Lisa Ricard Claro – Author

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Microfiction: Choose How You Cruise

Posted on Jan 30, 2012 by Lisa Ricard Claro   No Comments Yet | Posted in Grandma's Goulash · microsoft · Succinctly Yours

What’s up with Google? First the commenting on my blog was hinky, and now my email is being inundated with comment notifications from “anonymous.” Yes, Blogger is catching the kooky comments and sending them to the spam file, for which I am grateful, but I’m collecting them by the dozens. Until about two weeks ago, my spam file remained blissfully empty most of the time. Now I’m forced to purge it daily.  At first glance, the comments appear to be valid, but they end up hawking Cialis or Viagra which—unless that stuff will beef up my submission rate—is of no interest to me. Has anyone else seen an upswing in Blogger spam?

Welcome to today’s microfiction!  

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, “hibernate.”  My stories are below.

Cruise Control
(135 characters)

Unlike his cousin, Capt. Schettino, Luigi refused to abandon his vessel. Sinking in quicksand, he prepared to go down with his Schwinn.

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Choose Control
(134 characters)

Hibe R. Nate, the famous Zen master regaled as the Guru of Calm, instructed his students in the divine art of Transcenpedal Meditation.

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 . . . Submitting.

Have a great week!

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