Saturday, November 13, 2010

Sat. Centus: Family Drama, Part III

The early November sunshine cast golden rays of unwelcome light in her eyes. She tried to stay wrapped in the old quilt, while turning over and staying on the skinny sofa. Thud. She hit the bare wood floor. That spot hadn't come clean, as she'd warned Elaine. The rolled up rug lying by the front door was a quick reminder of what today would bring. And she wasn't looking forward to it. She'd disposed of numerous dead bodies over the years, but doing it for real as opposed to in her writing was not something she'd planned on. It was finally time to call in a favor.

It's Saturday Centus again, and I'm glad I get to play this week.  The rules are the same, only 100 words, don't split the prompt (in bold italic), link up at Jenny's.  I've added another dimension to this challenge for myself:  I'm going to try to connect all my future SC posts to the one above.  Some of you might remember what it in turn is linked to.  If not, here it is:
Part I
Good grief. On a night like this, even I might say, “It was a dark and stormy night,” thought Katherine as she negotiated the hair-pin turns on the rain-soaked country lane. This wasn't her plan for the evening. But what can you do when your baby sister calls you, desperate for help in the crisis du jour, and you're just sitting at home, planning revenge. Not just any revenge, but a revenge so clever and intricate that no one would be able to guess who or why. A revenge that would make this novel another best-seller. Tonight, though, she'd have to settle for real drama.

Part II



Katherine gave herself a pep-talk before getting out of the car. “Do the best you can. Get out as quickly as you can. Don't let her talk you into anything illegal. Again.”
Oh Katherine, you'll never believe what accidentally happened!”
Yes, I probably will. She was used to cleaning up after her sister's messes. And sure enough, there he lay. Elaine's latest lover, in a pool of blood. Shot through the head, she guessed, from what she could see. Well now, this was worse than usual. "This is never going to come out," she thought as she scrubbed at the spot on the worn carpet.” But, it would make another good scene in her latest murder mystery.

26 comments:

Deborah said...

Brillaintly done! ... looking forward to the next instalment :o)

House Revivals said...

Can't wait to see how it all plays out! Loving it.

Sue said...

I enjoy this a little more with every installment! Really a fun read, Tina.

=)

Bookie said...

You certainly are giving yourself an extra challenge here, but it IS working!

5thsister said...

Tina! Excellent! I so want to read this as a novel. I can just imagine what a wonderful read it would be. I am truly and deeply impressed! Loving your words dear friend, loving your words.

Viki said...

I love that your continuing this story. Oh boy, that will be some job carrying him out in the carpet. Can't wait to see what happens next LOL.

H said...

I don't normally read Saturday Centus (photos not allowed), but I must remember to stop by to read the future installments of this story!!

razzamadazzle said...

Fascinating! It certainly does leave me wanting more.

Teresa

Anna said...

Dear Tina,
This is great! You take something so innoculous as 'golden sunshine in early November' and use it in a murder mystery!

I am also interested in writing mysteries, but find that I am terribly squeemish about writing bloody scenes.

Have you every read anything by British writer, Ruth Rendell? Her plots are amazing. I wish she gave courses!

Best wishes & hugs,
Anna
Anna's SC wk 28

Ames said...

You are brillient! You managed to tie all the prompts together. Excellent. Seamless! And oh so dark! ~Ames

Anna said...

Bad spelling! How do you spell 'innoquous' or 'innacuous'. My dictionary is downstairs!
Anna

Brian Miller said...

oh nice tina...i dont suggest using the electric hedge trimmers...they really dont have enough torque...

focused said...

Ha! Love how you complete the prompt. Sunshine isn't always welcome. :)

Judie said...

LOL! Escellent! Great use of the prompt.

gautami tripathy said...

Great going. I love macabre!

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noexcuses said...

Thanks for posting part 1 and 2. Fantastic story. I'm begging for more!

jfb57 said...

This is coming along really nicely!! Fab story developing!

My name is PJ. said...

EXCELLENT! Is it wrong that I laughed all the way through??!!

LEAT said...

I love the serial centus idea! And your prose is really tight, great story unfolding :)

Kat said...

This is wonderful! I love this series, perhaps because I have a sister who can be nothing but trouble at times LOL. I hope you continue this, it's great. Kat

Monkey Man said...

Murderously magnificent post. Love the concept. Thanks for stopping by my Sunday 160.

Fibonacci sequence....really?

Tgoette said...

Great post this week! I love how you are challenging yourself further by making these posts a continuous storyline. How very clever!

Lynnie said...

OOoooh! I love it! Mystery and murder in teeny packages to unwrap every week! Can't wait for more!

cj Schlottman said...

These are great! Well written and filled with anticipation for us readers. A little creepy - the dead body and all - but so well done.

Thanks..........cj

Jingle said...

http://jingleyanqiu.wordpress.com/2010/11/17/thursday-poets-rally-week-33-november-18-24/


Welcome attending poets rally week 33, link in a poem, visit 18 poets, done,
Poetry awards assigned upon completion.
Happy Friday!
Thanks in advance for the attention!
xxx

Jenny said...

Wow.

Can I just say I really admire how you challenge yourself?

It inspires me to do the same...and to stretch, stretch, stretch my writing muscles until they almost hurt!

This was really well done.

I enjoyed each and every installment of this slightly gruesome ongoing tale!