Sunday, 15 January 2012

A Cliffhanger Part II - Mrs. Jenny Matlock's Saturday Centus Week 89



Jenny Matlock


Welcome to week eighty-nine of Saturday Centus.

This is PART Two of last week's PROMPT, 'Hanging off a cliff!'
THE PROMPT THIS WEEK IS A CONTINUATION OF YOUR STORY USING: Hanging off a cliff!
WORD COUNT - Not to exceed 50 words total.
STYLE OF WRITING - Any
ADDITIONAL PICTURES IF DESIRED

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Before we look at Part Two, let's re-read last week's text:
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Charles took the footpath up the hill overlooking the town and the bay. It was misty at twilight, but he could still see the reflections of the city-lights in the sea. It started to rain when he reached the top, which was above a wall of seabirds' nests. They dug into the limestone making it hollow and it could crumple under your weight and leave you hanging off a cliff, if you were lucky enough not to fall 400 meters down onto the rocks.

With pencil and notebook in hand,
he heard a voice. Turning around, he felt the ground sinking.
'No!' he gasped.
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And now, the rest of the story:
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Crawling toward the voice, Charles came to firmer ground, but found no one there. Thinking he saw a light, he found the right path. It was then he heard the wall, where he just stood, crashing to the rocks. Safe at home, he wondered who or what had saved him.
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Word count according to WordCalc: 50

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Best wishes,
Anna



P.S.
About part two:
I like happy endings. I am inspired by
a Danish children's TV Christmas series, Pagten (=The Pact; The Nowegian version has more information, if you can read Norwegian.) by Maya Ilsøe about a family of gnomes who are invisible to most people except one special boy who can see and speak to them. It sounds corny, I know, but they did an excellent job. My idea is that Charles, who is alone on his walk, has been saved by gnomes.



Source: Pakten
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First Commenter:

Anita
anitamombanita



of
Lovin' Life
Anita's Saturday Centus 89 - The Mountain Road Part II

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Jenny Matlock

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Here are Mrs. Jenny Matlock's instructions:

Welcome to week eighty-nine of Saturday Centus.

I am having a wicked time visiting blogs for some reason. Hopefully blogger will be more cooperative over the weekend.

So...

Last week we tried using the cliffhanger literary device...

...and hopefully you literally left us hanging.

There is no official prompt this week. Just a continuation of last weeks story.

...and because I want to challenge you AGAIN...

What about if we do the conclusion in fifty words.

Yes.

Five zero.

I was going to do ten but I thought you'd all throw a revolt.

So...

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4 Comments:

anitamombanita said...

beautiful ending...and just in time, it seems!

Sue said...

Good one, Anna. Saved by an invisible friend!

(I like the idea of Pakten. I've always been a big fan of stories about gnomes, elves, and the like.

=)

jakill said...

I like happy endings too, Anna. I love your little story.

Jenny said...

Such a mysterious little ending Anna!

I like where you took this!

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