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Saturday, April 2, 2011

Saturday Centus - Exit 181

Jenny Matlock



It's Saturday again..........and gosh Jenny escaped once more from the torments of this week's prompt! Ah it's okay....with a prompt like (Exit 181, 1/2 mile ahead) you could go almost anywhere really............but mine won't take place in Arizona....oh no....


Carly drove the hot bustling interstate through a never-ending colossal of Redwood trees along Oregon’s astonishing countryside.  She left Phoenix, Oregon without breakfast still hashing over stories of hysteria her grandmother told about a haunting frenzy across Oregon’s mountains and prairies long ago.  Those words still haunted her,

“If you don’t behave, the Chuchonnyhoof will get you!” 

Always fearing this “iron-hide” Kalapuya goblin named Chuchonnyhoof, Carly promised herself that one day she would seek the truth to this legend.  Suddenly, the town of Salem, Oregon sprung up from nowhere. This was her Exit 181, ½ mile ahead.

Thanks again for viewing  my Saturday Centus and don't forget Jenny would love to hear your version of it as well!  So give it a try why don't you!
Jenny Matlock

13 comments:

June Freaking Cleaver said...

Leaving us in suspense today!

And is the Chuchy-whatever a real bogey man? I'd never heard of him.

gaelikaa said...

Well done. I liked it!

5thsister said...

Chew-chuny-hoof?
Chuck-honey-hoof?
He must be keeper of those nasty word verifications. I so hope she finds him and puts an end to all that nonsense! :o)

Seriously, though...really enjoyed your Centus and the creative approach you took. Wonderful job!

Judie said...

Karen, you have such "wit!!" I loved this!!

Sue said...

Had to laugh at 5th Sister's comment about word verifications.

NIce take on the Centus. Original.

=)

hip-chick said...

great story...it left me wondering what she was going to meet up with her exit...kind of scary.

Nonna Beach said...

Very well written and mysterious...this girl loves a good mystery!!!

jfb57 said...

Goodness! Scary stuff! Brill!

jeff campbell said...

Very intriguing...can't say I've ever heard of the 'Chuch'...well done ;-) Peace and blessings

Galen Pearl said...

Very clever! Galen, in Portland, Oregon!

Jo said...

okay ... sounds like a scary legend ...

cj Schlottman said...

Chuchonnyhoof ? Your imagination is dancing double ball time! This is mysterious and whimsical at the same time, which makes for a great little story. I love it - and I want to know more about Chuchonnyhoof. (Please).

Namaste..........ccj

Jenny said...

I've been to Oregon many a time and never encounted the ...ummm...you know... I think I'm gonna have to have my husband check in the closet tonight for a ... well...you know!