Red caboose

Sunday, November 16, 2014



Now to get the camera set
Before bedlam broke loose
This might be her only chance
To not be the caboose

21/100



Grandma has a unique weekly challenge consisting of a picture and a bonus word. Use her illustration and your imagination to create a story using 140 characters//words or less. Those bonus word is "bedlam".She calls the challenge succinctly yours and I call it fun! Come join and see how low you can go. 


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What's so special?

Monday, November 10, 2014






She traded a gallon of ale
For a story tale

10/42

What was this man
Trying to sell dad?
In a square can
Smelling bad...

It held a gallon
Of special home brew
But why it was special
He never knew.

30/139

Grandma has a unique weekly challenge consisting of a picture and a bonus word. Use her illustration and your imagination to create a story using 140 characters//words or less. She calls the challenge succinctly yours. Come join and see how low you can go. 

Silly me, I got this ready to post yesterday, or so I thought, but my 2 year old granddaughter was sitting on my lap and decided to hit a few choice keys. I completely forgot that one of them, keys that is, can turn off your internet. While pondering this throughout my workday I remembered doing this myself by accident once and decided to check when I got home from work.




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Alert! Alert!

Sunday, November 2, 2014



Not being alert
The wind caught her skirt
While she smiled away
The rest of her day.

17/81

Alert! Alert!
She lifted her skirt
She danced in joy
A new baby boy!

14/66

She grabbed her horn
To blow an alert
Early this morn
A worker was hurt.


15/69

Grandma posts a weekly challenge with a picture called succinctly yours. We match our story of 140 characters/words or less with her picture. How low can you go? 




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Quibbling or Nibbling?

Sunday, June 22, 2014





She signed up on ten matchmaking sights
With never a nibble
And now she was anxious to meet her match
Even if he looked like dribble

26/129

OR..

Never anything more than a nibble
But he had no time to quibble
He'd catch a ride back into town
Where some real fish could be found

27/129

OR..


She took a big bite
Then just a nibble
It was time to move on
Not time to quibble
Then there he stood
Just outside her window...

27/124

Grandma offers a weekly micro-fiction challenge called succinctly yours. She provides the photo and we provide our imagination in writing a short story of 140 characters or words or less. Our bonus word is "nibble". How low can you go?


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These Boots aren't Walking

Sunday, June 15, 2014





The abusive relationship caused emotional distraught
He stacked his boots in an effort not to be caught

17/102

OR..

He stacked the boots
Like details in life
Ever so perfect
Matching his wife
Knowing she was leaving
Caused him distress
An upheaval ..a mess!

25/136

OR

Hidden in plain sight
Was the best way
He'd never find them
While on display
'Membering the upheaval caused
Now he'd think his boots were lost

26/138

Grandma has outdone herself this week with her challenge.  The photo above requires a story containing 140 characters/words or less. The bonus word is "upheaval."  You can see that I didn't work it into the first poem. Visit Grandma at succinctly yours and see how low you can go. 

Thanks for your visit. Take care and God bless!





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Banish the Thought!

Sunday, May 25, 2014



Banish the thought that Mark be her beau
Her marriage selection was made long ago

15/80

OR

If she didn't agree
Where would she be
Banished from all she knew
And her family...

16/80

The beloved ceremony might soon be banished
And their rich history vanished

12/74
Lets remember to give honor to our heroes today. Originally Memorial  day was called Decoration Day and was created to honor those we lost during the civil war. Many men and women have fought and died selflessly for our country and this is a day set aside to honor them. 


Grandma offers a weekly challenge at succinctly yours. She provides a photo and requests that we write a short story using 140 characters or words to describe it. How low can YOU go?

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Grouchy no more

Monday, May 19, 2014


Glancing over old photos
She remembered the love they shared
Mr Grouchy she called him
But she knew he cared.

20/117

OR..

Walking hand in hand
Feet upon the sand
She was grouchy no more
With the warmth of the shore.  

19/91

OR..

How could one feel grouchy
How could one fee sad?
With the warmth of sunshine
Life wasn't so bad!

19/94



Grandma offers a weekly challenge at succinctly yours providing a photo and requesting that we write a short story using 140 characters or words to describe it. How low can YOU go?







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Flea Ridden

Sunday, April 27, 2014


Lay down with dogs
get up with fleas
Facts he could verify
As nice as you please

17/77

OR

Verify
Clarify
He'd be better by and by
Once he got out of this rut
And found a better place for his you know what

25/110

OR

He hoped this insect was no tick
He needed a doctor to verify it
He took this job to dog sit
But if it was, he would have to quit

30/126


Grandma gives us a weekly challenge to create a story from her weekly picture using 140 characters/words or less. For extra fun, incorporate her bonus word, which this week is "verify". It's called succinctly yours





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Life on an Even Keel

Sunday, April 20, 2014


Life was a bit unreal
Not on an even keel
So from his perch on high
He would say his last good by

22/93

OR

Harold built houses for birds
And wasn't much for words
If the pole was on an even keel
Then he would cut a deal

24/109

OR

Oh my, why did he look down?
It's so far to the ground!

Now his stomach's feeling queasy
Dinner sits uneasy
And life's on an uneven keel!

27/133

OR

He felt down
Knocked to the ground
Life kind of off keel
Given a raw deal

But why a healthy tree?
The beauty that it held
Again will never be

30/136


Grandma gives us a weekly challenge to create a story from her picture using 140 characters/words or less. For extra fun, incorporate her bonus word, which this week is "keel". It's called succinctly yours. Hope you had a great Easter weekend and a blessed week. Mine was awesome. 


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The New Diet Fad

Monday, April 14, 2014



Before this existed 
Emma's sweet tooth subsisted 
On sugar lumps and honey 
And the annual Easter bunny

17/99

Emma was a riot
Always on a diet
She subsisted on little
Trying to whittle her middle.

17/83

Emma's friend insisted
And with her persistence
Soon she too subsisted
Without resistance
On the new diet fad
..Not bad!

20/119

Grandma gives us a weekly challenge to create a story from her picture. For extra fun, incorporate her bonus word. It's called succinctly yours. Hope you had a great weekend and a blessed week. Mine was awesome. 



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