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 ."


WEEK 21 PROMPT
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 .

18 comments:

  1. Hey, who are you calling peculiar?

    ;)

    PS. Nice take on the prompt...

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  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
    Anna's SC week 21

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

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

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


    ...mine's here - http://panopticulated.blogspot.com/2010/09/birthday-saturday-centus-week-21.html

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  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

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  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...

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

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  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.

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

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

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

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  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!

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

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  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!

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

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

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

    Thanks..........cj

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