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Saturday, October 23, 2010

Saturday Centus #25

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.

For some reason I had a very difficult time with this prompt.  Oh well.  Prompt is in bold.  

"This is the scariest story I've ever heard, Grandma".  

"Missy, that's why voting is so important".

"I was so happy to be voting for the first time now I'm not so sure.  Who do I vote for?"

"You need to find out what the candidates stand for". 

"Who are you voting for Grandma"?

"I'll be voting for the person I think will be best for our country".   

"Mom and dad won't tell me either but I know they don't agree".

"That's the beauty of voting, Missy.  You have the right to make your own choices".

"Okay, Gram.  I think I'll get started I've got a lot to learn". 


Jackie said...

well I am canadian and I don't vote. Whoever gets in is not my cotton pickin choice . governments belong to God and they better do their job as best they can , that's all I have to say , cause they are dead meat either way . haha *ya I'm not into politics nor am I patriotic .

Sue said...

Good take on this with the elections so near! And THAT is a pretty scary prospect this time around.


Ames said...

Very good take Vicki. I found this one to be hard too. I still haven't come up with anything as of yet.

I like it that you let the granddaughter make her own choice. People need to get informed and pray for our leaders to do the right thing by us. I am a firm believer in "if you don't vote, you don't have a say or the right to complain!". Excellent use of the prompt!~Ames

gautami tripathy said...

Voting actually empowers us. I like the message here. I have always voted and will continue to do so...


Judie said...

Voting can be very scary!!

Jenners said...

I struggled with this prompt too. It was harder than it looked!

I like how you went in a very different direction. (And learning about our choices at the voting booth can be a very scary experience.)

My name is PJ. said...

Politics, more frightening than any nightmare!!!

Kat said...

I like your unexpected use of the prompt. I had a hard time with this one too. And I had an idea floating around about women voting and suffrage, but just couldn't get it to gel. These elections are going to be scary indeed, much more so than ghosts and ghoulies! Kat

cj Schlottman said...

Very strong and civic minded take on this prompt - a thousand miles from my "Nuts."

This is such an important message, and you have written it down beautifully. Thanks for the reminder..........cj

Tina said...

i remember the first time i could vote i was so excited. now i dont bother.

nice that you did a different take on it rather than a tradional halloween tale :)

Tina from Mummy Diaries

jfb57 said...

Interesting take on the prompt! Well done!

Cheryl said...

GREAT take on this prompt. Loved how you got the importance of voting in there. Great conversational voice.

RawknRobynsGoneBlogWild said...

Great, clever piece, Viki. Voting is indeed a daunting honor.

Terra said...

Trouble? You did fantastic! I loved this story, I loved that it was the politics that were so scary, I just lovedit

Tracy said...

I love it you did not touch halloween thank you

Anna said...

Great and unexpected take on the prompt. Some things in life are really scary and they have nothing to do with ghosts! It can be the choices we make on election day. You had your thinking-cap on!

I am way behind because of my computer woes last week. Right now, my home-computer is working, but for how long? (That's scary for me!)

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Tgoette said...

What a fresh and timely direction to take this prompt! Great job!

Anonymous said...

Well done. Skip Halloween and go straight to the scariest day of the year - election day! (Some politicians scare me more than a horror movie.)

Love that you got a moral behind your story too. Great work.

Jenny said...

Definitely a scary story for sure!

I waited until Halloween to read these SC's and I want to thank you for the TREAT here!

Witching you a BOO-tiful Halloween!

Thanks for linking.