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Sunday, November 11, 2012

Succinctly yours: perambulating amphibian

Each week, Grandma, of the Grandma's Goulash blog, hosts a microfiction competition called Succinctly Yours.

Prompt photo provided
Grandma provides a photo as inspiration, and her daughter Calico, who hasn't yet seen the photo, suggests the Word of the Week.
This week's word is amphibian.
Entrants are to write a short story of 140 words, or a short-short story of 140 characters including punctuation and spaces.
When I am able to participate, I enjoy challenging myself to the use of 140 characters or less.
There is no prize but one's pride in one's own skill and ingenuity.


© Richard Schear photos


Joe had to crawl under his car to retrieve his pet Galapagos Marine Iguana. Who knew one unprepossessing amphibian could cause such trouble?




140 characters including spaces and punctuation, as well as the word of the week.

13 comments:

anthonynorth said...

Who indeed. Enjoyed the micro, and great pics.

Mama Zen said...

How funny! I love the pictures.

Jim said...

Nice one, Kay. I guess that Galapagos Marine Iguanas are like free dogs, they don't stay free for very long.
For sure not care free.
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Sherry Blue Sky said...

WOW! Such imagination! My hat is off to you! It takes me 140 words to sneeze!

Pat said...

Iggy needs a leash! Or obedience school.

Those are great iguana photos. Were they taken on the Galapagos island(s)? I enjoyed your SY and your photos.

Lady In Read said...

loved the pictures and of course, Joe's predicament..

Daryl said...

Excellent ...

Dianne said...

well done!
love the iguana

Chris said...

Hi Kay, greetings from Northern Ontario. I'm just stopping by to say how delightful your blog is. Thanks so much for sharing. I have recently found your blog and am now following you, and will visit often. Please stop by my blog and perhaps you would like to follow me also. Have a wonderful day. Hugs, Chris
http://chelencarter-retiredandlovingit.blogspot.ca/

Kay said...

Everytime I see these photos, I keep thinking we need to get ourselves to the Galapagos someday.

Jenn Jilks said...

That is wonderful. Makes me think of the iguana we had. sigh. Love the photos!
Meantime, our reptiles sleep!
Cheers from Cottage Country!

Inger-M said...

LOL, great write for this prompt!

Grandma's Goulash said...

I never wanna own an iguana! But I do like your story. Wonderful pics too.