Saturday, March 31, 2012

Saturday Centus: Turnaround

To celebrate the 100th Saturday Centus, Jenny Matlock has brought back her very first prompt for our writing challenge. One hundred times Jenny has posted a Centus challenge. Wow! That's a lot! The words we are required to include are in italics in my story below.

The day matched my mood. Gray. Bitter. I had just lost my job. Ugly accusations echoed in my ears. Negligence. Stupidity. Careless. How could I face my friends? Who would trust me? 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. I grabbed the cash and raced back to the office. Nearly falling, I stumbled up the stairs and flung the door open. I gasped, “Look! I found it! The missing deposit.”
Mr. Wainwright glanced up from the keyboard. With a look of relief he sighed, “Seems like I can stop drafting this want ad, but only if you promise to repair that hole in your pocket!”

For more responses to Jenny's prompt, visit the links on her site by clicking here.


  1. Good one. I went blank when I read that prompt.

  2. Great use of the prompt!

  3. Terrific. I loved your unique take on the prompt!

  4. That really was unique! Good writing here!!

    1. I had trouble posting so I tacked on to Judie's post. This was very well written. I loved the fact that she was the one that lost it and then found the money.

  5. Great job. This one really works.


  6. Very clever story you worked around that prompt.

  7. Brilliant! What a great ending! Really enjoyed reading this one!

  8. Bravo! Bravo!

    What a fabulous, fabulous twist on this prompt!

    Love, love, loved this!

    One of my favorite SC's. Ever!



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