Worth A Smile

Posted on February 17, 2013 7:16 am under Microfiction
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The neighbor’s cat had made her last trip through his back yard. Now if he could just get the bad taste out of his mouth. (122)

His human claimed she was committed to his dental care, but substituting a garden hose for a water pic showed mighty poor judgment. (131)

His tail had disappeared and Grandma was the prime suspect. He’d heard she’d been collecting tales for one hundred weeks. (123)


I was certainly smiling, when I realized that this was the one hundred week marker for Succinctly Yours and just a month away from our second anniversary. Writing and reading tiny tales is one of the highlights of my week. Many thanks to everyone who has contributed stories and left comments. It is much appreciated.

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 judgment.

3 Responses to “Worth A Smile”

  1. Anthony North Says:

    Congrats on the 100th. Enjoyed all three, but the last was a cracker :-)

  2. Pat Says:

    Writing microfiction one of the highlights of each week for me, too, Grandma! It’s such fun! Thank you so much for putting in the time and effort to host it.

    You and Jerry were on the same page this week re: garden hose as water pic.

    My fave was the first one–hilarious!! I do like cats, but your story hit my funny bone anyway.

    Congratulations on your 100th SY week and your 2 year anniversary coming up in month, thanks to your dedication and perseverance.

  3. Jim Says:

    :) Congrats, GMa !!! We all really appreciate the work you are doing for us to enjoy. Thank You.

    I like the last one best. You surely do have a lot of tales in your collection. Thank you too, for my extra ten. It was a nice prize. And you and I were just one page apart with your first one and mine. Great minds?