Monday, May 16, 2011

Succinctly Yours for Monday, May 16

Succinctly Yours for May 16 

Thanks go out to Grandma of Grandma's Goulash who is sponsoring this fun little writing exercise.

We are to use the photo as inspiration for a story of 140 characters OR 140 words. It doesn’t have to be exactly 140, but it can't go over. 

If we want more challenge then we can use the word of the week in our stories. But, this is optional.

Word of the Week – tempt

She tried to tempt him with a hot toddy, but the lure of the lens and what lay beyond were too great. She envied his maritime mistress.

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Blogger Lisa Ricard Claro said...

Excellent micro, Wendy. You've captured the picture perfectly. Also, your alliteration throughout is terrific. Nice!

May 16, 2011 at 5:36 AM  
Blogger jabblog said...

Excellent! A hot toddy would be very tempting, you'd think . . .

May 16, 2011 at 6:36 AM  
Anonymous Elaine said...

Good one! Very well written Wendy.

May 16, 2011 at 9:25 AM  
Blogger Kay L. Davies said...

Well done, Wendy. So much in so few words.
— K

Kay, Alberta, Canada
An Unfittie's Guide to Adventurous Travel

May 16, 2011 at 10:41 AM  
Blogger Sharkbytes said...

I really like this one. Although you caught the same sense that many of us did through narrative, not dialogue, it really sings.

May 16, 2011 at 10:55 AM  
Anonymous Grandma's Goulash said...

This not only tells a story, but does so in a smoothly flowing manner. Great work here.

May 16, 2011 at 2:58 PM  
Anonymous Sonia said...

This microfiction is perfect. Like the rhythm of the words too

May 16, 2011 at 4:48 PM  
Blogger Susan Fobes said...

I love "maritime mistress." Nice take this week!

May 16, 2011 at 9:27 PM  
Blogger Jim said...

I like this, J.G. It reminds me of the frustrated mate of an avid blogger. The blogger has blogging friends scattered around the world.

May 16, 2011 at 11:49 PM  
Blogger Lynette Killam said...

I do understand "the lure of the lens", and know that a "maritime mistress" is a difficult one with which to compete!

Great job on this prompt...:)

May 17, 2011 at 12:09 AM  
Blogger Pat said...

Oh, these obsessive hobbyists! This man needs some therapy. I like your take.

May 17, 2011 at 3:36 PM  

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