Archive for August, 2013

Fixated

Posted on August 31, 2013 11:58 pm under Microfiction
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Tighter Than A Glove
“He’s testing some newfangled adhesive. I think they should call it Super Glue.” (81)

Neither Sideways Nor Above
It was a tough career. First he’d hit a glass ceiling. Now, he’d got stuck making a lateral move. (99)

Unrequited Love
The man was irksome. She stayed inside, pretending she didn’t hear his ardent plea: “I’m really stuck on you.” (104)

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 irksome.

Succinctly Yours Week 128

Posted on August 31, 2013 9:43 pm under Succinctly Yours
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Photo for Sunday, September 1st

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Word of the Week:irksome

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Thanks to Pat, who shared this great photo. Finding a tale to go with it shouldn’t be irksome at all!

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Finding The Perfect Fit

Posted on August 26, 2013 10:18 pm under Microfiction
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Too Small
“I don’t carry shoes that big, Ma’am.”

“Maybe if I push harder. That old woman who lives down the lane gets lots of children in her shoe.” (138)

Too Big
His delighted sisters watched him disappear into the giant shoe. Sadly, EMT’s brought an x-ray machine to locate and retrieve him. (131)

Just Right
One salesman fetched shoes. Another chased her raucous kids. Mama sat and relaxed. She hated the shoes, but loved the free childcare. (136)

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 x-ray.

School Is In Session

Posted on August 25, 2013 2:07 pm under General
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Campus was a hive of activity last week as the university finished its last freshman orientation session and weathered “Great Move in Day”, the day when students return to the dormitories. Many of the 2,000 incoming freshmen were accompanied by parents. A fair number of these arrived from out of state and some from international locations. I cringed to think about the cost of airline tickets. Orientation sessions have been held throughout the summer and these are attended by both student and parents. Just a few weeks later, they are making the trip again. I had to hope that they knew how to find good deals on airfare. Read more »

Succinctly Yours Week 127

Posted on August 24, 2013 8:25 pm under Succinctly Yours
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Photo for Sunday, August 25th

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Word of the Week:x-ray

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