Monday, January 17, 2011

Catch Up Time: Saturday Centus, Sunday 160, Micro-fiction Monday

I have been busy working at my "real job" the past several days and have had absolutely no time to keep up with my blog. This morning I arose before daybreak to play a little catching up with my favorite memes!

First shall be Ms. Jenny's Saturday Centus, combined with Susan's Micro-Fiction Monday

Susan, from Stony River, leaves us a unique, unusual picture each and every week for us to design a 140 character story (spaces included). It is definitely a challenging exercise in brevity and one I've come to really enjoy.

Normally, Ms. Jenny gives us a 100 word essay limit for her weekly Centus. But not this week. Never to be one to do the same ol' same ol', our dear Jenny decided to mix things up a bit abbreviated and limit our essay to a minuscule, measly, 25 word flash fiction using a word prompt. (Her prompt will be in red in the story to follow)

140 characters usually approximate 25 words. What better way to challenge myself than to use both as prompts. Right? Well, you all be the judge of that. 

I shall be your escort
as you redeem the lottery ticket.

Never mind that, Tamotsu-San.
Go fill my parasol, to the brim,
At Benihana’s.

Note: Koeru means to “grow fat” and Tamotsu means “defender, protector” in Japenese


Next shall be Monkey Man's Sunday 160. Since I am still recovering from a crazy busy work weekend this is a short piece belaboring an unfortunate truth about hospital work.   

Hot soaks,
Nor even a brand new pair 
Of top of the line work shoes
Will prevent foot pain
Or leg cramps
When one is on their feet
For over 36 hours!


Jenny Matlock

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Cheryl said...

A trifecta of fun! That 140 picture was weird. You overcame that handicap and pulled out a win!

samurai said...

I liked your take, and use of Japanese words to fill out the MFM for this week. Well done. 8)

Kathleen said...

Love the microfiction, as usual!

And on your feet for 36 hours? Ouch!

izzy said...

Oh yes I forgot about the ticket! Good one! thanks-

Kat said...

Wow, you more than met this challenge! Love the way your mind works. And as for the second post, very, very true! You set a really difficult goal with this, and you nailed it! Kat

Sylvia K said...

Terrific! And I love your use of the Japanese words! Perfect touch! Hope you have a great week!


Lisa Ricard Claro said...

Nicely done! And I don't blame him...if I won the lottery I'd want a nice drink to celebrate, too!

Peggy said...

This picture was a bit of a challenge this week.
Loved your take .
Well done.

moondustwriter said...

After the ticket is redeemed then what. Sword trumps parasol

Nice MFM

Have a great week

Moonie smiles

moondustwriter said...

I epically failed 160 yesterday - I think I got one comment. so here's 2 :)

No amount of money is going to make those piggies feel better

Nessa said...

What a way to spend your lottery winnings.

I feel for your tootsie-toes.

storytreasury said...

Well, that's one way to win the lottery. Liked your use of Japanese words.

Jim said...

Sis, you won me over by using Benihana’s in your post! :)

Too bad for Koeru-San that Tamotsu-San had learned about community property laws.

Brian Miller said...

36 hours? sounds like it is time to go fill the parasol...smiles.

Susan Fobes said...

I'm still laughing at your name choices! LOL!

articlesoffaithandfancy said...

Cute! Love the name choices as well. 36 hours! Ouch!

Monkey Man said...

Now that's doing it all at once. Thanks for playing along with the Sunday 160.

Doctor FTSE said...

Great idea, well" executed" - Forgive the play-on-word.

Cad said...

Great one-upmanship, translating the names' meanings! LOL

blueviolet said...

Your take on that photo is hilarious!!!!

That's way too much foot time!

Grandma's Goulash said...

Lottery? Never would have thought of that. Fun and creative.

My MF: Details

jeff campbell said...

Way cool ;-) One of a kind...Peace and blessings

LEAT said...

Really like the combo approach, and different direction for Saturday Centus. Fun and wise :)

Jinksy said...

I got hooked by the lovely shoes - can't remember the MFM, as all thought has dropped to my toes! LOL

Viki said...

your centus was wonderfully creative. Good job.

nimaruichi said...

Not afraid of growing fatter, this Koeru-san! :)

nimaruichi said...

Not afraid of growing fatter, this Koeru-san! :)

nimaruichi said...

Not afraid of growing fatter, this Koeru-san! :)

Sue said...

Nice job!


Jenny said...

I'm really sorry work is kicking your butt! I hope it settles down soon for you!

In the meantime, though, this was a great link to SC!

Take care of you, Miss Polly.


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