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.

Thursday, April 3, 2014

Succinctly Yours Week 158: Shades of Things to Come


Many thanks to Grandma’s Goulash for hosting Succinctly Yours, a meme in which the challenge is to use the picture to tell a story in 140 words or 140 characters. The bonus word was “menace.” Mine this week has 100 characters.



Everyone said little Lizzie was such a handful. But Mrs. Borden suspected she was practicing to be a much bigger menace. 

Lizzie Borden took an axe and gave her mother forty whacks.
When she saw what she had done, she gave her father forty-one. ~ Anonymous 

18 comments:

  1. Tammy--Your story, combined with the illustration, made me laugh. But it was a blast of black humor--perfect for this story-picture combination.

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  2. Well...I, for one, will be having a handful of nightmares tonight.

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    1. I refuse to accept responsibility for that. Do you see the expression on that poor cat's face? Not to mention the creepy little girl?

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  3. So that's the back story on Lizzie Borden....playing with red paint led to axing her parents. Who knew?

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    1. I know, go figure! Thanks for stopping by, Pat!

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  4. Wow, Tammy! You did your homework for this one!!
    Now I will read up on Lizzie Borden, I was ignorant on this. Thank you.
    An excellent micro, Jim
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  5. Your challenge was spot on! I loved the quote too! Ha.

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    1. Thanks, Lynn! I actually changed the quote because I guess some people hadn't heard of Lizzie Borden. My grandparents used to jump rope to that poem!

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  6. The child in the picture certainly does have a scary gleam in her eyes.

    Pat
    Critter Alley

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    1. YES! Thank you, Pat. I'm not really a morbid person, but that little girl is creepy.

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  7. A creepy, but absolutely awesome tale. Loved it!

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