February 05, 2011

Saturday Centus - 02/05/11

Once again, it's time to exercise our brains with Jenny Matlock's Saturday Centus. Taskmistress that she is, she limits us to 100 words (not including the obligatory prompt, appearing below, in bold). Remember, no naughty stuff, the kids are in the room.

Fear and Loathing in Los Angeles

Nadya was afraid to go into the basement alone. Damp and dusty, it wasn't very inviting. A single bare lightbulb cast ominous shadows into every corner. She feared seeing a mouse run across the concrete floor.

But there were more frightening things than vermin. Looking to her left, her worst fears were realized.

It was growing bigger by the minute...she'd never escape. As she watched, a whirling mass of color tumbled from the chute in the basement ceiling.

She walked determinedly over to the pile.

Thus begins another Saturday laundry day for the Octomom.


  1. Ha, a great take on the promopt! I can remember Octo-sized laundry!!!!

  2. Aaagh! I feel for her, very good use of the prompt!

  3. MWUAHAHAHAH! I loved this! I think it might be my favorite this week. You are a clever, clever lady! Kat

  4. Oh I'm with you...seeing a mouse run across my floor is like not what I want to ever see! This is good....I wasn't sure at first how I'd take the prompt...we can always go so many ways right? This is great, thanks!

  5. Hee hee hee...as I am deluged by my own laundry monster this fine day! Loved it!

  6. Clever and nicely done, I like it! :-)

  7. Nice little ending there. Laundry chute - lol. I wasn't sure where you were going to take this since it seemed mysterious and could have been anything - E :)

    Elysabeth Eldering
    Author of the Junior Geography Detective Squad, 50-state, mystery, trivia series

    Where will the adventure take you next?


  8. Oh boy can we all relate! Great take on the prompt!

  9. Hahahaha! Well, she asked for it!! Great take on the prompt!!

  10. Perfect use of the prompt. That mass never stops growing. Thanks for the laughs.

  11. hahahahah. omg. that was great. loved it.

  12. OMG, LOL. How funny. I never would have thought of this. Great job. On my centus, I did write an R rated one but then changed it, ha.

  13. Pretty funny stuff, well written...so leading...Peace and blessings

  14. Ha ha too funny! This reeled me in big time! I guess I am a suspenseful sucker! I loved your take on this prompt!~Ames

  15. You are too much, my friend.

    I loved and laughed at this.


  16. Haha, great use of the prompt and with four kids of my own, I can so relate to never ending laundry piles!

  17. Love it! How funny!
    Donna V.

  18. That is clever...my mind started to go many places when I read the prompt but you took it to a fun place that made me chuckle.

  19. I bow before your genius!! You da Woman!

  20. Enjoyed this...a horror/mystery tale turned into a feared chore!!...great imagination... :)

  21. Fabulous job !
    The only chore worse than endless laundry is a child who thinks it's fun to plug up the toilet and the resulting overflow mess !

  22. Love this one! Clever, cute, funny and a slice of life!
    My mother has a laundry-shoot. Wish I had one. I have to carry it all up and down two flights of stairs!
    Best wishes
    Anna's SC week 40 '...growing bigger...'

  23. haha you had me there. i did wonder what scary grotesque thing was gonna come out the pipe!!

  24. You just made me laugh, really loud!

    I am going through a mountain of laundry right now and just hung a load of clothes out before resuming reading.

    Perfect timing.

    Perfect story.

    Thanks for linking this little gem!

    I always enjoy reading you!


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