Monday 4 April 2011

Saturday Centus #48 Exit 181, 1/2 mile ahead. . .

Jenny Matlock hosts this weekly meme. Thank you! J

Her challenge to participants is to use the prompt and up to 100 more words to produce a piece of writing in any style. This week’s prompt is inspired by her husband. Click here to read more and perhaps be inspired to join in! The prompt is in red italics.

My navigation is notoriously suspect so this prompt is apposite!

Driving home after a business cocktail party, when partners were politely acknowledged while anxious eyes sought associates and contacts over her shoulder, she wondered again why she attended these functions. She had remained resolutely sober when one small drink might have made the evening less boring, but she did it for her husband – he worked hard and needed to network, much as he hated it. 

Thinking thus, with her man snoring lightly in the passenger seat, she noticed, too late, Exit 181, 1/2 mile ahead. . . 

Damn, there were another fifty miles before she could turn off and retrace the miles to the correct turn off. 
(100 words, excluding the prompt)


  1. Is something going to happen to them because they missed the turnoff? I would love to know.

  2. This is very well written. I'm intrigued. Sometimes we subconciously miss those turn-offs. Oh well!

  3. wonderfully written ... i don't envy her having to the extra 50 ...

  4. I need to know what's going to happen next. How aggravating! You're a wonderful writer and really know how to set a story up.

  5. LOL ... that's actually happened to me!

  6. Very good job ! I have been to many of those kind of parties, necessary but a real snooze fest too !

  7. Uh-oh! Fifty miles is a long way. This is very good. From the images of the people at the party to the snoring of the hubby, you brought it to life.


  8. Wonderful effort this week! You have such a crisp writing style. Very good!

  9. What a neat way you twisted these words around. I really liked this...a lot! You took me to a totally different place with this wonderful little story.


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