. Great take on the prompt.

 
At Monday, March 19, 2012 11:16:00 PM, Blogger Ames said...

Humm...just what kind of beads are these that melt in one's hands?? Good use of the prompt! Thanks for stopping by and leaving such a nice comment!~Ames

 
At Tuesday, March 27, 2012 1:08:00 PM, Blogger Jenny said...

Now that girl has some HOT hands for sure!

What a neat use of the prompt.

This fires up my imagination and I just wonder...oh I wonder...what kind of beads those were.

 
At Thursday, April 12, 2012 12:39:00 AM, Anonymous Susie said...

Who is this Xentor guy who's starting to appear in your poems?

 

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