Saturday, April 30, 2011

Saturday Centus: First Anniversary

It's the Saturday Centus YO! This week the prompt is "Although the traditional gift for a first anniversary is paper." This whole keeping the post under 100 words plus the prompt is killing me, its so easy for me to get wordy. Thank you word count for keeping me in check. :)
I haven't read any of the other posts, here is my contribution to this weeks challenge.


They had been struggling since the beginning. He loved her deeply; he knew that she loved him, but not the same way. He did what he could to keep her happy, but she still felt resentment toward him, only she knew why.
Broken, he dug for change, “I have to get her something” he told himself. Something, just to let her know that I remember; he went to the counter, card in hand, “give me three Lotto”. The numbers ….. A big winner.  Although the traditional gift for a first anniversary is paper, he bought her the one thing that money can buy, divorce and a better life without him. 
picture from here: http://www.bringyourownjockjams.com/2010/02/i-found-some-lottery-tickets-moral.html


30 comments:

  1. wow. that was a really good use of the prompt. I really liked it.

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  2. Thanks! And thank you for following :) love your gravitar.

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  3. That's a great surprising ending. Nice job.
    Cheers,
    Robyn

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  4. Happier Than A Pig In MudMay 1, 2011 at 3:50 AM

    Aw, kinda sad. Guess she really did get paper after all:@)

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  5. I hope he read the signals right - that could be a real surprise!

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  6. What? Lotto tickets don't make a good gift?

    Hee Hee.

    Nice job, Madge.

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  7. Madge,

    This is a wonderful take on this prompt. The best thing is how you string words together so beautifully. I love the twist at the end!

    Namaste.........cj

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  8. I enjoyed your prompt and the story. I hate the lottery, so I can identify with her. =)

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  9. This really is sweet, but very sad! I guess he thinks that money can buy happiness for her at least. Good take on the prompt.

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  10. Okay, he was thinking about her for sure! What an inviting way to go with this prompt, very cool! The photo is extremely HAPPY!

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  11. It could be that I am already in a melancholy mood...but this is a sad story. But a good one because I really feel bad for him. Great job!

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  12. Very good job and well written !!!
    A good lesson here is that happiness comes from within ourselves and that we are responsible for it...not another person trying to "make us happy" Although money and freedom does help !

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  13. Creative way to go wit this. NIce job!

    =)

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  14. Oops. Make that "with" this. Sheesh. I need to learn to proofread BEFORE I post a comment, not after.

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  15. I knew what you meant :), and I don't ever judge spelling, I type too fast and don't check my work often.

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  16. Yes, that's what I was going for thanks :)

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  17. I cracked up when I saw that picure, kind of contradicts the sadness of it all.

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  18. Thanks, I'm not sure why the Centus prompts me to write sad stories. I'm not a sad person at all. Maybe next week I can mix it up and get a chuckle.
    :)

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  19. Thanks CJ, the hardest part is stringing the words together without leaving too many out.

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  20. They totally do, especially if they're winners. :)

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  21. He knew what he was doing. If you love something set it free.

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  22. Yep, everyone is responsible for creating their OWN happiness. Great job, Madge!

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  23. Whoa! Different! I sure didn't see that ending coming. Very good!

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  24. I loved this! What a cool twist at the end! This caught me by surprise and made me laugh! Great little story.

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