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, January 11, 2015

Succinctly Yours Week 199: Brain Freeze

Thank you to Grandma’s Goulash for hosting Succinctly Yours! The purpose of this delightful challenge is to study the picture in order to post a story of 140 words or 140 characters or fewer. The bonus word this week was “quarter.”

Ben knelt there for at least a quarter of an hour. He felt he needed to honor the fallen snow. 75

Tom said he’d give Ben a quarter to eat yellow snow. After online research, skyping and posting forum pictures, Ben declined...proving technology makes you smart. 136


 The simplest things are often the truest. ~Richard Bach

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    1. Thank you! And thanks for stopping by!

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  2. The "fallen snow" IS a funny line. (If that much snow fell--especially before 5 tomorrow morning--I would bow down, for sure.)

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    1. I know. We didn't get a snow day, and it looked like you didn't, either. :(

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  3. Hari OM
    Love them!!! The first has pathos and the second is just raucous!!! (I am skipping this week as had to focus a lot on a special post for Blogville and had nothing left in my 'tank'! YAM xx

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    1. Sorry you skipped, but it was wonderful of you to have stopped by, anyway!

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  4. Your last one made me spew coffee. You're wit is amazing.

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    1. Thank you, Linda. And did you know that "spew" is one of my favorite words? ;)

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  5. These are hilarious. I love them both. No favorite this week. But "fallen snow" was pretty brilliant. :)

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  6. My fav was #1. Great play on words!

    Pat
    Critter Alley

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  7. Love them both, of course, as usual. But the first one is my fave -- it's quite "deep." ;)

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