For The Price Of One

Posted on October 20, 2013 10:18 am under Microfiction
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Since I didn’t get to an entry last week, I decided to do double duty this week.


SY_Oct20
In her first swinging competition, keen skills defeated an older opponent. Future Olympic gold would pale in comparison to this moment. (135)

The thrill of victory. The agony of no feet. (45)

Stop! The restrooms are right over there. (43)

This week’s word was keen


SY_Oct13

 

“I started feeling poorly after I ate a bowl of stew.”

“Hmm. Sounds like a classic case of stuporitis.” (103)

 

The word of the week was stupor

 

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Vive la différence

Posted on October 7, 2013 7:22 pm under Microfiction
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SY_Oct06

“Leggings!”
“Striped socks!”
Clearly, the fashion designers didn’t see eye to eye. (80)

“I have a gut instinct about this.”
“No need for instincts, just use your head.”

Slim lost 50 lbs on a yam diet, but Shorty gained weight. Guess no one told him that butter, brown sugar and marshmallows weren’t included. (140)

Who would win the fight? Some spectators favored Jeff and his low blows, while others believed that Mutt had the upper hand. (124)

 

I’d thought about adding a video of Popeye, because of his theme song:

I yam what I yam and that’s all that I yam. 😀 

Then I found this Mutt and Jeff cartoon.

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 yam.

Bad Decisions

Posted on September 29, 2013 12:01 pm under Microfiction
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SY_Sep29

He could have wagered a myriad of personal belongings. Why had he opted for his horse and buggy? (97)

He knew models must have good posture, but this was not what he’d envisioned, when he paid $5,000 for an online supermodel course. (130)

It had seemed like a harmless flirtation until his enraged spouse evicted him. Now he lived on Drury Lane with only a platter for shelter. (139)

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 myriad.

Growing Up

Posted on September 27, 2013 12:42 pm under Microfiction
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SY_Sep22

Jimmy successfully climbed the slide, but his gymnastics career had an electrifying end, when he mistook a live wire for an uneven bar. (135)

As a kid, Otis had been full of energy.
As an adult, he spent his days sitting on the dock of the bay. (102)

Harvey was the butt of everyone’s jokes. He wondered if this was related to something in his childhood. (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 dock.

Genre Confusion

Posted on September 16, 2013 10:20 pm under Microfiction
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SY_Sep15

Sci Fi
It had been a tranquil Sunday afternoon. Then a child, touched by a luminous alien proboscis, ran for his life and shattered their reverie. (140)

Legal Thriller
As a boy, he was always being chased by cops. No one dreamed he’d become a criminal defense attorney, now facing the case of a lifetime. (137)

Romance
As a toddler, she’d admired him from a distance. Twenty years later, the age gap had closed, but he was still oblivious to her adoration. (138)

Action
Superhero Bob needed to run faster if he was going to save the day. (68)
(Maybe he should get a fast car . . . and a driver’s license!)

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 luminous.