Mrs. Jenny Matlock's Saturday Centus Week 26 - Saturday Centus Shake-up

Jenny Matlock

Welcome to week twenty-six of Saturday Centus.

STOP!
If you didn't read the end SC's from last week, please take a moment to do so. Just work backwards until you find out where you left off. I feel really bad that the people at the end don't get read.

Thanks!

Now on to regular SC biz...In case you've forgotten...

This is a themed writing meme and a different challenge this week.

BUT HERE'S THE SHAKE-UP FOR THIS WEEK!

Just to keep it interesting and keep your brain from growing any of that yucky mold that we sometimes find on leftovers hidden wayyyy at the back of the fridge...

You can use UP to 50 words to tell your story. Yes, I said 50! The prompt does not count for your 50 words AND it must be left intact in the body of your story. No illustrations are permitted. Your story can be fact or fiction, just keep it PG, please!

You have the entire week to link your work to the meme and you can link more than one story if you like.

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.

I would suggest that since these are so short, if you can't think of a title just use your blog name as the title in the Linky.

Try to visit each one because there are some amazing writers participating in this meme. Since the links are so short they are also a fun and quick read.

Please e-mail me directly with ???'s or ask your question in a comment and I will do my best to get back to you as soon as possible.

This weeks shake-up prompt, is:

"Abraham Lincoln was a lot shorter then I thought he would be..."


Link anytime between now and next Saturday morning.
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This is my SC-text:

"Had this dream," she said staring out the window.

"Go on," replied the woman behind the desk.

"And, in the dream, I went back a hundred fifty years or so. There was an election going on, and the candidates were each going to speak. I saw Lincoln. But..."

"But what?"

"Abraham Lincoln was a lot shorter then I thought he would be..."

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Best wishes,
Anna

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Mrs. Jenny Matlock's Saturday Centus Week 25

Jenny Matlock

Thank you for your patience! Here is my SC for last Saturday October 23rd, 2010.

Welcome to week twenty-five of Saturday Centus. STOP! If you didn't read the end SC's from last week, please take a moment to do so. Just work backwards until you find out where you left off. I feel really bad that the people at the end don't get read. Thanks! Now on to regular SC biz...In case you've forgotten... This is a themed writing meme and a different challenge this week. You can use UP to 100 words to tell your story. The prompt does not count for your 100 words AND it must be left intact in the body of your story. No illustrations are permitted. Your story can be fact or fiction, just keep it PG, please! I have to look at my Grandchildren with these eyes. You have the entire week to link your work to the meme and you can link more than one story if you like. 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. I would suggest that since these are so short, if you can't think of a title just use your blog name as the title in the Linky. Try to visit each one because there are some amazing writers participating in this meme. Since the links are so short they are also a fun and quick read. Please e-mail me directly with ???'s or ask your question in a comment and I will do my best to get back to you as soon as possible. This weeks prompt, in honor of Halloween is: "This is the scariest story I've ever heard..." Link anytime between now and next Saturday morning.


This our SC-text for week 25:

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"It was huge; maybe four times our size. Its feet and and teeth were enormous! It ran around the garden, waving its tail, making this awful noise. I thought I was going to be devoured!"

"Oh Ginger, how horrible!" gasped Becky. " This is the scariest story I've ever heard! What happened?"

"Nothing." replied the red tabby, "Its mommie had it on a lead. They finally left the garden and walked away. A great relief, as you can well imagine."

"Yes, I can." said the black angora while licking a paw. The two cats looked in opposite directions and remained silent for a few moments.

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Word count according to WordCalc: 96

Best wishes,

Anna

P.S.

Sara Cat was kind enough to help me with this post.

Thanks Sara!

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First Commenter:

Viki of

Viki's Place

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To read more Saturday Centus-texts on this theme please click here.

Jenny Matlock


F is for Fox - Mrs. Jenny Matlocks's Alphabe-Thursday - F

'F is for fox'

It's Thursday, well actually, it's Sunday October 31st, and I would like to revise my F-post for Mrs. Jenny Matlock's Alphabe-Thursday - Round 2. Suddenly, yesterday, Saturday October 30th, I could get online with my home computer after more than a week of running to the public library to post.

Photo Copyright Christina Wigren

Thank you for visiting this meager F-post and I hope you will come back to see what I had originally thought of writing about.
What I wrote earlier here:"This week's letter is 'F', which has fabulous possibilities. But since I am posting from the Public Library I will keep this short and sweet:" does no longer apply. But still, my F-word is FOX.
Here are some little foxes that I found at my daughter's preschool/kindergarten:

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I would have liked to have wrtten a poem or a story about foxes for this post. But the letter F will come again. Next time I will be better prepared. I would like to talk about a mystery novel with an unusual slant. It is a novel where foxes get a word in. Take a look at Rita Mae Brown's mystery novel Outfoxed.




Rita Mae Brown has written a whole series of mysteries starting with this first novel with the fun title, Outfoxed, where foxes, dogs, horses, birds and even a cat work together to solve the murder of a member of the hunt club. The hunt club is the small world into which the reader is drawn and will try to guess who the killer is. Instead of closed chambers, the setting is the outside landscape of the Virginia countryside, and the human characters are on horseback (when they have not fallen off ). And since the author, Ms. Brown is an accomplished horsewomen, there is a lot to be learned about horses, hounds, riding and foxhunting as it is practiced in Virginia. (It makes me wish I could ride!)



The dogs and foxes can talk and understand each other. The horses too. But They don't talk directly to their humans. They tell the humans what they know about the murder without uttering a word directly to them. A fun book to read if you like a good mystery.
Thank you for visiting.
Anna

(Sara Cat wanted to do this review. Sorry Sara, you can do the next review!)

To see other posts about the letter 'F', please click here.


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E is for Embroidery and Erik - Mrs. Jenny Matlock's Alphabe-Thursday, Round 2

E is for Embroidery and Erik. Erik, who is eight, worked on this embroidered family portrait for six weeks. He is in the third grade.

The picture shows, from left to right, his father, himself, his sister Elisabet and his mother, yours truly,
Anna.
P.S. I am having computer problems BIG-TIME. I am sitting at the Public Library right at this moment and have not been able to get on line for three days. I tried to link up with Mrs. Jenny Matlock's Alphabe-Thursday today, Saturday, but came too late. The link is already closed, as It usually closes on Fridays. But please go there to visit other E-posts for Alphabe-Thursday.
In order to be linked to some kind of link list, I have linked to Jenny Matlock's Saturday Centus, one of the memes in which I usually participate. Please visit SC too.

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To visit other posts about words starting with the letter E please go to Mrs.Jenny Matlock's Alphabe-Thursday at OffMyTangent here.
To visit Mrs. Jenny Matlock's Saturday Centus Week 25, go here.


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I have just recently (November first) linked [here] to this page about children's crafts. Click on the image of "Kids Get Crafty!" below to visit other posts about children doing crafts at home:



N is for New Necklace! Mrs. Denise Nesbitt's ABC-Wednesday-Round 7- N


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Today is Wednesday and I am linking to Mrs. Denise Nesbitt's fun meme ABC-Wednesday, Round 7. This week we are exploring words that begin with the letter N. Not surprising, I have chosen an N-word related to my page's main theme, Jewellery. My N-word is Necklace!

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I would like to show a brand new unlisted necklace that I made yesterday. It is inspired by the changes in colour elderberries go through after the white flowers wilt and the green elderberries ripen to dark blueish-purple.

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Here are the lacy white blossoms that can be used to make a lemony-sweet summer drink.

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And here we see the clusters of berries that appear after the tiny white flowers are gone.

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The green berries look almost like green beads.

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So it is not hard to imagine making a necklace with beads that look like this:

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And after some weeks the colours change from green to dark purple, almost black.

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As you see, even the stems also change from green to a reddish-purple shade.

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You can drink the juice from these berries, or make pancakes from the blossoms if you think of it earlier in the beginning of July. Here is my daughter, Elisabet holding a cluster of elderberry flowers.

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Thank you for visiting!
Best wishes,
Anna
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Mar of
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To visit other posts about the letter N, please go to ABC-Wednesday, Round 7-N, here.
If you haven't visited Sara Cat's M-post from last week, please click here.



Two extra 'Hammer-stories' For Mrs. Jenny Matlock's Saturday Centus Week #23

Jenny Matlock

It is Sunday October 17th and I have already posted a text for yesterday's SC week # 24. I liked the prompt for October 9th, week 23, so much, I would like to post two more texts using the prompt "If I had a hammer..." I know that I have had the benefit of reading everyone else's texts. But I still haven't seen any texts using the prompt exactly like this. So please bear with me and let me try this. (I am linking to Saturday Centus week # 24 October 16th,

The ususal instructions are as follows:
This is a themed writing meme and a different challenge this week.
You can use UP to 100 words to tell your story. The prompt does not count for your 100 words AND it must be left intact in the body of your story. No illustrations are permitted. Your story can be fact or fiction, just keep it PG, please! I have to look at my Grandchildren with these eyes.

"If I had a hammer..."

Extra SC-text #1:

Her hobby had grown, and after two years she was making jewellery and selling it online.
"Let me see," she thought, reading the list of materials and tools in a tutorial. "Need 20 gauge silver wire, earwires and silver chain. Have already the chain-nose, two flat-nose, the round-nose pliers, the flush-cutters and even a polished steel plate instead of an anvil. I have enough beads, crystals and stones too."
Photos showed a wire-wrapping techique. "If I had a hammer, I mean a really good hammer, I could make these earrings." she concluded, eyeing the image of the chaser-hammer with a mirror-polished round and flat head.

Word-count according to WordCalc: 100

Would you like to see the tutorial that inspired this SC-text? Please go to Dana's Jewelry Design here.
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Extra SC-text #2:
"He was always talking about precautions", she thought as climbed into her bunk. Being September, the tickets were cheap. The cabin was fairly high up and had a real porthole instead of a just a solid wall with curtains. But it dark and she saw nothing but blackness when she looked out.
"The glass is thick", he had said. "Hard to break, if you had to get out. But there is a special tool."
"I suppose, if I had a hammer, that special hammer, I could do it", she thought and closed her eyes and fell asleep.
She woke up in Talinn the next dag.


Word-count according to WordCalc: 100


An explanation is perhaps needed here:
Source:Wikipedia
MS Estonia was a cruiseferry that sank on September 28th, 1994 in the Balic Sea sailing from Stockholm, Sweden to Talinn, Estonia. It never reached Talinn. Of the 989 passengers only 138 were rescued alive. One died in hospital. Of the 852 lives that were lost, 501
Swedes, 285 Estonians, 17 Latvians, 10 Finns and 44 people of other nationalities: 1 from Belarus, 1 from Canada, 1 from France, 1 from the Netherlands, 1 from Nigeria, 1 from Ukraine, 1 from United Kingdom, 2 from Morocco, 3 from Lithuania, 5 from Denmark, 6 from Norway, 10 from Germany, 11 from Russia.
The ones that did get out, but did not survive, died of either drowning and hypothermia, (the water temperature was 10°C–11 °C/50–52 °F)


Best wishes,
Anna

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Mrs. Jenny Matlock's Saturday Centus - Week 24

Jenny Matlock

Welcome to week twenty-four of Saturday Centus.

STOP! If you didn't read the end SC's from last week, please take a moment to do so. Just work backwards until you find out where you left off. I feel really bad that the people at the end don't get read.

Thanks!

Now on to regular SC biz...In case you've forgotten...

This is a themed writing meme and a different challenge this week.

You can use UP to 100 words to tell your story. The prompt does not count for your 100 words AND it must be left intact in the body of your story. No illustrations are permitted. Your story can be fact or fiction, just keep it PG, please! I have to look at my Grandchildren with these eyes.

You have the entire week to link your work to the meme and you can link more than one story if you like.

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.

I would suggest that since these are so short, if you can't think of a title just use your blog name as the title in the Linky.

Try to visit each one because there are some amazing writers participating in this meme. Since the links are so short they are also a fun and quick read.

Please e-mail me directly with ???'s or ask your question in a comment and I will do my best to get back to you as soon as possible.

This weeks prompt, contribute by the lovely Miss Anna is:

" "Trick or treat!" they shouted as the door opened..."

This is my SC-text:

The candles were lit in the jack-o-lanterns that stood waiting on the top step of the porch. Candy was portioned into paper bags on a tray by the door. The door-bell rang. She glanced in the mirror. Was the make-up alright?
"Trick or treat!" they shouted as the door opened, but said no more as the black-clad witch with the lime-green face and hands held out the tray and gave each child a paper candy-bag.
"Thank you" was quickly said, if at all, as they sped away.

Word count by Word Calc: 78

Best wishes,
Anna

First Commenter:
PJ of
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To visit more Saturday Centus week 24-posts please go to this site.
Visit my extra two SC 'Hammer-texts' here.

D is for Dog - Mrs. Jenny Matlock's Alphabe - Thursday Round 2 - D


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D is for Dog

(Please see this post a second time. It's Friday and I've added a third dog!)

Today is Wednesday and we continue with our journey through the Alphabet with Mrs. Jenny Matlock's Alphabe-Thursday, Round 2. This week's letter is D. My D-word is Dog:

What to do? I don't own a dog and I don't want to just use photos from Wikipedia. I took my camera with me to fetch the children from school and asked a couple of dog owners if we could snap pictures of their dogs. The first person who obliged our request was a man who had two Bull Terriers.

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But just one breed of dog is not enough for this theme challenge. We continue our walk along the avenue and spy another man with a Dachshund.

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Thank you for allowing us to borrow your dogs!

This is Wikipedia's dog, a
Yellow Labrador Retriever, the most registered breed of 2009 with the AKC:

Photo Source: Wikipedia



If you are interested in learning more about these amazing animals, 'man's best friend', please read Wikipedia's article here.

Best wishes,

Anna

P.S. I'm not quite finished yet. Here is an extra dog !



It's friday morning and I finally found the lady



with the white dog that the children usually pet.



We saw her twice and I had no camera with me. I took my camera with me twice without seeing one single dog.



And now, Friday morning around nine o'clock I just got back from taking the children to school. I had already gone inside the house and changed my shoes.



And then I happened to glance out the window before going up the stairs and saw the white dog right outside our house. I still had my camera-bag in my hand.



I dashed out in my slippers and took these shots.



I hope he was worth coming back a second time to see on this post.



Thank you so much if you have done that.

Hugs from Anna

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To visit other posts about the letter D, please go to Mrs. Jenny Matlock's site, Off My Tangent here.

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