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Sunday, October 31, 2010

Poor Ole Abe @ Small Stories and Stuff

10/31/10

Jenny Matlock's Saturday Centus prompt for this week is: "Abraham Lincoln was a lot shorter than I thought he would be...” To learn all about Saturday Centus, the rules, and to read the other posts, just click on the button on my sidebar or on Saturday Centus above. You won’t be disappointed!

Jenny hamstrung us a little by limiting our posts, not including the prompt, to 50 words instead of the usual 100. I suppose it’s her Halloween “Trick” for us!


Poor Ole Abe


"Abraham Lincoln was a lot shorter than I thought he would be...no doubt because he had been hounded, hammered, harangued, pummeled, persecuted, punished, disturbed, drummed, denigrated, disparaged, downgraded, deprecated, dismissed, rattled, ruffled, trivialized, traduced, minimized, maligned, battered, berated and, yes, belittled by Mary Todd.”

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12 comments:

Malisa said...

LOVED it! Absolutely wonderful! Yes, yes, that would make a proud man short! :) I truly enjoyed this story!

Malisa

RawknRobynsGoneBlogWild said...

I love this, CJ. This was one of the most fascinating, honest, and funny sentences I've ever read. You also taught me a few new words. Thanks!
xoRobyn

My name is PJ. said...

This is a delightfully fresh take on the prompt, CJ! Very well done!

Tracy said...

lved it so good

Kat said...

Loved this CJ! And the last two words caught me by surprise - I assumed the veritable thesaurus of abuse was from his party or from his position as President! Great job! Kat

Cheryl said...

She traduced him? Really? Not Mary. Say it ain't so, CJ! Mary wouldn't do that, no way.

Viki said...

Oh my, poor Abe. I never knew LOL. Good job.

Judie said...

Wonderful use of 50 words!! LOL! I am impressed!!

Deborah said...

Very good indeed, well done!! :o)

Tgoette said...

Monsieur Roget would be so proud! Great entry this week CJ! Very well done! LOL!

Jenny said...

Awwww...way to burst my bubble. I always thought Mary was a sweet, retiring, genteel little lady!

Thanks for a great link to SC!

This was so clever!

Rose said...

poor Abe to deal with all of this. rose