Posted on January 13, 2014 10:30 am under Microfiction
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Pink-tutu confidence eroded, when only her heels left the floor. Soon she’d learn that mean girls and glue are a deadly combination. (134)

“Back in line, Arabesque!”
Arabesque maintained her stance. She might be flat-footed, but she was determined to stand out. (122)

Miss Plié groaned in despair. Two weeks to recital and the only polish in this routine was on the floor. (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 erode.

7 Responses to “Pointless”

  1. Tammy Says:

    Oh! I love all of them!

  2. Bookdreamer Says:

    And then they pulled together and the town was saved at the dance off…

  3. YAM Says:

    Hari Om
    oh yes, very ‘en pointe’…&* YAM xx

  4. Pat Says:

    Brilliant, Linda! Funny-all three. My fave is the first one…”mean girls and glue are a deadly combination.” I love the ballet-term names, too. Way to go!

  5. Jim Says:

    Soooo good, GMa. :) I love to see how you have handled you own meme. By their forms and slippers I was thinking that a couple of these might be male? I never new of ‘mean girls’ until I had a daughter of my own.

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  7. Judy Sheldon-Walker Says:

    Grandma, I was a bit stumped with the bonus word last week, and only had a few minutes so had to give up. lol I loved all yours. You even managed to work in the bonus word very nicely.