February 19, 2011

Saturday Centus - 02/19/11 - All in a Day's Work

Jenny Matlock is at it again! This week, she got her writing prompt inspiration (appearing below, in bold) from a Bruno Mars song.

All in a Day's Work

The sun is brutal, glad that I wore my sunglasses today. I'm standing outside the left passenger door of the car at the curb.  

Waiting is a big part of this job - waiting and watching. Sweat starts to trickle down my back, and suddenly, my collar feels tight.
I adjust my necktie and shift my weight from foot to foot.

Most.boring.job.ever.

After a wait that seems like forever, Renegade comes out of his meeting, and walks toward the car.

"Hey Steve, ready to go?" he asks, smiling at me.

"As always, I'd catch a grenade for ya, Mr. President."

For The Mister's take on the devotion displayed in Bruno Mars song, click here.


18 comments:

  1. Good job! I like the direction you took this in. I never even thought of secret service or body guards.

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  2. And I hope the day never comes where he has to! I am enjoying the different takes on this week's prompt rather than the obvious. Very nice Ms. Cleaver.

    In case you missed me, I can be found After the Silence

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  3. Yup! It would a lot more interesting than standing by this car door, sweating my brains out! Great take on the prompt!!

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  4. So very good...loved where you went with this !

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  5. I liked this one, especially Renegade!

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  6. I love the twist. It made for an even more enjoyable second read. You're very clever.
    xoRobyn

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  7. Loved it. Excellent take on the prompt. Never would have thought of going in that direction. Good for you for being original June!
    ~Michelle

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  8. Very dutiful this Renegade!~Ames

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  9. This is clever and creative. I liked it!

    =)

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  10. Hitting outside the box as usual June! Superb job with this one! Love the direction you took this one!

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  11. Very clever! You really had your thinking cap on for this one!
    Of course, the secret service guys are supposed to take a bullet for the President, so why not a hand grenade too?
    Great text. The prompt fits like a glove! The language suits the subject. Like his nickname for the President,'Renegade'! Nice twist at the end. Excellent solution to the challenge!
    Best wishes,
    Anna
    Anna's SC week 42 Maisy-Jane

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  12. June, I love your images! I could feel the sweat and tight collar, and I love the twist! This prompt has been taken in many direction, and I like this one a lot.

    Namaste..........cj

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  13. What a clever use of the prompt! I never would have thought of a secret service agent. I wonder if that's in the job description? "Must be willing to take a grenade for your boss". I would imagine that most times the job is BORING. And really, would you want it at those times that it wasn't boring? Nicely done! Kat

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  14. Wow...out side of the box and well played. Really like this take on a rough prompt...I read the Q&A session with the Mister first and thought that was your submission! So glad I took a spin back through or I would have missed this gem!

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  15. Oh do I ever wish the sun was shining here and oh yeah that the snow wasn't falling in tons from a dark sky still and that the winds weren't...end of rant....this was visionary and delightful...good way to take the prompt!

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  16. Clever and creative!
    Donna V.
    http://donnasbookpub.blogspot.com

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  17. This was wonderful! I love this different take on this prompt! Your imagination just astounds me!

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