I am joining Jenny Matlock and gang for her Saturday Centus. Each week we are given a prompt, a phrase in which to design a story or poem around. We are limited to 100 words, not counting the prompt. This week's prompt is, well, let's just say this week's prompt is pretty darn "wordy". The prompt will be in bold in my story below. You can use the prompt anywhere within your writing. I whined about the prompt all day long so decided to go ahead and use that as part of the story as well. So without further ado, I present to you:
Driving six hours is a long time on the road. Six hours spent singing “car”aoke and taking in the picturesque scenery, but mostly reminiscing about the good times. But those days were long gone and my mind was in a different place now. Or was it? My pulse quickened as I passed the road sign which read "Medford 27 miles."
“What the heck is this?” I asked myself when I read this prompt. This isn’t a prompt; it’s a freaking 60 word essay! Let’s scratch all of the above except the last line. There, that’s better. I can work with that. Now where was I?
My pulse quickened as I passed the road sign which read “Medford 27 miles”. That’s still a ways but its proximity made me hurry my pace. I was eager to finish. I hurt all over and am not even sure I will make Medford by sundown. These walking sticks sure give one a great workout!