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Monday, December 31, 2012

Succinctly yours: offend

At Grandma's Goulash, a group of microfiction fans participate weekly in Succinctly Yours, microfiction with a maximum. The rules are: use Grandma's posted photo as a prompt for a short story of 140 words, or a short-short story of 140 characters including spaces and punctuation.
 
Many of us like to include the word of the week, chosen by Grandma's daughter Calico before she sees the photo. This week's word is offend. I have used it despite the never-changing fact that its use wins me no prizes except my own satisfaction.

Photo provided as prompt


She wondered if he'd worn his awful false nose in order to offend her. She tried to smile as he toasted the new year, but smirked instead.
(139 characters including punctuation and spaces)

10 comments:

Powell River Books said...

Having a quiet New Years at home. Hope you, Dick and Lindy have a great evening. - Margy

Pat said...

Oh, she just needs to chill. Cute and clever, Kay. Actually, I think that I would smirk, too. Happy New Year and may 2013 be better than we all expect!

Jo said...

Always a clever interpretation yours, Kay. Happy New Year to you all! Hugs Jo xxx

Kay said...

Happy New Year, Kay and Dick! We didn't quite finish EVERYTHING we set out to do before 2013, but we came close. :-) We would like to wish you both a happy and especially healthy new year!

Cezar and Léia said...

It's a cheerful image to start up the year!
God bless you!
Cezar

Daryl E said...

a good giggle ... and a happy new year

Sherry Blue Sky said...

Hee hee. I remember teen years in Kelowna, when we'd all drive up one side of Bernard Street, through City Park, then back down the other, a la American Graffitti. Sometimes I'd put on a false nose and play coquette, to embarrass my date and amuse the other drivers.

Jennifer A. Jilks said...

Well done! Makes me think of my son who did a play with such a nose!
Sent the kids home today after a sleepover. I am so tired!!!
Cheers from Cottage Country!

Fireblossom said...

Perhaps he told a lie, and it grew?

Lady In Read said...

:) i agree that nose is definitely the central theme of this photo.