Saturday, June 25, 2011

Saturday Centus ~ The Letter

Saturday morning ... err afternoon  ... time for another round of Saturday Centus!!!  hosted by Jenny Matlock!  This week's prompt is "Dear John" ... and because this is the 60th week of the Centus, we are celebrating by using only 60 words plus the two prompt words.  Here is my take ...


She opens email and types “Dear John” 

Hmmmm, she thinks, this is going to be awkward.

“Dearest John”   …  no, he’s not so dearest after last night.  This is seriously the last time I date someone named John, it’s impossible to break up without sounding like a parody.

She closes email and opens Facebook and changes her status to “single” ... done!

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Jenny Matlock

28 comments:

Judie said...

Hahahaha! The coward's way out! Great take on the prompt, Jo. I hope you are hard at work making beautiful pages!!!!
xoxo

Nonna Beach said...

Excellent and original!

The 21st century version of a "Dear John" letter...off the friends/email list with little more than a few keystrokes !

Helen said...

LOVE it Jo!!!

Dazee Dreamer said...

ha. the new and improved way of calling it quits. loved it.

Tgoette said...

LOL! I love how dumping somebody has gone hi-tech without all the annoying personal sentiment! Brilliant take on the prompt!

Cassiopeia Rises said...

Very clever use of the prompt. Well done,,,,


Melanie

Lynn Stevens said...

hahahahha, oh thats good, I like the way she thinks. Of course she could always just text him. LOL
hugs Lynn

Purvi said...

Extremely beautiful blog and ah! What a post! Seriously enjoyable as a short story! you have the knack to catch the reader! ;)

Tracy said...

how brilliant love it

jeff campbell said...

Breaking up is so very...cyber...well done...Peace and blessings

Bookie said...

Superbly catches the new shorter way of things these days!!!

irishoma said...

Very creative. Modern technology at its cruelest.

BECKY said...

Ha! Love it! And I think the same as others did...how differently we can say "goodbye" with the tools of the 21st Century!

cj Schlottman said...

Coward! This is just great! Breaking up is so (NOT) hard to do.

Namaste.........cj

Cheryl said...

Mwahahahahaha! Perfection!

Anna said...

This is sooo clever! So true to real life. I mean, I really think that this is what a lot of people (male and female) do; they don't do; they don't write and announce an end, they just stop writing and dissappear for the other party.
Well done!
Best wishes,
Anna
Sanna writes to John Tell-Anna's SC wk 60

Fireblossom said...

No muss no fuss.

Sue said...

Breaking up is hard to do...

but I guess it's a little easier than it used to be!

;)

JoAnne said...

Well done Jo-and so 2011! Was wondering if you were up to another swap? Check it out when you have a moment.

Mrs. Nicol said...

Jo, you seriously need to be a full time writer. I always want to read more....

Lynette Killam said...

I love this, Jo! A commentary on our modern times, and probably all the brush off 'not so dear John' deserves...LOL!

Karen S. said...

Oh yes! At first I thought when I read our prompt...not so much one can do different here...but gee everyone is doing great...love your take...very creative!

Rek said...

The advantages of the social network...way better... hilariously enjoyable fare.

Cindy Adkins said...

Oh wow, I love it! Especially the Facebook status! One day my daughter and I were talking and for some reason we thought, Gee why are there so many guys named John? lol

Thanks for following Kim--I know she'll be thrilled!!!
XO
Cindy

Cindy Adkins said...

I meant Daniella! I had Kim on the brain because I had just left her a message--lol

Daniella said...

Hi Jo!
Thank you for visiting from Cindy's blog!! I am so embarrassed she did that!! But ever grateful!!
I was very happy to hear I am not the only one missing friends!!
Your story is awesome!! How creative!!
I'm following you now too!!
Thank you!
xxDaniella

Jenny said...

Jo, clever girl. This felt so true...I could visualize it all in my mind.

Your writing always casts a spell over me...I can see a little movie in my head whenever I read your words!

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