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Microfiction, Awards and Wins!

Posted on May 2, 2011 by Lisa Ricard Claro   25 Comments | Posted in A-Z Challenge · Elizabeth Mueller · Grandma's Goulash · microfiction · Miss Ali · Succinctly Yours

The A to Z Challenge, which was ooh-gobs of fun, is officially over. Saturday ended it with the letter Z. I’m ready for a nap! First, however, I’d like to accept this way cool award sent forth from Elizabeth Mueller, fellow writer and A to Zer.  Thanks Elizabeth! I’m in great company with over 1200 A to Z participants, and I’ll display this award with pride:

While I’m on the subject of awards, I’d like to thank Alison (aka Miss Ali) at Just Me and My Words. She recently held a blog contest and I won first prize! A $50.00 Amazon gift certificate is coming my way and I see some Kindle downloads in my future. Thanks, Alison!

Now on to Succinctly Yours hosted by Grandma’s Goulash. Below are my two stories, each 140 characters or less, to match this week’s photo. This word of the week is “invade.” Visit Succinctly Yours to link to other microfiction writers so you can enjoy their stories as well.

“This is brilliant!” Declared Olivia. “Just brilliant!” 
“More like proof,” Jon scoffed, “that two heads aren’t always better than one.”
(135 char)
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“Beauty,” she declared, “is in the beholder’s eye!” 
“As is your thumb, madam.” He growled. 
“Kindly invade another man’s space. . .er, face.”  
(140 char)

Thanks for visiting. Enjoy your Monday, and I’ll see you later in the week for more Writing in the Buff!

Til next time –

25 Responses to "Microfiction, Awards and Wins!"

  1. Comment by Linda O'Connell
    May 2, 2011 at 5:58 am  

    Congratulations on your win! Ha-ha, "Two head aren't always better than one." I don't know how you sleep; your mind must be always filled with Lisaisms.

  2. Comment by Akelamalu
    May 2, 2011 at 6:00 am  

    I loved your second attempt – brilliant!

  3. Comment by Arkansas Patti
    May 2, 2011 at 7:09 am  

    Congrats on your Amazon win. Load that Kindle. Both were great but I really loved the second one.

  4. Comment by Porky
    May 2, 2011 at 8:12 am  

    What a prompt today's was. So many good responses, and this is one of them. Clever, very good for a smile or laugh.

  5. Comment by Karen Lange
    May 2, 2011 at 8:35 am  

    Congrats on finishing the challenge! Love your stories! 🙂

  6. Comment by jabblog
    May 2, 2011 at 8:37 am  

    No wonder his glasses fell awry!

  7. Comment by Pat
    May 2, 2011 at 9:49 am  

    There are so many things to notice in this pic, and you caught them succinctly! Your second one is my favorite!

  8. Comment by Jules
    May 2, 2011 at 9:58 am  

    Congrats on the award. LOL, to both your stories! 🙂Jules @ Trying To Get Over The Rainbow

  9. Comment by anthonynorth
    May 2, 2011 at 10:37 am  

    Loved both of them. Great fun.

  10. Comment by Oregon Gifts of Comfort and Joy
    May 2, 2011 at 10:51 am  

    Hi Lisa, WOW! Congratulations on your award and on winning the prize. I enjoyed both of your microfictions … especially #2. Have a great week!Kathy

  11. Comment by Pooch
    May 2, 2011 at 1:21 pm  

    Two very different, but equally clever ideas!:)

  12. Comment by Anyes
    May 2, 2011 at 1:58 pm  

    Both micro-fictions are brilliant :-)Congratulations on your Award

  13. Comment by SJerZGirl
    May 2, 2011 at 2:39 pm  

    Love this. You saw the story surrounding the mural. Others saw the story within the mural.

  14. Comment by Katie Gates
    May 2, 2011 at 4:28 pm  

    Great microfiction. I especially like the second one.

  15. Comment by Mama Zen
    May 2, 2011 at 5:13 pm  

    That second one cracked me up!

  16. Comment by K9friend
    May 2, 2011 at 6:36 pm  

    Too funny! Love your micro stories!

  17. Comment by Tiger85
    May 2, 2011 at 6:39 pm  

    Congrats on the award and finishing the challenge. =)Poetry, Quotes and Book Reviews.

  18. Comment by Susan Fobes
    May 2, 2011 at 7:38 pm  

    These are good Lisa, but the first had me rolling!

  19. Comment by Joanne
    May 2, 2011 at 8:04 pm  

    I liked the second one better! congrats on the win! Blessings, Joanne

  20. Comment by Kay L. Davies
    May 2, 2011 at 9:13 pm  

    Lisa — I can't even bear to look at that picture, never mind write about it.— KKay, Alberta, CanadaAn Unfittie's Guide to Adventurous Travel

  21. Comment by Lisa
    May 3, 2011 at 9:08 am  

    Love them Lisa. Glad to be in the same challenge with you again. We must be crazy after A-Z to take on another monthly challenge. LOL Love your writing.LisaInspiredbyLisa

  22. Comment by Bob Sanchez
    May 3, 2011 at 10:25 pm  

    Just stopping by to visit folks on my lo-o-o-ng A-Z list!

  23. Comment by Michael G-G
    May 4, 2011 at 10:43 am  

    Wonderful Microfictions, Lisa. And congrats on your gift card win!

  24. Comment by liberal sprinkles
    May 5, 2011 at 4:20 pm  

    haha I love them, had a good laugh at both. Very clever!Grace

  25. Comment by Grandma's Goulash
    May 9, 2011 at 1:14 pm  

    I was not feeling well last week, so am just catching up. I'm so glad I did. Your first micro was my favorite, until I read the second. 😀 I'll never think of "the eye of the beholder" in the same way.

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