Monday, 13 June 2011

Succinctly Yours - A Microfiction Meme #12

I'm back from Wales!

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 LAVENDER here's the picture and my offering using both the picture and the word in 140 characters, including spaces and punctuation.

Daffy and Duane Duck watched as Lavender tested the temperature of the river

by sticking her head under the water and her bottom in the air.

I know they're Geese, just pretend they're ducks!


A Lady's Life said...

What nice geese!:)

Valerie said...

I only got as far as the name Duane when laughter hit me. Honestly, though, what a way to test the waters....

Beach Bum said...

Great story!

I think ducks and geese are funny no matter what.

Daryl said...

LOL ..

Crazy Working Mom said...

Beautiful "ducks". ;)

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

i don't know the difference between the two!

smiles, bee

theothersideofparis said...

It's all water off a goose's back . . .

Ron said...

"by sticking her head under the water and her bottom in the air."

HAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHA! Oh, I LOVE to see a duck do that - it's soooooooooooo cute!!!

Faaabulous meme, m'dear!

And welcome back! You were muchly missed last week. Can't wait to hear about about Wales!

Have a great week!


Linda said...

Not a problem, I'm good at pretending!

Pat said...

LOL--so cute. I loved the names, too.

We live beside a lake with lots of geese on it and I have seen geese do exactly what you described. They duck under just like ducks do!

Mama Zen said...

How funny!

Lorraine said...

Clever - and aren't the geese lovely. I wish you could come sit in my garden at the pond and watch the ducks (and the swan when it came to visit!)
Love it if we could sit together and sip our drinks watching the wildlife. Who knows, maybe one day

Susan Fobes said...

Somewhat pervie geese I'd say...LOL!

Banker Chick said...

When Mr Bankerchick was in Missouri recently the geese were making their way up north,

storytreasury said...

I can imagine, don't worry. Like the names you have them.

Lisa Ricard Claro said...

Poetic license! At least you knew for sure they were geese...I really wasn't 100%. LOL Love the visual you offered. We see ducks out at the lake with their tail feathers pointing north--pretty funny.

Helen said...

That's a cute story!

Grandma's Goulash said...

You shouldn't have added that disclaimer at the end. I hadn't given the "duck" part a second thought until you mentioned it.

And you've certainly shed a whole new light on that particular duck behavior. lol

My SY: Fashion To Die For

Sharon J said...

Now you've left me wondering whether Lavender's a fellow duck or an entirely different creature. Human? Dog? Swan? I guess she can be anything I want her to be.

MorningAJ said...

You know you're 'quackers'? :)

Akelamalu said...

Pretend they're ducks Lady's Life ;)

It's what ducks do Valerie LOL

Thanks, me too Beach :)

I'm happy if I make you laugh Daryl x

I think so too Tisha :)

There's not much difference Bee ;)

That's true Dumdad! LOL

I love watching duck do that too Ron. I'm posting about Wales tomorrow, I hope you enjoy. x

Thanks Linda x

I wasn't sure if geese did the same thing or not so thanks for the confirmation Pat x

Glad you liked it Mama Zen :)

That sounds just wonderful Lorraine I would love to do just that - maybe some day eh? :)

Voyeur geese - who'd a thought it Susan LOL

Of course, they migrate don't they Bankerchick?

I'm glad you can pretend and that you like the names storytreasury ;)

Tail feathers in the air is just the funniest picture isn't it Lisa? :)

Thanks Helen :)

Ah well at least you know now Grandma LOL Glad you liked it.

Yup, it's entirely up to you Sharon ;)

Of course I know AJ LOL

Maggie May said...

Sorry! Can't make them into ducks but it was good fiction.
Maggie X

Nuts in May

Spiky Zora Jones said...

akelamalu: Ahahaha...

I know they're Geese, just pretend they're ducks!

you are so cute when you do something from out of nowhere. I love it.

later honey xxx

Ash :) said...

Im sorry. this is a dumb question, but how do we do this? Do i send you the story in a message or here in the comment box? Sorry for the dumb question! I haven't done this before.

Sharkbytes said...

And what was Lavender's report? Oops, you are out of spaces!

Flowerpot said...

love it as ever - and the pictures!

Akelamalu said...

Oh well never mind, glad you enjoyed the story Maggie

Thanks Spiky, glad you enjoyed it. x

Hi Ash, I'll pop over to yours and tell you how to participate. New participants are always welcome. :)

Lavender said the water's lovely come on in sharkbytes but as you say I was out of spaces. ;)

So pleased you enjoyed it Flowerpot x