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!