September 25, 2010

Happy Birthday

Saturday Centus is a 100 word or less essay based on a prompt.

By using wordcalc I calculated 88 words in my story. Thank Shakira for the link. My story is part non-fiction Hey, I told you "I need practice!"

Anyway "Happy Birthday Tom Goette!"
"It doesn't matter how old you are , as long as there is room for all of us ."

He never dreamed when he blew out the candles on his cake...
that he would be honored by a crew of peculiar bloggers. It was a shocking surprise! and oh!... the stories that would follow, would peak his curiosity.

The candles reminded him of each person who would have their part to tell , and it just made the candles more bright and lively. It was an amusing thought , and he couldn't stop laughing and giggling for one minute as he stared at his birthday cake , trying to take in as much air as he could to blow all those candles out .


  1. Hey, who are you calling peculiar?


    PS. Nice take on the prompt...

  2. Very nice birthday greeting to Tom in this post. Why not? I like it! I like being one of the peculiar bloggers on his birthday cake!
    Sweet take on the prompt. Unexpected. Creative.
    Best wishes,
    Anna's SC week 21

  3. I think this is the best so far this week! Really up beat & colourful! Well done!

  4. Sue, peculiar as in 'special' :)

  5. I like this very much! Perfect for the prompt and its reason. :-)

    ...mine's here -

  6. This made me laugh out loud. Peculiar? I prefer to think of us as just being very far ahead of the mainstream lol. Great story, and I loved the little, tiny, all in fun jab at the end :) Kat

  7. I guess we could be called a bunch of odd ducks - but peculiar is going a bit too far (I kid)!

    Like the jab about Tom being old, too...

  8. That was clever. Peculier, if you mean unique then I guess I am. :D ~Ames

  9. Jackie! I love this. What a clever story within a story. You really twisted this around here.

    I'm kinda/sorta anxious for Tom to start reading this week.

    I think he will get a chuckle out of the links!

    I really enjoyed what you did this week.

    Thank you.

  10. This is a happy post. Great work. I think peculiar is putting it nicely. I take it as a compliment!

  11. I do hope I'm one of those odd bods! Great post!

  12. This was fun. I'm sure Tom appreciates it.

  13. Jackie you are wonderful! I absolutely loved this piece! I laughed out loud, especially at the last line! Thank you for such a warm and happy birthday tribute and for the beautiful balloons! Great job!

  14. Such an interesting take on our prompt...and a wonderful tribute to Tom...very nice...Peace

  15. O.k., Jackie, I am trying again and I hope this comment goes through...

    You said peculiar? Why, thank you, my dear! I am that and more!

    Loved your story!

  16. Great tribute to one of my favorite Centusians! I'm sure he loved it!

  17. I suppose we are a bit of an odd bunch and perhaps Tom takes the cake? Loved this!

  18. Hey, I can do peculiar! Good take on this prompt, and very good to hear it's Tom's birthday.



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