Friday, June 24, 2011

All Sales Are Final, A Saturday Centus


.Jenny Matlock


Welcome one and all to Sophisticated Lunacy, the blog that gives you last week's blog post today!  Okay, well not exactly.  But as usual I'm running behind because it has been a terribly busy week!  In a good way this time!  So let me squeeze in week 59 of Saturday Centus the day before week 60 Saturday Centus is posted by the blogger meme queen herself, Ms. Jenny Matlock at her blog, off on my tangent.

The Saturday Centus, for the benefit of those who recently joined the 21st century, is a creative writing meme where we are given a prompt, usually a short phrase and sometimes a picture, and we are invited to write a short story or poem using only an additional 100 words.  This week's prompt comes to us courtesy of Jeff from his blog Tennessee Mudbug.  The prompt he has given us this week is "within the stone."  Thank you Jeff!

Here is my weird take on the prompt this week.  I have entitled my short piece:


All Sales Are Final


“I want that!”

The item description on EBay referred to it as a small, carved stone sarcophagus of indeterminate origin and age.

For a collector like Bryan Thomas, an aficionado of the macabre, he couldn’t pass it up.

When it finally arrived a few days later he was delighted to find that within the stone coffin there was a small mummy. 

“Obviously this isn’t real.  It’s too small to be human.”

The piece took its honored place on his coffee table. 

Until days later when the cat went missing and there were small, bloody footsteps leading back to the sarcophagus….


Jenny Matlock


"Probably the saddest thing you'll ever see is a mosquito sucking on a mummy.

Forget it, little friend."

-- Jack Handy

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7 comments:

  1. Ewwwww! Definitely macabre.

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  2. Love it! Delightfully sick! lol

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  3. Ewwwww! definitely has the creepy factor working for it ... and i love the way you used the prompt!

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  4. Totally cracking up over your Jack Handy quote. Actually you weren't too late...my link is even later then yours. Somehow I've been getting around to posting mine on Friday night.

    Tom, I loved this. What a neat imagination you have!

    Take care of yourself. You're going at such a crazy pace...I'm worried about you, my friend.

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  5. I never did trust eBay. Great, dark, morbid piece, Tom.

    Be well.
    xoRobyn

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  6. Such imagination! Loved it! Thank you for your kind comment on my little contribution. laurie

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  7. Excellent job Tom, in fact genius !

    Creepy, foreboding and so so dark... I love it !!!

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