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Saturday, March 12, 2011

The Grave Digger

This week’s prompt for Saturday Centus is: “he had never been accused of being intelligent..." For the uninitiated, Saturday Centus is a writing meme hosted by Jenny Matlock who is the author of the awesome blog, on my tangent. You can find all the rules and some pretty good little stories by clicking on the Saturday Centus button on my sidebar. And don’t forget to visit Jenny’s blog.

Here is my contribution for this week:

Leroy stood at the edge of the grave he had just dug and peered into it, wondering if there were a story associated with its soon-to-be resident.

A grave digger, he had never been accused of being intelligent, but his employers knew nothing of his avocation. For years, he had been making up stories about the people he helped bury, then publishing them on his blog. Lately, they had become quite popular among Jenny Matlock’s Saturday Centusians.

Taking his shovel, he peeled off his gloves and walked to his little cottage, then logged on to find the prompt for the week.

Jenny did not disappoint.

© cj Schlottman


Kat said...

You are a very clever lady! What an original take on the prompt, I really liked this. Inspiration can come from the strangest places, can't it? Kat

Judie said...

OMG! This is just fabulous! What a clever woman you are! Brava!!!!!

Nonna Beach said...

Outstanding use of this week's prompt ! I love the way you tied in SC and Jenny along with this cool little story !!!

Jo said...

Okay ... too good!!! What a great imagination to take the prompt in this direction!!! said...

I always suspected those bloggers to be the sneaky, grave-digging type. I love the way you combined the Centus with the main character, CJ. It's a bit spooky. Great job.

Deborah said...

Sooo good! A wonderful idea for the prompt, well done! :o)

jabblog said...

Very neat! I'd love to read his blog:-)

gaelikaa said...

Hey, you sent shivers up my spine, Claudia. That doesn't happen too easily I must tell you! Thank you!

Ames said...

Creepy. We had a grave digger in our town that was caught desecrating corpses. How gross!

You certainly took this prompt down a different road. Good job Claudia!~Ames

Poetic Justice said...

Very clever take on the prompt. Well written and great scene set up. I felt creepy!!

Sue said...

Terrific direction you took here, CJ. And so well done!


gautami tripathy said...

Awesome writing!

coloured perspective

Promising Poets Parking Lot said...

amazing flow..

Jenny said...

OMG! I am soooo glad I didn't read this last week when my mouth was still killing me.

I would be in the hospital with all kinds of busted stitches from laughing so hard.

Holy cow, girl. I am totally cracking up here.

I'm reading along and then, BAM!, you got me right between the eyes.

Totally, absolutely, completely fabulous.

Still laughing here like crazy.

Hugs and thanks!