Saturday, March 5, 2011

Saturday Centus ~ The Card

Yea!  Miss Jenny has finally posted a prompt that I can relate to ... and you know that whole, write about what you know about thing ... so that's what I am doing for this Centus ...
You know the drill, use her prompt, which is in bold below, and write a little story using one hundred words or less  excluding the prompt... here is my offering ...


He squinted as a bead of sweat trickled down his forehead into his eye … he hastily mopped it up with the back of his sleeve and glanced up at the competition clock … less than 2 minutes to go before a new world champion papercrafter was crowned. Panicking he looked to the left, the lady representing Japan folded her paper so perfectly and was only a few points behind him … everything depended upon this single card.  He started to shake as he placed the last of the 33 Swarovski crystals on his paper lily … would it be enough he wondered …

Now grab a cuppa coffee, click on the button below ... and visit some other very short and very amusing stories ... light reading for a saturday afternoon!

Peace, love & paper
~jo

Jenny Matlock

21 comments:

Nonna Beach said...

Very well done !

I love this direction you took with the prompt...origami competition...fabulous !!!

Deborah said...

Oh I loved it, such an original take, well done! :o)

Bookie said...

Paper crafting, a unique and interesting use of the prompt. Nicely done.

Judie said...

He would NEVER beat you, my sweet friend!!!

Sue said...

Well now, THAT'S original!

Good job.

=)

Lynn Stevens said...

Pictures I need pictures! I want to see that paper lilly with 33 crystals! Sounds delish!!!
So did he win?????
Your so creative with your writing!
clap clap clap!!!!!
Hugs Lynn

jabblog said...

Oh, I love this - Swarovski crystals? He's really desperate to win;-)

jfb57 said...

Really great! I wonder if....!

Kat said...

What a perfect take on the prompt! I can see why you enjoyed this so much. Love the direction you took with this. Kat

Cheryl said...

Liked it and would never have thought to use it that way.

It just isn't in the cards.

5thsister said...

Okay...I need a link to visualize this awesome sounding paper lily! Original and wonderful take on the prompt. I could feel the intensity of the competition through your pen. (or rather, keyboard!)

Ames said...

I find this fascinating that you would take this in the direction of an Origami competition. The thought never came to me when I was think up ideas on how to use the prompt. Well done!~Ames

Rawknrobyn.blogspot.com said...

I love this too. You're very original - with the "new world championship papercrafter" competition, and the inclusion of Swarovski crystals. Great job.
xoRobyn

~Lissa said...

So original! I, like everyone else, want to see what his origami looks like. I can make a crane but nothing as beautiful as a paper lily with 33 Swarovski crystals. haha. Great job!

Terry said...

I wanted to stop by and thank you for visiting my blog and following. Blogging is an amazing adventure and we learn so much! Lovely blog you have!

Poetic Justice said...

What an original idea. So well written Jo, I loved it!

Izzy said...

Love this! WTG Jo.

Karen S. said...

Oh yes I'll take some of those crystals too please! nicely done!

cj Schlottman said...

Jo,

This is a direction I didn't see coming from the prompt. Great imagination, even better use of your 100 words. The images are vivid and concrete which makes for a great picture in the mind.
Great!

Namaste..........cj

Tina said...

i had never heard of world champion paper crafting before. fun take!

Jenny said...

What a fun, fun twist on this prompt! I loved it!

The bead of sweat, the crystal...all the imagery.

Wow, this was cool.

And, BTW, a competition I would most certainly never be qualified to enter! ha!