Jekyll Island Beach 2012

Jekyll Island Beach 2012

Saturday, April 16, 2011

A Literary Review

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:

by Ames

“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!”

My Review
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.


jeff campbell said...

Fine post and review...touches on a topic dear to my heart...fine job to both of you ;-) Peace and blessings said...

That's a great, accurate review of a great, realistic post.
I love you and Ames too!

Ames said...

Aw thank you Judie. That was a nice critique. Hugs!~Ames

Karen S. said...

Judie you have the makings of being an incredible reviewer! Great connection to the touching world she crafted and great perspective you drew out from it all! Great post!!! In the beginning I too was hmmmm this may take some nailed it! A + for you too!

jfb57 said...

An excellent review of a very interesting piece Judie. I didn't take part last week so feel I have had two for the price of one reading! Thank you!

Sue said...

Another great review...I'm liking this Centus. This is a piece I nearly chose myself!


Dazee Dreamer said...

Great review. It's interesting to see all the different views on a prompt, and now to force us to review.

Jo said...

Very well done Judie ... i'm thinking of passing on this one, i am just really not good at the whole critic thing ...

Nonna Beach said...

Nicely reviewed hit every nuance of Ames story perfectly !

Tgoette said...

Very well done, Judie! I loved this post by Ames as the two of us were of a similar mind last week. You really rose to the occasion this week! Brava!

Jingle said...


Awards for you, thanks for the support!

Bless your talent.

Happy Saturday!


Angelia Sims Hardy said...

Judie- that was spot-on! Wonderful review and very moving short piece.
Also? I loved revisiting B (b)elow - heh - and seeing your dads awesome picture. Sigh. Such talent. :-)

askcherlock said...

Judie, you're right; it is terrific! Great group you belong to. Always a pleasure to read these creative entries!

Bruce Coltin said...

I liked the "Waiting for Godot" flavor.

Jingle said...

Thanks for Gracing Jingle Poetry ...

you Rock.

Anonymous said...

A great review of Ames story.

These centus are interesting reads!
I really enjoy them.


Karen S. said...

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Anna said...

What an interesting mix in this text, and good review.
I am very much behind, but catching up with three SC in one posting.
Hope you don't mind, Judie, but I borrowed your name for a character who lives in Arizona. Strictly fiction!
Best wishes,
Anna's SC-48-49-50

Jenny said...

Wow, Judie, this was really, really good. I re-read Ames piece through your 'filters' and I felt like I got so much more out of it.

I know this was a difficult challenge, but you definitely not only rose to it, but shone through the entire thing!


Awesome review!