Wednesday, November 7, 2012

Heeeeeere's Johnny! A Saturday Centus

Guess who?

I’m back from my bloggy hiatus and wanted to post something to this week’s SC to get my creative juices re-started after years of mind-numbing academic punishment pushed it to its’ limits.

I have missed all my bloggy buds here at Saturday Centus and look forward to reading your wonderful works and settling down on Saturday mornings once more to have a little literary fun.

It’s been a long while since I posted a Centus. I took a short break because the pressures of work and finishing up my college degree were spreading me so thin with the endless term papers that the prospect of any additional writing, even writing for fun, became more than I could muster. Thankfully I am happy to report that I am finally done with school (YAY!) and can once again return to my poor, neglected blog!

This week our beloved Ms. Jenny had quite a challenging prompt to work with. Our task was to write a maximum 108 word story or poem that incorporated the phrase “Thirty days hath September, April, June, and November.” Wow! If this doesn’t kick start my creativity, nothing will! I have entitled my story this week:

Heeeeeere’s Johnny!

He sat quietly in thought before his computer screen, stroking his graying goatee and crinkling his brow.

“Aww, darn!  Well, I guess some of you will have to die!"

Wielding his axe he joyfully chimed:

“Thirty days hath September,

April, June, and November.

December has thirty-one as I remember;

one more day to kill and dismember.

Putrid smell of death and decay,

Chop the babies, slay, slay, slay!”

“No, daddy, no! Your words are your babies!” his daughter screamed.

“But Lissa, I have to chop my babies…I’m above the word count.”

“Okay, But what’s the axe for?”

“Oh, this? It makes me a better writer.”

                                   Jenny Matlock

Dedicated to Ms. Jenny Matlock


  1. Haha awesome! Also the Jason hockey mask is unnecessary.

    I feel like a celebrity when I'm in your blog because I can say, "The blogs are talking about me."

    And Congrats on finally being done with school!

  2. Tom!

    I'm late reading!

    And had I known you were posted I would have shoved aside my other (less exciting) daily tasks and read this immediately!

    Loved it.

    Of course.

    But we don't need no axe to cut our word babies.

    Just the mighty power of the delete button.

    You are cool!


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