Saturday, September 29, 2012

Saturday Centus: Itsy, Bitsy Lego

It's Saturday, again. It's amazing how the weeks roll by! Once again I'm participating in Jenny Matlock's Saturday Centus. This week she challenged us write no more than 106 words and to include the words:
Sometimes you bend. Sometimes you break.

I'm not sure how this piece came about.
Perhaps it's just the season.
It's amazing how the brain works sometimes! 

huge tub of legos

Jonathan was playing contentedly on the floor, totally absorbed in his work. Legos were strewn around him making concentric circles. Like waves catching the sun, they moved outward to take over the room. He’d comment, now and then, about his progress. “Nope, not you, Mr. Yellow six block, I need a Mr. Red four here.” He reached behind him, groping blindly. He picked up the spider that had been making its way through the Lego maze, instead of a block. Not paying attention he pressed the spider onto his construction. “Oh well,” he commented, as he discarded the mangled body, “sometimes you bend. Sometimes you break.”

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Jenny Matlock


  1. I like how his absent-minded-ness works here. I suppose he is too engross to in finishing. good story.

    have a great day.

  2. I know his pain...I'm a major Lego fan, and my kitchen table looks just like that pile right now! :)

  3. That spider would be a rather unpleasant surprise!

    My boys used to play Lego all the time. Creative take on the prompt.


  4. oooh...spiders creep me out... I like the way that introducing the spider changed the tone of your piece. Nicely done.

  5. What a surprise - for me and for Jonathan. My nephew is such a lego maniac, I can see that happening to him. I liked this. laurie

  6. Oh wow.

    This was so different.

    I really liked the way I felt like I was watching this story unfold through a little keyhole.

    It felt so realistic.

    Loved this.


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