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.

Monday, July 6, 2015

Succinctly Yours Week 224: Tiny But Powerful

Many thanks to Grandma of Grandma’s Goulash for offering what is for me a weekly bright spot, SuccinctlyYours. Participants are invited to view the photo and come up with a story of 140 words or 140 characters or fewer to go with it. The bonus word this week was “dabble.”

Ruth was a serious Brownie. She decided to dabble in explosives and was the first ever to earn her Pyrotechnics badge.    98


From there, Ruth decided to dabble in TNT. Everyone tried to discourage her homework even though to Ruth, it was da bomb.   100

Take me or leave me; accept me or walk away; love me or hate me…but don’t make me feel less of a person if I don’t fit your idea of who I should be. I am me and I love me as I am! ~ Rishu Rajput

12 comments:

  1. Hari OM
    crikey - that brownie might end up a smokey if she keeps that up!!! &*> YAM xx

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  2. I enjoyed them both equally this week. Does tiny but powerful Ruth have anybody in her family who is silent but deadly?

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    1. Oh, good point! I bet she says, "Pull my finger" before detonating.

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  3. As always, both are excellent. Love the idea of a Pyrotechnics badge.

    Pat
    Critter Alley

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    1. Thanks, Pat! Perhaps you just gave me an idea for a future blog post!

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  4. I loved especially the last two words in the 2nd one. Very funny.

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  5. Loved 'em both. That Ruth is rather precocious!

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    1. Yes, she's quite a little firecracker, that one.

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  6. Love this one too, Tams! Reading your posts are really "a blast" ;)

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  7. Hee hee...thanks, Theresa! Good one!

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