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

Saturday, February 5, 2011

Saturday Centus #40

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 is in bold.


Sean finally told the doctor about his problem.  He gave him some samples to try.  He took one and then called his wife. 

“I did it”, he said.  

“I’ll be waiting”.

As he walked in the house, the lights were turned down.  He could smell the scented candles burning.  The anticipation; it was growing bigger by the minute.

” Are you ready to try”? She said.

“Yeah, I think so”.

She changed into her nightclothes and opened the bedroom door.  She heard snoring.   “Thank goodness, the insomnia is gone and I’ll be able to get some sleep tonight”.   

27 comments:

Deborah said...

LOL ... very cleverly done, I loved it! :o)

Bookie said...

Oh a good twisted snicker this morning...I need that! :)

Kat said...

I laughed so hard I scared the cat! This was really clever. I wondered if someone was going to take the prompt in this direction. Love the twist at the end! Kat

Karen S. said...

Funny! And sleep is so over rated sometimes anyway!

5thsister said...

Oh my goodness! I adore this one! Reminds of the years I spent as an insomniac...you'd do anything for a good night's sleep. Glad the wife was able to get some rest, too!

June Freaking Cleaver said...

For a minute, i was afraid that you forgot Jenny's PG-rated warning...well done!

Susannah said...

Very clever! Well done. :-)

elysabeth said...

I too was thinking this was going in the wrong direction (non PG rating -lol) but you had a nice little twisty ending there - E :)

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Judie said...

Hahaha! Love that twist at the end! Good one!

Rawknrobyn.blogspot.com said...

Great build-up to that last line! This is rather realistic and very amusing.
xoRobyn

Cherie said...

This one has me laughing!! Definately a great build up and a surprise ending!!

Dazee Dreamer said...

What a kidder you are. That was great.

Sue said...

HAHA!

Great fun!!

=)

Poetic Justice said...

Brilliant! Made me laugh out loud. Nicely done :))

jeff campbell said...

Hmmm...glad to know that there was another who thinks like me ;-) I like this a lot Viki. You managed this with savoir fare, unlike my PG-13 version. Peace and blessings

Cathryn said...

BWAHAHAHAHAHAHAH! OMG! I was expecting something else completely and this so caught me off-guard! Perfect!

Rekha said...

I am laughing for the umpteenth time I think...some really funny stories...didn't expect the final twist...mind in the gutter...
Missed your last week one...read it now...tender and moving...beautiful, elegant thoughts...

Gems said...

Funny twist! That gave me a giggle, thanks:)

Nonna Beach said...

Cleverly evading the obvious ending of the story was wonderfully done !!!

gaelikaa said...

I didn't know whether to be pleased or not! LOL

Anna said...

So clever! Love it!
Best wishes,
Anna
Anna's SC week 40 '...growing bigger...'

Anna said...

I am having trouble with the link that I left on Jenny's blog. Try this one instead:
Anna's SC-wk 40 2nd try to link

Anna

Tina said...

haha i wondered what was going to happen at the end then for a second!

nimaruichi said...

Time for some sleep, at last. Hahahaha.

Tgoette said...

LOL! What a devilishly clever twist! Hysterical! Great job, Viki!

Ames said...

Haha! I'm loving this one! At first I thought hummm, you naughty girl you, but then I was surprised at your twist. Just goes to show you where my mind was heading huh?~Ames

Jenny said...

I laughed so loud at this my husband came in from his office...and that was heard over my playlist cranked up high listening to 'Gredade'.

Love, love, loved this!