Saturday, August 20, 2011

Saturday Centus - The Threat


Jenny gave us 154 words today, including the prompt which is "If I die young"   Sadly i needed about 250 words to tell this properly so you will have to pardon my abruptness.  I have broken one of Jenny's golden rules this week "no pictures allowed"   I wanted to finish the story so i had to throw in the photo ... oh i hope Jenny will not be mad ... and i hope the other Centaurians are not angered ... but at least i am admitting to my wrong doing, can forgiving myself and correcting my behaviour be far behind?

We were stopped at our  favourite rural burger stand, just off the highway, surrounded by scenery and picnic tables.

I picked up my order, a hot chorizo and of course a handful of napkins.

The trees were lined with birds. Unbeknownst to me, the crows conspired with the wind to create a gust of wind that sent my napkins across the park.  As I chased the napkins, my daughter started waving to me from the stand.  I turned back to the table to notice that the crows had carried away my meal.

Two weeks ago while driving, a crow flew up from the road straight at my car.  My daughter burst in to tears as the bird hit the windshield with a thud.

Okay, I am calling this even, until this morning when I looked out the window to the deck and saw this …




If I die young you  know who is responsible.


now hop along to Jenny's (click the button below) and read some much wittier, funnier and even happier 154 word tales.  Thanks for stopping by, peace, love & paper y'all!

Jenny Matlock

18 comments:

Karen S. said...

Oh this is just great, and you be careful and keep a very close look out for that silly old crow! They mean business! Great take on this week's centus!

beckyp said...

great post Funny in a sad sort of way

cj Schlottman said...

Thanks for the laugh. I needed that!

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

Ames said...

Whahahahaha. A conspiracy! This was so creative! Loved it!~Ames

Rawknrobyn.blogspot.com said...

This has a bit of a Hitchcock feel to it! Great job, Jo. This was really entertaining.
xoRobyn

Dazee Dreamer said...

haha. darn crows. I like it.

Nonna Beach said...

Wow, that was so awesome... I loved it !

Sue said...

Uh-oh!

;)

Daydreamertoo said...

X Files music... Or... the Twilight Zone....lol
It's a conspiracy.
What a fabulous and fun read.
I was always told a feather is a gift to you, pick it up and gain wisdom.

Tgoette said...

LOL! Such a creative take on the prompt! Wonderful!

Judie said...

Hahahaha! Jo, this is such a cool post--straight out of Alfred Hitchcock! The crows who hang out at our golf club always try to take snacks we have in the cart while our backs are turned!!

Lisa Taylor said...

Oh I totally love this. So dark and funny. Yes I agree the photo was a must! *I* for one, am not angry with you at all!
Glad to have found your blog - thanks so much for commenting on mine.
Have a great day,
Lisa

Gems said...

Omen-esque and the photo is perfect..I added one when I didn't need to so I'm a rule-braker anyway. Thanks for your lovely comment on my poem.

Gems xxx

Lynn Stevens said...

Ohhh With Halloween right arond the coner you had better watch out, want to borrow my pellet rifle? LOL
Great story!
hugs Lynn

Madge said...

I almost hit a crow last week! Crows are evil. I'm convinced. Great post.

laurie @ bargain hunting said...

LOL! I hope they aren't out to get you. I liked this. laurie

Jean said...

Cute post. Enjoyed.

Jenny said...

I think revenge would be justified if someone stole MY hot chorizo sandwich! Yum.

This was a fabulous post.

I loved how you told this tale...and the picture of the feather...what a perfect ending!

You are brilliant.

I really heart your writing!