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Saturday, October 22, 2011

Succinctly yours: ambivalent

Over at Grandma's Goulash, Grandma posts a photo as inspiration, and her daughter (without seeing the photo) provides a word of the week.
Then we are invited to take the two and try to weave them into a short story (140 words) or a microfiction story (140 characters including spaces and punctuation).

This week's word is ambivalent, and this unhappy, not very healthy pumpkin is to be our inspiration.
Wish us luck!

Mom was ambivalent about Hallowe'en this year because the children were sick. "This'll make them laugh. Looks just like them," said Dad.

136 characters, including punctuation and spaces, and the word of the week.

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18 comments:

Fran said...

Lol - I was just about to roast some pumpkin seeds, not sure if I want to now!

anthonynorth said...

It certainly does. Nice one.

diane b said...

You never cease to amaze me with your clever ideas.

kaykuala said...

Kay,
Great MF you managed it very well. I have as yet to come to terms with these for the time being!

Hank

Other Mary said...

Hahaha - Very well, and succinctly done!

Other Mary said...

Hmmm...hope you got my comment

Francisca said...

You're just too clever and funny, Kay! :-)

Kay L. Davies said...

@ Francisca — "Thank you, thank you, thank you very much," she responds humbly.
Seriously, thanks, Francisca, I appreciate it.

Martha Z said...

Love it! That's the way I feel about Christmas. Bah, Humbug!

Jim said...

LOL! Kay, I love this.
I'm with Dad and am betting the kids loved it too!
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Helen said...

Aww poor kids - nice mum!

Pat said...

Way to go, Dad! That middle school humor always gets the kids (and adult kids) to laugh. I bet Mom was no longer ambivalent. Kudos for using the WOTW. I couldn't come up with a way to use it.

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SparkleFarkle said...

Like Dr.Bombay always says, "Nothing quite like a batch of pumpkin throw-up to ease what ails you." LOL! Yep, you've got to know your "medicine" and when to take it. LOLouder!

♥,
SparkleFarkle

cieldequimper said...

Burp! :-)

Lisa Ricard Claro said...

Leave to Dad to come up with pumpkin puke as a remedy. LOL Nice one.

Sonia Lal said...

Well, it made me laugh! Nice one.

Grandma's Goulash said...

True parental humor. Just hope the kids don't retaliate with a little more of the upchuck. lol

I've finally posted the next photo. Thanks for all your visits and comments. We followed the loss of internet with the whole family getting sick. It cheered me to see so many visits to my blog.