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Powerful Woman Writer Award AND It’s Baaack! MFM!

Posted on Mar 27, 2011 by Lisa Ricard Claro   24 Comments | Posted in award · microfiction

Thanks very much to author Deirdra Eden-Coppel for visiting my blog and deeming me worthy of this way-cool Powerful Woman Writer Award. Deirdra is a full time writer and illustrator, and the Fantasy genre is her specialty. Take a look around her blog and official website, This is one talented, goal-oriented lady. Thanks for the award, Deirdra! I’ll display it with pride.

To fill the gap left by the wonderful Susan at Stony River (we hope you’ll be back soon!) Grandma’s Goulash is offering Succinctly Yours, a Monday microfiction meme. I don’t know if a Mister Linky will be offered, though I hope so. It is such fun to read other stories. Below is this week’s photo and my two 140 character (each) stories to accompany it:

A sunny spot in which to read, with views of sky and sea; 
from whence my dreams may e’re take flight, 
I’m lost in fantasy! (122)
 * * * * * * * * * *
“How about over there?” 
“For pity’s sake, Jen, it looks fine!” 
“You just don’t want to move it again.” 
Al wiped his sweaty brow. “Ya think?” (140)
Hope y’all have a fantastic Monday to begin your week! 
See you next time –

24 Responses to "Powerful Woman Writer Award AND It’s Baaack! MFM!"

  1. Comment by Tammy
    March 27, 2011 at 9:46 pm  

    Oh, I'm so glad they're back! Love them both, as usual!

  2. Comment by Debra Mayhew
    March 27, 2011 at 10:19 pm  

    Congrats on your powerful woman award! It suits you well. Love both micro fictions, but can definitely relate to the second one. Replace Jen and Al with Deb and Nathanael and you have a typical day at the Mayhew house. What can I say, rearranging is therapeutic for me!

  3. Comment by liberal sprinkles
    March 28, 2011 at 1:51 am  

    Congratulations, Lisa on the award! I love both stories, they are so different! Which is harder – microfiction or blurbs? Microfiction looks easier coz it's so few words but I'd have a tough time putting my thoughts so succintly!Thanks for the encouraging comment on my first quilting attempt! Have a great week!Grace

  4. Comment by The Words Crafter
    March 28, 2011 at 6:05 am  

    Congrats on the beautiful award! And I loved your take on the prompt. I'd love to curl up in that chair myself:)

  5. Comment by 5thsister
    March 28, 2011 at 8:36 am  

    Yay! Both for you and the return of MFM! Thanks for the heads up!

  6. Comment by Jules
    March 28, 2011 at 9:25 am  

    Congrats on the award and I love both stories. 🙂Jules @ Trying To Get Over The Rainbow

  7. Comment by Oregon Gifts of Comfort and Joy
    March 28, 2011 at 11:08 am  

    Yay, for you, Lisa! Congrats on your newest award. Hey, thanks for your comment yesterday. Now I know the secret of your fast typing … you type so much. :>)

  8. Comment by Mama Zen
    March 28, 2011 at 12:44 pm  

    That second one is hilarious!Congrats on the award!

  9. Comment by anthonynorth
    March 28, 2011 at 5:18 pm  

    Enjoyed both those takes, and congrats.

  10. Comment by Karen Lange
    March 28, 2011 at 5:43 pm  

    Congrats on the award! Love your stories!

  11. Comment by Calico Crazy
    March 28, 2011 at 5:52 pm  

    Congratulations on your award. Two stories from one picture, the second made me laugh as I had just finished a rearranging conversation! ~ Calico Contemplations

  12. Comment by Lynn
    March 28, 2011 at 5:54 pm  

    You are the Queen I say of this microfiction stuff. And looks like you are becoming the Queen of awards too! Congrats!

  13. Comment by irishoma
    March 28, 2011 at 8:59 pm  

    Hi Lisa,Both are great. Love the photo, and congratulations on your latest award.Donna

  14. Comment by Grandma's Goulash
    March 28, 2011 at 10:39 pm  

    The first is so sweet and the second so real. Enjoyed both.Laughed when I saw Calico's comment. I was the other half of that conversation and she gets to play Al's part. :PThanks for being a part of Succinctly Yours.

  15. Comment by ♥~Judy~♥
    March 28, 2011 at 10:47 pm  

    Congrats on the awesome award and I loved both of your versions. I could visualize them clearly.

  16. Comment by Lynette Killam
    March 29, 2011 at 1:08 am  

    Congrats on your well-deserved award, Lisa! I loved the contrast between your two takes – one sweetly ethereal and the other prosaic as mud…LOL! Great fun…:)I've grabbed your gorgeous button, and downloaded next week's picture for Book Blurb Friday…see you then!

  17. Comment by Anyes
    March 29, 2011 at 2:11 am  

    The second version made me laugh so hard…It could have reminded me of some people I know ;-)Congratulations on your award!

  18. Comment by Akelamalu
    March 29, 2011 at 5:51 am  

    I love the dreamy poem and felt for poor sweaty Al in the second offering. 🙂

  19. Comment by K9friend
    March 29, 2011 at 7:58 am  

    The second one speaks to me. Maybe because it sounds like a scene straight from my

  20. Comment by Ellie
    March 29, 2011 at 10:31 am  

    The second one made me laugh. So typical of the lind of conversation the LSO and I would have!

  21. Comment by Ellie
    March 29, 2011 at 10:32 am  

    I meant to say 'kind'. LOL.

  22. Comment by SparkleFarkle
    March 29, 2011 at 1:46 pm  

    Best wishys regarding your PW Award! I bow to thee!I love both of your microfiction takes, especially number one. It has me wanting to crawl into that chair and comfy-sink!

  23. Comment by Debora
    March 29, 2011 at 8:51 pm  

    I enjoyed both of your posts…We all need that sunny, dreamin' kind of spot.

  24. Comment by Jen Chandler
    March 31, 2011 at 3:21 pm  

    Love the micro-fiction!! Wouldn't you LOVE to be curled up in that chair right now? Or better yet, out by the sea? Congrats on the award 😀 I love it!

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