Succinctly Yours – A Microfiction Meme

Posted on March 25, 2011 2:22 pm under Succinctly Yours
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OR 140 words.

Want more challenge? Use the word of the week in your story. This part is optional.

Succinctly Yours will open on Monday, but you can post at any time during the week.

Photo for Monday, March 28th.

Word Of The Week: cater

Grandma says:

He’d spent his last days there and she’d catered to his needs. She turned her back on the world and waited. Soon they were together again.

And here’s the pic for April 4th.

This one’s by author and artist Edward Lear (1812 – 1888).

Word Of The Week: culprit


30 Responses to “Succinctly Yours – A Microfiction Meme”

  1. Sylvia Morice Says:

    This is great that you’re picking up the ball….I’m sure I’m not the only one who misses our fun Monday challenge! Thanks so much and I’ll be back to play on Monday!

  2. Bill Says:

    I concur with Sylvia, Glad you are taking over the Microfiction Monday. I did so enjoy participating, I’ll be around with mine this weekend. I like the idea of 140 characters, or even better 140 words.

    Thanks Grandma for stopping by my place and letting me know.

  3. Anyes Says:

    Thank you for taking it over, I’ll be glad to participate :-)

  4. Anthony North Says:

    I’ll be there. It’s good someone’s carrying on.

  5. Margaret Says:

    Yup, I miss the microfiction as well. Will try to come up with something creative and check back in on Monday!

  6. Pat Says:

    I’m in. I wanna keep micro-fictioning! Thanks for hosting this meme!

  7. Steve E Says:

    I certainly cater to your ideas and willingness to take over this meme, will do my best to BE there!
    Thank you for this ‘service’…really!

  8. Larry Says:

    Wow prayers do get answered been praying for susan to come back but I believe she’s pretty strapped for rest and relaxation she’s a pretty busy girl. Thanks so much for dropping by “This Blog Of Mine” and telling me this so I can play monday also. see ya there I won’t be square ha ha.

  9. SparkleFarkle Says:

    Thank you! Thank you! Thank you! Thanks for Lazarussing Microfiction Monday! (The blog drop-by to give me the heads up was much appreciated as well.) See you on the 28th! *panics* WHAT EVER WILL I WEAR?! *hastily pushes keyboard away and runs to the closet where clothes and spent hangers begin to fly, then over-shoulder calls back* Has anyone seen my gold lamé?!?!

  10. Lynette Killam Says:

    How kind of you to step in as host, Grandma! Susan can have a much-needed break, and we still get to come out and play…yay!!

  11. Akelamalu Says:

    I really miss MM so thankyou for leaving me a link for this Grandma and thanks for stepping in and taking up the baton – I’ll be there on Monday. :)

  12. SparkleFarkle Says:

    To avoid having to change my clothes for the third time, because I am WMPE over the birth of Succinctly Yours, I have posted my first contribution to the meme a smitch early: “I Know I Am, But What Are You?” (<–cLiCkY-cLiCkY!)

    NOTE: WMPE stands for “wet-my-pants excited.”

  13. jinksy Says:

    My, you have been a busy little bee, buzzing round and pollinating all our blogs. I’m sure Monday will bring you a garden of blooms… :) Looks like everybody will enjoy the bouquet you’ll pick!

  14. SparkleFarkle Says:

    P.S. I love Succinctly Yours’ header!

  15. Calico Crazy Says:

    Speaking of endings… I’m so glad you started this up and that I finally wrote my first microfiction! I can’t wait to read everyone’s entries.

  16. Anthony North Says:

    A lovely, poignant tale.

  17. Akelamalu Says:

    A sad but poignant story. I’m glad they’re together now.

    Thanks again for taking up the baton on this Grandma, my entry is up. :)

  18. Polly (5th Sister) Says:

    Thank you for taking the reins! I was considering it but truth be told am grateful someone else stepped up to the plate. And your MFM is touching.

  19. dianne Says:

    wonderful entry
    reminded me of my grandmother
    sad yet touchhing

    thanks for picking up MM

  20. samurai Says:

    Thank you for picking up the baton on this one. I am a little late for this week, but i hope to pick it up again for next Monday.


  21. SparkleFarkle Says:

    Perhaps now the couples’ son and daughter-law will “adopt” the chair, and the loving cycle will continue. What a poignant tale you’ve told. Thank you!

    P.S. Golly-aye, what a pleasant surprise! I never expected to be the “first” on Succinctly Yours’ first list o’ participants! Lol! When I dropped by this morning to LiNkY-LiNkY, I blushed to see I was already “Ready, Setty, Go!” Thanks!

  22. Madeleine Says:

    What a cute microfiction. I love it! I’ve been poorly so didn’t catch this meme, but good for you for taking up the reins.:O)

  23. Pat Says:

    Aww… this is sad yet sweet. I love the happy ending.

  24. john Says:

    Well thanks for hosting, the word is out so we’re come a flocking

  25. Lisa Ricard Claro Says:

    Thanks for hosting! I thought about it, but I just committed to my Book Blurb Friday meme and didn’t think I could handle being responsible for two. Great pic for a first outing, and I love your story. It is lovely…nice to think it can be that way. :)

  26. rekha Says:

    Will be posting mine shortly…missed this genre a lot…thanks for hosting.

  27. Lynette Killam Says:

    Thank you so much for taking over Micro Mondays…you’ve made a lot of us very happy!

    I love your choice of picture, and the story you’ve woven around it. A lifetime of shared love demonstrated in three concise sentences…a stellar tale, indeed!

  28. Debora Says:

    Thanks so much for hosting microfiction. There are lots of writing memes out there, but I prefer this one. Sometimes 140 words is about all that I can manage! I enjoyed your post. Isn’t that how it goes so often?

  29. jinksy Says:

    Your Linky gadget appears to be unhappy with me! LOL But if anyone comes looking, I do have a 140 offering them!

  30. Pooch Says:

    Many thanks for keeping this alive!! I look forward to it each week and have missed it. You’ve added interesting options, too!