Jekyll Island Beach 2012

Jekyll Island Beach 2012
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Saturday, July 9, 2011

The Sign of Life

The Rogue Speaks:

While cutting the pasture in fall, he came upon what appeared to be a gravestone in the northwest corner. He saw no name engraved on it, so he decided it to be an old road sign. As he pulled the weeds away from the base, he saw that it was a sign, and the sign read,"Life is a gift. Live it well. The Afterlife is a gift to all who live life well."

“First the old letter, then the gate in the wall, and now this!” he thought out loud. “Have we bought some other-worldly place here? Or am I losing my mind?”


We're waiting. Yes, we are. We're waiting for the blogging world's sweetheart, Jenny Matlock, to spring it on us. Not today, however, but one Saturday when we least expect it. We will wake up, and the sun will be shining, and we will stumble to the computer with our morning coffee, and there it will be--THE PROMPT FROM HADES! And then we will hear the sound of laughter inside our heads--EVIL laughter--and it will say "Mmwwahahahahahaha! Gotcha!!"

So read the other offerings while there is still time, dear readers. Things could change!

21 comments:

June Freaking Cleaver said...

Love the paranormal activity in this one...it's a story begging to be told.

Good job!

Akseli Koskela said...

This one's great Judie. A very mysterious sort of sign to have on your farm.

Sarah said...

I only hope it's not limited to 100 words so I can find out how that rock got there and what happens next!

Jo said...

this is getting so very interesting ... i hope you can keep tying it all together! and the message on the sign ... fabulous!!!

Sue said...

I'm like this tale you are telling.

Very much!

=)

BECKY said...

Oooh, signs in a pasture? Made me think of Fields of Dreams!

Judie said...

Becky, this is part of a short story that I am creating with the Saturday Centus prompts. The story actually begins on June 25th. June 11 is the next part, followed by June 18 and July 9.

Deborah said...

Pulled me straight in, looking forward to more! :o)

The Woodswoman said...

O.K. spooky!! Clever you ....

THE SNEE said...

Wow! I'm sensing a Mormonesque inspired tale of eternity intertwined with a metaphysical mystery. Keep on going Judie! You've "gravely' opened up the 'gate' to tell a story that I want to know more about!

Dazee Dreamer said...

Great job. I was seeing it in my mind while reading. very well done.

Daydreamertoo said...

Hahaha.. the promt from Hades.....LOL

Loved your centus. Thanks for the visit and, yes, mine was a little bit of Fabled tongue in cheek! LOL
The classic story has it that the Kings wise men made him a ring with this too shall pass inscribed on it. So, it wasn't all fable. (maybe)...LOL

Laraine Eddington said...

You grabbed me right away with this one. Nice!

Ames said...

I've been bitten by curiousity Judie. Where does this place take one to? What will one find there? The music is perfect for it too!~Ames

Judie said...

Stick with me here, Ames (I know you will anyway) and it all depends on Jenny's prompts!!!

Karen S. said...

I'm still laughing about Jenny springing one on us...and I know she is really working on a good one! This post today is really of leading interest for me...I could clearly picture being there and finding it too! Great writing!...love how you went right into it too!

laurie @ bargain hunting said...

So mysterious. I'll be looking forward to the next segment. You made me laugh about changes coming to Sat. Centus! laurie

Tammy said...

Love this continuing saga!

Angelia Sims Hardy said...

Oh, the intrigue!!

You had me at "Life's a gift" :-)

Jenny said...

Awwww...geez. I didn't think yesterday prompt was that mean.

Until I tried to write my own offering.

I was so annoyed I couldn't get my story posted for this weeks prompt.

But yours was so amazing I wouldn't have wanted to follow your superb writing.

You're so cool Judie!

jeff campbell said...

So prosaic...words to hang your hat upon...well done! Peace and blessings

p.s. I guess I missed this one ;-)