Saturday, 5 March 2011

Saturday Centus #44 Wedding Anniversary

I discovered this meme at 'The Caterpillar Uprising'and thought it looked fun. Click here to read other responses.


Jenny Matlock gives a prompt at Saturday Centus  and the challenge is to write up to 100 words, not including the prompt.  This week's prompt is 'Everything depended upon this single card . . .'

It was their wedding anniversary. She sifted through the mail, recalling her giddy teenage years when everything had seemed possible.

She had met Tim - fallen head over heels in love. A fairy-tale romance, everyone said, a match made in heaven, love ever after. The following years brought happiness, a few tribulations - nothing they couldn’t deal with together.

Together!

Tim had gone away for a few days, ‘to think things over’. He would let her know as soon as he had decided. He had sent a card – but what did it say?

Everything depended upon this single card . . .

24 comments:

  1. Wonderful job ! I love a good cliffhanger !!!

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  2. Hahaha! This is in some ways like my take on the prompt! I have found someone that thinks like mea. Yea!!!

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  3. ‘to think things over’ ooh that's a phrase to make anyone tense! Great SC, and great to see you here too :o)
    (your comment on mine made me LOL :O))

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  4. Oh, very very good, Janice. Love, suspense, the possibility of heartbreak, the possibility of renewed joy. Excellent take on the prompt!
    I've never heard of this meme before, so I thought I'd better check it out. The prompt + up to 100 more words, it says. Hmm. Interesting. I haven't really been able to find a meaning for the word "centus", however.
    -- K

    Kay, Alberta, Canada
    An Unfittie's Guide to Adventurous Travel

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  5. This is a heavy version of the Centus with a very pregnant pause that brings real questions to mind!

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  6. Interesting - but I would tell him to take his card and shove it.

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  7. Nice job on the Centus. Sounds like he has a little too much power in the relationship for my liking!

    ;)

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  8. oh ... so much for happy ever after ... right?
    well you have me wanting more ...

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  9. Ooh an amazing cliff hanger! Great use of the prompt!

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  10. I so want to know what happens next!

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  11. Really nice use of the prompt. You managed to capture her entire life in 100 words - quite a feat. Well done, and I hope the card brings the answer she hoped for. Kat

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  12. Tim's a jerk. Going away to "think things over"...not even manning up to face his wife, of many years, in person. This is obviously a great write to elicit such a strong reaction from me! Good job!

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  13. What kind of person lets another person know the fate of their relationship in a card? She'd be better off without him. I prefer FTF. Well done!~Ames

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  14. That's a great way to build suspense. I'm really wanting to know what happens and am left feeling a bit worried for her. Nice work.
    xoRobyn

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  15. You are so good at this, Janice.
    I never like it when they have to "think things over". Hope it works out well in this instance. Will there be a part 2?

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  16. Oh, the suspense! You'll have to write a sequel.

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  17. Unfortunately I don't get it. I don't know what "prompt" means !

    OK he had sent her a card, why didn't he use an sms ? we are in the 21st century ?

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  18. Hmmmm....very interesting, I hope you are able to continue on with this one. Nice work!

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  19. And then????

    Pat
    www.critteralley.blogspot.com

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  20. This is a great use of the prompt...oh dear what will he do? your header photo is stunning! The petals almost appear like frosting drops....just a few...awesome shot!

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  21. Good story! I'm in suspense. So many possibilities in that single card.

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  22. She should burn the card without reading it and pack up everything he owns and leave it on the curb. I know this is good because it had such an impact on me. Great SC!

    Namaste..........cj

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  23. Hey! Come back here right this minute! I need to know what happened! I'm just hanging here! Sigh.

    I love how realistic this post felt. Judging by the comments it seemed to twang a few other heartstrings as well!

    Great writing. Thanks for linking.

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