Microfiction: Joyful Noise, Jealous Noise
Good Monday Morning!
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, “renegade.” My stories are below.
Joyful Noise — I agree with the child in my microfiction story. The ocean rocks. Not everyone likes the beach; the sun, salt and sticky sand does not appeal to all. But for me it’s like coming home. The ocean with all its scents, sounds and miraculous creatures will always fascinate and fuel my muse.
Jealous Noise — Although Barbie “talked” with a pull-string, Chatty Cathy is the one who pioneered that particular technology. (There were other dolls, as early as the 1893, who played recorded messages, but they were expensive to produce and didn’t last.) Barbie enjoyed the last laugh, though. Chatty Cathy was only produced from 1959-1964; re-issued in 1969 (and voiced by Maureen McCormick of The Brady Bunch fame), and then again in 1998 and 1999 for collectors. Barbie, of course, never stopped haunting the shelves. Introduced in 1959, the same year as Chatty Cathy, Barbie continues to be a big seller.
Now you’ve got the dirt on that blabby little pull-string renegade, and your Monday is complete. Enjoy the day! See you Wednesday for the naked truth about. . .something!