The Rogue Speaks:
I'm not too sure about this week's Centus. Jenny has asked us to write a review of another blogger's offering from last week, and I had to do the eenie meenie minee mo thing to pick one to review. Ames, of Girl Raised in the South ended up being mo, so here is her Centus from last week:
LACK OF CONCERN KILLS PLANET
“What is it? Can we eat it?” asked Ollie
“I wouldn’t.” Myron said in a matter of fact tone.
“Is it a flower?” asked Ollie
“Maybe it’s from one of those genetically enhanced seeds.” Myron looked around at the apocalyptic devastation.
“Well you know that old saying…April showers bring May flowers!” Chimed Ollie.
“I hardly think acid rain constitutes an April shower. Keep walking!” Myron grumbled.
“I’m hungry!” Ollie whined as he rubbed his concave stomach. “Where are we going? I hope it isn’t much further, my feet hurt. I wish it was 2011 again.”
“You can’t undo greed, once everything’s already gone. Keep walking!”
Ames' grasp of reality in today's world comes through loud and clear in this cleverly composed piece. In only 100 words, she manages to touch on three important factors that work in 2011 to determine our fate. The last line of her story accurately depicts life in one small segment of the population in America today. Ames knows full well that greed, the battle for power, and a general lack of concern could well be the downfall of our nation.
I give Ames a A+ for this sensitive Centus.