Saturday, June 26, 2010

So long Elizabeth......

Saturday Centus time, a themed writing meme. The challenge is to write 100 words to add to the prompt started by Jenny Matlock from off on my tangent.

The writing prompt is in itallics...

"Did you notice Elizabeth in class this morning and how forlorn she seemed?" Perhaps I will write her a comforting note, I thought

The minute I said it aloud I knew I shouldn‘t have.

Mrs. Lawson had been understanding about Elizabeth.

Today her shocked expression told me I’d gone too far.

Elizabeth, as usual, sat quiet as my classmates laughed.

She’d reached out her hand to me, when I reached back, they laughed harder.

Headmaster Thompson, dressed in his adult version of Hill Preparatory School for Boys’ uniform, entered our classroom.

Tapping his large ruler against his wide palm….

“NONSENSE!!!” he roared as he pulled out the empty seat next to me, and promptly squashed my poor Elizabeth with his big, flat butt.


  1. Very original I would NEVER have thought of myself.

  2. Absolutely great twist on this meme.

  3. I have now read this meme several times, and I am amazed at your take on it. What a daydream! What WILL you do without poor Elizabeth? Thought provoking for sure.

  4. Oh no, poor Elizabeth. Very clever. Great Centus.

  5. I read this over several times trying to figure out whether we were talking really creative class clown, imaginary friend that has stuck around a little longer than most, or the beginnings of serious pathology here.

    There are arguments to be made supporting each one...

    GREAT job.


  6. Really clever take on the prompt! The last line is priceless. Great job. Kathy

  7. Wow. Read it four times. So much there, in so few words. Brilliant.

  8. Bravo! I loved this! Such a creative take on the prompt. Very well done.

  9. I think you need to report Headmaster Thompson to the State Board of Education and Child Protective Service! Rulers and "death by butt" are prohibited! ;)

  10. Oh, you clever, clever girl. This was wonderful. And it totally took me by surprise! You're awesome!

  11. HILARIOUS! You are very very clever!!!

  12. Wow! Pretty cool take on the prompt...well done...peace and blessings


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