Saturday, June 12, 2010

Deadlines and Memories


It's Saturday morning, and Saturday Centus happens to be my new favorite game. The rules? Take the prompt (bolded below) from Jenny Matlock's always-entertaining blog, surround it with 100 of your best words, and create a story nugget worth the reading.

Here's my nugget...(and there's a nugget of truth in it, by the way).

Kate was sweating a book deadline when the inspiration-blocking hum of a mower crashed her consciousness. The gardeners? At this hour?? Glancing down, she let Timex tell her “this hour” was less early than she was late. Her hands pushed at the keyboard, willing it to carry her to conclusion. Instead, the scent of cut lawn carried her elsewhere...

...the kitchen table, she and her sister, a child's faith, two bowls overflowing with blades o' backyard bounty. Surely anything so green would be delicious. Adding milk, they sampled, neither willing to admit their findings. More sugar, maybe?

Kate grimaced. It’s true; the smell of freshly mowed grass can stay with you for years, for decades. The taste, too.

=)

29 comments:

Bookie said...

Hum...wonder what they were sampling?

cjschlottman said...

Gives the term "cooking with grass" a whole new meaning! Nicely done.

mbkatc230 said...

This was fun! I would guess that concoction would need alot more then sugar :) Kathy

jfb57 said...

Great! I can feel that grass in my mouth as I type!

Cheryl said...

I've eaten my share of grass but usually just sucked on the sweet end of the blade. This does not sound like something I could get down without a whole lot more sugar and maybe some chocolate syrup!

Nice take on the prompt.

My name is PJ. said...

MHAHAHAHA! Makes me think of sampling mudpies....

Malisa said...

I wonder if Bermuda pie would be better than St. Augustine pie? :) Nicely written!

Malisa

Terra said...

EWWW. Wonderfully written but EWWWWWW!

Tgoette said...

LOL! Super job! That was awesome! I'm thinking some garlic and a little olive oil might have been better!

misterjenny said...

I remember that, too.

Viki said...

LOL, what kids will try. I loved how it went from the deadline on the book to remembering a funny childhood memory. Great job, ha.

Vicki said...

Haha...Sounds like you had an early start at going green!
Fun way to take this prompt.

karen said...

Well once again you amaze me. I'd still be sitting in front of my computer trying to come up with something! And really - did you eat a bowl of grass or something?

Koby said...

Tell us what part was true.... ;-)

Jess said...

Sue-I confess I too have eaten grass clippings as a child. I didn't add milk or sugar, I did it on a dare. I ate dirt,mud pies and dog food too- so apparently there isn't much I wouldn't do for a dare back then

Jackie said...

I LOVE the smell of fresh cut grass. Reminds me of childhood summers. It's the best!

easternsparkle said...

Mmmm grass with milk and sugar - think I'll give that one a miss! Good take on the prompt!

Lady Banana said...

Ohhh how funny, it's true kids will often try anything! lol

Tracy said...

MM yummy I guess I assume your a rabbit lol

KC Mom said...

And I think it had the effect on Kate that is has on me...a distraction. I've never experienced cooking with grass before like I have until I moved to the midwest where the humidity boils the grass itself all day long!

Karen Mortensen said...

Very good. Made me simle. I thought you smoked grass. LOL

jeff campbell said...

A bunch of grass eating women...what fun! I used to prefer smoking it instead:-) Very interesting twist on the prompt...what an imagination...peace and blessings

Jenny said...

I wonder if that would be considered high fiber?

What a funny twist on the prompt!

Very cool link up!

Just ME the MOM said...

Thank you for the fun new link - quite a find, love it when I pick up a new treasure. Someday . . . maybe I'll have time to participate . . . but for now I'll just follow along and drool :)

Kristin

Darlene said...

Wonder where your inspiration came from this....Hmm, seems like I can remember a couple of sisters doing a few crazy things.

Jewel said...

LOL..oh my. Makes me think of days gone by..

Tracy said...

Hi Sue just catching up with SAturday Centus liked yours thank you
Also thanks for visiting me

Amy said...

I love the bit about the truth. And I am here to say, the very tenderest part inside the stalk of grass is rather tasty. I know this because Faye and I were sampling it during a graveside service.

Tina said...

Oh wow. That so reminds me of my best friend (who was two years older and therefore knew EVERYTHING) telling me we could make cheese by wrapping dirt, dandelions, gooseberries, their leaves, currants, and their leaves, and raspberries all in plastic wrap, under our favorite rock. If we left it there for a whole month, WITHOUT LOOKING, why then it would be cheese. I think me checking it everyday and doubting her ruined it. Thanks for bringing back great memories!

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