Microfiction: Summer’s End
Good Monday morning!
Last Monday I offered a “thank you” to Michael Gettel-Gilmartin
, and now I owe him another big “thanks!” Michael pens two wonderful blogs, The Year of Writing Dangerously
and Middle Grade Mafioso
, and he recently participated in a blog-hopping blogfest. Michael recommended my blog to his readers as a worthwhile place to visit. Thanks, Michael, for highlighting Writing in the Buff
. Your encouragement and kindness is deeply appreciated.
That leads me to a heartfelt, “Welcome!” to my new followers. I hope you’ll find your visits here worthwhile, and I look forward to learning more about you. Thanks for hopping over from Michael’s blog.
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, “toil.” My stories are below.
Summer’s End #1: Taking That Last Hurrah a Little Too Far
Jay stomped the sandcastle with unbridled delight. After hours of toil to build the thing, his irate sister stomped on him with equal glee.
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Summer’s End #2: That Last of Carefree Days
Sun-drops glisten on ocean peaks;
diamonds strewn upon the sea.
Gifts of bliss belong to me;
caressed by God’s own hand.
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 . . . schmoozing.
Have a great week!