Saturday, July 30, 2011

Saturday Centus ~ The Heat

Well Miss Jenny, is up to her usual tricks!  Instead of a word prompt, we have a visual prompt, it's the photo below, and  this week while we do get our 100 words ...  I didn't need anywhere that many to convey the short little story that popped into my head.

"Yes my son"

"What does Uncle write in his letter?"
"Oh your uncle writes that the weather is so hot in America that you can fry an egg on the sidewalk."

"Yes my son"

"What is a sidewalk?"

Thanks so much for stopping by and giving this a read ...  do click on the Jenny button below and go visit other blogs to read short stories that will enchant and enthrall!

Jenny Matlock

ps, Do stop by on Monday ... I am having a "smashing" giveaway and you wont' want to miss out!

17 comments: said...

Wow. This is a unique combination of sweet and profound. It's wonderful, Jo!

Rinkly Rimes said...

I made the mstake of ignoring the word count! I'll probably be expelled! But it made me very admiring of your short short!

Cheryl said...

That picture seriously turned my stomach. Your story? That I like.

Happier Than a Pig in Mud said...

I like it:@)

jfb57 said...

You can never presume when you are talking to little ones. Great take that he was more interested in the 'sidewalk' than the egg. Good post!

cj Schlottman said...

Thanks for the reminder that, while we are laughing about eggs frying on sidewalks, others don't even have streets, let alone sidewalks. Well done, so simple and sweet.


jabblog said...

We had similar reactions to this prompt but yours is much neater:-)

Izzy said...

Love the story for the photo :) very clever!

Tgoette said...

Great job! Quite an original take that says so much in so few words! Brilliant!

Sue said...

I liked it...could almost hear his little voice.


Gems said...

This blew me away in it's subtleness and imagery. I loved this!

Nonna Beach said...

Outstanding job !

Loved this !!!

A real reality check for those of us blessed enough to live where there is infrastructure and how so many in the world lack simple comfort, knowledge, security and peace !

Lynn Stevens said...

you know we never really stop to think about the language diffrence, well done Jo. Now I like mine cooked sunny side up. wonder what they call that? LOL
hugs Lynn

Ames said...

Gee when it came right down too it, I took for granted that everyone had sidewalks too. Doh!

Very good!~Ames

laurie @ bargain hunting said...

Well done! You made me stop and think about what we take for granted. laurie

Jenny said...

Simple and sublime.

I love this little perfect gem of a story. I could really envision this in my mind!

My favorite SC for certain!

I really admire your writing style.

Anna said...

Dear Jo,
Thank you for your encouraging words about my SC-post.

Your text is so sweet, so simple, so well-written and says so much about children. Never take anything for granted!

Were you perhaps thinking that the little boy lives in the UK where 'sidewalks' are called 'pavement'? Or maybe they live in the country where there are only dirt roads.

I love it no matter what you were thinking! It is an excellent centus!

Best wishes,

For the benefit of other readers:
'John Tell, expert on tourism' Anna's SC wk 65