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Microfiction: Diligence

Posted on Dec 12, 2011 by Lisa Ricard Claro   16 Comments | Posted in Grandma's Goulash · microfiction · Succinctly Yours

Welcome to today’s microfiction! Hope you had a great weekend.

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, “diligent.”  My stories are below.

DooDoo Diligence
(122 characters)
No matter how diligent they were, Jan and her pals just couldn’t avoid all the cow pies. Bessie snickered from a distance.
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Don’t Do Diligence
(137 characters)
The Procrastinator’s Club found themselves woefully short on snow when they finally managed to arrange January’s ski trip . . . in April.

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 . . . last chances.

Have a great week!

16 Responses to "Microfiction: Diligence"

  1. Comment by Sioux
    December 12, 2011 at 7:33 am  

    As usual, your microfiction makes me chuckle. Even the playful contrasting titles were funny.

  2. Comment by Sarah
    December 12, 2011 at 8:33 am  

    Wow, from the picture, I thought these would be melancholy, but both are hilarious! Kudos!

  3. Comment by Laraine Eddington
    December 12, 2011 at 10:47 am  

    The titles alone were brilliant. Doo doo diligence…Ha!

  4. Comment by anthonynorth
    December 12, 2011 at 10:59 am  

    One too eager, the other not eager enough. enjoyed both. great fun.

  5. Comment by Pat
    December 12, 2011 at 11:16 am  

    Your titles crack me up! Bessie is quite the prankster.I know some procrastinators and they're always scrambling to meet a deadline. I'm a recovering procrastinator. But sometimes I still fall off the bandwagon, so to speak.Your stories are always unique and very creative!

  6. Comment by Lynn
    December 12, 2011 at 3:58 pm  

    Always the queen of Microfiction. Love it.

  7. Comment by Grandma's Goulash
    December 12, 2011 at 5:08 pm  

    Lucky for the DooDoo gang that it's cold. Much less odor and the pies are less apt to be squishy. Take it from a farm girl. :DI could relate to those skiers, although with the advent of snow machines, April skiing can be just fine.

  8. Comment by ♥~Judy~♥
    December 12, 2011 at 8:25 pm  

    I love your takes. You are always so clever, and you added alliteration!

  9. Comment by Sonia Lal
    December 12, 2011 at 8:28 pm  

    Cow pies. Urg. I have a hard enough time avoiding dog pies in the park.

  10. Comment by Val Thevictorian
    December 12, 2011 at 10:41 pm  

    Love the DooDoo!

  11. Comment by Lady In Read
    December 13, 2011 at 3:00 am  

    can totally understand being diligent and still unable to avoid doodoo (duck doodoo for me)..and i might belong to the diligent group in the second one there…loved them..

  12. Comment by Kim
    December 13, 2011 at 10:46 am  

    Great ones! Love the doo doo one best!

  13. Comment by Pooch
    December 13, 2011 at 3:33 pm  

    Funny-funny! Reminds me–I need to clean up after my dog!!The procrastinators are out of luck, though perhaps they think they'll come upon a nice run somewhere in all that grass?:)

  14. Comment by SparkleFarkle
    December 14, 2011 at 9:18 am  

    No matter how diligent they were, Jan and her pals just couldn’t avoid all the cow pies. Bessie snickered from a distance.Bravo! Being a resident of America's Dairyland, naturally I love it when Bessie wins!

  15. Comment by Kay L. Davies
    December 14, 2011 at 4:17 pm  

    Wonderful, Lisa."Bessie snickered" made me snicker, and I'm married to the president of the Procrastinators' Club, although I suspect I'm vice-president myself.K

  16. Comment by Tammy
    December 14, 2011 at 5:49 pm  

    I did a "Bessie" and snickered unmercifully at both of them!

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