Hard to believe it is already Saturday again, but I’m excited for the weekend and the bevy of writing prompts. My favorite prose prompt is Jenny Matlock’s Saturday Centus. She certainly attracts a wonderfully creative bunch of writers. We receive a prompt that must be used exactly as written (below in blue) to tell a story in up to one hundred words, not counting the prompt. We are not allowed to use pictures either (because that would be worth a thousand words). Here’s my take for this week.
It was the perfect day to practice shooting. Pheasant season was upon us and the corn had been harvested from the fields. Paul had been waiting all summer for this time of year again. There should be plenty of birds around to get a good shot. His dad could never understand why he would want to use a Nikon instead of a Remington when he went looking for pheasant, but the early November sunshine cast golden rays, and it would show off the subtle colors of the hens to perfection. The darker, vibrant colors of the rooster would show up dramatically against the backdrop of harvested corn.