Saturday, January 15, 2011

Can't buy me.....

Jenny Matlock over at off on my tangent threw us a curve ball with this week's Centus...use only 25 words she instructed. She is quite the (sweet) taskmaster. Below please find the prompt in BOLD ITALLICS and the 25 words I've added to it.

The lottery ticket, six perfectly chosen numbers, windswept, initially it soared, then dipped downward toward the bottom of the Grand Canyon. Money buying happiness???? Now, she’d never know.

28 comments:

  1. oh man, i guess it is better not to know than to know and then lose it!

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  2. Chances are..it's not a win! She can relax. Here's my Lottery Ticket.

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  3. What a sick feeling to lose before you even had it....

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  4. Hmmm...
    Nice philosophical turn :)

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  5. omg i think ild feel sick for the rest of my life haha

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  6. but it must have been a pretty view!

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  7. Hope she doesn't dive after it...!

    ;)

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  8. Brilliantly done, but I think Tina was right! hehe

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  9. 'Easy come...easy go...' (I agree with Tina here. Poor girl!)
    Brilliant micro-fiction!
    Best wishes,
    Anna
    Anna's SC#37-The lottery ticket

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  10. This is so strange. The very first Saturday Centus I ever did was based on this same theme. Really well done. And by the way, your label "I think money can..." made me spit my coke out of my nose! Kat

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  11. Arrgh! Poor girl. I'm with the others, sick with loss. But you did a great job on this!

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  12. Never go to see the Grand Canyon with a lottery ticket! Never!!

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  13. LOL! Such a shame! I've always said they need to make those tickets out of heavier stuff, like cardboard. Great job with the prompt!

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  14. Great take on this prompt. Not knowing is so hard. You did a great job using so few words.

    Thanks..........cj

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  15. Oh, nice! That sounds like something that might happen to me!

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  16. now, that just made me depressed. great job.

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  17. LOL ... that's like something that i would do ... too funny!!!

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  18. Now, that's a true cliff hanger. Am I the first person to say that? Sorry!
    I enjoyed this though, especially since I wasn't the main character.
    xoRobyn

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  19. Chances are she wasn't the winner. At least that's the way I would have to think about it lol. Great job.

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  20. Nicely done.
    Donna V.
    http://donnasbookpub.blogspot.com

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  21. So true, so true, we will never know. That's what makes it good. Thanks for a terrific story.

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  22. Short, but oh so well played. Leaves you wondering...Will she ever fully recover???

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  23. Oh dear, I'd have to convince myself that I had definitely lost anyway. Nice one! :-)

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  24. Oh argh! Dang that wind!
    Great job.

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  25. A story as big as a canyon...very nice...Peace and blessings

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  26. I could feel her hopes plummet right along with the ticket.

    What a wonderfully tight piece of micro-fiction.

    Really well done!

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