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Microfiction: Tales of Rex

Posted on Jan 2, 2012 by Lisa Ricard Claro   21 Comments | Posted in Grandma's Goulash · microfiction · Succinctly Yours

Welcome to today’s microfiction! Hope you had a wonderful New Year celebration!


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, “memories.”  My stories are below.



Hide-asaurus Rex
(139 characters)

Rex loved to play hide & seek.  Buzz and Woody kept to the playroom and would never think to look for him next to Grandma’s special elixir.

Not-So-Tyrannosaurus Rex
(139 characters)

When Big T asked to be reincarnated as a soft, benign creature, this wasn’t his intent, prompting the warning: Be careful what you ask for.

No Rex At All
(140 characters)

“Memories . . . blight the corners of my mind . . .” sang Rex into his bubbly. Clearly, he was still bitter over the whole extinction thing.

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 . . . Near Misses.

Have a great week!
Lisa

21 Responses to "Microfiction: Tales of Rex"

  1. Comment by Rinkly Rimes
    January 2, 2012 at 7:03 am  

    http://rinklyrimes.blogspot.com/2012/01/skin-full.htmlThis one's heading for extinction.

  2. Comment by Linda O'Connell
    January 2, 2012 at 8:59 am  

    girl you make me laugh. That last one was funny.

  3. Comment by SparkleFarkle
    January 2, 2012 at 10:06 am  

    These three stories seal it for me: you are my favourite SY flash taler! Happy New Year wishies!SparkleFarkle~~~~~*

  4. Comment by Sioux
    January 2, 2012 at 10:26 am  

    The last one was my favorite. I could hear Babs singing in a duet with Rexie.Thanks for the chuckle…tomorrow I have to go back to work.

  5. Comment by Jim
    January 2, 2012 at 10:49 am  

    I'd be bitter too if it were my line that had become extinct. Number Three gets my vote, bottoms up. ;)Drown my sorrows? I could be the last of my line and never realize it!..

  6. Comment by anthonynorth
    January 2, 2012 at 11:03 am  

    Can't decide which I liked best. All were excellent.

  7. Comment by K9friend
    January 2, 2012 at 11:08 am  

    Loved them all, but the last one was hysterical!PatCritter Alley

  8. Comment by Akelamalu
    January 2, 2012 at 12:11 pm  

    Of course extinction would make one bitter, the bubbly should make him feel better. 🙂

  9. Comment by Oregon Gifts of Comfort and Joy
    January 2, 2012 at 2:29 pm  

    Hi Lisa, these are great … love the reincarnation and bitterness points of view; I never would have considered those.Thanks so much for all your comments and support. Hope you have having a wonderful day … we are getting ready to watch the Rosebowl and root for our Ducks!

  10. Comment by Kay L. Davies
    January 2, 2012 at 2:59 pm  

    Fabulous, Lisa!I love them all, but I think I like the last one best.K

  11. Comment by Pat
    January 2, 2012 at 3:15 pm  

    I'm still laughing, especially about the "extinction thing." That's my favorite; my second most favorite is the "Grandma’s special elixir " story. Once again, you win the Microfiction Queen crown, Lisa!

  12. Comment by Sonia Lal
    January 2, 2012 at 4:09 pm  

    Love the last one! LOL Made me laugh.

  13. Comment by Pooch
    January 2, 2012 at 7:36 pm  

    Rex seems to be having a melancholy evening. Perhaps less of the bubbly will lead to a brighter mood?Happy New Year, Lisa!:)

  14. Comment by Katie Gates
    January 2, 2012 at 9:41 pm  

    …"bitter over the whole extinction thing." Love it! Great job, as usual.HAPPY NEW YEAR, LISA!

  15. Comment by Karen Lange
    January 2, 2012 at 11:11 pm  

    Nicely done! Never thought of a T-Rex and a writing prompt, but hey, why not! 🙂

  16. Comment by Val
    January 2, 2012 at 11:23 pm  

    Well, it appears that bitter Rex was not about to take a cup o' kindness for auld lang syne.

  17. Comment by Grandma's Goulash
    January 3, 2012 at 12:33 pm  

    I'll never hear "The Way We Were" again without remembering "blight the corners of my mind". Loved them all, but that one is absolute genious, Lisa.

  18. Comment by Tammy
    January 3, 2012 at 3:12 pm  

    You are making me addicted to microfiction. Yours.

  19. Comment by Lisa Ricard Claro
    January 4, 2012 at 2:24 pm  

    Thank you for your comments! Much appreciated.

  20. Comment by Lady In Read
    January 5, 2012 at 2:48 am  

    always careful what I wish for too – I might get what I asked for 🙂 And love the last one..

  21. Comment by Lynn
    January 5, 2012 at 9:20 pm  

    I agree with Tammy… always have to read your microfiction–Queen Microfiction!


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