Saturday, October 2, 2010

Saturday Centus # 22 ~ The Legacy

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 the picture shown below.



The Legacy


Maw? You ever get tired of pumpkins? I’m sick of pumpkins. Always pumpkins! Can’t paw ever plant anything else?

Hush now girl! Don’t let yer paw hear ya. He’s bone tired come end of day. Works all year just to pay our keep and set back a little to make it through the winter. Says you make the best pumpkin pies around, says it’s your legacy. Says every man, woman, and child will eat pumpkin pies this time of year. Ours bring the highest price. Now go on Libby girl, we still got all those pumpkins to put up.

26 comments:

Bookie said...

Oh, how cute!!!

My name is PJ. said...

Many's the time I've tried to fake a twang in my writing. To see it done right is so refreshing! What a great job. Great story. And I love that the pumpkin pie maker's name is Libby. Doesn't Libby make canned pumpkin for pies?

Jackie said...

Enjoy maw's pumpkin pie y'hear? lol that was great

Terra said...

Libby girl. perfect. I never would have thought of that. Just love it.

Anna said...

Wonderful!
I am probably one of the few people in Sweden who understand the significance of the name 'Libby' in this text! No one can make pumpkin pie better that with Libby's canned pumpkin!
Very nice.
Best wishes,
Anna
Anna's SC Special Challenge Week 22

Sue said...

Heehee. Love the choice of name!

Nice job. And I liked the dialect, too.

=)

Viki said...

Ha, ha, ha. Loved that you chose the name Libby. Really great dialect too. Good job on this.

5thsister said...

Hee hee! Love it! Libby girl...good one!

jeff campbell said...

A true southern writer...down to earth...well done...Peace and blessings

CCC said...

I wish I had 3 of those pumpkins and I'd write BOO on them.

Pelican Joe said...

OH! I LOVE THIS POST! I love this because my mother grew up on a watermelon farm -- She absolutely hates watermelon! My father grew up on a farm that raised chickens. He hated chicken! Would not eat it.

skinner675 said...

I'm sure it is just like this where they grow them! Excellent!

RawknRobynsGoneBlogWild said...

The voices in the piece were so authentic. I really want one of Libby's pies! Great job, Ames!
Be well.
xoRobyn

Cheryl said...

The voice of this character is spot on. Great post!

Judie said...

Ames, have you ever notice how people always ask us where we are from? They laugh and say, "well I can tell by your accent..." Do you think they think they don't have an accent?

Sometimes I'll say, "I'll bet you are from the south side of Chicago" and they look stunned, because they believe that only Southerners have accents.

Ames said...

Judie: The way I see it is I don't have an accent. People from Jersey, or Yonkers do. Then my sister up and moves out to Arizona. She said everyone she works with is always asking her say certain words and they all bust a gut laughing at her. Sooh I suppose I doooo... but I sound normal to me. :D ~Ames

Ames said...

My name is PJ: Yes Libby makes canned pumpkin. I use the recipe on the side of the can for all my pumpkin pies. Make them every year and the grand kids think I'm the best pumpkin pie maker ever! :) ~Ames

Deborah said...

I loved the way you wrote that :o)

Deb said...

That was fun! I can hear Ma's accent, it sort of sounds like mine!

Tgoette said...

LOL! Wonderful job, Ames! Using "Libby" was just a brilliant twist! Very clever use of the prompt!

Tina said...

libby girl i like it! and pumpkin pie - delish!

Tina from
Mummy Diaries

cj Schlottman said...

Clever, very clever! The Libby twist was the bomb!

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

Kat said...

What a cute twist on the prompt. Libby! This made me laugh out loud. Great job on the dialect, I can hear her loud and clear. Kat

Jenny said...

Ames! I loved this! I laughed aloud with delight when I read the name Libby! And then I had to read everybodies comments to see if they 'got' the reference.

And then I had to read the story again because it was so delightful.

And I love the dialect in this little piece. It translated so well to a little movie inside my head!

Super cool.

This was wonderful.

AND

It made me crave pumpkin pie!

Ames said...

Thanks all! It's cooler here today and the weather has put me in the mood to bake! Hummm maybe I should do a pie...a pumpkin pie!~Ames

RockiBottom said...

Libby and her delicious pumpkin! I SO want some pie now!!!