In the winter she curls up around a good book and dreams away the cold. ~Ben Aaronovitch, Broken Homes

Saturday, January 8, 2011

Saturday Centus #36

 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

The prompt this week is a picture.



It was the first time they had taken a vacation in 20 years.  Their children for Christmas had bought them plane tickets and booked a hotel room for them in sunny Florida.

Harry and Sally jumped out of bed when they heard a knock on the door.  It was room service with their breakfast.  They sat at the little table drinking coffee, eating bacon, eggs and toast.

Harry grabbed the newspaper and started to read.  “Oh no” Harry said.

“What” Sally said.

He showed her a picture of  a frozen orange.  “I guess no swimming for us today”. 
  

20 comments:

Terra said...

Harry and sally? When did they meet? Sorry, couldn't resist! Love the snowy florida bummers! Great story!

Kat said...

This was a clever take on the prompt! But you know, a cold day in Florida is still better than most days anywhere else! Kat

Sue said...

Shoot. Go figure!

(Maybe they can make a little heat themselves...)

;)

Ames said...

Most tourist are unaware of our cold winter's here in sunny Florida. It gets pretty cold here. Sort of like going to Montana in June and seeing snow.~Ames

Anna said...

Actually, this was one of the solutions that first came to mind. But since I have never been to Florida (despite invitations from distant relatives who live there), I thought I would do better using material closer to home.
Glad I did not try even it. You have done an excellent job!
Best wishes,
Anna
Anna's SC#36

5thsister said...

I'm certain that Harry and Sally will be able to find other things to *ahem* occupy their time! Very fun read, Vicki!

Bookie said...

I have always been afraid of this very thing for any winter vacation. Habit makes us think late June--between snow and heat, hopefully after tornados and before hurricanes!

Koby said...

This story would be the story of my life if Daddio and I ever tried to plan a sunny vacation..great job!!

Cathryn said...

Perfect ending! I loved the creative and clever way you meshed everything together well!

Tgoette said...

LOL! That would be my luck too! Great job with this week's prompt as usual Viki! Your posts are always an enjoyable and creative adventure!

Happier Than a Pig in Mud said...

Some days are just like that-lol! Cute story:@)

jfb57 said...

Good one! The breakfast obviously took their mind off the weather!

Cheryl said...

Sa-weet! Harry & Sally, one of my all-time favorites, showing up in Florida. Of course it snowed. Sally is so high-maintenance it had to.

Dazee Dreamer said...

that really would suck to take a trip there and have it snow. great story.

noexcuses said...

I loved this story. I've had friends who have been in this position! They should leave the orange groves to Orange County, CA!

Rawknrobyn.blogspot.com said...

This was very amusing, especially the last line. Thanks, Viki.

I didn't make it to class this week, but I'm enjoying all the different takes on this photo.
xoRobyn

Jo said...

oh but what a great excuse to stay in bed!

Ⓙ @ $ € € ₦$ ₣®0₥... said...

So many of us can identify with unexpected weather on our vacations!

gautami tripathy said...

Good one!

destined destination

Jenny said...

Sounds like what always happens to me on vacation! ha!

What a cute story from this photo.

It made me smile.

Thanks for linking.