Saturday, January 15, 2011

The Journey Begins

Another Saturday, another Centus...or should we say quarter centus, quentus perhaps? As if I do not normally struggle to confine my writings to 100 words...this week we are allowed only 25. Well, I can play this game by golly! The sentence below is my offering to the quentus gods...our prompt in bold italics. What's next...a uni-centus? I've got a word in mind for that one...Peace and blessings...


With the lottery ticket in his pocket, and an innate desire to change the world in his heart, Ben journeyed from his small hometown to claim his future.

Jenny Matlock

31 comments:

  1. Ohhh so slice-of-life-ish... I LOVED it!!!

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  2. You are so clever and were able to tell a great little story using only 25 words....also loved the name, our Ben!

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  3. Seems lottery ticket means promise and new beginnings!

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  4. Hope it treats him well! (See, you pulled me in with 25 words!)

    Well done.

    =)

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  5. Right on! This actually happened to a friend of mine who was down on her luck.~Ames

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  6. Great 'micro-fiction' here! Love it!
    Best wishes,
    Anna
    Anna's SC#37-The lottery ticket

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  7. You did it! This was certainly a challenge, but you really rose to it. Loved the feel of this, I can see the smile on his face. Kat (oh, and good grief, don't give Jenny any ideas! One word? I'd just have to jump off a cliff lol)

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  8. Good one! This has been a fun week.

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  9. P.S Forgot to mention how much this word nerd enjoyed "quentus". Genious.

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  10. Ever positive with your words, even when there are so few. This sentence says as much as any 100 word post could do.

    You are the best..........cj

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  11. Nicely put.
    Donna V.
    http://donnasbookpub.blogspot.com

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  12. Now that could turn into a book. great job.

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  13. Nicely done, Jeff! You said much in so few words! Great imagery!

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  14. this was so hopeful! wonderful!

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  15. If only people like Ben actually won the lottery. This was great.
    xoRobyn

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  16. I wonder how it will work out for him?

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  17. I just bet he WILL change the world. Wonderful to know there are people who still think like this. Great job, Jeff.

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  18. ooh makes me want to know more...where is his small hometown and what is he leaving behind?

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  19. Jeff, I wonder just how long his money lasted! There are so many needy people in our world today. Good post, Jeff--you said a lot, my friend.

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  20. Even though the name is not mine(actually my son's name), that the person in this one sentence piece is me...loosely. Kathy and I have often spoken about what we would do if we won the lottery. I would build and endow a homeless shelter and work to end homelessness and poverty in our city. I would imagine that Kathy would start a charter school as an alternative for at risk kids. Funny, I have on occasion prayed that this would happen...So much of my writing on Centus is drawn in large part on my own experiences. Perhaps it allows me to learn more about myself...

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  21. A peep into the thoughts of a lottery winner who wants to give as he has received...very moving piece. And hope you do win it someday...

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  22. I love how it seems like a normal person from a little town has got a key to a new big lifestyle

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  23. Interesting. Keep a sharp pen at hand, always.

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  24. Nice quentus. Hope he meets with success. :)

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  25. He won! Hope he doesn't lose that ticket on his travels. I've thought about this one...where will I keep my ticket safe? :)
    Nice SC

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  26. Jeff, I loved this little gem of micro-fiction.

    I can see the whole future rolling out ahead of him...it sounds like potential is the thing he won more than anything else.

    Thanks for linking. I like your style!

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  27. Life is better in a small town. Especially when you have $! :)

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