Saturday, June 2, 2012

Saturday Centus ~ The walk

Here we are again, another Saturday, another prompt!  We are doing another photo prompt.  This photo is the entire photo from last weeks prompt.  My story does not work with this new prompt at all so I have written a new one and not a continuation.  I hope you enjoy!

She walked on the hard floor in her “too big” pair of gold sandals. 
“Baby”, her mom yelled from the sidelines,“you got no swagger, how the heck do you think you are going to win the ultimate grand supreme at the Miss Peach Pageant.  Now let me see those hips move, and look at the pretend judges and smile, that’s right baby, now purse your lips and blow them a kiss!”
She hated this, practicing every day and the heavy makeup that made her skin itch.  “I just want to go home and play with my puppy” she sighed.

What, me mock Pageants ???  Okay, now off with you all, and remember to click the Jenny button below to read some wonderful little stories all based on this photo prompt!

Jenny Matlock


The Poet said...

My friend Jo,
To me she is a winner just by walking with such style (smile). From the picture, she looks like she has the walk in her gold shoes (smile again). Thanks for sharing my friend.

Izzy said...


SarahBeth said...

I'm right there with you on pageants -- children should be allowed to be children, not little beauty queen wanna be's! It just teaches them the wrong way of thinking.
But your story is thought provoking and the picture is perfect!
Thanks for stopping by my blog for the letter B!!

Esther Joy said...

Your post made me smile! No, I actually laughed out loud recalling pageant conversations, pro and con, that we have had in this family!

Judie said...

Beauty pageants for little girls! Sooooo silly! Good Centus, Jo!!

Susan Anderson said...

I think we are kind of on the same page this week. Except I'm more heavy-handed.


Cathy said...

I LOVE your take on the prompt. Still trying to connect the legs from last week to the kindergartner of this week. Failing!

Viki said...

I really don't like the kids pageants so much. I've seen them on TV. I guess to each his own. Loved this though, ha.

Dreaming said...

Good one! Hmmm.... I think we both feel just about the same way about kiddie pageants - ach, the mothers!

anitamombanita said...

Amen, sister. I basically avoided the whole issue and just dug in with my weeds. :)

Ames said...

Oh why Oh why can't mothers let their children just be children? Very nicely written Jo!~Ames

Lynn Stevens said...

I'm with you every time I hear about these pageants, I think about Jon bonnet Ramsey and where she ended up.
So sad!!!

Hugs Lynn

Jenny said...

I went the same way, but your visualization was much better!

I wish I would have gotten a picture of another girl at K-graduation. I think she was four. Belly shirt. Daisy Dukes. Heels with straps laced up to her knees.


it's sad.