Saturday, July 03, 2010

Jenny Matlock

OK...I thought I'd join in today for the first time with Jenny's Saturday Centus. Bare with me...I don't even know what Centus means. I tried looking it up in the dictionary, but had no luck. That didn't stop me...I'm jumping in anyway.

For a list of participants visit Jenny's blog at Jenny Matlock..."off on my tangent."

The idea is that Jenny or a guest writer starts the story and we finish it in 100 words or less. So, my story picks up after "... Yes, it is."

"Are you sure that's the one you want?"

I felt a little lump in my throat as I peered down at my choice, held tightly in my hand. I didn't think this would be so nerve-wracking. Was I making the wrong decision? I couldn't agonize over this any longer.

I took a deep breath before managing to say, "... Yes, it is." My mother sighed with relief. I had finally made up my mind after many agonizing minutes. I could feel it squirm in my hand. The kind gentleman placed it in a small container. My mother paid and thanked him.

I had pestered her all year. “Please mom, on our next vacation to Florida can I get one?” Eventually she had relented and promised that on our next visit to the pier I could pick one out.

Now I smiled with delight. Finally, I had a small brightly painted souvenir turtle with St. Petersburg, Florida painted on its back.


  1. LOL, I liked it. For your first Centus you did great. Too cute that you got a painted turtle. Good job.

  2. I can remember the wonderful, tickly feeling of having one of those little turtles in my hand.

    Fun centus!


  3. Neat post! Thanks for stopping by and I hope you get to see that movie! hugs, Kerrie

  4. Smiling oh so big! :)

  5. Hey, great start! Welcome to the land of words :)

  6. Very cute story! Great first effort, Debbie!

  7. Wonderfully told! Great job!

  8. Choosing live things is so difficult isn't it! Really enjoyed this post!

  9. Very cute story! From the eyes of a child - nice take on the prompt!!!

  10. I'm so glad you joined. This was fun and I loved the view from the eyes of a child.

  11. Welcome to the fun! This was such a cute story, love the child's perspective. Great use of the prompt! Kat

  12. Wonderful! So glad you jumped in and joined us here! What a great memory...those little painted turtles!

    I was late with my submission this week, but I hope you will stop by and read it.


  13. \\\\\\\\\wow your a pro good story

  14. Centus just means 100. Or fairly close.

    This was a wonderful story. It took me back to sandy vacation smelling of coppertone and taffy.

    Thank you for linking it!

  15. well done on your first centus you did a good job :) Love turtles too!

    Happy SC :)

    Tina from
    Mummy Diaries
    Gossip Avenue
    Travel Shack
    Game FreakZ


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