Saturday, December 17, 2011

Succinctly yours: nimble


His mother had named him Jack, and he never forgave her. His friends teased him, “Jack, be nimble! Jack, be quick!” but he was neither one.

139 characters, not including title

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Every week Grandma posts a picture and, along with it, the word of the week, chosen by her daughter Calico who has not yet seen the picture.
This week's word is nimble!
As participants, we are invited to write a short story about the picture, using 140 words or less, or a very, very short story using 140 characters or less, including punctuation and spaces. I have used 139 characters. There are no points awarded, not even extra points for using the word of the week. But it is a fun challenge to let us showcase our writing skills, and perhaps pick up hints along the way.

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SparkleFarkle said...

"His mother had named him Jack, and he never forgave her. His friends teased him, 'Jack, be nimble! Jack, be quick!' but he was neither one.'

Hm. I'm wondering if his last name is Frost. If it is, and he went by the nickname, "Frosty," maybe his pals would cut the "Jack, be this, Jack, be that" crap. LOL!

Good week be yours,

kaykuala said...

Good take on Jack the nimble Jack be quick!


Cezar and Léia said...

Jack looks like a nice guy!
God bless you!

anthonynorth said...

Poor Jack, but an enjoyable micro.

Sonia Lal said...

Poor Jack, but a fun microfiction!

Francisca said...

Well, from me you get BIG points. I think you're both fast and nimble with your words, dear Kay. :-)

Kay said...

Jack be wishing you a Merry Christmas, Kay!

Pat said...

Being slow is a real disadvantage when you're a snowman jumping over a candlestick!

Akelamalu said...

Aw poor Jack. :(

Jim said...

Very nice, Kay.

Now if his mom would have reminded him that he was named after Jack Sprat (of the could eat no fat variety) he would have led a different life!

Grandma's Goulash said...

I can just picture this. Poor Jack! Perhaps he should consider a name change I think that many kids go through a phase of wishing they had a different name.

I know a girl who started calling herself Alex at the age of four. She wouldn't answer to the name her parents gave her. Eventually they started calling her Alex as well. At twenty-one, .she changed her name legally.

Elaine said...

That's a clever one. Poor Jack.