Saturday, January 22, 2011

Saturday Centus


This is so fun! And it stretches you. I love to write. Always have. My friend Cherie posted this on her blog and I had to give it a whirl. Jenny Matlock's blog gives writers a challenge. This Saturday it was to write 100 (plus the prompt) word Sci-Fi story. It was hard but I did it! The prompt was "BEAM ME UP SCOTTY". Try it! It's good to stretch your brain! And let me know if you like it!






My wrists and ankles were blistered and bleeding, but that was the least of my concerns. I knew they would be back. Twenty minutes max is all I would have before I could smell them coming.

My mind was sharp and alert given the last 24 hours. Walking along the trail behind the barn, to seeing a light near the edge of the corn field. I should have listened to my stomach. Next thing I knew I was naked, plastered to a cold table. Like for an autopsy. But I was alive. Oh no...the smell..."Beam me up, Scotty".

17 SAY WHAT??????????????????:

Collett Family said...

I love that challenge. Most adults don't practice writing enough. I have to say I have thought to myself that you are a good writer Alli. You describe things really well and have a fun voice.

Cherie said...

Good job Alli! I love that you took the challenge. I think it really is fun to stretch your mind in this way :-D

Cherie said...

Alli you should link up over at the Saturday Centus.

Viki said...

Oh no, your one of those people that were taken up in a spaceship, ha. Good luck ;-) Great job.

Kat said...

Great job! This was a tough prompt, and you rose to the challenge. This is such a fun exercise (at least most weeks :) ) Kat

Sue said...

Welcome! Nice work on your Centus.

=)

Karen S. said...

Oh no! Blistered and bleeding! Great stuff here, thanks...nice music too!

Judie said...

I could take blistered and bleeding, but a bad smell?? No way!! My mose is way too sensitive.

Candace said...

Yikes!!! I'm so impressed! So are you going to add more next week or is it a new topic??

Tgoette said...

Welcome to SC! Your debut effort was nothing short of awesome! Great job with a challenging Centus. Looking forward to reading more from you!

Rawknrobyn.blogspot.com said...

You really took me to a scary sci-fi place with this. Great job.
Welcome to Saturday Centus.
xoRobyn

Leah said...

You are really creative! I used to like to write but it's been forever. Really liked yours.

Terra said...

oh man, I need more of the story...sometimes these 100 words really leave me wondering!!!

jfb57 said...

A great take on the prompt! You will be telling us what happens won't you!

Nancy Jane said...

Super scary and very impressive!

Jenny said...

Welcome to Saturday Centus. I have to tell you, I'm not always quite this mean with the prompts, but once in awhile I have to shake things up to make sure we're all awake.

Love it. Scary, scary, though. Such a wonderful use of a difficult genre.

I'd say you nailed this perfectly.

AND...

Love your header. I'll have to send my daughter over...she adores owls.

Thanks for linking up.

Joleen said...

Very cool Alli! :D

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