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Microfiction: Kids in Charge

Posted on Sep 19, 2011 by Lisa Ricard Claro   16 Comments | Posted in Grandma's Goulash · microfiction · Succinctly Yours

My internet is back! Yay! I’ll be catching up on last Friday’s book blurbs and reading today’s microfiction. Looks like another busy day. 

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, “beneficial.”  My stories are below.


“Stand back,” Mia told Billy. “I’ll stomp that bug flat!” “Wait, that’s no spider,” said Billy. “It’s an M&M. I call three second rule!”  (137 characters)
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The duck looked like a stuffed toy. How beneficial that it was really a recorder that captured Ed and Em’s plot to take over the universe.  (140 characters)

Fitting in the word of the week was a real challenge this time around. I’m looking forward to seeing how the other microfiction participants handled it. 

See you Wednesday!

16 Responses to "Microfiction: Kids in Charge"

  1. Comment by jabblog
    September 19, 2011 at 6:44 am  

    Both excellent but I really liked the idea of the duck recorder!!

  2. Comment by Mama Zen
    September 19, 2011 at 9:01 am  

    These are so cute!

  3. Comment by 5thsister
    September 19, 2011 at 9:29 am  

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  4. Comment by 5thsister
    September 19, 2011 at 9:30 am  

    Don't you be stomping on my M&M! I call dibs! Very clever, Lisa! (I removed my prior post because I called you Diane. I've been calling everybody by different names lately…hope it's not the early stages of senility!)

  5. Comment by Seasons
    September 19, 2011 at 9:48 am  

    Hi Lisa, good to have you back. I hope, your dad is feeling better.Both your ideas are lively, imaginative, and would directly appeal to kids. Fun to read. Thanks!

  6. Comment by Grandma's Goulash
    September 19, 2011 at 9:49 am  

    I'm impressed that you slipped the word of the week in so smoothly. I cheated and put it in the title. Masters of the universe foiled by a ducky recorder. Love it!

  7. Comment by Carmen @LifeLines
    September 19, 2011 at 11:30 am  

    Imaginative and fun second one.

  8. Comment by Karen Lange
    September 19, 2011 at 1:45 pm  

    Liked them both, particularly the one with the M&M…:)

  9. Comment by Kay L. Davies
    September 19, 2011 at 3:07 pm  

    "Take over the universe" — wow! They're even more ambitious than Pinky and The Brain were in the 90s.Good one with the use of the word of the week!— KKay, Alberta, CanadaAn Unfittie's Guide to Adventurous Travel

  10. Comment by SparkleFarkle
    September 19, 2011 at 3:09 pm  

    Hurry, Billy. When it comes to M&Ms, I AM A POWER VAC.

  11. Comment by Jim
    September 19, 2011 at 6:27 pm  

    Hi Lisa ~~ These are great! My vote goes for the M&Ms because I am not sure the duck really is a tape recorder. :)..

  12. Comment by Debra Mayhew
    September 19, 2011 at 10:25 pm  

    Adorable, Lisa! I like the first one. It's such a cute picture this week, too. Glad your internet is back up. It's so disorienting to have it down when you depend on it for so much. Have a wonderful week!

  13. Comment by Oregon Gifts of Comfort and Joy
    September 20, 2011 at 10:17 am  

    Hi Lisa, welcome back! That must have been a long week without being able to be online at home.I really like the 2nd one; you did great fitting in the word of the day.I'll try to do last week and this week's book blurbs on Friday and play catch up.Hope you have a great week,Kathy M.

  14. Comment by Akelamalu
    September 20, 2011 at 10:50 am  

    Sneaky duck! Loved them both Lisa. 🙂

  15. Comment by Sonia Lal
    September 20, 2011 at 10:18 pm  

    I like the idea of the duck recorder! LOL

  16. Comment by Susan
    September 21, 2011 at 10:49 pm  

    Okay, if he touches that m&m I'm going to be sick, and a plot? Yes, I see it…the two pretending to be doing something at the board-LOL, great this week Lisa!

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