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Sunday, September 23, 2012

Succinctly yours: deluge

Every week, a photo is posted on the Grandma's Goulash blog, for the challenge called "Succinctly Yours" wherein Grandma asks us to use the photo as inspiration for a short story of 140 words or a short-short story of 140 characters including spaces and punctuation. Without seeing the photo, Grandma's daughter chooses the optional word of the week, which we can use, or not, as we like. This week's word is deluge.
Photo by Pat and Jerry
Here is my submission of 136 characters, including spaces, punctuation, and the word of the week.

All was peaceful on the beach until, suddenly, clouds rolled in and opened up, dropping a deluge of pelicans on swimmers and sunbathers.
 
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Succinctly Yours

12 comments:

Sherry Blue Sky said...

Love it! That would be something to see!

Grandma's Goulash said...

Good one! That must be the bird version of "raining cats and dogs". :D

Pat said...

When I read your story, my mind flashed on the 1978 airing of the TV show, WKRP In Cincinnati, when the station manager, Arthur Carlson, decided to do a "turkey drop" as a Thanksgiving stunt to gain listeners. Jerry and I laughed so much at that episode. If you didn't see it, you can find it (WKRP in Cincinnati's Turkey Drop Episode) described here:

http://radio.about.com/od/thanksgivingradio/a/WKRP-In-Cincinnati-Turkey-Drop-Episode.htm

Thanks for triggering that memory with your pelican drop story--very unique!

Jim said...

I like the idea of the pelican deluge, Kay. I hope they all had a 'soft' landing.
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Jim said...

Forgot to mention, but since you knew Adi, our beagle, to some extent, I should tell you that she died Sept 17 (Monday)...

Kay said...

Oh dear! This presented a rather incredible picture in my head.

Mad Kane said...

LOL! Charming!

Madeleine Begun Kane

anthonynorth said...

That would be fun for them. Nice one.

˙·٠•●❤Sh@KiR@ ❤●•٠·˙ said...

Aha...never thought of that and the thought is so scary. Great one! Love it! Mine is here
Have you an TRULY BLESSED WEEKEND AND AWESOME WEEK,Kay!
hugs
shakira

Akelamalu said...

Raining Pelicans instead of cats and dogs - that's novel! LOL

Tammy said...

I'm with Grandma - forget raining cats and dogs! Very cute.

Leslie said...

this photo looks like my neck of the woods! (so sorry to read you've been ill, i hope you're feeling much better soon.)