Monday, May 13, 2013

The Winning Formula - A Saturday Centus

This is my entry for week 159 of Jenny Matlock’s Saturday Centus, the itty bitty story writing meme celebrated by writers worldwide.  

I’m a little late to the party this week because I was out of town visiting my mom this last weekend, but fans of Jenny’s blog “off on my tangent” know that Jenny has a heart of gold and will always allow extra time for us late-posting stragglers to play along.

The rules of this meme are to write a short story or poem with only 100 words plus the words from the supplied prompt.  This week the prompt is “you put the lime in the coconut,” which is part of the lyrics of the song “Coconut” by Harry Nilsson, an old favorite of mine from the early seventies.  

After crafting your tiny 107-word masterpiece you then post it to Jenny’s blog so that other Centusians can delight in your creativity and clever word skills.

This week I have entitled my story:

The Winning Formula

From behind the bar Duncan eyed the rows of bottles of liquors, mixers, liqueurs, and fruit juices and wondered out loud which ingredients to use.

“Hmmm…let’s see Duncan…something tropical with a coconut would be good for presentation.   

“Blend Malibu rum and coconut cream, cranberry juice, strawberries, bananas, vanilla ice cream, and blue curacao.      

“Hmmm…needs something.  Lime zest!  Yes, you put the lime in the coconut, then add a splash of 7-up and ring with toasted shredded coconut.

“Nope, this still isn’t unique enough.  I know what I need, pickle juice!

“Voila!  The Wacky Wahine!”

The Mixologist trophy would not elude him again.

Jenny Matlock

Without question, the greatest invention in the history of mankind is beer.  Oh, I grant you that the wheel was also a fine invention, but the wheel does not go nearly as well with pizza. 
                                                   ~Dave Barry



  1. Ay yi yi, I can't even imagine what a drink would taste like with pickle juice in it,lol. Although I don't care for coconut to begin with, blech, ha.

  2. Hey, you!!! I put the lime in the coconut, but no one gave me an award for it. That's what I need! AN AWARD! I'll bet you have one after all that studying and all those papers you had to write!

    I've been away (in my head) for a while, but I'm kinda sorta back. Are you back for good? or are you just taking a breather between more advanced classes?

  3. Hi Judie! Welcome back! Yes, I am done with school forever! Got my sheepskin and hightailed it outta there! I'm back for good, although I might take an occasional breather when life dictates it!

  4. I was with you right up to the pickle juice. Now I'm feeling just a wee bit ill. And I also can't get that damn song out of my head! ;)

    Glad you're back. Funny, I was just thinking about you yesterday and Voila!

  5. How could you possibly go wrong with pickle juice?


    Although, I actually prefer olive juice.

    It has a more sublime taste and you can catch just a 'hint' of sunshine mixed with the fruitiness of...

    Oh, heck.

    Who am I kidding?

    I rarely drink.

    And when I do, it's always a margarita on the rocks.

    Cute use of the prompt Tom!

    We'll have to try a pickle juice martini when you guys head east.


    Or not.

  6. 3 Studies PROVE How Coconut Oil Kills Belly Fat.

    This means that you literally kill fat by consuming coconut fat (in addition to coconut milk, coconut cream and coconut oil).

    These 3 researches from major medicinal journals are sure to turn the conventional nutrition world upside down!


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