Sunday, November 13, 2011

Agony Of A Soccer Mom, Part Two


Jenny Matlock

It’s week #80 of Saturday Centus, that fun short story writing meme hosted by Ms. Jenny Matlock over yonder at her blog, off on my tangent.  Each week our Ms. Jenny gives us a prompt and sets our imaginations loose to create stories and poems of 100-words or less.  Now and then she throws us a curve ball and gives us a photo prompt or a different word count or some such twist. 

Last week’s photo prompt was, well…twisted.  We were to write a 100-word story based upon the perspective of someone at the window of a home in the background of the photo showing a soccer team of red-haired children in the foreground.  What could be weird about that, right?  LOL!

Why do I mention this?  Well, because our beloved Jenny has decided to keep the twistiness going this week as well by keeping the same picture and having us write a continuation of last week’s story shifting the perspective from the person at the window to the perspective of one of the children (circled in pink) pictured in the photo. Click here to link to my story from last week. 

Here is my continuation story for this week’s Saturday Centus.  I have given it the clever and original moniker of:

Agony of a Soccer Mom, Part Two

“Look!  It’s Brittany’s crazy mom!”

“Ugh! “

(thinks to herself)

Yes, I see you mom.  Everyone does.

You are embarrassing me again!

Whenever I’m involved with something you ruin it for me - like attacking my ballet instructor for not casting me as lead in “Serenade.”

One year you made harassing phone calls to the director for casting someone else to play Princess Winnifred in “Once Upon A Mattress.”

I’m not the most talented, most beautiful, most athletic, most perfect person!

I’m just Brittany, and I’m fine with that.

If only you could be too.

Jenny Matlock

To an adolescent, there is nothing in the world
more embarrassing than a parent.

-  Dave Barry



  1. I like this take on the picture! From Brittany's prespective. Sad so many moms and or parents are just like Brittany's mom. They just want to play and be who they are. With no interfereance. Love it

  2. Love this perceptive twist. So many parents live vicariously thru their kids and have no clue how that makes the kids feel. Nicely done.

  3. Brilliant take on the prompt Tom...I love the final line and postscript !!!

    Precarious living through one's offspring is full of pitfalls and the damage it causes to the child haunts them for a lifetime !

  4. Great job on this, part 1 AND part 2. Parents like this need to get a grip and win their own trophies, so to speak.


  5. I love this...sure has a story for mothers to pay attention to.
    Thanks much for coming by...this meme is really fun. I have played in it only about 3 times and now find myself looking forward to it.
    Have a great week,

  6. I've met this Mom. More than once. She scares me.

    Her eyeliner is too perfect and what kind of Mom has that six-pack happening?

    Poor kid!

    I'd kick her Mom's butt, but I'm actually afraid of her!


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