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, September 14, 2014

Succinctly Yours #182: Little Tykes

Thank you to Grandma’s Goulash for hosting Succinctly Yours! The idea of this meme is to play with the picture in order to create a story under 140 words or 140 characters. The bonus word this week was “deal.”


I don’t know what the deal is. Every time Billy the kid gets on the playground equipment, he has to climb to the top and play King of the Hill. 114
It sounded like a good deal for the toy company to advertise for kids to test the new equipment, but it seemed politically incorrect to tell Billy he was the wrong kind. 138





“…very often a risk is worth taking simply for the sake of taking it.”  ~Julia Cameron, The Artist’s Way

14 comments:

  1. Heh, heh. I love the second one!

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  2. I loved the play on words in the first one.

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  3. I vote for entry number 2!

    Pat
    Critter Alley

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    1. I liked that one better, too. I just feel like I need to do more than one because one just looks so pitiful all by itself.

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  4. Good ones, Tammy. I like Billy the Kid, but #2 has a bit of a punch...nice work.
    K

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    1. Thanks, Kay! Great to see you again!

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  5. Love the 1st one but love-love-love the 2nd one.

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  6. I'm with Linda, the 2nd one is my fave. Political correctness truly run amok!

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  7. Of course I love them both, but I also vote for number 2! Love the suggestion that yes, political correctness is still in play, even for Billy Goat Gruff!

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  8. I vote for #2 also, but as always, they are both great!

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