Welcome to week eighty-eight of Saturday Centus.
THE PROMPT THIS WEEK IS: Hanging off a cliff! (Might as well be literal while we're attempting to use this literary device!)
WORD COUNT - Not to exceed 100 words plus the 4 words of the prompt. 104 words total.
STYLE OF WRITING - Any so long as you utilize a cliffhanger writing device to wrap your story up. Next week we'll do an additional 100 words for the rest of the story.
ADDITIONAL PICTURES IF DESIRED
Here is my text:
With pencil and notebook in hand, he heard a voice. Turning around, he felt the ground sinking. 'No!' he gasped.
Word count according to WordCalc: 104
This text is fictional, but the landscape and bird life are inspired by my many nature-walks when I lived on Iceland for a time, many years ago. But that was a very wild, natural landscape, with no city-lights reflected in the waters of a bay. It was a beautiful but dangerous place. Sometimes tourists did fall off cliffs and die.
Another source of inspiration for this text is one of the first scenes from Alfred Hitchcock's 1940 film, Rebecca, after Daphne du Maurier's novel, with the same name, where Maxin de Winter (Sir Laurence Olivier) is standing a little too close to the edge of a cliff over-looking Monte Carlo. This is were he meets his second (and never named) wife, played by actress Joan Fontaine.
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Here are Mrs. Jenny Matlock's instructions:
It's a new year and I'm feeling like we should stretch our brains just a tiny bit to rid ourselves of the last residues of fudge and sugar cookies.
Let's try a two week Saturday Centus.
Using a literary device.
I said a literary device.
It's good for you.
Don't groan. Please.
This week I thought we could try to use a cliffhanger. A cliffhanger is defined as: The narrative ends unresolved, to draw the audience back to a future episode for the resolution.
The two part challenge.
Next week we will conclude our cliffhanger centus.
The regular restrictions apply: PG, no splitting of the prompt, play nicely and visit the other entries, any style or genre of writing you prefer.
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