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.

Thursday, October 29, 2015

Succinctly Yours Week 240: Tricked

Thank you to Grandma of Grandma’s Goulash for hosting Succinctly Yours. Participants are invited to carve a story to a mere 140 words or 140 characters or fewer based on the photo. The word of the week is “border.”


His friends told him if he smiled nicely, the people would let him cross the border of the pumpkin patch to live in a place called “Pumpkin Paradise.” Those punks.   134


His “cute face,” which bordered on adorable, at last got him picked. He found out they weren’t adopting him when the carving knife came out. The horror. The horror.  136


Every year, people crossed the borders of the quiet pumpkin patch and changed their sweet faces into grimaces of death. Those ghouls.  112
Squidward, I used your clarinet to unclog my toilet. ~Spongebob Sqarepants

17 comments:

  1. Hauntingly appropriate for Halloween...especially choice #2!

    Pat
    Critter Alley

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  2. Tammy--I can't decide which one is my favorite--I think the second one. Punk, so close to pumpkin. The horrible ending in #2. The humorous truth in #3. Well done, as usual.

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    1. Thank you for getting my lame jokes!

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  3. Hari OM
    All a delight, in a ghoulish kinda way! Hope you have a fun time this weekend. YAM xx

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  4. I would have trouble doing just one, and effortlessly you do three. I am in awe of your ability.

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    1. Thanks, Linda, but I felt like I struggled with this one. I think it was that I felt too moved by that sweet punkin face!

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  5. You are so creative and clever! How do you come up with these? Number two is my favorite.

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    1. Thank you so much, Donna. That was my favorite, too, except I am still worried about the fate of that sweet pumpkin. Maybe he got a nice home where he was put out to pasture. A pasture without pumpkin-eating horses, of course.

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  6. These are all great. The first two cracked me up, especially the second the. The horror. Hahahaha! Poor punkie.

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    1. Please see above. I was only kidding about the horror.

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  7. Smiles and giggles, all so amazing. I can't even pick my favorite! The horror :)

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