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Saturday, September 18, 2010

Saturday Centus #20

It's Saturday Centus again - in a nutshell, Jenny Matlock gives us a prompt from either herself or a guest submitter and then we have to write 100 or words less related to the prompt (the prompt doesn't count toward the 100 words)  Then link it up to her blog.  It's open until the following Saturday, so that means you have all week to participate by either reading or writing a Centus,  The prompt is in bold.  Check out other Centus' at
http://jennymatlock.blogspot.com/2010/09/saturday-centus-week-20.html


She remembered when they first moved into the house.  No furniture. No kids. All they had were each other.  That first night they slept on the floor, drank wine and it happened. Red wine on the carpet. 
 
"This is never going to come out," she thought as she scrubbed at the spot on the worn carpet.
 
Ralph always the tightwad and controller, would never replace it.  All these years having to put a piece of furniture over it had taken its toll on her. 
 
Just like she gave up on her marriage and divorced, she gave up on the carpet and started ripping it out.   She was in control now and could do what she wanted.

23 comments:

Terra said...

OH YEAH! I love that she took control (for whatever reason, at whatever time) good for her! I liked this!!!

Cheryl said...

w00t w00t! You rocked this, Viki! I could feel the anger of her scrubbing.

jeff campbell said...

So sad...was the spilled wine just the tip of the iceberg? Nice job...Peace

Deborah said...

Well written and such a good use of the prompt ... well done!

Kat said...

Nice use of the prompt Viki! Great job of capturing simultaneous feelings of anger and freedom :)

myorii said...

You go girl! It must be so liberating to get rid of things that reminds you of the unhappy past. Good for her! Great job with the prompt!

Tina said...

how funny how we both used wine as our stain we couldnt get out!

I liked your approach with the 'i'll do what I want' Nice :)

Bookie said...

This is so real...I feel her empowerment! Like you new page pic too!

Sue said...

This one is great because it's so real. I believe it!

=)

My name is PJ. said...

I love the sense of empowerment, Viki!

jfb57 said...

Fabulous! I can hear the ripping noise!

Ames said...

"I am woman hear me roar!" This is great! Evocative!!~Ames

Jo said...

oh Viki, this was a good one!!!

Susannah said...

This was a really good one! Nice use of the prompt. :-)

RawknRobynsGoneBlogWild said...

Love it. It feels therapeutic just reading this. I, I mean the woman in my centus, could really relate. :)
Thanks for visiting.
I definitely will do this again.
xoRobyn

Stef said...

Oooo, great story. I love the empowerment she gets from ripping out the stained carpet.

Tina said...

Nice! I hate carpet. Just one giant germ and dirt trap. LOVE my hardwood floors. We do have white (which idiot chose white for a FIREPLACE room??) that needs to come out...one of these days we will have saved enough. Nice Centus, giving her the power and control. I like that.

Tgoette said...

This was powerful! Excellent use of the prompt this week! Well done.

~Lissa said...

Great job! I could hear the seams ripping in the carpet and the anger unleashing.

˙·٠•●❤Sh@KiR@ ❤●•٠·˙ said...

I could relate to that...
Well done!

hugs
shakira

Jenny said...

Ralph! What a jerk! I'm glad she's ripping out that carpet and htose memories from her soul.

Really excellent use of the prompt.

I could visualize this whole story - start to finish!

Anna said...

Good for her! Rip out that carpet! Take hold of your life! Take charge!
Great take on the theme and good use of the prompt. (Seamless.)
Best wishes,
Anna
Sara Cat sends purrs.
Anna's SC-Week-20
Sara Cat's SC-Week-20

cj Schlottman said...

Love a woman who takes control! Rock on, Woman, rock on.

Great post..........cj