Monday, 30 May 2011

Succinctly Yours - A Microfiction Meme #9

Grandma at Grandma's Goulash provides a picture and a word prompt for this Microfiction Meme and the rules are use the photo as inspiration for a story of 140 characters OR 140 words.

Want more challenge? Use the word of the week in your story. This part is optional.

This week's word is GLISTEN here's the picture and my offering using both the picture and the word in 140 characters, including spaces and punctuation.

He’d robbed ‘Glisten’, the jewellery shop, thinking his getaway was good.

Then he was felled,

by a tin of beans in the lady’s shopping bag!


Beach Bum said...

A can of beans? LOL!!!
It's always the little things that can ruin a good getaway.

Sharon J said...

Hahaha! You're so good at this. I really look forward to your micro-fiction stories :)

Lorraine said...

I always love these too. So clever. I love coming to see what's on offer each time.

Valerie said...

Good quality beans always get their man lol.

Akelamalu said...

Little things mean a lot Beach ;)

Aw thanks Sharon :)

You're very kind Lorraine, thankyou. :)

Haha you're right there Valerie ;)

Lisa Ricard Claro said...

Great use of the word "glisten." I struggled with that this week, trying to fit the darn thing in. Nicely done!

anthonynorth said...

Beans can certainly be heavy :-)
Nice one.
At first I read 'fuelled' instead of felled, and thought, he'd never stop now.

Empress Bee (of the high sea) said...

good for her knocking him out with the beans! lol

smiles, bee

Sharkbytes said...

This is the funniest one yet. I love it!

Ron said...

"Then he was felled,

by a tin of beans in the lady’s shopping bag!"



Have a great Monday, m'dear!


Akelamalu said...

It took me a while to fit it in Lisa.Glad you enjoyed it, thanks.

Hehe you made me laugh about misreading felled Anthony LOL

Yes indeed, good for her foiling the robber Bee :)

Why thankyou Sharkbytes, you're very kind.

Aw thanks Ron xx

jabblog said...

You always make me laugh - very neat MF!

Shrinky said...

Aw Ake, you never let us down! I love your slant on life, always with a twinkle in your pen!

Pat said...

Creative, unique, excellent! I like your usage of "glisten," too.

storytreasury said...

that is funny! really enjoyed this

Anyes said...

So creative and funny! I love it :-)

Travis Cody said...

HA! It's the unforeseen that gets us every time!

Spiky Zora Jones said...

akelamalu: I love your choice of words...and it fit the photo so wonderfully. I can almost see it happening...

words and picture...hehehehe

later sweetie. xx

Helen said...

Cute story, I can just see her rolling that can of beans into his path!

Helen -

Susan Fobes said...

I went with a robbery of sorts as well, but yours was definitely more amusing!

Kay L. Davies said...

A jewellery shop named "Glisten" is just perfect, but the can of beans is the icing glistening on the cake, as it were. LOL
— K

Kay, Alberta, Canada
An Unfittie's Guide to Adventurous Travel

Lynette Killam said...

Just a great take on the prompt...both clever and witty! Kudos to the bean-wielding granny...LOL.

Linda said...

Ah yes, the old can of beans to the head trick - gets 'em every time!

Grandma's Goulash said...

Glisten is the perfect name for a jewelry shop. The baseball teams will be recruiting that lady!

My SY: Superpower

Flowerpot said...

Can of beans is wonderful!

MorningAJ said...

Let's hear it for little old ladies with shopping bags!

Akelamalu said...

I'm happy to make you smile Jabblog, glad you enjoyed it.

I do my best Shrinky ;)

Aw thanks Pat, you're very kind. :)

I'm pleased you enjoyed it storytreasury :)

Thankyou Anyes :)

It does indeed Trav LOL

So glad you liked it Spiky xx

Or swinging the bag and knocking him out eh Helen?

Lots of people were on the same wavelength I think Susan - all good!

Why thankyou for your kind comment Kay, so glad you enjoyed it.

Yes the granny gets the kudos Lynette :)

Yes it does Linda LOL

Thanks Grandma, granny would be great at baseball methinks. LOL

Cheers Flowerpot. x

YAY for little old ladies AJ :)

Jacob The Jeweler said...

Thanks for writing, I very much liked your newest post. I think you should post more frequently. you evidently have natural ability for blogging!

Julia Smith said...

And she looked so unassuming. LOL!

Cloudia said...

ouch! ha ha

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