Saturday, May 8, 2010

The Angel or the Devil???

Jenny Matlock

This is a new thing at Jenny Matlock's called Saturday Centus. On Saturday she gives a prompt (which is the first paragraph below - in bold) and then we have to come up with 100 words or less after it...a sort of creative writing exercise, which is brain stimulating. I need all the brain stimulation I can get so I don't get all cranky and forgetful and delusional when I get older. (Well, I'm sorta' already there - so better late than never on stimulation.)

So, here's my entry...hope you all enjoy it! Click on Jenny Matlock and you can read other people's entries. Should be fun!

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The Prompt:

My untied shoelace changed my life. As I leaned down to re-tie it, I had kicked away a few leaves. When I turned my head slightly to look where the leaves had been, I was astonished to see a rubber-banded wad of hundred dollar bills nestled in a little indention in the muddy ground.

Holy raining fortune, Batman! Is this a mirage? Is this real? Is this a sick joke?

These and other questions raced through my brain, ending with...."What the heck do I do NOW??!!??"

The angel on my right whispered, "Do what's right...as in find the owner... donate it to charity...Give it away."

The devil on my left tempted with, "Keep it. Spend it. Splurge on sinful pleasures....No one will know...."

Who won? The angel? Or the devil?

I won't tell...but it was life-changing....!

And it felt good.

What would YOU do???

Peace.

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14 comments:

easternsparkle said...

Love the cliff hanger ending!!!

Tracy said...

I like it unanswered ending but at least you had a good time

Sh@KiR@ CK said...

Such a WONDERFUL STORY...
Truth be told, that would be the surreal reaction too! LOL
Well done!

Happy Mother's Day,my friend!
You look BEAUTIFUL, then and NOW!
You are such a wonderful friend and MOTHER!
May this Mother's Day be one of the best with more to come in years!
YOU ROCK, MOMMY!
hugs
shakira

Terra said...

I like that you actually worked inthe life changing part. I pulled mine out due to the word count. Way to go!

Cheryl said...

Ah, mystery upon mystery. Beautifully crafted.

My name is PJ. said...

I love a well-staged unfinished story! Excellent!

jfb57 said...

Love that you haven't solved the riddle! You will have to tell us eventually, you know that don't you!

Viki said...

I loved this especially the humor LOL. You had such a unique take on this. Great job!!

Christy said...

Oh, I always want to turn the page, find out the ending with a cliff hanger. Interesting how the moral dilemma played into a lot of these!

Rayna M. Iyer said...

I do like the ending!
Good to tell people what happened. Better to keep them guessing.

Jenny said...

DQ! Oh, Oh I love this! Life changing? What happened? Tell me! What did you do? ACCCCCKKKK!!!!!

Fantastic creative writing.

Fantastic!

Me said...

Like the twist at the end!

Sami said...

AAACK!!! Will we ever know?? Great idea and ending, now I'm going to be thinking... ;)

Vicki said...

Ya, now we can all wonder how YOURS would end...Good one!