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.

Sunday, July 27, 2014

Succinctly Yours Week 175: When Goats Are Confused

Thank you to Grandma’s Goulash for hosting Succinctly Yours! The idea of this meme is to use the picture to ram a story into under 140 words or 140 characters. The bonus word this week was “wobble.”

When they heard Dodge was planning to race Rams in a televised publicity event, even the slowest decided to wobble onto the road to join the excitement.  126

Even the lamest members of the Billy Goats Gruff union decided to wobble in to picket the proposed road. They’d heard the bridge was going to have a Troll Booth. 132



It is important to expect nothing, to take every experience, including the negative ones, as merely steps on the path, and to proceed. ~Ram Dass

16 comments:

  1. Second one's my favorite!

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  2. Don't you just hate them troll booths. But then Billy Goat Gruff was my favorite book.
    I knew it by heart before I could ever read. Love the Troll under the bridge also!
    Really liked your stories today, Judie.
    At first I got sidetracked wondering if the race was going to be a 5K or a 10K run. But then I saw some 'walkers' too.
    I'm glad you're back at GMa's today also. You write these soooo good.
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    1. This made me smile, Jim, because my grandfather used to read The Three Billy Goats Gruff with such enthusiasm that it was really my first horror story...and I loved it! Thanks again for stopping by!

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  3. LOL! You always have the most unique spin on your mini-stories.

    Pat
    Critter Alley

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  4. LOL at the troll booth. You are so good at these.

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  5. Yes, you're the best at these short memes. I love the second one. And I also love the quote!

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    1. Isn't that a great quote? Thanks for the nice comments and for stopping by!

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  6. Love the Billy Goats Gruff -- and of course they are a little intimidated about the troll booth. Love the quote too!

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  7. Great treatment of the Billy Goats Gruff---love the pun!

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