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Sunday, October 2, 2011

Saturday Centus 10/02/2011

"The number you have reached is no longer in service." 
That is Jenny Matlock’s prompt for this week’s Saturday Centus.  Each week, she gives us Centusians a prompt from which to write a story or poem.  The catch is, we have to produce a piece that is no longer than 100 words, excluding the number of words in the prompt.  So, this week, we have 110 words.  To learn all the rules and read the other submissions, just click on the Saturday Centus Button on my Side Bar.  Thing is, I don’t know what to do with this prompt.  (Happens all the time, but I somehow muddle through).
And I Don’t Care
"The number you have reached is no longer in service."  
More likely, my brain is no longer in service.  That’s the second time today I’ve misdialed the same number.  
Yesterday, I found my Blackberry in the pantry and opened the fridge to retrieve my just cooked Lean Cuisine, which was, of course, in the microwave.
I couldn’t find my debit card, and finally found it in the back pocket of my jeans, which were in the laundry hamper.
I forgot to fetch the mail, got lost on the way to Kroger, and, oh, I forgot to take my medicine.
My brain is no longer in service.  (And I don’t care).


Susan Anderson said...

Now, THIS I can relate to!


PS. Really funny and well-written, CJ.

Dazee Dreamer said...

hahahahaha. are you sure you weren't writing about me? loved it.

Ames said...

That is scary CJ. Just yesterday I was telling my daughter I froze at the cashier when I was supposed to enter my PIN. If I forget, my husband would be screwed. I handle all the finances and he doesn't know how to take care of anything. Now that is scary!

Excellent job with this prompt!~Ames

Judie said...

Thank you, God, that I am not the only one who occasionally goes into a fugue state! Amen!

I keep trying to put frozen veggies in the pantry. I tried to flush the toilet by flipping the light switch.

Nonna said...

OMGosh CJ, You succeeded brilliantly ! Hilarious and so well written,sounds like the day in the life of, well... ME too !!!

21 Wits said...

I think I've had that very same day...! I haven't heard the name Krogers in for ever! When I lived in Michigan we shopped there all the is so cool they are still open!!!!

Linda Bob Grifins Korbetis Hall said...

amazing, very sense making.

Viki said...

It's so interesting sometimes where I find that I put something, ha. I can really relate to this centus. Good job.

Reka Sang said...

That's called ageing I guess but a true tale for even the ones in their mid 30's...And thanks for the positive energy...

Unknown said...

Oh cj, you are wonderful! You wrote such a good centus, even though you did not think you could do it!

Thank you for visiting my SC-post, which happily is mostly fiction. (But I am still in the process of putting together this bunk bed!)

Best wishes,
For the benefit of other readers:
Anna's SC Wk 74 'A buyer's nightmare'

Anonymous said...

Sounds familiar!
Loved the sense of oh-no-not-again and to-hell-with-it rolled into one.

Jenny said...

Oh man. I resemble this story.

Sad, but true.

Loved this!

This was really a cute take on the prompt CJ!

I always love seeing where your creative mind takes you.