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Microfiction: (Pumpkin) Seeds of Truth

Posted on Oct 24, 2011 by Lisa Ricard Claro   19 Comments | Posted in Grandma's Goulash · Halloween · microfiction · Succinctly Yours

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, “ambivalent.”  My stories are below.

Seeds of Truth #1: Out of His Gourd
(139 characters, and the word of the week) 
Ambivalent about eating new foods, Ed let his pal Gourdon talk him into something new.  Ed was fine until he learned the main ingredient.
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Seeds of Truth #2:  The Ultimate Show (of displeasure)
(131 characters)
When Larry, who dreamed of becoming a performance artist, discovered his horrifying destiny, he protested the only way he knew how.  
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Seeds of Truth #3:  Peter, Peter . . .
(140 characters)

Shamed to the core, Peter’s friends and family abandoned him when his cannibalism was promulgated through a most unfortunate public display.

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 . . . SELF-PROMOTION.

Have a great week!

19 Responses to "Microfiction: (Pumpkin) Seeds of Truth"

  1. Comment by SparkleFarkle
    October 24, 2011 at 5:55 am  

    You are one wild and kErAzY girl! I don't know which story of yours I ♥ best! (And Gourdon?! Yes! Yes to the perfect name for a pumpkin-type guy! Like I said, wild and kErAzY, that'd be you!

  2. Comment by anthonynorth
    October 24, 2011 at 6:11 am  

    Great micros – especially the last.

  3. Comment by Jim
    October 24, 2011 at 9:58 am  

    Hi Lisa, great µ-stories here! My vote, 1, 3, 2. One only because you used the magic word, ambivalent in a fitting way. I'd abandon Peter myself. :lol:..

  4. Comment by Laraine Eddington
    October 24, 2011 at 10:00 am  

    You milked every word to its full potential!

  5. Comment by Bookie
    October 24, 2011 at 10:08 am  

    Oh, you handle these SO well…I find them hard to do at all. I liked the first one best…leaves us wondering WHAT that ingredient was!

  6. Comment by Kay L. Davies
    October 24, 2011 at 2:27 pm  

    Oh, the last one. Peter, Peter…Great stuff!Kay, Alberta, CanadaAn Unfittie’s Guide to Adventurous Travel

  7. Comment by Helen
    October 24, 2011 at 7:58 pm  

    Oh yeah, sometimes it's better not to know what one is eating! LOL

  8. Comment by Karen Lange
    October 24, 2011 at 8:27 pm  

    Who knew that a pumpkin could generate this much creativity? 🙂 You have a way with words!

  9. Comment by Sonia Lal
    October 24, 2011 at 8:27 pm  

    Loved all of them! They are all so wonderful – how do you even come up with so many? I had a hard enough time coming up with one.

  10. Comment by Pat
    October 24, 2011 at 9:26 pm  

    They're all hilarious, but I laughed the most at the last one! You're the Queen of Microfiction, Lisa!

  11. Comment by BECKY
    October 25, 2011 at 12:02 am  

    You are so awesome at this, Lisa!! Just love stopping by and reading them!

  12. Comment by Joanne
    October 25, 2011 at 1:58 pm  

    Very very clever! It brought a smile to my face.Blessings, Joanne

  13. Comment by Tammy
    October 25, 2011 at 7:07 pm  

    Just when I thought I couldn't laugh any more…A THIRD!!! And I loved "Peter" and "Gourdon," not to mention the titles.

  14. Comment by Lisa Ricard Claro
    October 25, 2011 at 7:50 pm  

    Thanks for your comments! I do appreciate everyone taking the time to visit and leave a few words. 🙂

  15. Comment by K9friend
    October 25, 2011 at 8:06 pm  

    You have great one liners. Sometimes I think you should become a comic strip writer doing "Far Side"-type cartoons. I'll bet people would love it!PatCritter Alley

  16. Comment by Pooch
    October 25, 2011 at 8:33 pm  

    Clever theme for your stories! Gourdon is a great pumpkin name! Love #3:)

  17. Comment by Cathy C. Hall
    October 25, 2011 at 11:40 pm  

    Hey! Grandma's Goulash spilled out of that pumpkin! :-)Catching up here on my micro-fcition reading and all that schmoozing. Which, I might add, I thought you pulled off brilliantly! Listening and smiling goes a long way, just as you said. Wonder if we could put up a blog post once a week with that concept? (SO glad you dropped in to Cathy C's today! I'm listening and smiling. Tell me ALL about yourself! Easy-peasy!)

  18. Comment by SJerZGirl
    October 27, 2011 at 12:32 am  

    Great micros!!! I like how you worked the subject matter in each one.

  19. Comment by Grandma's Goulash
    October 29, 2011 at 12:46 pm  

    I'm not a bit ambivalent about this trio of microfictions. I enjoyed them all, but Peter, Peter has me still ROFL. Nicely done, Lisa.

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