Sunday, 19 December 2010

'Denny in Decorating' - Mrs. Jenny Matlock's Saturday Centus Week 33

Jenny Matlock

This is Mrs. Jenny Matlock's instructions:
Welcome to week thirty-three of Saturday Centus.

STOP! If you didn't read the end SC's from last week, please take a moment to do so. Just work backwards until you find out where you left off. I feel really bad that the people at the end don't get read.
Now on to regular SC biz...In case you've forgotten...
This is a themed writing meme. You can use UP to 100 words to tell your story. The prompt does not count for your 100 words AND it must be left intact in the body of your story. No illustrations are permitted. Your story can be fact or fiction, just keep it PG, please!
You have the entire week to link your work to the meme and you can link more than one story if you like.
Please display link button or just a hyper-link back to Saturday Centus. Be careful to link your SC URL to the Linky and not just link to your main blog.
I would suggest that since these are so short, if you can't think of a title just use your blog name as the title in the Linky.
Try to visit each one because there are some amazing writers participating in this meme. Since the links are so short they are also a fun and quick read.
Please e-mail me directly with ???'s or ask your question in a comment and I will do my best to get back to you as soon as possible.
This week the prompt is: "What was he thinking? OMG! Elves are soooo 2009..."
Link anytime between now and next Saturday morning.

This is my SC-text:


"Oh Charlene, have you heard about the new guy in decorating?" said Daisy. They had 30 minutes to eat in the canteen.

"Yeah. Denny's from Waynesboro. Not far from my folks."

"The boss seems to like Denny's work. He got to do the window on the back side of the block."

"Did Denny do the window with all the elves and the green dresses?" inquired Charlene amazed and envious.

"Yep! That's the one!" exclaimed Daisy gleefully.

Charlene gasped,
"What was he thinking? OMG! Elves are soooo 2009..."

Their time was up. The two woman put their used trays in the dishwashing rack and left to return to work.
Wordcount according to WordCalc: 99

Best wishes,

First Commenter:
Ann of
Ann's Snap Edit & Scrap

Second Commenter:
Teresa of
Blogged Again

Third Commenter:

June Freaking Cleaver


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Ann said...

Cute story. I didn't realize elves ever went out of

Anonymous said...

Ooooh! Office gossip!

What a great use of the prompt.

Kudos on a job well done.

June Freaking Cleaver said...

Maybe they're just jealous that the boss likes the new guy...

Good job!

Judie said...

Interesting take on the prompt, Anna.

jeff campbell said...

Clever job with the prompt...Peace and blessings

Christy said...

I love the dialog! nicely done

Jo said...

I love what you did with the prompt ... taking it to the workplace ...

Koby said...

I love slice of life...great job!

Anonymous said...

Can smell the envy; nice take. :)

Viki said...

I loved this. Such a realistic centus with two people talking about a co-worker, ha. Good job.

cj Schlottman said...

I love this little story! What a great idea to mix in the green of envy with all the red of Christmas. Well done..........cj

Rek said...

Following you back from your comment and link...a different take on the prompt...loved this workplace gossip and your cleverly weaved prompt... happy holidays... ;)

Deborah said...

Lovely little story! I loved it :o)

Jenny said...

Anna, this was really well done. I love the dialogue you used in this little gem of a story.

Really excellent. Envy. It's what's under the tree this year!

BTW, I have been wearing my little cherry necklace almost every day. I love the way the beads feel!

Thanks for a great story and just for being you.

You are really neat!

Tina said...

I love how you did this dialogue! Very creative.

Tina said...

its surprising what gossip you can fit into half an hour isnt it lol. nice take :)

happy new year!

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