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.

Friday, April 24, 2015

Succinctly Yours Week 213: Mmm mmm Good…Heavens It’s WHAT?


I’m back again with Succinctly Yours, a delightful meme offered thanks to the hospitality of Grandma’s Goulash. Each week, Grandma thoughtfully prepares a photo for us so that we might cook up a story of 140 words or 140 characters or fewer. The bonus word this week was “vulture.”

Life was a fairytale until Hansel and Gretel’s sensational, tell-all memoire, The Witch Who Cooked With Children came out. Folks ate up those lies like vultures.  136

I always thought Mama called it Vulture Soup because of the way we circled around her when she made it. Many years later I realized Mama was more literal than that. 134



I hope you will consider going over to www.laughuntilyoupee.com, the blog that features stories from the “Not Your Mother’s Book” (NYMB) humor anthology created by Dahlynn and Ken McKowen. To date, there are ten books available in the series, and I’m proud to say I’ve contributed to five of them. This week, my story “Worse Than Zombie Warts” from Not Your Mother’s Book…On Being a Woman is here

Thank you so much for visiting!

“…laughter is carbonated holiness.” ~ Anne Lamott, Plan B Further Thoughts on Faith

16 comments:

  1. Hari OM
    OMG the second one curled my toes!!! Nicely...... Meanwhile, I read this whilst wearing my slack cords. Not corded slacks, you note..... jus' saying &*>......YAM xx

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    1. You and your curly toes make me giggle!

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  2. I love the second one!

    It looks like that kid is about to say, "Please, Mum. May I have some more?" And the girl is about to goose her with a cattail.

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    1. Yes - thank you! I was hoping I wasn't the only one who thought the little girl was wielding that spoon in a semi-hostile manner, but now I see it's that she is goosing with it. And it isn't even a spoon!

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  3. Wow! Grandma sure likes to torture you with the selection of a word that doesn't seem to have the remotest connection to the picture. However, you always manage to come through. The second one is my favorite, Tammy.

    Pat
    Critter Alley

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  4. Tammy--Both stories are funny. Twisted, but that's my favorite kind of funny.

    And with ten books in the series, having one of your stories chosen is quite an honor. Congratulations. In my opinion, this story is one of the best...

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  5. Our minds were headed in the same direction with the first one. Enjoyed Zombie Warts. Great job!

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    1. I noticed that. Thank you so much!

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  6. That first one was cute, but that second one got me! You are so good at these.

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  7. Today was your day to make me laugh. Both of your micros are hilarious (no favorite this week, I love them both equally), and your pajama jeans cracked me up. Thank you!

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