Saturday, December 11, 2010

Special Deliveries


I'm busy, busy, busy––but I just couldn't resist playing Saturday Centus today. (Do you think I might be addicted to this crazy writing meme/blog hop wherein we writer-types add 100 of our own words to Jenny Matlock's prompt and come up with what passes for the shortest little short stories ever?) I won't tell you what I think...After all, denial is part of the disease, right?

As usual, the prompt is in red.

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Special Deliveries

An involuntary gasp of shock escaped my lips when I opened the shoebox and saw the pointy-toed shoes from my agent. But it was the little, hand-printed note of congratulations that made me jump to my feet and begin shout-singing “I’m Not That Girl” at the top of my lungs. Because, actually, I was that girl. Shockingly, incredibly, mind-blowing-and-bendingly, I was that girl.

The very next morning, I dropped a wicked cool greeting card in the mail, addressed to my mom in Ohio. She likes the musical kind, and this one played “New York, New York.” Of course, it was signed by Elphaba, Wicked Witch of the West.

All it said was, “Start spreading the news…”

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28 comments:

Bookie said...

Fantastic job of being creative, Sue! While I hated the book and did not finish it, I know the references and you did great job here.

jfb57 said...

Oh how great!

June Freaking Cleaver said...

I smell an adventure coming up in those shoes!

razzamadazzle said...

Wonderful and creative! I love it!

Teresa

Amy said...

:) That makes me happy!

Cheryl said...

That is one of the best SCs I've ever read. Fantabulous.

faith said...

I've never seen Wicked. I like musical cards, too!

Viki said...

This was really a great way to do this. I wanted to do the wizard of oz but I couldn't decide how to go. Yours was amazing. Good centus.

Laraine Eddington said...

You ran with it girl. Great job.

Just ME the MOM said...

Hee! Way to go - embraces so many of my favorites!

Kristin

yaya said...

Can I be the Mom in Ohio? I loved the story and just wish I had a daughter on Broadway!

nimaruichi said...

Lively & vibrant. The repeated use of 'I was that girl' (when shout-singing “I’m Not That Girl”) - beautiful!

Dixie Mom said...

That would be the ultimate dream of my daughter!! She wants to be Elphaba so bad!! We have Wicked and OZ paraphernalia all over the place. And you can hold her down......:)

Grandma Yellow Hair said...

Wonderful story as always. You had me picturing the whole thing even your mom receiving her card. lol
Just thinking about you since I was about to start your fudge so I can have it mailed by tomorrow.
Since I have never made it with Wal Nuts I may have to steal one of your pieces
Congrats again for winning my candy giveaway
Love
Maggie

Rawknrobyn.blogspot.com said...

This is an exciting snippet, Sue. Very well done. xo

Em said...

Genius!!!

You're missing out on our blog extravaganza review!!!:) it's always hard when the holidays are busy though!

Grandma Honey said...

Ooooo, this is a little creepy...at least that's how it affected me. Leaves me hanging, wanting to know more.

Donna said...

REALLY!!! I want to read the REST!!!!

RockiBottom said...

I LOVE Wicked!!! and this really made me smile

Darlene said...

Good job, Sue. I surely don't know what I would have done with that sentence.

Caroline of Salsa Pie said...

You are so creative!!! Ahhhhhh, to have a writer's mind... I live vicariously thorough you in that way! This is one of my favorites so far!

:)

Rek said...

great piece....especially the "I am not that girl" part.

Jo said...

very wonderful, hopeful ... loved thibit of writing Sue!

cj Schlottman said...

Fabulous! You amaze me. (:-))

Jess said...

I love you Sue- I so look forward to what you come up with,and this one rocks!

Jenny said...

Sue! Wicked creative!

Wicked clever!

Wicked amazing!

Wickedly lucky us to get to read your work.

Yowza!

Tina said...

Fantastic! Absolutely brilliant. And I agree with Cheryl, one of the best Centus I've had the pleasure to read.

Anna said...

Dear Sue,
Thank you for visitng and commenting on my SC-text. Yes, I agree with you there, I don't wear pointy shoes either.

I feel left out here. I have not read the book that everyone seems to have read and can understand the references.
Sorry.
Best wishes,
Anna

Anna's SC wk 32

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