Writing is like being able to put life into a snow globe. It takes the things that are too big and scary and reduces them into a form that I can put away when I want and look at from a distance. It also takes all that’s good in life and captures it into something I can take out when I want and look at close up and keep forever. It makes the bad things into something I can hold…and the good things into something I can hold onto. Both help so much that I need that little souvenir of life.

Monday, March 17, 2014

Succinctly Yours #156: Not So Bright Idea

Once again it's time for SuccinctlyYours at Grandma's Goulash. The goal is to use the picture and bonus word to come up with a caption of 140 characters or 140 words. Mine this week is 137 characters, and the bonus word is loathe. 


To fair goers, nothing seems more manly than a mud derby. But to those manliest of menfirefighters who loathe cleaning up—it's nothing but a dirty car trick. 



Oh I'm a lumberjack and I'm okay
I sleep all night and I work all day
I cut down trees, I eat my lunch, 
I go to the lava-try....
~Monty Python, The Lumberjack Song








17 comments:

  1. Tammy--Your Monty Python ditty at the end reminded me of a lumberjack competition I went to at Madison, Wisconsin. It was an incredible event.

    Your caption came from a unique perspective, as usual...

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    1. Sioux, speaking of unique perspectives...you are a woman of nonstop surprises.

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  2. Good one, Tammy! You really excel at this mini-writing challenge.

    Pat
    Critter Alley

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  3. Once again, nicely done. You're a microfiction master! Love reading these little shorties. :)

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    1. Thanks, Lisa - that means a lot coming from the Monarch of Micro herself!

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  4. Hari OM
    Glad to see we're on the same script Tammy!! YAM xx

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    1. Me too, YAM. I'll see you at the next mud derby...NOT! ;)

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  5. Maybe they stand under an outdoor shower with all their gear on after such an episode at the mud track.

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    1. I like how your mind is working on ways to get them cleaned up...!

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  6. Hi Tammy ~~ I really like the 'mud derby' idea. Is there such a thing?
    I know that on dirt tracks they water down so very much to help with
    having less dust later. I would like to see a mud derby.
    ..

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  7. Jim, my first caption joked about a new invention that combined demolition derby and mud wrestling. Then I got to thinking that, with some people, such and invention wouldn't be too far fetched. So I performed complex research via Google. Long story short? Yep. Sigh.

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  8. You're a terrific micro fiction writer. Love them. When things settle down a bit, I may attempt. Give me something to post on a regular basis and sharpen the ole writing skills.

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