Archive for April, 2013

Car-tesian Intersection

Posted on April 28, 2013 12:01 am under Microfiction
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Squash that Bug! (16)

“Your tires need air. Your oil is low. Get a wash.”
He should tell Red to get off his back, but he was too yellow. (116)

Red always vied for top place. (30)

Who said modeling was easy? He should have minded his mother and worn a work positioner. (90)

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 vie.

Succinctly Yours Week 110

Posted on April 27, 2013 6:33 pm under Succinctly Yours
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How low can you go?

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Photo for Sunday, April 28th


Word of the Week:vie

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A Good Education

Posted on April 25, 2013 2:39 pm under General
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After my freshman year in college, I took a job as a waitress in the dining room of a local hotel. Prior to that time, my only restaurant and hotel experience had been as a customer. I had never thought about the people, supplies and planning needed to make a hotel or restaurant successful. Although I was smart enough not to voice my opinion, I considered myself superior to many of the permanent employees. For me, it was a temporary job; they were permanently stuck in these no-brainer positions.

The manager of the dining area must have heard my unspoken words. She never discussed my attitude, but that summer I got an education I hadn’t planned on. Read more »

No Hang Ups For Apple

Posted on April 23, 2013 10:35 am under General
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I caught up on tech news as I sipped my morning coffee. It’s been seven years since I left the IT workforce and this is one of the ways that I try to keep current. It’s not always an effective technique. The speed of change in technology frequently leaves my head spinning and I’ve considered having a scarlet “D” (that’s for dinosaur) placed on my forehead.

This morning, however, I had no trouble understanding and celebrating the news that Apple had prevailed over Google in an iPhone-related dispute. Read more »

The Baker

Posted on April 22, 2013 3:37 pm under Microfiction
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I know times are tough, but I suspect you’ve got stolen dough in your backpack. I hope you’ll rise to the occasion and confess your crime. (139)

I sent you to the store, so why are you staring at the water? Did you get everything that I knead? (99)

You fed the entire batch of bread to the ducks? I’m gonna punch you down, girl. (80)

No, I don’t think your brain is filled with sawdust. The last time the doctor used his Welch Allyn otoscope, he could only see flour. (134)

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 knead.