Saturday, 2 October 2010

The Pumpkins - Saturday Centus # 22

Week 22 of Saturday Centus this weeks prompt is to use up to 100 words using the picture as a prompt.


It was an alien invasion. She just knew there were creatures in them waiting to take over our bodies and eat our brains.
She could see little orange legs appear ready to chase her.
She'd have to tell mum and dad, they had to get away while they still could. She ran from the field, not stopping until she was home.
Bursting into the kitchen, her eyes wild, she shouted.

"Run for your lives, the pumpkins are coming!"

Her dad looked at her mum.

"Kate, I think we need to have a chat about Halloween this year."

27 comments:

Terra said...

kate has a flare for drama! This was a super cute take on the prompt. I can totally see the panic, the belief and the fear inside that drama!

5thsister said...

Ha! Another great tale! Yes, they definitely need to have that chat...

Bookie said...

This little girl has been watching too many horror movies, ha. Kate has a vivid imagination anyway.

Cheryl said...

Yep, it's tough being in the mind of a child. Great job!

Viki said...

Great imagination Kate has lol. Fun take on the 100 words.

My name is PJ. said...

Didn't we/don't we all know a Kate, alive with dramatic imagination? This was so relate-able!

Anna said...

Wonderful tale! Very good!
I like the contrast between the child's fantasy-world and the coldly rational view of her parents.
This could be my little daughter! She says the most amazing things, that I never get down on paper.

Best wishes,
Anna
Anna's SC Special Challenge Week 22

Jackie said...

I read your sisters blog and it seems like writing runs in the family. You two have amazing talent . Keep up the good work .

Sue said...

What fun!

=)

Susannah said...

. . . They're coming!
. . . They're coming!

I love it! great use of the prompt. :-)

Monkey Man said...

Funny stuff. My Sunday 160 tomorrow also has a pumpkin theme. Great minds....

skinner675 said...

Oh yes- love the sensible approach at the end! Great!

RawknRobynsGoneBlogWild said...

So cute! Great piece!
xoRobyn

Pelican Joe said...

I love the alien bent on this Centus! I'll bet you they were actually baby Gray's being created to do the reptilian's bidding! Okay, I listen way too much to the Mysterious Universe podcast!

Ames said...

Isn't imagination wonderful. Especially that of a child. Only...don't be too quick to discount her fear!! Whahahahaha ~Ames

Rinkly Rimes said...

That should certainly have a sequel. I'm sure I saw one of them twitch!

Deborah said...

Thanks everyone for your comments x

Tgoette said...

LOL! The vivid imagination of a young child!

Or is it true? Are they coming?

Now I'm worried.

Great job, Deborah! What a cute and fun piece!

Teresa said...

Oh, the end of innocent youthful imagination. Such a sad tale.

cj Schlottman said...

What a precious story! Your images are concrete and penetrating. I could feel Kate's terror.

Thanks...........cj

Tina said...

ewww I can just imagine them all hatching too. how creepy!

Tina from
Mummy Diaries

alisonmillerwoods said...

I love the child's view. I wish I still had that imagination! Thanks for sharing.

RockiBottom said...

imagination? or could she be seeing what we are all missing?
well done.

Kat said...

What a great use of the prompt. Kids see alot more than we do, so who knows... Kat

Jenny said...

Oh wow! What an incredible week of reading so far! You had me totally laughing at Kate's drama.

What a fantastic use of this prompt.

You have all done such clever, clever things with this photo!

I'm amazed! And still laughing here.

~Lissa said...

Hahaha the new Paul Revere.

Really cute and funny story! Great job!

Deborah said...

Thank you all so much for your lovely comments x :o)