Saturday, September 25, 2010

Saturday Centus #21 ~ An Amusing Antidote

Saturday Centus #21



I am linking to Jenny Matlock's Saturday Centus. It is a themed writing meme. You can use UP to 100 words (not including the prompt) to tell your story. You cannot use pictures to illustrate your story. It can be fact or fiction.

This week's prompt is in bold: He never dreamed when he blew out the candles on his cake...

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An Amusing Antidote

His eyes darted around the room. “Twenty years he thought, twenty long and miserable years. Day after day I suffered their glib comments, their demands, and these stupid little office celebrations. Well, they aren’t fooling me ever again. He who laughs last laughs the longest.” His mind raced to his desk drawer. His salvation was there, waiting in silence for him. He never dreamed when he blew out the candles on his cake that it would be so easy. He smiled…“Oh you can have your cake and eat it too!” quietly amusing himself.

22 comments:

Sue said...

Yikes! Are we talking a guy going postal here?

I think you just gave me a case of the willies!!

Nice job...

=)

Sue said...

PS. And the title is masterful!

=)

Anna said...

This sounds like something that would work for our 'It was a dark and stormy night'- texts. I am not sure what this guy intends to do after he has blown out the candles, but it feels foreboding and ominous!
Good job!
Best wishes,
Anna
Anna's SC week 21

Anna said...

Boy, am I thick! Now that I reread the title 'Antidote', I understand better what this birthday-boy is up to: POISON!
Very clever! (I'm sorry. I am such a bad speller. It took me a while to see it!)
Anna again

Jackie said...

That was very good . Did Tom quit his job on his birthday too ?! lol

skinner675 said...

Someting a bit sinister & revengeful in this one! Great!

Jenny said...

Hi Ames. I don't have an e-mail addy for you. It's not linked to your google profile. So I hope you get this comment about having problems linking to S-C.

Do you need me to link this?

Anna said...

Sara Cat sends purrs! Then she went and hid under the bed after this very scarry story!
Anna

Sara Cat's SC-Week-20

Susannah said...

Oooh a bit of a thriller, I like it! :-)


Mibe is here - http://panopticulated.blogspot.com/2010/09/birthday-saturday-centus-week-21.html

Deborah said...

Oooh my ... a good one!

Kat said...

Nicely twisted, my favorite kind of story :) And I LOVE the title! Kat

June Freaking Cleaver said...

Oh, this is the kind of story I like...sick and twisted!

Loved it!

Jenny said...

Ames! You come back! Right now! Right this very second!

I mean it!

Is there poison in the cake?

I need the answer.

You can't leave me hang like this!

Ames? AMES!!!!!!

Really cool and twisted.

Ames said...

Will you ever eat office cake again??? :D

CCC said...

Intriguing.

RawknRobynsGoneBlogWild said...

You are really, really good (and bad), Ames! I like you!
xoRobyn

Tgoette said...

Fabulous job, Ames! You instilled a degree of dread and intensity not seen in any of the others! Very original and clever writing!

Viki said...

Very interesting. I could see this going two ways - good or bad lol. Maybe we'll hear more about this another Centus day. Good job.

Jenners said...

A little bit scary ... and makes me glad I don't work in an office anymore.

Kim said...

Hi Ames! So glad you stopped by for a visit today as I always enjoy meeting fellow bloggers. Your blog is delightful! I must go back now and browse around some more. Incidentally, I'm born and raised in Jersey, but my mother's family is all from Florida - kind of scattered.
xoxo,
Kim

cj Schlottman said...

You've got me here! I am crazy to know what's happening with that cake. With so few words, you have stirred so many emotions, and that's what a good Saturday Centus is all about.

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

Terra said...

YIKES is right...oh my, I need more more more...