Sunday, October 7, 2012

Succinctly yours: greedy

Photo courtesy of Pat and Jerry for Succinctly Yours participants.

It looked so innocent, a face made of shells, rocks, and sea glass, but it was a greedy thing, luring tide-walkers to add their finds to it.

When a new photo appears each week on the blog Grandma's Goulash, microfiction fans are invited to write a short story about it: either 140 words, or 140 characters including spaces and punctuation. My submission, above, is 140 characters, and includes the optional word of the week, which Grandma's daughter Calico supplies before seeing the photo. There are no extra points for using the word. In fact, there are no points at all, but it is great fun.

Succinctly Yours
hosted by Grandma's Goulash
Thanks, Grandma, and thanks, Calico!


anthonynorth said...

Ah, a communal act. Nice one.

Jim said...

A delicious little story, Kay. You used both prompts very nicely.
I could never have foreseen greed in this pretty face. Mostly I suppose, is that I like rocks.

Pat said...

I like your idea of this mix of stones, glass and shells being a greedy thing luring beachwalkers to add things to it. I found these items on the beach at Laguna Beach, CA, one December when we were staying there for a week. I brought them back to the condo and made this "face" out of them just for fun.

Sherry Blue Sky said...

Oh how I covet that green beach glass. Way cool photo.

Kay said...

This is a great take on this photo, Kay. Creative and maybe a teeny, tiny bit sinister in a funny way. :-)

Other Mary said...

Oh how ominous!

Grandma's Goulash said...

This is a seductive little tale and even a bit chilling. I pictured a rock monster growing exponentially as it lured unsuspecting folks to feed it!

kaykuala said...

It's fun to add on. One becomes a kid again running around looking for more shells. Nicely!