Saturday, August 21, 2010

Summer Vacation

Hi All,

My wife wanted me to do another of Jenny's prompts. So here goes... Here are the rules:

Each linked essay must be 100 words or less, not including the "prompt" words. No pictures should be used. No profanity. The prompt words can be used in any place within your story but must be left intact. You cannot split the prompt.

Please display link button or just a hyper-link back to Saturday Centus. Be careful to link your SC URL to the Linky and not just link to your main blog.

Link to her blog


Do you remember how during the first week back at school the teacher would make you write an essay about what you did over your summer vacation? Well, school has been in session almost two weeks here so I thought we'd try this for something different.

Your story must be written in first person AND must be exactly 100 words long. It can be fact or fiction.


Exactly 100 words, first person, fact or fiction...What I did over my Summer Vacation. AND What I did over my Summer Vacation is the title of your essay not to be included in the 100 words!

What I did over my Summer Vacation...

Just one more step. One more step either way. Right and everything is ok. Left, and I die …The world goes to waste! A little step. That is just what I need to do. Oh no, everything is falling. My world is crashing down on me. I can save it! Just need to get under it! They are falling fast. Maybe too fast! The world is over! The blocks are flying down upon me. CRASH! CRASH! CRASH! Game Over!

This is how I spent my summer at Dave and Busters with my game-fanatic son!

Until next time Ranters!


  1. So dramatic! with a fun twist at the end. Love it!

  2. So glad you came back to the fold! I've missed your style. Sounds like you had a heck of a summer.

  3. I remember those days playing video games with my son but at home. He usually played with his friends at the arcade, ha. Great take on a summer vacation. Good Centus.

  4. Oh, you had me scared for a moment! That was good!

  5. I didn't read that last line about Dave and Busters. I was trying to figure it out and went over several scenarios....was he hiking and climbing a cliff? Was he talking about finances or love relationship. I finally decided you were playing Tetrus...haha Then I read the line about your son. Great post!

  6. Hee hee .... I did like this :o)

  7. Ohhhhhhhh! You had me going for awhile! I was worried about you! ;) Delightful!

    I just posted my contribution. Please stop by!


  8. Oh my gosh this was priceless! LOVED IT

  9. Very clever! I had visions of rock climbing accidents dancing in my head. What a great "gotcha" at the end!

  10. Tetris is the only video game I can play. But I'm good; my boys can't beat me. Of course, they beat me at all the others. Despite their repeated attempts to train me, I'm hopeless. Fun way to spend time with our kids, though :-) Glad you had a good summer.

  11. What a good sport you are!

    And what a descriptive writer. I loved took me a bit to figure it out because the extent of my gaming prowess was being challenged with pac man 100 years ago.

    Thanks for participating.