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Saturday, November 20, 2010

Thanksgiving at Small Stories and Stuff


"Pardon me," said Tom T. Urkee..."

That’s this week’s prompt from Jenny Matlock’s Saturday Centus. Trot on over to her site by clicking on the Saturday Centus link above to learn all about it. You will find a diverse community of talented and supportive writers. Be sure to read all of the posts. If you don’t, you’ll no doubt miss something really good. Also, check out Jenny’s on my tangent. She’s a great writer.

My take on this week’s prompt:

Sitting in the Corner Café, the group spoke of Thanksgiving - where they would be, who they would see, the most dreaded relative who would attend.

They chewed on toast and drank coffee, and the conversation died away as they lost themselves in thought.

"Pardon me," said Tom T. Urkee, as he waddled to the table. “May I sit down?” He perched on a chair, and the conversation once more sprang to life.

“We were discussing Thanksgiving. You know, the holiday we love to hate.”

“Jeez, folks,” gobbled Tom. How the heck do you think I feel? I’m on the menu.”

© cj Schlottman


Judie said...

Hahaha! That's really cute!!

Kat said...

Ha! That was a cute take on the prompt. I was trying to go this route, but couldn't figure out how to get there. This was great! Kat

Bookie said...

Welcome to dinner, Tom!

faith said...

Funny! I love Thanksgiving!

Anna said...

Really funny take on the prompt!
Thank you for commenting on my SC-post!
Best wishes,
Anna's SC wk 29

Ames said...

Cute! Reminds me of the Chick-Filet billboards were the cows advertise eating more chicken.~Ames

Viki said...

Very clever. Too cute. Great job.

Tina said...

Good one! I was pretty slow in catching on to the pun in the name...

Sue said...




Tgoette said...

Oh the humanity! Leave poor Tom alone! LOL! Great story, CJ. I admit I have pangs of regret whenever called upon to cook a fellow Tom (especially a Young Tom), but I suppose if I was that delicious I couldn't blame anyone either. Awesome job this week!

Stef said...

Hahaa. I hate it when I'm on the menu. Loved it!!

Malisa said...

Tom should just be happy to be on the guest list! :)

I just posted my story. Please come check it out.


Tina said...

I didnt expect you to be a turkey at the end. great stuff!

Tina from
Mummy Diaries

Jackie said...

I don't know about you but a talking turkey just freaks me out haha I'm teasin.

Jenny said...

Ha! A nice little twist on the 'turkey walks into a bar' scenario!

Loved your little story. Didn't see the twist coming at all.

Thank you for linking.