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, August 10, 2015

Succinctly Yours Week 230: Them Pale City Folk

Thank you to Grandma of Grandma’s Goulash for hosting Succinctly Yours. Participants are invited to serve up a story of 140 words or 140 characters or fewer based on the photo. This week’s bonus word was “tingle.”


Prospecting for gold on the streets of Chicago took some getting used to, but they all felt a mighty tingle when three rings and a watch were dug from that can.   130

The police commissioner got a little tingle when he thought of it: The city needed cowboys to herd the people and keep them in line.   119

Though the street vendors’ authentic presentation made some tingle with its satirical nature, others felt their use of an old baked bean can was just gross.   131

The campout abruptly ended with the tingle of Whitey’s slap. All Slim had said was that he should roast the sushi over the fire rather than heat it in the baked bean can.   138


Don't you DARE take the name of Texas in vain. –Sandy in Spongebob Squarepants

12 comments:

  1. I find #4 the most appealing this time, followed closely by #1. Those cowpokes must have followed a herd of stampeding cattle through a talc mine.

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    1. Good one! They do look like they've been mining talc, don't they? Although one appears to have a dress on with frilly tights. Don't ask me.

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  2. The last one cracked me up. I know this is random, but I pictured it as a skit with Tim Conway, Harvey Korman, Carol Burnette, etc. Tim would be the cowpoke itching for sushi, of course. lol

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    1. That would be a Tim Conway thing, wouldn't it?! It must've been a skit they did. I can even picture him in the hat.

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  3. Whitey's slap--too funny, Tammy.

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    1. I actually looked up cowboy names. Those were just too fitting.

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  4. Whoops, I entered my comment about your stories on the Fitbit post! My favorite is #1. I'll just bet all sorts of treasure could be discovered on the streets of Chicago.

    Pat
    Critter Alley

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    1. I bet if they went digging in pockets, they'd find even more!

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  5. You know, you lead us from a snicker to a guffaw by the time we read the last one. You are gifted at this.

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  6. Of course I love them all, but particularly #4. I agree with Linda: you are definitely gifted!

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