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Microfiction: Summer’s End

Posted on Oct 17, 2011 by Lisa Ricard Claro   13 Comments | Posted in Grandma's Goulash · microfiction · Succinctly Yours
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
(139 characters)
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
(115 characters)
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!

13 Responses to "Microfiction: Summer’s End"

  1. Comment by Sioux
    October 17, 2011 at 6:33 am  

    Jay deserved it. Wonderful little bits, as usual.

  2. Comment by Sarah
    October 17, 2011 at 7:57 am  

    Hahaha–the first one is great, and the second is beautiful. Great work!

  3. Comment by Bish Denham
    October 17, 2011 at 8:13 am  

    As always lovely little snap-shots. I stomped on many a sand castle in my day…

  4. Comment by anthonynorth
    October 17, 2011 at 9:41 am  

    Both very different, but both very good.

  5. Comment by Laraine Eddington
    October 17, 2011 at 9:50 am  

    You obviously are an experienced mother who has refereed a few stomping matches.

  6. Comment by Oregon Gifts of Comfort and Joy
    October 17, 2011 at 11:27 am  

    Hey, Lisa! H.B. chickie! I can see the first one really happening, but I loved your poem so much. Hope your day is the best.Hugs,Kathy

  7. Comment by Debra Mayhew
    October 17, 2011 at 11:50 am  

    Oooh, I really like the second one. And I can't wait to hear the naked truth about schmoozing! :)Wish we were having another writer's weekend this weekend.

  8. Comment by Jim
    October 17, 2011 at 12:51 pm  

    Liking your Succintly Yours here, Lisa. :)The first nicely shows a typical naughty brother head-in-the-clouds sister relationship.The second is a beautiful poem. I could never have thought of sundrops, I only think sunrays, to date at least…

  9. Comment by Lynn
    October 17, 2011 at 7:34 pm  

    Both are great Microfiction Queen! And Happy Birthday!

  10. Comment by Tammy
    October 17, 2011 at 8:07 pm  

    I don't think I've ever read your poetry before! It was worth the wait. 🙂 Loved #1 as well!

  11. Comment by BECKY
    October 17, 2011 at 10:48 pm  

    Can't wait to hear all about schmoozing! 🙂

  12. Comment by Helen
    October 18, 2011 at 3:30 am  

    That old sibling rivalry strikes again! Nice take on the picture.

  13. Comment by Pat
    October 19, 2011 at 9:44 am  

    The first one reminds me of my brother when he was that age…for that matter, it reminds me of most little boys! Your poem evokes late summer at the ocean so beautifully.

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