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Saturday, May 29, 2010

Daddy, Nancy Drew and Me © Claudia Schlottman

w and Me © Claudia Schlottman



I am participating in Saturday Centus for the third time. It's a great meme that you can access with the icon below. This week's prompt is:

“May I help you, miss? You look puzzled.”

“Mmmm… thank you, I’m just looking for my father. We came in together a moment ago, but he seems to have wandered off.”


Here is what I did with it.

It’s 1959. I’m eleven, and Daddy and I are at the book store. No brothers, just me. Sitting on the floor facing volumes of Nancy Drew, I lose time paging through The Secrets of the Old Clock. I look up. Where is Daddy? He will find me soon.

Today I haunt the fiction section for NIN and Proust. I look up. Where is Nancy Drew? Where is Daddy?

“May I help you, miss? You look puzzled.”

“Mmmm… thank you, I’m just looking for my father. We came in together a moment ago, but he seems to have wandered off.”

I pay, wait, books in hand.

"Oh, Daddy, there you are!”

He hugs me tight and we go for ice cream, just like always.............though he has been dead since 1955.


This story if linked to Saturday Centus. Link on the left!

19 comments:

Sue said...

Oh, wow. I like this one. A lot.

=)

jeff campbell said...

Soooo spooky...I love it! So, do you think that our writings say a lot about ourselves? How are you at Halloween :-) peace

Sami said...

Ooohh... definitely spooky. I'm liking the spookiness a lot of folks are doing this week, it's great!!

TheNormanFive said...

Wow.. I really liked your story.. would like to hear more.

Lady Banana said...

Ohh this is creepy, I love it!

Vicki said...

Chilling...

BECKY said...

Am I allowed to comment, before I've even posted my own story?! I follow Jenny, but haven't participated in this yet. I chose your story to read first because I liked the title with Nancy Drew in it! I didn't find this at all "spooky". I felt more bittersweet, sad, intrigued....wanting to know more. I thought it was great! :)

Terra said...

oh you fooled me. Wow!

easternsparkle said...

I wasn't expecting that ending! You asked if I was injured in your comment on my post - week one saw me bending to tie my shoe lace, hence helping me up from the floor! NIce work!

jfb57 said...

Gosh, you caught me out with the ending! Great!

My name is PJ. said...

Eerie! I like 'eerie'!

Tgoette said...

Nice job on this! I love the surprise twist at the end!

Cheryl said...

Definitely bittersweet. Nicely done.

mbkatc230 said...

Nicely done, love the spooky twist. It's interesting how many memory stories have been done this week. Kathy

cjschlottman said...

Thanks to each of you for your comments. It's very nice to know you are all out there.

Joey @ Big Teeth and Clouds said...

That's such a sweet sentiment - I'm sorry you didn't get to go for ice cream with your dad when you were 11.

Cheryl said...

Thanks for dropping by my place. I'm glad you enjoyed my particularly weird twist on this prompt.

criticalcrass said...

thanks for reading picky and leaving it some love. i'm glad you liked the post.

Midlife Jobhunter said...

Looks like a good writing practice. Stretches the mind. Enjoyed it.