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 19, 2015

Succinctly Yours Week 200: Beware of Bigfête

Thank you to Grandma’s Goulash for hosting Succinctly Yours! The purpose of this delightful challenge is to whip up a lean little story of 140 words or 140 characters or fewer. I got carried away this week—especially with the idiotic idioms. My entire story has about 115 words total. The bonus word was “waddle.”

Sally Sasquatch served, at her sylvan soirée, an authentic ice sculpture designed by Stefan Stag. Thanks to crashing Claude, it proved to be a real icebreaker.   134

“The beavers are a fabulous touch!” exclaimed Sergei Skunk Ape. “I love to watch them waddle. Too bad I gave up finger food.”   103

“Sorry, Sally,” said Claude, once they fished him out. “I’ve attended a few too many forest fêtes over the holidays and now I waddle. Guess I’m a splash-squatch.”   135

When clumsy Claude tried to dance, he waddled on two left bigfeet. “Care to cut a river? Trip the lake fantastic?” He asked Sally.
“Um…not yeti,” she replied.  131

Yeah, I'm a legend. You know, they call me the cautionary whale. ~from Juno, 2007, written by Diablo Cody and directed by Jason Reitman


  1. Hari OM
    Brwwahahahaha, not yeti!!!! hehehehehehehhe, these were great fun Tammy! YAM xx

  2. Tammy--What a wicked play on words--actually several of them. Splash-squatch. Not yeti. Very funny.

  3. Love the last one. So much going on there. Bigfeet. Heh, heh.

  4. Gah. Blogger ate my comment. Again!! Ah, well. Thanks for the laugh. I believe I said that I love visiting here and that you haven't disappointed me yeti. *sigh* My echo of your pun was funnier before Blogger got hungry.

  5. The last one made me giggle. Great job as always, Tammy!

    Critter Alley

  6. Oh, Tammy. I absolutely love these shorts every week, but you've outdone yourself this time! I love every one of them, and I marvel at how you are always so fresh and your ideas seemingly just endless. Have you not run out of creativity yeti? Especially love "splash-squash" and "trip the lake fantastic." Your mind is a wonder!

  7. Your "shorties" are always the best. Loved you DISH break-up story! Oh, how true.


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