Saturday, 30 April 2011

Royale with cheese wedding?




Here's this week's entry for Saturday Centus challenge at Jenny Matlock's blog. The idea is to write a story in 100 words, not including the phrase given, which today is:

Although the traditional gift for a first anniversary is paper...

I've adapted it slightly at the end. I warn you now - it's wacky, maybe unsettling, even by the standards of the last, the contribution to the Worldboat project.

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They call themselves Leftovers, and they are, remnants of meals uneaten, or eaten messily, and dust, stray hairs and receipts left behind.

They first meet as they are mopped up, slopped into bins and sealed in plastic, then dumped, crushed and buried in landfill.

Unsuprisingly given the ordeal, they grow together over time. They miss us, try to relive that short span as tasty food by attracting seagulls, rodents, bugs.

They marry in tiaras of ringpulls, give gifts, recycling the best of our worst. Time is unkind too... Although the traditional gift for a first anniversary is paper towels, or even scraps, they appreciate anything.

A second anniversary is rare.
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14 comments:

Happier Than a Pig in Mud said...

That's really different! Got a kick out of your thumbnail pic:@)

Nonna Beach said...

Excellent job...so creative and clever !!!

Jaquandor said...

Loved this. Very creative.

Sue said...

Original as can be! Thanks.

=)

Dazee Dreamer said...

that was truly something different. I was intriqued.

Porky said...

Thanks very much everyone. It's definitely out there, and that makes me even more glad you like it.

@ Happier Than a Pig in Mud - I was pleasantly surprised to see yours too!

Judie said...

This is EXTREMELY clever. I am really impressed!!

RNSANE said...

Very creative! You had my attention all the way through!

Rawknrobyn.blogspot.com said...

That's a very unique perspective. I enjoyed a second read. It's very intriguing. Nice job.
Cheers,
Robyn

Porky said...

Thank you! I couldn't let the word 'paper' alone, and after that the links were asking to be made.

BECKY said...

Wow! VERY different and so unique. Awesome job!

Anna said...

An original take on the prompt!
Best wishes,
Anna
Anna's SC-52-Sanna's novel

Tgoette said...

Wow! What a unique and clever take on the prompt!

Porky said...

Thanks very much. It's fun to see how far a prompt can be taken, and there's always a lot of potential in waste!