Wayzata, Minnesota

Saturday, September 29, 2012

Saturday Centus - Sometimes you bend -


Welcome to another Saturday Centus -
no more than 106 words - any style writing - any photos and
our prompt is

Sometimes you bend - sometimes you break

"Never say never."
Her sweet William wailed, flashing Carnival Fantasy tickets in her face.
He bent over backwards working overtime and picked up odd jobs just for this cruise.
They dreamed of this for years
and their 25th wedding anniversary neared.
Nothing would stand in their way.
Although, being the season for hurricanes naturally a whale of a storm quickly brewed.
Monster winds blew obscenities their way,
and a cruel and merciless Hurricane Joneses hit town- bending
all the rules.
Something stood in their way. 

When it comes to ships in a storm

Sometimes you bend, sometimes you break.

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Rinkly Rimes said...

Oh dear! What a disaster! Not a true tale, I hope!

黄清华 Wong Ching Wah said...

Man made never mightier then nature

Sue said...

Ain't that the truth, darn it.


anitamombanita said...

Terrific post!!

CameraCruise said...

Great post as always!
Perfect with words and photos!
It's been some busy weeks helping some of our family moving to another part of Norway.
Hope you're having a great weekend.

laura.forestdreams:) said...

yikes!! bending & breaking- not a good thing when you're on one of those monster ships!
you know i've never had a desire to go on a cruise...

i remember hearing a story like that on the news. the elderly couple, retired, saved for this cruise...and they didn't make it. that cruise ship that dumped over...a while back...

Little Nell said...

I knew there were reasons why a cruise never appealed, but I hadn't thought of this one. Better not show it to Alan!

Karen S. said...

Laura- I know that story, or another one like it. An elderly couple from Minnesota saved for years and their ship went down, and they weren't discovered for days. It was horrible. I'm not a fan of cruises either!

Karen S. said...

Rinkly Rines- this one not a true story-flash fiction Jenny style! But it has happened in real life sadly enough!

Karen S. said...

Little Nell- I won't tell if you don't! But this was the one and only bend and break fiction I could dream up!

Karen S. said...

Wong- You are absolutely right!

lissa said...

nature happens but there's always another chance to celebrate some other time

great use of the prompt, have a sweet day.

Cloudia said...

this former boat-dweller quite quailed at your final shot!

Aloha from Honolulu,
Wishing YOU a super week
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Jenny Woolf said...

Oh disturbing....
Those huge cruise ships always give me the creeps for some reason. They seem far too large to be normal.
Have a good week!

sage said...

Funny, but kind of sad. I haven't yet finished the post of my trip last summer--that ended with a sail across the Atlantic with visits to places like Greenland, but we did have hurricane force winds early one morning and it was amazing, but the ship held up better than yours!

Laurie Ritchey said...

Such an interesting take on this prompt, and what perfect pictures for your story. Well written. So well written that it made me sad for the imaginary couple on their anniversary. laurie @

darlin said...

I wonder what Gumby would have to say about bending and breaking? ;-)

Once again you've done an amazing job, have you ever written and been published Karen? You have an amazing way with words.

Have a wonderful week!

Filip and Kristel said...

Good text, well written, I hope it is fiction.


noexcuses said...

Wonderful story! Weather has always made me think twice about a cruise. Great picture!

Dreaming said...

What a great job... but now you have me frightened! We are heading out on a cruise is few weeks to celebrate our 40th!

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Judie said...

Actually, I was in a tornado on a sail boat when I was young. It broke the mast like it was a toothpick! Very scary! Great take on the prompt, Karen. I can always count on you to produce something exceptional.

Jerry E Beuterbaugh said...

It looks like that repair job may take more than some duct tape to complete.

gautami tripathy said...

Great post. Feels so real....!

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JJ said...

I always bend, so I don't break. My wife and I went to an island once, and the hotel was not built. We had a great time.

mia james said...

I would love to experience boarding a cruise ship. A ship that looks like the first photo. I'm sad for what happened with the boat in the 2nd photo. Its really heartbreaking.
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Jenny said...

Loved this.

You have such a cool imagination!