Sunday, August 1, 2010

Saturday Centus #13 Good Riddance

It was hard to drag herself there. Sighing, she got in the car. At least she had a ride.

Dee hated funerals. Sure, no one really likes them, but for Dee, they're especially hard. Having lost most of her family to either illness, old age, or alcoholism, she'd had more than her share of them in her thirty-odd years.

I hate funerals. I hate phony people. And I hate having to go to a funeral and face phony people!” She told her best friend Andrea.

I know that. That's why it meant so much that you came.”

I wouldn't miss burying that bastard.”


This is Saturday Centus, and once again I'm trying to contain my verbosity to 100 words past the prompt.  If you'd like more info, please visit  Ms. Jenny Matlock at “off on my tangent”
for the full rules and more great takes on this prompt, which was in bold italics above. (Not to be confused with plain italics for emphasis.)

15 comments:

Brian Miller said...

ooo...this one begs a much greater story...hmm...makes one wonder what he could have done...

June Freaking Cleaver said...

Well, at least we know he wasn't a PHONY bastard!

I want to know more!

Cheryl said...

Great use of the prompt. I'm with Brian. I'd love to know which bastard this is and what he did.

easternsparkle said...

Ohhhh - more please, what did he do???

Tgoette said...

This was really well done! You took the prompt in a completely different direction. That's great! Love the last line! LOL!

Tina said...

im intruiged to know who this man is! ... i know some people at funerals you only ever see them again at another one dont you!

The other Tina ;)
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Viki said...

LOL, what a great twist at the end. Loved it. BTW, your link didn't work for me at Jenny's.

AmyLK said...

Brian is right. We need to know more about him! And no one likes funerals. I was honored by my Aunt when she attended my Mom's, cause I know how hard it was for her to be there.

linda said...

Brilliant!

The Urban Cowboy said...

Yes, this could go in so many different directions.

My name is PJ. said...

Many of us can relate to the view on funerals.....
That last sentence was FABULOUS!!!

Templeton's fury said...

harsh honesty! thank god for friends we can say such things to!!!

Malisa said...

There are some things in life just too good to miss! :) Your story raised so many questions in my mind...so many things I want to know! I enjoyed.

I just posted my tardy contribution for the week. Hope you will stop by and read!

Malisa

Terra said...

oh man, that last line...what she put herself through that, priceless!

Jenny said...

C'mon readers...
Let's twist again...
Like we did last summer...
Twist again...
On a great SC prompt...

OK, so, this comment sounded wayyyy better inside my head!

Great twist, though.

Love your use of the prompt.