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.

Tuesday, June 9, 2015

Succinctly Yours Week 220: Shop Till It Flops

It’s time again for Succinctly Yours, a weekly meme sent forth by Grandma of Grandma’s Goulash. Each week, Grandma posts a photo for us to come up with a story of 140 words or 140 characters or fewer to go with it. The bonus word this week was “accentuate.”



The artist said her preferred subjects were baskets and beach themes, but the unexpected picture only served to accentuate her eccentricity.   120

This parable, which may accentuate my peculiarity, grows on me: There is no bridge over troubled waters, but there is a grocery cart in the sands of time.    127

Some foodies accentuate their fanaticism by taking the idea of fresh seafood just a little too far.    83




I worried about making light of this week’s picture because it looks to me like it was taken in the aftermath of a hurricane. Please know this week’s meme goes out along with my absolute best to any hurricane victims!


When a lot of things start going wrong all at once, it is to protect something big and lovely that is trying to get itself born—and that this something needs for you to be distracted so that it can be born as perfectly as possible. ~Anne Lamott, Traveling Mercies

10 comments:

  1. Hari OM
    Brava!... I really enjoyed no.2 in particular! It was an intriguing one this... YAM xx

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  2. I'm so glad you said that, because I almost didn't include that one. Because of the way it accentuates my peculiarity and all.

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  3. Being a die-hard Simon and Garfunkle fan, I loved #2, but #3 was my favorite.

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    1. I too love Simon and Garfunkle! And I had the worst time figuring out what to call that saying. Parable? Or is a parable longer? Analogy? Arg.

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  4. #3 has tickled my fancy the most. I appreciate #2, because the first thought I had was: like sands through the hourglass, so is our wait in the Walmart line.

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    1. Oh - so true! That should be a poster.

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  5. I enjoyed all of these, and re-read them to decide if #2 or #3 was my favorite, but it's a toss up. You're a micro master!

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    1. I was inspired by the best! Thanks, Lisa!

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  6. All three were winners. Tammy, I don't know how you come up with them!

    Pat
    Critter Alley

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  7. Those were great. Two tripped the writer's trigger in me and # 3 made me lol.

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