Saturday, March 5, 2011

What do you do when you're in a pickle?

Jenny Matlock 
I can't believe it. I'm actually participating in Saturday Centus on, of all days, Saturday! Wow. This weeks prompt was: Everything depended upon this single card. I've titled my centus, On Air. The prompt appears as usual in bold.

On Air

Thousands were watching.

The blinking red dot stared her down. She showed nothing but confidence.

The applause died down. She soaked it in. Here it was. Time to bring it all home.

The cue card switched. She continued her speech. Addressing the camera-

"Which is why, in this time of crisis, I urge you all to stand with me and--"

The card switched again.

She froze.
Everything depended upon this single card
and it was BLANK.


The world was collapsing on her. Suffocating.

The primed robot would have to actually speak for herself.

If only she'd thought of dancing a jig off the stage...