Sunday, March 30, 2014

Succinctly Yours - She's Dying to Play

Word of the week: menace

Precocious Child
Darla Deere, fashion maven who coined the phrase "a splash of color," demonstrated the phrase often as a child, much to her mother's dismay.
  (140)- Pat

Mama Was Riled
Bea wanted Dolly to have an escort to the dance with pants the same color as Dolly's dress. She found mama's red dye and K-Kat and voila!
  (136)- Pat

Born to be Wild
K-Kat was a rat and a menace;
He bit and he scratched and he yowled;
So Susie decided his penance--
To be dipped in red dye till he howled.

  (136)- Pat

Darla Just Smiled
The doll doesn't mind. Why is the cat making so much noise? 
(60) - Jerry



Grandma's Goulash is hosting a microfiction meme called "Succinctly Yours," where you can write either a 140-character or 140-word micro-story based on the photo she posts and, if you like, the word of the day, so you have plenty of room to be creative! Join the fun at Grandma's Goulash.

Sunday, March 23, 2014

Succinctly Yours - Dessert Extravaganza


Word of the week: dabble

Food as Art
Moire dabbled in avant garde edible art and eventually reveled in it. Her friends all agreed that she really got into her work.
  (127)- Pat

Whipped Cream Dream
Moire Mouse was in her element, wearing her best party dress and frolicking in whipped cream. She thought she'd died and gone to heaven.
  (136)- Pat

Third Place Ace
At an Edible Art Show, Moire earned third place for her cheese-flavored-whipped-cream-topped chocolate cake. Triumphant, she jumped into it.
  (140)- Pat

Feet of Clay Chocolate 
My feet are stuck to this cake. 
(31) - Jerry



Grandma's Goulash is hosting a microfiction meme called "Succinctly Yours," where you can write either a 140-character or 140-word micro-story based on the photo she posts and, if you like, the word of the day, so you have plenty of room to be creative! Join the fun at Grandma's Goulash.

Sunday, March 16, 2014

Succinctly Yours - Vehicle Abuse


Word of the week: loath

Angry Truck
Vroom Vroom, Zoom Zoom
Through the mud, boom boom
Crashing splashing, fire flaming
Loath to leave, firemen aiming 
Driver climbs out the window 
Wondering where'd his win go?
  (29 words)- Pat

Driver's Ed Drop-out
John still had trouble with parallel parking. 
(45) - Jerry



Grandma's Goulash is hosting a microfiction meme called "Succinctly Yours," where you can write either a 140-character or 140-word micro-story based on the photo she posts and, if you like, the word of the day, so you have plenty of room to be creative! Join the fun at Grandma's Goulash.

Sunday, March 9, 2014

Succinctly Yours - Fun and Fear


Word of the week: proverb

The Ojibwa proverb Beware of the muddy creek by the Big Trees Forest took on new meaning as they ran through the ever deepening mud.
  (131)- Pat

This is better than being a super hero, Mike shouted. He and Kyle splashed through the muddy stream to "save" his sister and her boyfriend.
  (140)- Pat

Jake and Kelly ran faster, trying to lose her younger brother and friend, but to no avail...so much for their alone time.
  (121)- Pat

If we go a little faster, I think we can ditch the kids. 
(56) - Jerry



Grandma's Goulash is hosting a microfiction meme called "Succinctly Yours," where you can write either a 140-character or 140-word micro-story based on the photo she posts and/or the word of the day, so you have plenty of room to be creative! Join the fun at Grandma's Goulash.

Sunday, March 2, 2014

Succinctly Yours - By the Sea


Word of the week: identical

Day after identical day at the shore, Tuti tried to rescue her noncorporeal friend from the wet sand. She grew up to join Search and Rescue.
  (140)- Pat

Lorna saw her identical twin Laura below her, tried to grasp her hand to pull her up from the mud, but only got a handful of gravel.
  (132)- Pat

Narcissa's song: "By the sea, by the sea, by the beautiful sea, I see me, I see me, I see beautiful me."
  (103)- Pat

I found the plug! 
(17) - Jerry

I always loved Mickey Mouse cartoons when I was a young girl! Here's the real "By the Beautiful Sea":




Grandma's Goulash is hosting a microfiction meme called "Succinctly Yours," where you can write either a 140-character or 140-word micro-story based on the photo she posts and/or the word of the day, so you have plenty of room to be creative! Join the fun at Grandma's Goulash.

Sunday, February 23, 2014

Succinctly Yours - Shoe Tree Art


Word of the week: xylophone


The Joneses' entry for Best Spring Tree D├ęcor was a shoe-in for last place. Winner? The tree with xylophones hanging from it.
  (128)- Pat

The plan was to recycle old athletic shoes as bird nests but the birds wanted no part of it. Too many of them had gotten stuck inside.
  (135)- Pat

Just buy another pair. 
(22) - Jerry


Grandma's Goulash is hosting a microfiction meme called "Succinctly Yours," where you can write either a 140-character or 140-word micro-story based on the photo she posts and/or the word of the day, so you have plenty of room to be creative! Join the fun at Grandma's Goulash.

Sunday, February 16, 2014

Succinctly Yours - Get Your Hands Dirty


Word of the week: jabber


Mom said she jabbered too much, so Dante decided to jabber with her hands in the wet cement. She wrote All hope abandon, ye who enter here.
  (140)- Pat

After putting the final coat of rose-colored paint on the house and her handprints on the wet cement, Ashley realized she was stuck there.
  (138)- Pat

Discovering a glorious mud pile, Lola began sculpting a vase. Then she realized it was not mud.
  (96)- Pat

Do I hafta wash my hands before lunch?! 
(39) - Jerry


Grandma's Goulash is hosting a microfiction meme called "Succinctly Yours," where you can write either a 140-character or 140-word micro-story based on the photo she posts and/or the word of the day, so you have plenty of room to be creative! Join the fun at Grandma's Goulash.