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Microfiction: Old Friends

Posted on Mar 5, 2012 by Lisa Ricard Claro   No Comments Yet | Posted in Bookends · friends · Grandma's Goulash · microfiction · Simon and Garfunkel · Succinctly Yours

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, “saturate.” 

I know many of you look forward to visiting Writing in the Buff on Mondays for a morning chuckle. This week’s photo struck a different chord in me. I hope you won’t be disappointed with the serious tone of today’s offering. My stories are below.

Old Friends: Melodious Memories
(105 characters)
The city’s clamor saturated the air, but the old friends heard only the sweet melody of distant memories.
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Old Friends: Colorful Memories
(134 characters)
Winter’s sky, saturated with sunset, reminded the old friends of their colorful past. “How terribly strange,” they agreed, “to be 70.”

You may recognize the above quote from the lyrics of “Old Friends,” recorded by Simon and Garfunkel in 1968 for their album “Bookends.” I was a child when I first heard the song, but even then the poignancy of the melody and lyrics touched me.

For your enjoyment, click below for a live version of Simon and Garfunkel performing “Old Friends.” The album, “Bookends,” was released in 1968 when both men were 27-years-old.  It is noteworthy that both Simon and Garfunkel will turn 71 this year, in October and November, respectively. 

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 . . . Memory Madness.

Have a great week–

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