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, October 12, 2014

Succinctly Yours #186: Small Sports Facts

Thank you to Grandma’s Goulash for hosting Succinctly Yours, the game in which we are challenged to use the picture to kick off a compact story of 140 words or 140 characters or under. The bonus word this week was “karate.”


The witch nixed the idea of a football team in Munchkinland because she distrusted sports. A disgruntled munchkin once tried to give her a karate chop to the knees.  136

Little known fact: three of the original ten dwarves had moved out before the Snow White story. Leapy and Tackly played pro football. Choppy became a karate master.  137



…to be free is not merely to cast off one’s chains, but to live in a way that respects and enhances the freedom of others. ~Nelson Mandela

6 comments:

  1. Hari OM
    Hhhahahahaha - loved that second one!!! YAM xx

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  2. You're so good at these, Tammy. Dang, but I love micros! I enjoyed both of these. The first brought mental imagery of the Lollipop Guild playing football, and the second cracked me up with the names. Wonderful ultra-shorts, as usual.

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