Saturday, 5 February 2011

What An Atmosphere! inspired by Saturday Centus week 40

Week 40 of Saturday Centus the prompt is to use up to 100 words (not including the prompt) using the line "It was growing bigger by the minute..."

What An Atmosphere
!

What an atmosphere and it was growing bigger by the minute. The tension in the room was palpable, you could cut it with a knife.

If only he had kept his big mouth shut, but too late for that now, his foot was well and truly in his mouth and the icy silence wasn't being helped by his Donald Duck impressions! Why did he always resort to that, when he had inadvertantly insulted someone.

I've told him before, even though it diverts attention away from his original remark, however good his impressions are, they just makes things worse.

It's his nerves you know, he can't help it.

28 comments:

Deborah said...

LOL ... I LOVED this!!

Koby said...

OMG... I KNOW this guy!! I love slice of life takes on Jenny's prompts. I enjoyed yours very much!

Bookie said...

Oh, it is Saturday cartoon reference day! Pinochicco, Rudolph, and now Donald Duck. Everyone is on a roll here! :)

linda said...

Donald Duck impressions...yech.
I knew someone who did that a lot...
good take on the prompt.

5thsister said...

Pity the poor socially awkward! I like your take on the prompt this week.

Kat said...

Nice, different take on the prompt! I actually know someone who does impressions whenever he's uncomfortable. Great job. Kat

Viki said...

I loved this. Such a different way then others have done so far. Really well written. I can really see someone in this situation. Good job.

Karen S. said...

But I love Donald Duck! So cool how you opened right up to it! Nice!

June Freaking Cleaver said...

Talk about leaving a poor impression...poor fellow!

Good job!

elysabeth said...

Fun. That's all I can say because so many people get this way - open mouth, insert foot, and then make it worse by trying to brush it off with something totally off base -E :)

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Judie said...

I know that guy, too! In fact, I was married to him--but not any more!!

Rawknrobyn.blogspot.com said...

Oh, I like it - especially since I've resorted to Donald Duck impressions at times like this. Maybe I'll just be stopping those from now on. It is rather annoying.
xoRobyn

Cherie said...

That's me but I'm the woman version - LOL! I liked the way you went with the prompt.

Sue said...

This was clever and original. I liked it.

=)

Dazee Dreamer said...

I loved that. I work with a guy that doesn't do the impressions, but he makes an uncomfortable situation even worse with his laughter at the worse times.

good job.

Poetic Justice said...

LOL, good old foot in mouth. Nice use of the prompt!
~Michelle

gautami tripathy said...

I really liked how you did this!


let it grow big

Tina said...

loved how you used the 'growing' for a moment instead of an actual item or thing. brilliant!

Rekha said...

yes, most of the times impressions backfire...its tough to come back after double disasters...liked this.

Gems said...

I think we all know a guy like this...sometimes it can even be someone close to us!

Nonna Beach said...

Good one...cartoon characters rule ( and the human fools who they resemble ) !!!

gaelikaa said...

Some people are just like that!

Anna said...

Very funny and clever.
Best wishes,
Anna
Anna's SC week 40 '...growing bigger...'

Tgoette said...

Hahaha! I love Donald Duck impressions! What a fun read this was! Great job!

Susannah said...

Thanks everyone for the great comments. :-)

Ames said...

How embarrassing to catch someone in a tale. Seamless use of this silly prompt!~Ames

Jenny said...

Where did this come from?

What a cool creative process you have inside your brain!

You're cool!

Susannah said...

Thanks Everyone for your great comments. This was fun. :-)

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