Saturday, February 4, 2012

Succinctly yours: speculate

His broker wanted him to speculate in the stock market.
His father told him to get a job before speculating in anything.

Each week, over at the blog Grandma's Goulash, Grandma chooses a photo and her daughter Calico chooses a word of the week before she ever sees the photo.
Then writer-bloggers are given a choice:
1. Write a short story of no more than140 words about the photo
2. Write a short-short story about it, using no more than 140 characters, including spaces and punctuation.
3. Use the word of the week if possible, but there's no penalty if you can't.
Above is my submission of 120 characters, including spaces, punctuation and the word of the week, to this week's SUCCINCTLY YOURS!


Cassie said...

Very clever. I would speculate that you have done this before!

Gattina said...

Solution : Son has to become a broker !

anthonynorth said...

That's good advice there.

diane b said...

Good advice in 120 characters. Well done.

jabblog said...

Nice one, Kay! Only speculate if you can afford to lose.

Jenn Jilks said...

What a great prompt! I love the idea. I love your snoring photo, in my case it's the cat and hubby!
You shadow shot is super, and camera critter: never thought of a statue! how cool!

Still ice fishing around here, and we lose a couple of vehicles each weekend! Not all that cold for us for February. Silly folks on the ice.

KaHolly said...

PERFECT!! This is a great exercise! Really keeps you thinking. Have a great day!

Jim said...

Oh yes, kay, a job for sure.
Kids mustn't be speculating on the market with Dad's money.

SparkleFarkle said...

Maybe the footsteps your $chemer follows in should belong to someone Biblical. Rumor has it, the most successful investor was Noah. He floated stock, while everything around him went into liquidation.


Sonia Lal said...

LOL Good advice!

Pat said...

Wise advice from dad. Thanks for the chuckle, Kay.

Lisa Ricard Claro said...

Dad offers sound advice, probably because if the kid is broke and not already looking for work, then he's perhaps mooching off Dad, who wants to make sure his vacation fund stays intact. LOL