Here are the rules for participating in Saturday Centus:
Each linked essay must be 100 words or less, not including the “prompt” words. No pictures should be used. No profanity. The prompt words can be used in any place within your story but must be left intact. You cannot split the prompt.
This week’s prompt was: I stood frozen in front of the flickering images on my TV.
I usually write these posts on Saturday morning right after getting the prompt. But yesterday’s prompt was a 9/11-themed prompt, and I shied away from it. Tonight, I thought perhaps that was a bit cowardly. I tend to write goofy or funny posts, but 9/11 isn’t something to be trifled with. Yet I felt like I needed to do something. So I decided to present my own personal history with this day.
9/11/01 I stood frozen in front of the flickering images on my TV.
9/11/02 Memories come crashing back. Planes in the sky seem menacing again.
9/11/03 On a cruise. Heard John Ritter died.
9/11/04 Reclaiming the day at a friend’s wedding. About to bring my son into the world.
9/11/05 Feeling wistful watching my son play. This day has no special meaning for him.
9/11/06 – 07 Moment of silence but lost in the bustle of life.
9/11/09 Give the day back to tragedy. My friend dies days before her fifth wedding anniversary. She leaves two babies behind.