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Microfiction: Patience — Too Much and Too Little

Posted on Aug 15, 2011 by Lisa Ricard Claro   20 Comments | Posted in Grandma's Goulash · microfiction

Good Monday morning! Hope y’all 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, “frantic.”  My stories are below.

Ed’s frantic help call to the IT department went in a queue. By the time the computer tech arrived it was too late for Ed and his Apple IIC.
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Bratty Eva pitched a fit when her tea party guest refused to sit at the table. She punished him with a toilet flush and used Teddy instead.   
(139 char)
Enjoy the rest of your Monday! See you later in the week.


20 Responses to "Microfiction: Patience — Too Much and Too Little"

  1. Comment by Linda O'Connell
    August 15, 2011 at 7:18 am  

    ha-ha-ha…a toilet flush. you are superb.

  2. Comment by Sarah
    August 15, 2011 at 8:34 am  

    Poor Ed. And … poor inanimate tea party guest. I love these 🙂

  3. Comment by Jules
    August 15, 2011 at 9:37 am  

    LOL, I love the toilet flush. Had a few quests myself, I wish I could have flushed. 🙂Jules @ Trying To Get Over The Rainbow

  4. Comment by anthonynorth
    August 15, 2011 at 10:10 am  

    Loved both of them. Great fun.

  5. Comment by Debra Mayhew
    August 15, 2011 at 10:33 am  

    Great job, Lisa! I don't know if I could've done anything with this week's picture. You didn't disappoint!

  6. Comment by Akelamalu
    August 15, 2011 at 11:04 am  

    Help often doesn't arrive in time – poor Ed!

  7. Comment by Katie Gates
    August 15, 2011 at 11:17 am  

    Ed might have fared better with an ergonomically correct chair!

  8. Comment by SparkleFarkle
    August 15, 2011 at 12:06 pm  

    "Bratty Eva…punished him with a toilet flush and used Teddy instead."YIKES! Landing Teddy in the pond = driftwood!!!Lol! Great take!

  9. Comment by Grandma's Goulash
    August 15, 2011 at 1:58 pm  

    As a retired IT Engineer, I particularly enjoyed the first one. "Tell them it's an enhancement" was our jocular solution to user complaints.Thanks for another fun duo.

  10. Comment by Pooch
    August 15, 2011 at 2:24 pm  

    Better to try alternate sources than to wait on IT!!!:)

  11. Comment by Tammy
    August 15, 2011 at 5:15 pm  

    I don't know how you do it. I've tried writing ONE and can't do it. Those are superb again!

  12. Comment by Karen Lange
    August 15, 2011 at 9:04 pm  

    Nicely done! These are great writing exercises. 🙂

  13. Comment by Helen
    August 16, 2011 at 1:10 am  

    Very good! 🙂 I particularly liked the first one.

  14. Comment by Oregon Gifts of Comfort and Joy
    August 16, 2011 at 10:07 am  

    Hi Lisa, they both rock and yet are so different. I can just see the one with Bratty Eva going down, lol!Have a wonderful week … though I'm sure I'll see you before it ends.Kathy M.

  15. Comment by Carmen @LifeLines
    August 16, 2011 at 3:48 pm  

    Especially love the first one! Have a great week.

  16. Comment by Pat
    August 16, 2011 at 4:18 pm  

    I laughed a whole lot at that first one, because Jerry and I had an Apple IIe for 11 years before we got a new pc in 1996. My sons had to show me how to use a mouse, how to copy stuff, save stuff, etc. Jerry is renowned in these parts for being extremely frugal so we're always the last ones to get any new technology—just got our first cell phone 19 mos. ago–our son gave us his old one and put us on his plan!

  17. Comment by K9friend
    August 16, 2011 at 6:56 pm  

    Great job as always, Lisa. I especially loved the first one. Being without our computers is definitely enough to do a person in!

  18. Comment by SJerZGirl
    August 17, 2011 at 2:45 am  

    Kids!! What can you do? They flush just about anything – including Vanilla Ice's "Ice Ice Baby" cassette. LOL

  19. Comment by Susan
    August 18, 2011 at 12:31 am  

    Am I the only one who feels sorry for our poor little wooden guy? LOL! You always get me with these 🙂

  20. Comment by Jannie Funster
    August 18, 2011 at 5:26 pm  

    I've had that happen with human tea part guests, regrettably most are too big to be flushed.Saw you over at Fireblossom's and liked your comment there.Nice site you have!

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