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Microfiction: Flummoxed by Film at Eleven

Posted on Sep 5, 2011 by Lisa Ricard Claro   25 Comments | Posted in Grandma's Goulash · microfiction · Succinctly Yours

Happy Labor Day weekend! In spite of today’s holiday status, this is still a Monday and that means 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, “practice.”  My stories are below.


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Flummoxed by Film
(140 characters)
The young photography student, happy to practice on the old church, was flummoxed when told to use a film camera only; no digital allowed.  

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Octogenarian Arrested: Film at Eleven
(139 characters)
Bad Bart schemed to recover his hidden cache of gold before that Historical Guild busybody, Mae B. Nosy, pushed to renovate the old church.

I couldn’t determine if this is a little church or a schoolhouse; the possibility also exists that it is neither. I opted for church in order to take advantage of fewer characters.  “Funny” escaped me this week, so I shot for “mildly amusing” and hope I landed there. I know my fellow microfictioners will see things I didn’t and will have created some chuckles.  As always, I’m looking forward to reading the other microfiction stories. Check them out with me by clicking HERE.

Enjoy your day — see you Wednesday!
Lisa 

25 Responses to "Microfiction: Flummoxed by Film at Eleven"

  1. Comment by Bish Denham
    September 5, 2011 at 9:54 am  

    Your first one is priceless! Film? What's film?

  2. Comment by Susan Fobes
    September 5, 2011 at 10:23 am  

    I liked both Lisa, and I did chuckle at #2-your character names always get me!

  3. Comment by Michael G-G
    September 5, 2011 at 11:04 am  

    Anyone who can wrangle flummoxed into a microfiction is a genius, in my book.

  4. Comment by Akelamalu
    September 5, 2011 at 11:42 am  

    Not many people know how to use a film camera these days. LOL

  5. Comment by Steve E
    September 5, 2011 at 12:08 pm  

    Digital? Isn't that what some doctors use to examine us for polyps? Also, what are polyps?This was fun!PEACE!

  6. Comment by jabblog
    September 5, 2011 at 12:18 pm  

    Neat takes on the prompt, Lisa. I had nothing . . .

  7. Comment by Dorian Susan
    September 5, 2011 at 12:31 pm  

    I like that first one, but both resonate. Fun.

  8. Comment by Sonia Lal
    September 5, 2011 at 12:37 pm  

    Good take on the photo! Poor guy. My photography teacher didn't like digital cameras, either.

  9. Comment by Pat
    September 5, 2011 at 12:39 pm  

    I always look forward to reading your stories, Lisa! Great takes, both of them. Film cameras are going the way of mimeograph machines.I love the Historical Guild lady's name, Mae B. Nosy. Thanks for the laugh.

  10. Comment by Kay L. Davies
    September 5, 2011 at 12:52 pm  

    Like Pat, I always look forward to your microfiction, Lisa. Love your titles.— KKay, Alberta, CanadaAn Unfittie's Guide to Adventurous Travel

  11. Comment by Jim
    September 5, 2011 at 1:54 pm  

    Hi Lisa ~~ Got to watch that Historical Society bunch. They get to thinking that they are a real 'society.'I'd be more perturbed than flummoxed if they wanted to keep me away from digitals…

  12. Comment by Anonymous
    September 5, 2011 at 3:27 pm  

    "A flummoxed, young camera student", "Bad Bart, the octogenarian", and "Mae B. Nosy"…wow, that is some vivid characterization! And certainly funny.- Seasons (http://discovering-seasons.blogspot.com)

  13. Comment by Rek
    September 5, 2011 at 4:00 pm  

    Both are good in their own way…and digital is the way forward some one aught to tell those church caretakers.

  14. Comment by Sioux
    September 5, 2011 at 6:38 pm  

    Mae B. Nosy is one of your best names.

  15. Comment by Helen
    September 5, 2011 at 7:58 pm  

    I think the second was the best and made me laugh! I hope it gets it out before renovations start!

  16. Comment by Tammy
    September 5, 2011 at 9:25 pm  

    I had forgotten it was Monday, so what a pleasant surprise! And yes, I did chuckle. Tough picture, but those are awesome.

  17. Comment by Grandma's Goulash
    September 5, 2011 at 9:39 pm  

    You are too modest, Lisa, there is plenty of humor in both of your microfictions. This photo did evoke a fair share of somber and spooky stories though. I like the way you got youth into this old photo.

  18. Comment by Calico Crazy
    September 5, 2011 at 10:31 pm  

    I love both of your unique takes on this photo, I can just see a modern kid faced with a film camera.

  19. Comment by BECKY
    September 6, 2011 at 12:01 am  

    Hey, I more than chuckled…I laughed! I thought the second one was particularly funny!

  20. Comment by irishoma
    September 6, 2011 at 8:46 am  

    Both are great. My favorite is the first.donna v.

  21. Comment by Lisa Ricard Claro
    September 6, 2011 at 11:51 am  

    Thanks, everyone, for your comments. I appreciate you visiting, and hope you had a good time while you were here. 🙂

  22. Comment by K9friend
    September 6, 2011 at 5:56 pm  

    As always, your microfiction masterpieces make me smile!Patwww.critteralley.blogspot.com

  23. Comment by Oregon Gifts of Comfort and Joy
    September 6, 2011 at 6:47 pm  

    May B. Nosy? Lol! I loved them both and can relate easily to both of them. I see a big face as plain as day on that old church/school.Hope you had a great weekend, Lisa!Kathy M.

  24. Comment by Ellie Garratt
    September 7, 2011 at 9:30 am  

    Hehe. I loved the middle one!

  25. Comment by Pooch
    September 7, 2011 at 3:09 pm  

    Two completely different and interesting interpretations!:)


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