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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Here ducky, ducky

Friday, April 11, 2014






We took Abriele to feed the ducks and geese. We fed them seeds, corn chips and bread. Of course Abriele had to taste everything before she fed them. She also thought she could maybe catch one and pet it. At least that's what it looked like when she was chasing the poor surprised creatures. Finally she calmed down and allowed us to watch them feed. 

This post linked to OYGIF. Enjoy your weekend!!

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Kangaroo Love

Sunday, April 6, 2014


Callie was careless
Thought she could care less
Her stomach was turning
And her heart yearning
To see Carl again
20/108

OR

Signs posted everywhere
It was more than she could bear
His image burned into her heart
She yearned from the start...
21/114

OR

Still fresh in mind
Was the one left behind
The one for whom she yearned
So to his sign she returned...
21/100

Have you been to Grandma's lately? She share a delightful challenge called succinctly yours. She offers a photo and we get to create a story using her image and the provided bonus word. This week's bonus word is "yearn" and the photo is pictured above. Just to make it a little more fun out of it you are to use just 140 characters/words or less. How LOW can you go?




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Red Alert

Sunday, March 30, 2014


The sister of Dennis 
Was quite a menace 
The terror of dolls 
And kittens alike
15/75

OR

Oh my!” said Aunt Mae
Filled with dismay
Five minutes to curtain call
Now how do I stall?
19/87

OR

She told the painter
To clean up when done
She would have him fired
If he wasn't her son!
19/86

Thank you Grandma for another challenge!! She calls it succinctly yours. I call it fun. She provides the photo and we are allowed to use 140 words/characters to tell the story. The bonus word this week is "menace".




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