Archive for January, 2013

House Hunters

Posted on January 21, 2013 12:56 am under Microfiction
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Mrs. Oriole had dreamed of a country home, but this fixer-upper was for the birds. (82)

“I hate to grouse, but I’m worried about living in a condo.”
“You’ll love it. Birds of a feather flock together.” (113)

“I don’t mean to question your judgment, Jay, but isn’t it a bit run down?”
“It has great potential and a bird’s eye view of the clearing.” (138)

“You’d have to be thin as a sparrow to fit through those doors. Face it, baby, you are one round robin.” (105)

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 question.

Straighten Up

Posted on January 20, 2013 4:04 pm under General
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My mother was just a year younger than her sister. They were good friends, but my mother always felt as if she had taken second place. Her sister was smarter, her sister was prettier and her sister had curly hair. When I was a kid, she said this often enough that I came to accept it as fact.

I was an adult before I looked at some photos of them together and realized that my mother could have been a model. Read more »

Hold That Pose

Posted on January 20, 2013 2:45 pm under General
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A friend’s daughter got engaged over the holidays. Sue says they haven’t set a wedding date yet, but Jessica is already looking at dresses, bands, flowers and locations. They have ruled out a destination wedding; Jessica wants a home town wedding that’s more accessible for family and friends. That doesn’t do a lot to narrow the location, since her home town is in the Palm Beach area. When Sue said she was planning to use a photo booth, I was a bit taken back. Huh? Would the wedding party travel to a booth at a local shopping mart or tourist attraction? How would they cram all those people in formal attire into one of those phone booth size spaces?
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I’ve Got You Covered

Posted on January 20, 2013 11:24 am under General
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Anyone, who purchases a hundred year old house, should enjoy home improvement projects. I recently posted about my lack of plumbing finesse, but when it came to paper and paint, I was a pro. I began wallpapering out of necessity and learned to love it.

Old houses have had plenty of time to settle and that process can create a number of unsightly cracks and bulges that are difficult to mask with just spackle and paint. With fourteen rooms, I knew it would be a long while Read more »

Succinctly Yours NWeek 96

Posted on January 19, 2013 8:52 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 21st

Word of the Week:question

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