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Sunday, July 29, 2012

Succinctly yours: foliate

Each week about this time, there is a prompt photo posted at the Grandma's Goulash blog for the meme Succinctly Yours.
The photo is to inspire a short story of 140 words, or a short-short story of 140 characters, including spaces and punctuation.
There is also a word of the week, chosen by Grandma's daughter Calico before she sees the photo. This week's word is foliate, and it seems I'm late this week, because almost everyone else has posted. I wonder how they connected the word with the picture. I wonder how I'm going to do it!
Well, as God said to Noah (according to Bill Cosby), "You never know what you can do until you try."


Here's my submission. You can see I couldn't fit the word of the week in there at all, probably because I was distracted by Bill Cosby and Noah, but I did manage to make it 140 characters including spaces and punctuation.

"Well, they told us to build the stairway 40 cubits high, so we did, and we put the Keep Out sign in as many languages as the foreman knew."

Now I'm going to check out the other submissions for succinctity and foliation.

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To see whether other submissions contain the word foliate, click HERE.

11 comments:

Tammy said...

Love it, Kay!! You asked me about Lisa Ricard Claro - I've been wondering about her, too. I get the impression it's more a matter of being busy than being unwell or anything. At least I hope so! Great microfiction!

kaykuala said...

Nicely done, Kay! 'foliate' is optional anyway.

Hank

Jim said...

Hi Kay, good story!
language that foreman knew ~~ reminds me of Janis Joplin and Bobby McGee:
We sang every song that driver knew.
Freedom's just another word for nothing left to lose,
Nothing don't mean nothing honey if it ain't free, now now. ...

..

anthonynorth said...

Enjoyed that. Could it have been the stairway to the Tower of Babel, I wonder? :-)

Rinkly Rimes said...

I'm afraid I don't try to incorporate 'the word'. Maybe I should try next time. Somehow I got the idea that it was voluntary but maybe it isn't!

Jo said...

Mmm, Kay, you managed to show the "undergo this process" within the story so "foliate" was not necessary! Methinks anyway! Have a great week. (((hugs))) Jo

Jinksy said...

Hehehe! Right out of the ark...

Daryl Edelstein said...

I had to look up foliate .. not an easy word to use, Noah being distracting or not .. ;)

Grandma's Goulash said...

And heaven help those who don't know any of those languages?? :D Not to worry about the word of the week, I only got it in with a cheat.

I have also been wondering about Lisa. Have missed her and her book blurbs as well.

Susan said...

40 cubits! I think I remember Bill Cosby and Noah. Anyway, this is pretty cool.

Pat said...

I was stumped by "foliate" too, at first. I had to look it up in my dictionary in order to be inspired by it. That was a clever foreman of the stair project. Cal OSHA would be proud of him.