Archive for January, 2012

Mind Your Mama

Posted on January 30, 2012 2:58 am under Microfiction
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Muddy Clothes
“Don’t sleep and ride”, Mama warned. What did she know?
Something about rain and dirt paths, Joe realized, when he awoke in a mud pit. (135)

Hold That Pose
“Don’t slouch.”
Mama had been right about getting stuck in this position. Right about the crossed eye thing too. (114)

Sit and Doze
“Someday you’ll appreciate home.”
Right again, Joe reflected. Minus food and housing, he attempted to hibernate on his bike. (123)


Remember! Mama Knows Best

Succinctly Yours offers a weekly photo and word as inspiration for your microfiction. How low can you go? Choose the 140 character or 140 word option.

This week’s word was hibernate.

Never. On a Sunday: Heartbreaker

Posted on January 29, 2012 4:51 pm under Never. On a Sunday
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I am breaking a lot of hearts.

How do I know? Every time I open my Yahoo mail, I am bombarded by pictures of smiling young men who can’t wait to date an old lady. eHarmony says they are compatible and serious about marriage. Do they realize that is oxymoronic? I’m even offered free online dating. No, not even, if you paid me!

What happened to targeted marketing? After studying my browsing habits, they’ve concluded I’m interested in the singles scene? Their code needs some serious revisions.

Apologies to all those rejected young men, but Grandma isn’t interested.

Not on a Sunday. Not ever.

Succinctly Yours Week 45

Posted on January 27, 2012 11:01 pm under Succinctly Yours
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How low can you go?

Use the photo as inspiration for a story of 140 characters OR 140 words.Click For Details

Photo for Monday, January 30th

Word of the Week:hibernate

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Hidden Depths

Posted on January 27, 2012 6:59 pm under Story Ideas
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Sandy Thomas knew her parents were crazy, when they decided to adopt. Not a baby, but a thirteen-year-old girl, just one year younger than herself. Sandy dislikes everything about mousy Rose, who sleeps hugging a grungy teddy bear. She can’t ride a bike, can’t swim and has never skied. She seems content to stay at home, wearing frilly pink dresses and doing needlework with her mother. Even worse, Sandy suspects that Rose is the daughter her mother always wanted.
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2012 Weekend Writers Retreat #4

Posted on January 26, 2012 9:49 pm under Weekend Writer's Retreat
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  1. Write a post on your blog that shows us your original creative writing.
  2. Somewhere on your sidebar or post use our button or provide a text link back to the Weekend Writer’s Retreat.

    a meme for writers of all kinds

  3. Add a direct link to your WWR post, not your blog, on the current week’s Linky Tool.
  4. Have fun reading and commenting on other’s submissions and finding out what they think of your writing.

We look forward to seeing what you have written.