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.

Sunday, September 7, 2014

Succinctly Yours #181: Up the Road a Piece

Thank you to Grandma’s Goulash for hosting Succinctly Yours! The idea of this meme is to use the picture to build a story under 140 words or 140 characters. The bonus word this week was “panel.” I struggled a bit this week, but at least I came up with quantity:
When a panel of kings was surveyed, four out of five said they wanted to live on the edge of the world.  81
It took a panel of Realtors to deal with the castle fixer-upper. It was remote, drafty, high-maintenance, and a little too edgy for most buyers. Or was that, “ledgy?”  137
It took a panel of real estate agents to deal with the property on Edge of the Earth Road on the Haunted Forest Mountain Top. Nice view, but daunting location.  130

If we shadows have offended
Think but this, and all is mended.
That you have but slumber’d here
While these visions did appear. ~William Shakespeare


  1. Maybe the realtors could put up a plaque: The Von Trapp Family Slept Here.

  2. Or was that, "ledgy?" Very funny.

  3. Hari Om
    Loved these... mine were even shorter than usual 'cos i forgot until half an hour after the usual publish time - literally did them in five mins! Back to yours - the first is my fave. YAM xx

    1. Yours were wonderful, YAM. I definitely couldn't tell you did them quickly!

  4. I like all three of these and would be hard pressed to choose a favorite. Each is my fave for a different reason. I especially like the "edgy" "ledgy" word play.

    The main thing I thought while looking at the photo was, "Omigosh, can you imagine the view from up there?!"

    1. Thanks, Lisa! I thought the same thing about that view. If it's that pretty looking up, imagine looking down!

  5. Love!! Another three winners! I think I like the second one best -- I too love the "edgy" vs. "ledgy" word play. You simply excel at this!


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