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Saturday, December 4, 2010

Saturday Centus #31

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.  http://jennymatlock.blogspot.com/search/label/Saturday%20Centus

OMG, this was such a difficult prompt for me to put into ONLY 100 words.  I got the idea of what I wanted to write pretty quickly but I had to re-work it all morning to get it under 100.   I wish I would have woken up early like last week LOL.

The prompt is in bold.  


Jill's Christmas party was the next day.  She set the tree up weeks ago but had decided to do all the cooking first.  She forgot she needed new lights. 


The bin of tangled up holiday lights that she saw when she got to the store really stressed her out.

She started to leave but it was the only place still open.

When she got back to the bin the lights were untangled.

She noticed a stuffed Santa Claus sitting next to them.  "Thanks, Santa", she said.

As she was leaving she heard "Ho, ho, ho".  She turned around and saw Santa wink at her or did she?     
 

19 comments:

Teresa said...

This is just the perfect bit of Christmas magic! Very nicely penned.

Cheryl said...

I love how you worked this prompt. I kinda wish I could see the entire thing uncut. (I had to cut mine all to ribbons too. We can commisserate.)

Kat said...

Loved this! Nothing like a little Christmas magic to brighten your day! I feel your pain, I had to cut the heck out of mine too. And it HURT. Kat

Sue said...

Love your take on this! I think I need a stuffed Santa friend of my own...

=)

My name is PJ. said...

You managed to capture the hustle bustle of the holiday AND the magic of the holiday....all in 100 words. Well done!!

Rawknrobyn.blogspot.com said...

This is really cute and cheerful, Viki. Great Centus.
xoRobyn
PS I too had an especially hard time scaling down to 100.

Tina said...

It's comforting to hear that others slave over the cutting, too. That's what takes me the longest. Your edits here produced a great Centus, but I agree with Cheryl. I'd love to see you rework this into a regular short story! Really great concept nicely done.

Bookie said...

A bit of mystery and intrigue....

Ames said...

If you don't believe in Santa you get socks! :)~Ames

gautami tripathy said...

I want SANTA to do it for me too!

plateau

cj Schlottman said...

I love this story of Christmas Magic! You worked your own special magic on me when I realy needed it! This is so very well done - so much in so few well chosen words.

Namaste..........cj

Susannah said...

A nice bit of magic you weaved into your story! I wonder if he'd consider coming and helping out wth mine. ;-)

Judie said...

This sounds like the basis for a Hallmark Christmas movie. I just love those!!

teresa said...

I'd love to have santa untangle my lights! I hate that. Especially when I'm shopping at the last minute.

Now which store did she shop at?

Good work. Loved it.

Malisa said...

Wow, I wish that Santa would visit my house! I could really keep him busy!
Christmas is a magical time, indeed.

I just posted my story. Hope you will stop by and read.

Malisa

Rek said...

great centus and less work on her part...That was santa's gift for her this year...

nimaruichi said...

Magical... captures the spirit of the season.

Tgoette said...

Wonderful job, Viki! Great story and a perfect way to interject some holiday magic for Christmas! I can also totally relate with cutting your story down. I struggled with mine too, but decided to skip any mention of "chopping my baby" in deference to the holiday. LOL!

Jenny said...

Viki, holiday magic is the best kind of magic.

It's funny how some weeks there just aren't enough words!

It doesn't seem like you struggled, though. This is flowed wonderfully well.

Thank you for linking.