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Saturday, May 22, 2010

Saturday Centus #3

It's Saturday Centus Day.  Go over to Jenny's to see what people wrote for their 100 words minus the prompt.  http://jennymatlock.blogspot.com/2010/05/saturday-centus-week-3.html

I look back over my shoulder, squinting into the late afternoon sun, gawking with stunned alarm at the broad rolling muddy waters of the Mississippi.

All of a sudden I see something rising up out of the water.  Its huge, muddy and the ugliest monster I've ever seen in my life and then I'm awake. 

Hours later the dream is still bothering me although by now I've forgotten exactly what the monster looked like.  I decide to go check out the Mississippi with a little trepidation.

As I go back to the place in the dream, all I see is the beautiful Mississippi clear and clean as always.  I wonder if this an omen,  just a nightmare or both.   

20 comments:

Debbie said...

Nice Vikki, great creative thoughts here. Have a wonderful weekend.

My name is PJ. said...

I enjoy the dream idea, Viki! Great job!

Sami said...

Ack! Swamp Thing! I hope she gets a photo of it for the National Enquirer... that would be a good ending. :)

Drama Queen said...

It's funny...I almost did a river monster story myself when I first pondered the prompt! I like that yours was a dream....or an omen....or both!

Lady Banana said...

I like that it was just a dream!

Cheryl said...

Nicely done putting this in a nightmare that won't go away even when you do a reality-check of the river.

Cathryn said...

I like this--especially since I check out my nightmares too! Great job!

paige said...

Oooo...that's a thinker!

jfb57 said...

Goodness! That would be an awful dream to have! Great piece!

Christy said...

great idea and story!

Terra said...

Oh I suspect it is both, a dream and omen...I wonder what would happen if it came true...

easternsparkle said...

More of a nightmare - well written!

jeff campbell said...

Nice job...funny thing, dreams must be in the air...or the water:-) I just posted mine with a dream reference. I think I will like this creative writing exercise, especially reading other's work...Peace

mbkatc230 said...

Funny, my first thought was a monster too. Love the dream idea, very clever. Kathy

Tina said...

Nice take on the prompt! Very well done.

Mister Jenny said...

Good job!

Tracy said...

Excellent thank you

Vicki said...

Dream on girl (o:
Good one!

Me said...

ooh I really liked this, great idea x

Jenny said...

I. Am. Afraid. Of. Monsters.

I'm glad this had a happy ending!