Wayzata, Minnesota

Saturday, January 21, 2012

Saturday Centus - Cliffhanger Epilogue


       Jenny, from "Off on my tangent" blog is being especially sweet today.... and I didn't even need all 150 words she allowed, (it's our make-up gift!) ha ha ....truly, I have forgotten all about the only 50 word cut! ha ha ...

       Jenny says our Centus today shall use another writing device to create an epilogue for our 2-part cliffhanger!  Hooray!  Wonderful idea! ;)

Notice, he's holding a pretty flower? All is forgiven!

If you need refreshing, my two part cliffhanger began with a couple climbing about Mt. Desert, Maine (with sleds) and ends with her being rescued while he's in handcuffs.

My Epilogue

        As sensational stories go, fiction or not, Saturday Centus included, there’s always a superstar-reporter, Noelle Itallwright and she's ready to interview our cliffhanger actors.

The Scoundrel begins speaking to our Saved-Damsel.

“If I, the accused may clarify what really happened, you’d know I was framed!”
“You’re just worried they’ll lock you up and throw away the key.”
“That’s where you begin? Well, truthfully there are far worse things.”
“As only you, should know.”
“Really, you’re going to conclude my brief (Centus) existence without considering my version? Especially when, you never even plummeted to the bottom?”
“Remember, I was rescued.”
“Because, you stupidly slid off the edge; as I photographed the brilliant sunrise.  Now everyone assumes I’m a nasty piece of work.”

She leans in and whispers in his ear,

“Well, which sells more copy; truth or deplorable fiction?”

The End? Maybe.  Only Jenny knows for sure!

I'm leaving you with the key to unlocking more Saturday Centus, because you know you just have to read more!

Jenny Matlock


Nonna Beach said...

Wickedly clever and enjoyable epilogue Karen !!!

Sue said...

Gotta love it! And I do.


PS. Also got a kick out of your "make-up gift" comment...

Jim said...
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Jim said...

Sounds like there is an exciting adventure hidden in here. It could be worth expanding into a novel!!

I am in the process of reading the Leslie Meier murder mystery series from our library. Lucy Stone, her hero, is a part-time reporter and mother/home maker slueth living in a small Maine lobstering town.

Right now I am almost finished with her New Year's Eve Murder book. That makes about half of hers that I have read. She writes about one a year.

anitamombanita said...

So where do we go from here? Another twist to come? :)

tony said...

Living Life On The Edge!

Cloudia said...

truth is getting on it's shoes, while lies are down the block!

Aloha from Waikiki
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sage said...

Nice writing exercise. I like your ending and the picture is perfect. He's kind of stiff, but at least he doesn't sass back.

Judie said...

Hey, you writer, you! I agree with Nonna! Wicked good!!!

Lynda said...

Thank you, Karen, for joining us at No Ordinary Blog Hop. I look forward to getting to know you and your blog.

Karen S. said...

Sage, I love your comment, and his not being sassy won him that flower I bet...! Hope your weekend involves some fun in the winter snow!

Karen S. said...

Jim, Lucy Stones sounds like my kind of detective! Living in my one of my favorite haunts! I'll have to check her out! Thanks!

Karen S. said...

Cloudia, that is one true and deep quote! Thanks for bringing it to life here...!

Rek said...

This left me laughing and the says so much...did he get mummified for choosing the sunrise over her?
You sure are a talented lady when it comes to tales and images..

Ames said...

LOL! I like Cloudia's comment too. So? You left us still hanging?~Ames

Jo said...

oh fantastic Karen ... I love that you let us hanging ... yet again ...

Martin Willoughby said...

That is a good ending.

Jenny said...

A twisty-turny non-ending epilogue.


Methinks this might be consider the cliffhanger to a cliffhanger!

Awesome, Miss Karen!