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Microfiction: Vehiculovers Janie and Jay

Posted on Sep 12, 2011 by Lisa Ricard Claro   19 Comments | Posted in Grandma's Goulash · 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, “methodical.”  My stories are below.

Vehiculover Janie
(138 characters)

Janie was always a methodical perfectionist who loved cars. Her eventual OCD diagnosis and success as a used auto dealer surprised no one.

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Vehiculover Jay
(109 characters)

Few people know that Jay Leno’s hobby of collecting cars began long before he achieved success as a comedian.

Enjoy your day — see you Wednesday!

19 Responses to "Microfiction: Vehiculovers Janie and Jay"

  1. Comment by Seasons
    September 12, 2011 at 5:39 am  

    Where fiction meets fact…interesting, with the usual funny angle you give to your writings.

  2. Comment by jabblog
    September 12, 2011 at 6:59 am  

    OCD seems to be one of the main themes of the day;-)

  3. Comment by SparkleFarkle
    September 12, 2011 at 7:34 am  

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  4. Comment by SparkleFarkle
    September 12, 2011 at 7:35 am  

    Such a clever you! I especially like the Jay Leno reference! (It would be so much fun to enlighten him about Grandma's Goulash's Succinctly Yours, and send this one in to him. Jay and his audience would get a BIG kick out of it, to be sure!)

  5. Comment by K9friend
    September 12, 2011 at 7:59 am  

    You always have such a unique spin on your stories! I especially loved the Jay Leno one. Who knew?

  6. Comment by Creepy Query Girl
    September 12, 2011 at 9:37 am  

    haha, that was great! Such a neat idea. Glad to have discovered your blog:) New follower here

  7. Comment by Oregon Gifts of Comfort and Joy
    September 12, 2011 at 10:25 am  

    Ha! It would have been me lining them up as the daycare provider … when you have so much stuff, you have to keep it organized. These are both great, Lisa. Jay Leno and Janie rock.Have a wonderful week, my friend!Kathy M.

  8. Comment by Madeleine
    September 12, 2011 at 12:00 pm  

    Cute micros made me smile :O)

  9. Comment by Pat
    September 12, 2011 at 12:19 pm  

    Indeed, these traits do show up early in some people. Maybe Janie could help solve crimes as does Monk. I like your clever Leno reference!

  10. Comment by Pooch
    September 12, 2011 at 12:56 pm  

    Ah…Jay Leno! Very smart of you! As for Janie, we work with what we've got, don't we?:)

  11. Comment by Rekha
    September 12, 2011 at 1:05 pm  

    Both are very creative…is it true about Leno, who knew? Enjoyed them.

  12. Comment by Bookie
    September 12, 2011 at 2:06 pm  

    So inspired and original!! I loved them both…great lift to your readers' day!!

  13. Comment by Kay L. Davies
    September 12, 2011 at 2:41 pm  

    Good work, Lisa, twice over!— KKay, Alberta, CanadaAn Unfittie's Guide to Adventurous Travel

  14. Comment by Debra Mayhew
    September 12, 2011 at 4:54 pm  

    I knew as soon as I saw the picture that I'd love it. It's so cute. Very creative mm, Lisa! You should have the art of writing a synopsis down cold!

  15. Comment by Helen
    September 12, 2011 at 5:56 pm  

    Ha ha these were both clever!

  16. Comment by Tammy
    September 13, 2011 at 8:48 pm  

    Wonderful as always. Thanks for the much-needed giggles!

  17. Comment by Lisa Ricard Claro
    September 14, 2011 at 1:52 pm  

    Thanks, everyone for your comments. I appreciate you taking the time to leave a note. 🙂

  18. Comment by Lynn
    September 15, 2011 at 8:51 am  

    Wow Microfiction Queen, you nail it every time. When you're rich and famous, will you still act like you know me?

  19. Comment by Lisa Ricard Claro
    September 15, 2011 at 3:46 pm  

    Haha! Lynn – my internet has been out since Tuesday, so I just saw this. I hope you have a crystal ball…I don't need to be famous, but rich would be highly acceptable. I promise to always act like I know you, no matter what financial state I find myself in. 🙂 But then you must promise to always act like you know me, even when I qualify as "riff raff." LOL

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