Saturday, May 29, 2010

Saturday Centus #4

Jenny Matlock

It's Saturday Centus time, hosted by the ever-wonderful Jenny Matlock, with prompts written by Mister Jenny. (What a team!) Done in 97 words this time, the supplied prompt is in italics.

“May I help you, miss? You look puzzled.”

“Mmmm… thank you, I’m just looking for my father. We came in together a moment ago, but he seems to have wandered off.”


A small smile curved my lips as the memories in my head faded. Dad always was such a scatterbrain. When I was little, I wondered how he didn't end up on the side of milk cartons.

Tips of my fingers pressed a little harder to the chilled headstone, and I sighed. The bowing of the tall grass in the wind seemed to echo my sentiments. Had it really been almost five years? I guess time flies whether you're having fun or not.

Thunder rumbled in the distance, and I knew it was time to go.

20 comments:

Lady Banana said...

Very bittersweet, well done.. :)

Krysten @ After 'I Do' said...

Love this lady.

My name is PJ. said...

"Bittersweet" is right! With aging parents, not in good health, this really hits home.

Sue said...

Can't believe how creative everyone is. You included!

=)

Viki said...

Aww, this was very heartwarming. I loved it. Great job.

cjschlottman said...

Bless you. What a beautiful tribute to your father - lost to you but also found.

jeff campbell said...

Very cool...so many good writers here...your story is so fine...thanks...Peace

TheNormanFive said...

Awwww. I would like to read more.

Angel said...

This was very well written. Really grabbing for me. Love it. :)

Gnetch said...

I so, so, so, so, so, so love it!

Vicki said...

This one hit home here too.
Great way to use the Centus this week. Makes us think...

Jenny said...

This is wonderful! Gosh, it is quite the sentimental week...and I just keep getting all teary eyed.

Really excellent.

One Love Mama said...

touching, beautiful and as a previous comment mentioned.. bittersweet.

Terra said...

oh, nice one - like I said to one other (thus far) my mind never went there and I went many places before I settled. This was great.

easternsparkle said...

Fantastic take on this week's prompt - well done!

jfb57 said...

A happy-sad piece! Great!

Lindsay @ http://pancakesnpajamas.blogspot.com/ said...

Wow! I love this. It brought tears to my eyes and a smile to my face.

Koby said...

I love your descriptions...great job!

BECKY said...

Oh, wow! Very good! Didn't see that coming at all!

Tgoette said...

Great job taking this prompt in an altogether differrent direction! A very touching and heartwarming tale.