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Saturday Centus Week 73 – Are you seriously ordering another martini? + 150 words dialogue, no pictures – “Not Another Order”

25 Sep

“Are you seriously ordering another martini? I mean a gross. I know you believe in them but how many people would want a tiny Martian fur ball creature as a pet?”

Rakin knew his ad campaign had worked on his friend, “You get the product, give it a catchy name, create a market and sweep in the cash.”

“Okay, so calling these little fur ball Martians martinis was a good idea but, well, you know what happens when they sense you love them. They permanently attach to you.”

Rakin was watching his friend stroke the attached martini, “So you would like to remove it?”

“No! You know it makes me feel happy. I’m worried about other side effects.”

Rakin protested, “There aren’t any other side effects.”

“The hair growth?”

“You were losing your hair, now you have a full head of hair,” Rakin pointed out.

“…and a beard.”

“Okay, Susan, that’s one little effect,” Rakin admitted.

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18 Comments

Posted by on September 25, 2011 in 2. Saturday Centus

 

18 responses to “Saturday Centus Week 73 – Are you seriously ordering another martini? + 150 words dialogue, no pictures – “Not Another Order”

  1. Judie

    September 25, 2011 at 07:41

    Ross! This is hysterical! What a terrific take on the prompt. Kind of like those furry little things that were on Star Trek! How clever!!!!!

     
    • Ross Mannell

      September 25, 2011 at 08:48

      Thanks for the comment.

      As I wrote this I realised it had similarities to the tribbles of Star Trek but, as I aim this blog at children, I was looking for a cute theme without the more obvious martini. 🙂

       
  2. beckyp

    September 25, 2011 at 13:32

    very creative You took this in a whole other direction. Great centus

     
    • Ross Mannell

      September 25, 2011 at 19:45

      Thanks for the comment.

      Aiming at possible child readers for this blog, I steer away from the more obvious meaning of the prompt. Some cute creature with an odd side effect seemed a G rated theme.

       
  3. Karen S.

    September 25, 2011 at 22:33

    …and your aim was perfect. Nice writing and great to listen in on your dialogue! Very cool!

     
    • Ross Mannell

      September 25, 2011 at 22:46

      Thanks for the comment.

      I keep all posts on this blog to G rated.

       
  4. cj Schlottman

    September 26, 2011 at 01:07

    This is so very funny and showcases that incredible creativity of yours! The dialogue goes smoothly and is very readable.

    Great Centus!

     
    • Ross Mannell

      September 26, 2011 at 18:22

      Thanks for the comment.

      I suppose my sense of humour can be a little quirky. 🙂

       
  5. Ames

    September 26, 2011 at 01:55

    Wahahahaha, I though it was a guy at first. Too funny! I am not so sure I’f want a hairy ball attached to me permanently either! hahahahaha~Ames

     
    • Ross Mannell

      September 26, 2011 at 18:25

      Thanks for the comment.

      I pictured the creature as something that could stimulate feel-good endorphins so people wouldn’t want it removed, despite the side-effect. 🙂

       
  6. Kat

    September 26, 2011 at 05:29

    This was a great take on the prompt, I’d actually prefer the little hairballs to a real martini LOL Although the side effects don’t sound terribly attractive. Thanks for a great laugh today.

     
    • Ross Mannell

      September 29, 2011 at 00:05

      Thanks for the comment.

      I tried to keep the storyline cute and G rated so alcohol was out. I needed a replacement for the obvious martini and found one not quite without side effects. 🙂

       
  7. Dazee

    September 26, 2011 at 10:32

    OMG. that was hilarious. you have left me speechless.

     
    • Ross Mannell

      September 26, 2011 at 18:26

      Thanks for the comment.

      I was looking for a different slant on the prompt so I could move away from the more obvious. 🙂

       
  8. Deborah

    September 30, 2011 at 20:57

    LOL … totally original, I LOVED it! :o)

     
    • Ross Mannell

      October 10, 2011 at 15:22

      Thanks for the comment.

      I seem to have a mind weird enough to seek out the unusual while I look for material suitable for children to read. 🙂

       
  9. Jenny Matlock

    October 9, 2011 at 10:34

    Ross! Wow! I love your left-field approach to writing. It catches me unaware, makes me think and then astonishes me!

    Loved this!

     
    • Ross Mannell

      October 10, 2011 at 15:24

      Thanks for the comment.

      🙂 As I try to keep stories in this blog suitable for children to read, I needed a way of using martini without the usual alcohol reference. The martini as a creature came to me with a smile attached.

       

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