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, January 13, 2014

Pink and Succinct

Thank you to Grandma's Goulash for hosting Succinctly Yours and inspiring another post! The goal is to keep it under 140 characters or 140 words, and the word of the week is erode. My offering has 107 characters:

Enthusiasm for Mme.Vivant’s afternoon dance class began to erode until Hannah, who was tutu tired, was relieved of her relevé.  

Hope my teaching friends enjoy getting back to work this week after our multiple snow days! 


  1. Wonderful play with the words, Tammy. I learned what a relevé is, thank you.
    Oh yes, I know tutu and am too, too tired to work with one of those.

  2. Tammy--I do NOT know what a releve' is, and I'm too pooped to find out. However, I'm not too tuckered to be tickled over your playful piece. Even in just a single sentence, your writing sings...

  3. Great SY caption, Tammy. I love the "tutu tired" wordplay. I''ve seen quite a variety of ways to use "erode."

  4. My enthusiasm for returning to school eroded around lunch time, when I realized that I have lunch duty ALL WEEK.

  5. I am too-too tired to even think about it. A water main repair crew has been in front of our house all night.

  6. Hari OM
    Tammy, this is delightful! YAM xx

  7. Ha! Love the play on words. I miss Succinctly Yours -- I love microfiction and used to have fun with that, but I had to give it up due to time constraints. You've done a great job with this one.

  8. Your "tutu tired" is tutu wonderful. Perfect!


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