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On a quest to figure out what I want to be when I grow up. I enjoy conversation with good friends over a glass of wine or a cup of coffee. If I could be anywhere on earth, I'd choose to be on the beach, in the moonlight, with my feet buried in sand up to my ankles.

Friday, July 9, 2010

The Choice

*Saturday Centus is a writing challenge where you are given a prompt, and have to work it into a story of 100 words or less. The prompt for this week is in bold, and my story follows.

"Are you sure that's the one you want?"

I felt a little lump in my throat as I peered down at my choice, held tightly in my hand. I didn't think this would be so nerve-wracking. Was I making the wrong decision? I couldn't agonize over this any longer.

I took a deep breath before managing to say, "... Yes, it is."

I stared at the expensive blue and white silk tie as the store clerk carefully wrapped it in tissue paper, and slipped it into the shopping bag. The tie would never be worn with the light blue shirt I had brought into the store on the pretense of matching it. Did my face give anything away? Surely there was no way he could guess the true motive for my purchase. The expense didn’t worry me, I would not be paying. What better way to hide a murder weapon than to return it to the store where it was purchased?


  1. Oh wow now that is clever, well written

  2. Yikes! Some dude is in for a rough ride.

    Nice twist.


  3. AWESOME. Very creative use of the prompt. Welcome to Saturday Centus!

  4. Cee, I'm actually glad my first comment didn't show up because I loved this even more the second time I read it!

    Blogger can be silly sometimes!

    You are really an excellent writer. This is seriously impressive and I like the way you twisted the prompt around.

    This coming Saturday I am going to reserve the first spot on SC for you. If you choose to participate just send me your link and I'll put you into that spot. I feel bad that so few read this. It is totally their loss.

    Thank you for linking.

    Remember about Saturday if you want spot 1.

    Just e-mail me the link to: jennymatlock at cox dot net as soon as you have it live!

    Great writing.