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

Saturday, January 22, 2011

Saturday Centus #38

 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

It's another SHAKE UP week.  We have to try to write our centus in the SciFi genre.  Yuck, yuck, yuck.  Enough said.

Prompt is in bold.

"Let's get the kids and visit Earth".


"It's very scary there even for adults".

“I think the children are old enough to learn what happens when people don’t work together for the greater good.   What better lesson could we give them, Xzar”?

“I know you’re right, Orsa.  My grandparents came here because people got so mean; stopped caring about others and only looked out for themselves protecting everything they had with guns. It makes you wonder what they were thinking.  Let’s go”.     

“I’m ready.  Beam me up, Scottie.   Don’t forget the protective bubble just in case”.

22 comments:

Sue said...

Good Centus. And feels a little too close for comfort!

=)

Terra said...

aren't you clever. Wowzers...you hit life on earth pretty much to the t - wonder if I can hitch a ride with them after they visit

faith said...

Scary for sure when evil becomes good and good evil. Good one!

5thsister said...

I am sorry to say that protective bubble would most definitely be required. Great piece, Vicki.

Judie said...

I've actually been thinking about a bubble lately. Excellent take on the prompt!

Bookie said...

Very nice use the Jenny's prompt!!!

Dazee Dreamer said...

And it could totally happen. Great job.

Kat said...

This was a really good use of the prompt. Sci fi as cautionary tale - well done! Kat

RockiBottom said...

way to use the prompt as a commentary on the world!

Tgoette said...

Well done, and so true too! You have to wonder how things ever got so crazy and out of hand. No wonder the aliens stay away...it might be catching! LOL!

Ⓙ @ $ € € ₦$ ₣®0₥... said...

Very clever and a lot of fun, Viki! And now I know what to name my next two children!!!

Cheryl said...

Dynamic use of the prompt. We are all that and worse.

Karen S. said...

Love it! Can we buy one of those protective bubbles please?!

Cathryn said...

Love it! And I read Sci-fi for breakfast! :D But you actually captured the sci-fi predictions---great job there!

Rawknrobyn.blogspot.com said...

Viki, this is very entertaining and profound. I especially like the names "Xzar" and "Orsa." Nicely done.
xoRobyn

jeff campbell said...

Sci-fi in the best of tradition, shedding light on a dark planet earth...well done...peace and blessings

nimaruichi said...

Could well happen; a lesson for all of us here. :)

Ames said...

Yep you covered all of humanity.~Ames

Anna said...

Dear Viki,
Thank you for your kind words on my SC-text.
My goodness, you really got into the spirit of the Sci-Fi-genre. Good use of the prompt.

Best wishes,
Anna
For the benefit ofother readers:
Anna's Blue Planet SC week 38

Rek said...

Good one, creative...keep the bubble float handy, we may still need it.

Nancy Jane said...

A perfect use of prompt and unfortunately so timely...

Jenny said...

Aren't you a clever one. For someone that called this a yucky genre you definitely nailed it.

Great, great story. I think I'm ready to pack up the Grands (and one or two of my kids) and go!

Thanks Miss Viki!