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Microfiction: Big Brother Trouble

Posted on Oct 3, 2011 by Lisa Ricard Claro   16 Comments | Posted in Grandma's Goulash · microfiction · Succinctly Yours · Word Hippo

Good morning! I hope you had a great weekend.

For my writer pals, I have a link that will interest you. It is an awesome website called Word Hippo.   I LOVE this site. It is easy to use and offers synonyms, antonyms, language translations, rhyming words, and examples of sentences with your word of choice. It is the best thesaurus site I’ve found. Check it out! I know you’ll be glad you did.
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, “pugnacious.”  My stories are below.

Fireman Jim knew he’d be suspended for this infraction, but it was worth it. His pugnacious little brother deserved a good soaking.  (132 characters)
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Ty argued against having the County cookout next to the firecracker factory, but those government officials thought they knew everything.  (138 characters)

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

Have a great week!

16 Responses to "Microfiction: Big Brother Trouble"

  1. Comment by Sioux
    October 3, 2011 at 6:08 am  

    Lisa (I hope I can leave a comment; I've been having trouble lately)–As usual, two great little gems. And you have me intrigued about Wednesday. "Wieners" of contests? Wiener dogs? Or those edible delicacies that contain not one scrap of meat but instead—lots of "extra" ingredients? (Or perhaps none of the above?)As "The Arnold" said, "I'll be bawwwk!"

  2. Comment by Sarah
    October 3, 2011 at 6:51 am  

    Wonderful as usual, Lisa. These are always a nice way to start off the week!

  3. Comment by Seasons
    October 3, 2011 at 6:55 am  

    Hi Lisa, your intelligent use of words and good sense of humor (once again) come through naturally.Thanks for the link to Word Hippo. I like it, and will add it to my favorites.

  4. Comment by Bish Denham
    October 3, 2011 at 8:02 am  

    Thanks for sharing the link to Word Hippo! And, as always, your stories are great.

  5. Comment by anthonynorth
    October 3, 2011 at 9:42 am  

    These were both great fun. Enjoyed them.

  6. Comment by Laraine Eddington
    October 3, 2011 at 9:53 am  

    Thanks for the tip on word Hippo. Love it!

  7. Comment by Oregon Gifts of Comfort and Joy
    October 3, 2011 at 10:40 am  

    Hi Lisa! A good soaking? I bet that little brother is on his way out to the ocean by now. And, of course the government officials rarely do listen, dang it. I'll check out Word Hippo as soon as I am done here. Hope you have a wonderful week!Kathy M.

  8. Comment by Pat
    October 3, 2011 at 11:41 am  

    "…the County cookout next to the firecracker factory" had me laughing a lot. It reminded me of my hub's story of his typing teacher having his class line up at the big gas tank outside during a fire drill. He was 15 and he commented to her that it didn't seem like a good place to stand during a fire drill.

  9. Comment by Grandma's Goulash
    October 3, 2011 at 12:10 pm  

    Fireman Jim shouldn't be suspended. He was just cooling things down. Isn't that what firemen are supposed to do? :DYour second produces a wonderful mental image. Nothing like some fireworks with your barbeque.

  10. Comment by Sonia Lal
    October 3, 2011 at 2:58 pm  

    LOL I am with grandma – the fireman shouldn't be suspended! Oh and hey, fireworks at a barbecue is a good idea. LOL Especially with firemen right there.

  11. Comment by Kay L. Davies
    October 3, 2011 at 3:08 pm  

    Good ones, Lisa. Government officials always think they know everything. LOLAnd I just know I'm going to love Word Hippo. I've bookmarked it for fast future reference. Thanks!Kay, Alberta, CanadaAn Unfittie’s Guide to Adventurous Travel

  12. Comment by ♥~Judy~♥
    October 3, 2011 at 6:36 pm  

    I love your post, your blog and the kitty widget. She caught my eye when she blinked and twitched her tail. Good thing my cat didn't see that or he would have made a leap at my lap top (again)!!

  13. Comment by Helen
    October 3, 2011 at 7:07 pm  

    Tee-hee they were fun!

  14. Comment by Tammy
    October 3, 2011 at 7:30 pm  

    Once again I am awed by your cleverness–and that was even before you used "pugnacious" so well! (I'm embarrassed to admit I had to look that one up on Word Hippo)!!

  15. Comment by Karen Lange
    October 3, 2011 at 8:39 pm  

    Nicely done! 🙂 Thanks for the link to Word Hippo. Will check it out!

  16. Comment by Pooch
    October 4, 2011 at 1:43 pm  

    Very clever stories! Gotta watch out around those fire cracker factories!:)

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