Microfiction: A Sprinkle A Day
Good Monday morning!
Hope y’all had a great Halloween last week. I had something funny happen Halloween night. A large group of trick-or-treaters came to my door, all decked out in scary/funny/silly costumes. They collected their loot from me and headed down my porch stairs as a bigger kid came trotting up. He was dressed completely in brown, right down to the **UPS (United Parcel Service) cap, and carried a small box. I thought it was a clever costume.
“Trick or treat!” He said. I smiled and held out the bowl of candy. He stared at the candy, then looked up at me.
I blinked at him. He blinked back. And then I blushed when the realization struck.
“Uh . . . that’s not a costume. You’re a real UPS guy, aren’t you.”
“Yes m’am,” he chuckled. “And this is a real package.”
I took the box and offered him candy which he accepted with a smile. I bet he has a enough Halloween goodies in his UPS truck to last through Easter.
**UPS (United Parcel Service). One of my blog visitors from the UK wondered what UPS is (in my original post I didn’t spell it out) so I’ve added this for clarification. The UPS all-brown uniform is immediately recognized here in the US (their slogan is “What Can Brown Do For You?”). They are a package delivery service, on par with Federal Express.
Grandma’s Goulash graciously hosts Succinctly Yours, the wonderful meme for those of us addicted to microfiction. The trick is to write a story in 140 characters or less using the photo below as inspiration. To add to the challenge is the word of the week, “repugnant.” My stories are below.
Nina aimed to win the beauty pageant and excelled at the traditional wine-on-head dance, but the nude mud wrestling? Not so much.
“What is that repugnant stench?” Lil asked her dance partner, Jan. When Jan blushed, Lil scolded, “You forgot underarm deodorant? Again?”
To read the microfiction stories of others participating in this meme, please click HERE.
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Have a great week!