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Microfiction: All About Oz

Posted on Dec 26, 2011 by Lisa Ricard Claro   11 Comments | Posted in Grandma's Goulash · microfiction · Succinctly Yours

Welcome to today’s microfiction! Hope you had a wonderful Christmas.


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, “bouyant.”  My stories are below.

Trauma in Oz
(128 characters)
The Munchkins rued their practical joke when Glinda fainted. Poor girl just wasn’t the same since that house fell on her sister.

Drama Because of Oz
(140 characters)

After Dr. Oz espoused the benefits of red wine, Mrs. Claus knew there’d be big trouble with Santa. He could never do anything in moderation.

Oz is the Cause
(127 characters)

The elves were buoyant when Santa threw them a holiday party. It was great fun until Elf Ozzie, the old sot, spiked the eggnog.

To read the microfiction stories of others participating in this meme, please click HERE.

Thanks for visiting! See you on Wednesday for the naked truth about . . . Willpower.

Have a great week!
Lisa

11 Responses to "Microfiction: All About Oz"

  1. Comment by SparkleFarkle
    December 26, 2011 at 9:30 am  

    "There's no place like Lisa's Succinctly Yours blog!" exclaimed DorthyFarkle.. . . . . Nobody''s creative juices flow quite as lively as yours! LOL! These SY tales are great!Only Happiness in 2012,SparkleFarkle~~~~~*

  2. Comment by anthonynorth
    December 26, 2011 at 9:58 am  

    Fun Christmas tales, not just micros but populated by them, too 🙂

  3. Comment by Sioux
    December 26, 2011 at 10:44 am  

    Three instead of the usual two? Perhaps Lisa had a bit of wine and chocolate last night?I love the play on words in the titles, and as expected, they bring a chuckle.I hope your holiday was a great one, Lisa.

  4. Comment by Lynn
    December 26, 2011 at 11:21 am  

    Funny as always! Nice job.

  5. Comment by Sonia Lal
    December 26, 2011 at 1:16 pm  

    Heheh they are all funny.

  6. Comment by Jim
    December 26, 2011 at 1:26 pm  

    Great mix of practical jokes and drinking µ-fiction stories. :)..

  7. Comment by Grandma's Goulash
    December 26, 2011 at 3:12 pm  

    Number one really tickled my funny bone. As for number three, I'm betting the party didn't get started until Ozzie doctored the eggnog.lolAs usual, its a delight to see what you have come up with.

  8. Comment by Pat
    December 26, 2011 at 4:49 pm  

    Hilarious, all, Lisa. My favorites were Glinda and Elf Ozzie. But Santa and the red wine is right up there with them. That photo is funny even all by itself! So many takes one can go with.

  9. Comment by Susan Fobes
    December 26, 2011 at 10:03 pm  

    Lisa, you outdid yourself! It must be that old Christmas spirit helping you out. Hey, I just realized that "spirit" can be taken two different ways…get it. Wink, wink… How are you. It has been a while. My project is nearing an end (chapter 15) at least of draft number one, but came to a standstill since December began. What about your 50,000? Anxious to hear. Well, just stopping by with latest tech toy as we get ready to visit family the next few days. I hope you had a nice Christmas 🙂

  10. Comment by Tammy
    December 28, 2011 at 2:04 am  

    I started giggling at the picture, and it just got better from there. By the time I reread the titles…let's just say this is clever to the third power.

  11. Comment by Oregon Gifts of Comfort and Joy
    December 28, 2011 at 1:39 pm  

    Cute feet, but that Grinch under the tree is scary! Loved your stories. There are lots of folks like Santa who use that as a good reason for drinking wine … I don't bother with the digestive excuses though, lol.


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