Wednesday, May 12, 2010

Greed - Saturday Centus


Yes, I know it's Wednesday but don't be confused.

I started a new meme on Saturday centered around a prompt and limited to 100 words. We are all linking up our little stories and it is proving to be quite interesting.

Last Saturday I wrote the prompt but starting this week Mr. Jenny is going to do it because he said I can "cheat" too much when I write it myself.

Not sure how you can "cheat" with something that's total imagination...but .... ummm.... OK.

The bolded words are the prompt this week.


My untied shoelace changed my life. As I leaned down to re-tie it, I kicked away a few leaves. When I turned my head slightly to look where the leaves had been, I was astonished to see a rubber-banded wad of hundred dollar bills nestled in a little indention in the muddy ground.

I watched as the Dillard's sign grew smaller in the side window.

And I remembered that moment, remembered that stupid shoelace, remembered the mud I wiped from my hands onto my jeans after I had stuffed that wad of money into my pocket.

The clerk at Dillard's was pleased with the big sale she rang up for me.

Until she used her magic counterfeit pen on the hundred dollar bills.

Store security had transferred me to a Sherrif's deputy waiting with handcuffs.

"I can explain," I cried.

"Tell it to the judge," was his dispassionate reply.

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29 comments:

ain't for city gals said...

Ho my..I always wondered what I would do ...I'm thinking take it to Las Vegas and "clean them up a bit at the slot machines...then go to Dillards!

My name is PJ. said...

This is my favorite one, Matlock! A fresh approach and some well-turned phrases combined to make a tale that leaves us wondering, "And then what happened?"

You get an A+!

Chatty Crone said...

Oh my gosh - what a cute AND awful story - both at the same time! lol
sandie

Theresa said...

Your imagination is gonna wear your brain out:) Have a blessed day... gotta go spend my moolah!

Sh@KiR@ CK said...

I really LOVE THIS...
why can't my brain works like yours...LOL
EXCELLENT...
MAGNIFICENT..
seriously...
GREAT CENTUS, Jenny love!
hugs
shakira

Busy Bee Suz said...

This is perfect. Some found gifts are not gifts at all.

lissa said...

nice story, darn those pens!

guess blogger comments is working again - it wasn't for awhile

Sami said...

Oh wow!! Fantastically written!! And definitely not what I expected... love it love it. :)

(Those evil pens! Grr!)

The Quintessential Magpie said...

That is a scream! Love it! Mr. Jenny has amazing powers of writing, too, I see. Thanks for the smile!

XO,

Sheila :-)

Brittany said...

:) You are SO flippin talented! I can't get over how much I love your stories! SO clever!

Sh@KiR@ CK said...

My dear Jenny,

You are such a creative writer so I am TAGGING YOU.. please go to Wordy Wednesday @Tara Miller Writes to write the next 1-3 lines to a story yet told! Once you have done that, please TAG others too. Take care of you! hugs shakira

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Marlene said...

You write so well....I totally placed myself in that story, the way you told it. (Though I'm glad, not for REAL!)

Me said...

Love it, I'm glad someone else kept the money, even if the outcome was not what they expected

Tracy said...

I wish I could write as well as you brilliant. I am really enjoying this new meme

Jennifer said...

Ah!!! I'm alive!!!
(You probably didn't notice I was gone, haha. :P )

Finals and finally being home have kept me from everything but that's no longer the case.
i am home and happyyy! :D

this is a cool new meme. hope you can keep it up. :D

Julia Christie said...

Fun! I love the challenge of sculpting so few words into something with punch!

You are so well suited to that.

Smiles

Cheryl said...

Loved how you turned this upside down on its head. Beautifully done and I agree ~ A+

Tina said...

That's an awesome one! I'm still not pleased with mine, but I may just post it anyway...

Sue said...

Now, that one is definitely outta the box!

=)

Together We Save said...

You are so good at leaving us hanging!!

Ms. Anthropy said...

Ha! That's the kind of luck I would have! Good one!

Mighty M said...

I knew you'd take this one to a criminal place...

Okay, not really but it sounds like I'm super smart, right? :)

Terra said...

Simply PERFECT> You are amazing!!!

Drama Queen said...

Jenny - lesson learned - I will always have my OWN counterfeit pen if I ever stumble across a bunch of money in the dirt. I am SO glad you wrote this so I can be forewarned. :)

Vicki said...

Dillard's and 'Tell it to the Judge'

Only you Jenny (o:

Love it!

Christy said...

Bravo! yours is the only counterfeit that we know of! Hope the judge is a kind hearted one!

Viki said...

I could have sworn I posted a comment on this. Maybe I dreamed it LOL. Anyhow, I don't remember what I said. I'm sure it was something about how wonderful your 100 words or less was. I loved your take on it.

Nishant said...

I really LOVE THIS...
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