Wayzata, Minnesota

Saturday, March 31, 2012

Saturday Centus - To Keep The Money Or Not To

HAPPY 100!


Really,  how old?  Congratulations Jenny at "Off on my tangent" blog and all her faithful followers!

Bravo.  Jenny is celebrating with her first prompt from so long ago.

But - seriously a 53 word prompt?  Any style writing, and pictures if you wish.  Oh my how things have changed for the better!  ha ha

My centus begins with Jenny's 53 (past) WORD PROMPT to set up my story!

                                What? Doesn't everyone tie their shoes like this?

 My untied shoelace changed my life. As I leaned down to re-tie it, I kicked away a few leaves. When I turned my head slightly to look where the leaves had been, I was astonished to see a rubber-banded wad of hundred dollar bills nestled in a little indention in the muddy ground.

Hopefully no one is lurking behind this castle wall.

Only a fool wouldn't take it.  But something else equally impelling cautioned, “No” it’s not yours to keep.

But I don’t want to be logical I argued; with that stubborn part of me that refuses to see it any other way, but the right way.

“I won’t give it up."

Are you absolutely sure?

Go away! You ridiculous conscience, haven’t you heard of finders keepers?

Greedily I snatched the bulging wad while my conscience raged, 

brewing up a storm before

turning me to stone and forcing me to tie shoelaces.

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jfb57 said...

Oh brilliant! I love it. did you ever see Pinnochio where the cricket is his conscience? It always wins in the end!!

tony said... could send the money to me?

FilipBlog said...

I like the castle.


Ms. Corby said...

I say, if nobody claims it, it shall be yours!

anitamombanita said...

haha... that's terrific. I'm impressed by how many people had a bout with such thing in my entry..not enough words to even consider it! :)

Siggi in Downeast Maine said... the ending especially.
Siggi in Downeast Maine

Rekha said...

Wow, those castle pictures are lovely. And kudos for attempting this, I want to join, but the weight of the prompt is bogging me down.
The words followed effortlessly and a fantasy story in the making, wish there there was more.
Conscience , always around when I least need it.
Have a great week ahead.

laurak/ForestWalkArt :) said...

haha! that was great karen! what a way to weave a story...LOVE the castle!!

CameraCruise said...

Great post!
Love the castle.
Have a wonderful day.

21 Wits said...

Mette- Thanks so much, I'm always happy to see you stop by! Of course I totally enjoy your blog as well! Your photos are always awesome!

Judie said...

You do realize that we could have used that money to take that vacation we have talked about--lying in the sun on a warm beach, sipping drinks with little umbrellas. Ouch! That umbrella poked me right in the eye! Yikes! I can't see! Oops! I spilled my drink on my book! Rats! That money is nothing but trouble!!!

Ames said...

Turning you to stone? Boy that one is a Biblical message! I think I'd hold on to it for awhile and see what unfolds before me. Eek if I turn to stone then how would I give it back? The proverbial hot potato!~Ames

Viki said...

Boy she sure learned her lesson, ha, ha. Lovely pictures to go with your centus.

Susan Anderson said...

Nice one. Great ending!


JosephAlsarraf said...

Awesome story, I like how you blended it with the pictures. And in just 53 words too! Good job! : )

Splendid Little Stars said...

Oh Ha ha ha! That's great! Is that last photo from Asheville, NC?

Jenny said...

Karen, I love you! You write like the words inside my brain! (don't be's only a little scary in here)

This was awesome!

I'd be having the same raging argument with my conscience, too.

And then I'd have to turn the money in.