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, November 16, 2014

Succinctly Yours #191: Picture a Picture

Thank you to Grandma’s Goulash for hosting Succinctly Yours! The idea of this meme is to use the photo as inspiration to capture a story under 140 words or 140 characters. The bonus word this week was “bedlam.”

They thought Ann couldn’t hold up the camera, but when bedlam ensued, she kept a cool head and a steady hand and captured the greatest footage Channel 14 had ever seen.  137

Ann chose to view the bedlam of the world through a lens. It may have made the picture sienna rather than rose-colored, but it allowed her to frame life as she pleased.  137

“Everyone must leave something behind….Something your hand touched some way so your soul has somewhere to go when you die, and when people look at that tree or that flower you planted, you’re there. It doesn’t matter what you do…so long as you change something from the way it was before you touched it into something that’s like you after you take your hands away.” ~Granger, Fahrenheit 451 (Ray Bradbury)


  1. Hari OM
    SNAP!.... sorry couldn't resist that! &*> A clear theme comes from this and yet differences also. Both these are top shots! YAM xx

  2. Could you imagine holding that camera up and capturing photos?

  3. You make this seem so wasy. I think that gal might be Cathy H filming Cathy on a Stick :)

    1. With a camera that size, Cathy should get a whole billboard!

  4. I think "Ann" should chuck that whole monocle thing and go back to contacts. She's no Mr. Peanut. He might be able to pull it off.

  5. I read this the other day and don't know why I didn't comment. Got distracted, I guess. *sigh* I like your use of the word "bedlam." You did a nice job incorporating it into your stories. That camera is huge. I wonder how much it weighs?

  6. Number one is my favorite. It fits in so well in today's world of everybody filming everybody and everything.

    Critter Alley

  7. I agree with you and Lisa. That camera probably weighs more than some small babies. (I love the quote at the end.)


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