Saturday, December 10, 2011

Saturday Centus ~ The Season

Ah, Jenny .... I am so glad we got our 100 words plus the prompt words back.  This week's prompt is:  It doesn't have to be that way.  Here is my offering ...


“Jon, it doesn’t have to be that way”

He glared at her. “Are you kidding me Sam?  I’ve had the plans drawn up since May, it took me two months just to write the computer program and I’ve spend thousands on the electronics alone, so yes, it has to be that way.  I’m not going to let that jerk Sanderson outshine me again.  This is going to be a red, white and blue Christmas that will blow away his pathetic, done before, lollypop lane display”

“But driving two towns over just for one string of lights?”  “Tis the season” she muttered to herself.  

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17 comments:

Judie said...

There are people in our neighborhood like that! Rod believes that less is more. We'll never win the decorations contest in Copper Creek! Oh, well!

Great take on the prompt!!!!

anitamombanita said...

How fun. A friend posted a photo on Facebook of a house with Christmas lights...they simply spelled the word "ditto". I thought that was hilarious.

Rosalind Adam said...

We have locals like that too. Crazy but fun to look at in a kind of glaring way! Hi, I've popped by from Jenny's Saturday Centus.

Gems said...

I always have grand plans in October and by December, I am too busy, tired, or just plain lazy to fulfill them! We do decorate, but never how I dreamed of doing it. Maybe next year!

Ames said...

Neighbor rivalry. Gotta do better than the Jones'. Go ahead I say. I wouldn't want their electricity bill.Very good Jo!~Ames

jfb57 said...

I'm chuckling! I'm sure there are folks like that who spend most of the year planning how to out do the neighbours!

Viki said...

LOL, this reminds me of some movies I've seen where people are so particular and over the top about their Christmas decorating ha.

Tracy said...

I am boring white lights all the way no blow up plastic anything

Karen S. said...

Oh yeah, this is great...and yes it tis the season !!!For so many reasons!

cj Schlottman said...

You ain't seen nothin' 'til you've driven around the countrysides of Georgia to see Christmas lights! The Griswold's have nothing on some of us rednecks.

Merry Christmas,
cj

Kim said...

It does seem to "run" in neighborhoods...lucky for me, I'm not the competitive type for that type of stuff.

I don't even have a tree up yet.

Sue said...

Great job. This is funny and sad at the same time!

=)

Izzy said...

Great job! love this little story.

Lynn Stevens said...

hahaha, Too funny!
We love doing up our yard but most of our neighbors don't do anything, so sad! I'd love to see more lights! Great story Jo.
Hugs Lynn

Cindy Adkins said...

WOW, Jo, that was totally great! You are awesome at this!!!! XO Cindy

Judie said...

Thank you so very much for reading Joey's short story. It was very thoughtful!!

Jenny said...

I love this!

And I think this might be my neighbors! ha!

Thanks for the smile and the cute link!

Sorry I'm so late visiting but I'm still sending warm holiday wishes your way!

Hugs from Arizona!