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.

Wednesday, June 18, 2014

Succinctly Yours Week 169: Stomp Stomp Stomp

Thank you once again to Grandma’s Goulash for offering Succinctly Yours, a challenge open to any participant willing to use the weekly picture as inspiration for a story of 140 characters or 140 words. The bonus word for the week was “upheaval.” I especially enjoyed this week’s picture and got three.


When Thing suffered the upheaval of getting fired from The Addams Family set, he invited his twin cousins over to kick back. They understood about getting the boot. 137
Frank Stein was no longer invited to patio parties after the upheaval that occurred when he was told to have a seat, take a load off and put his feet up. 123

To overcome the upheaval of a long night of haunting, The Headless Horseman loved to set aside his burdens with a latte and his sedate better half, the Footless Hiker. 138 


Important note: I had forgotten that the Headless Horseman carries a pumpkin rather than a head! I guess, to be accurate, hubby’s feet really should have been a couple of butternut squashes. Sorry! 

     

 Ichabod Crane had a soft and foolish heart toward the sex; and it is not to be wondered at, that so tempting a morsel soon found favor in his eyes….~The Legend of Sleepy Hollow

15 comments:

  1. Tammy--All three were clever, and from such different perspectives. I don't know how you can write something so poetic (like the prose pieces you share on WWWP night) and then write something so quirky and funny (like these).

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    1. Thank you so much, Sioux. My first thought, though, was that yes you do know - because you write in different styles a lot, too!

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  2. Heh, heh. The Footless Hiker! I'm too lazy to play for real, but this one inspired me leave a little deposit on your blog:

    "I cried because I had no shoes, and then I boosted a pair from a wicker patio chair. Who's crying now?"

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  3. You are so good at this! I liked all three.

    Pat
    Critter Alley

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  4. I'm always amazed at your take on these -- so creative! I especially love the Headless Horseman this time!

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    1. Thanks, Theresa! So glad you stopped by!

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  5. Brilliant, as always, even your Headless Horseman caveat at the end. You never disappoint.

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    1. I've always thought of you as the micro fiction queen, Lisa. That means a lot.

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  6. Love them all, but the first is my favorite.

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  7. I think they are brilliant too and I love them. I think the second one was my fav! Way to go. Yeah, Lisa has some competition with you! She's good at these too!

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  8. You were in especially fine form this week. I just loved the Footless Hiker.

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