Sunday, October 16, 2011

Succinctly yours: toil

This is my submission in response to the photo provided by Grandma's Goulash for the short-short-story meme Succinctly Yours. We are challenged to write about the photo in either 140 words or less, or 140 characters, including spaces and punctuation.

If we are able to include the word of the week, chosen by Grandma's daughter before she sees the picture, all the better. This week's word is "toil".

Here is this week's photo, followed by my 140-character response.

Double stubble, toil or bubble, I'll stamp the fire out, no trouble.
"Marcus, keep your bare feet away from that fire!"
"And don't misquote."

(I'm assuming that's Mom rushing up from the water, and the last line is spoken by a terribly superior elder sister sitting just out of camera range.)


Jim said...

Hi Kay ~~ That's what I'd call a true "hot-foot".

Helen said...

He looks like he was enjoying himself 0 LOL

jabblog said...

Ooh, ouch - the confidence of youth!

Sonia Lal said...

Oh I think his feet would burn. First line is pretty cute.

Pat said...

I laughed at "And don't misquote." Appropriate that it's the girl saying that. Thanks for the laugh, which I usually say about your SYs!

Jenn Jilks said...

Much fun!!!!

Margaret Duarte said...

Witty. You're good at this.

kaykuala said...

Great MF, a little playful in the beginning I thought! Enjoyed it.
In fact I enjoy Grandma's for variety of items posted and so pleasing to read.Thanks for sharing!

(P/S this is my 2nd post. The earlier one was registered by Grandma when I couldn't locate Mr Linky. For this I had mistakenly registered Rainbow for title which should be kaykuala. Shld be ok for the next one)

Laurie Kolp said...

Creative and fun... looks like we were on the same wavelength w/ the rocky shore.

anthonynorth said...

Enjoyed that. Which was the greater crime, I wonder?

Gill - That British Woman said...

great fun........and super photo,


Larry said...

I liked it alot and will see you next week.

You can find me down below.

SparkleFarkle said...

This month is slathered in a Halloweeny "frosting" that is YUM! (I love the All Hallow's Eve, don't you?!) Only one thing makes it better: your wItChY-WiTcHy Succintly Yours blurp --all double stubble, toil or bubblely-- sprinkled up top!