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 28, 2014

Succinctly Yours #184: Not So Subtle Hint

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



Smart festival-goers held a parade in honor of the Tonedeaf family’s butter churning abilities. It got them to give up on their attempts to enter the yodeling contest. 140

The townsfolk were so worried when the Tonedeafs decided to enter the Yodel Contest again that they changed it to a NOdel Contest and crowned them grand champions. 136

Little known fact: the first homecoming float featured queen and king Fanny Nabor and Eustace Nye. Eustace was picked for his yodel, but Fanny was picked for her rye. 138



Life can be wild, hard and sweet, but it can also be wild, hard and cruel. ~Anne Lamott, Stitches

16 comments:

  1. Ha! Loved number 2. Tammy, you are so good at this!

    Pat
    Critter Alley

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  2. I'm with Pat-- # 2 was my favorite.

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  3. Hari OM
    Hhehehe - I liked no 3 perhaps most; but all good! YAM xx

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  4. They're all great, but number 3 is my favorite.

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  5. I am partial to #1.

    What an odd picture! Mrs. Tonedeaf/Fanny Nabor looks like a man in drag, except for her lack of man-hands. When I first glanced at this image, my thought was, "Let them eat rain-barrel water!"

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    1. I too thought "she" looked like a man. Maybe that's a barrel of snake oil, and Eustace just resurrected his partner in crime? That lack of man-hands really made me laugh!

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  6. You make me laugh out loud with these. I like #3 the best.

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  7. Haha. Love these. All I could think was that the Tonedeafs sound like some sort of alternative rock band. lol You've really mastered the art of micro.

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    1. That WOULD be a good name for a band, huh? I wonder if Dave Barry would approve? Thanks for visiting, Lisa!

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  8. I thought number 3 was a real fact at first. DUR. Love them all.

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    1. I worried people might think that, so DUR on me. Thanks for visiting, Lynn!

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