Archive for February, 2013

Succinctly Yours Week 100

Posted on February 16, 2013 8:36 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, Feb 18th


Word of the Week:judgment

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She Loves Him Not

Posted on February 11, 2013 9:43 am under Microfiction
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He had no idea that his ardent looks were futile . . . or that she’d seen him zooming around town in that blonde’s car. (119)

Thank goodness the theater was dark. Maybe no one would notice that her date had a red suit and hair dyed to match. (116)

She’d send him for popcorn. With any luck, there’d be a long line. Then she could focus on this romantic movie. (112)

“I got a behringer mixer and made this music just for you.”
“You really shouldn’t have.” (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 zoom.

Succinctly Yours Week 99

Posted on February 9, 2013 7:26 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, December 24th


Word of the Week:zoom

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Can you guess where this photo came from? Hint: It’s not from a greeting card. Leave your thoughts in the comments. I’ll post the answer on the 14th.

And the answer is:
Sheet Music

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Thanks to Jim who was the only one brave enough to submit a guess. I think that deserves a reward, so I’m giving him 10 extra characters for his next entry. 😀

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Apple Stew

Posted on February 7, 2013 1:29 pm under General
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If an apple a day keeps the doctor away, our house should be really healthy. It’s a rare day, when there isn’t a bowl of apples sitting on our kitchen counter. It encourages us to select a healthy snack and it’s been a great weapon in fighting the battle of the bulge. Baked apple pancakes are one of our favorite winter meals and Calico has come up with a reduced calorie version that tastes positively sinful.

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Dark Horse

Posted on February 6, 2013 10:48 am under Microfiction
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Dad said that persistence was the formula for success. Now if he could just figure out the formula for staying upright. (120)

His dad had been an Olympic medalist, but this was Tim’s fourth year on the bunny slope. Skiing must be a recessive gene. (122)

Eight years later, Tim took the town by surprise, when he earned three gold medals… in swimming. (100)

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 formula.