Posted on June 25, 2013 9:54 am under Microfiction
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With fingers as numb as her smiling lips, the model wished for a smaller camera, even though engineers claimed it was impossible. (129)

Times were tough, but the Joneses kept up appearances. She dressed as a maid and hid his bag lunch in a camera case. (116)

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 numb.

3 Responses to “Deceiving”

  1. Anthony North Says:

    Enjoyed both, but the 2nd is best.

  2. Pat Says:

    Decade by decade, impossible has become possible!

    Now the neighbors will try to keep up with Joneses, not knowing they are hiding something.

    Clever stories. I think I’m right about the ad being one of Kodak’s ads from the 1930s (?). Am I right?

  3. Jim Says:

    :) I love your second, GMa. My ex once said, “We could afford to buy the house but we could never afford to keep up with the Jones who would be our neighbors.”

    Did you know that engineer jokes and accountant jokes run neck-in-neck in vying for boring?