Monday, 4 July 2011

Succinctly Yours - A Microfiction Meme #15

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

Melanie watched carefully as she formulated her plan.

The rolled up newspaper would be expedient in dispatching the fly, if her aim was true.


snowelf said...

Bleech! Flies are so nasty! ;) I hope Melanie got that sucker!!


MorningAJ said...

I always miss!
Good 140 characters.

A Daft Scots Lass said...

No flies on me!

Lisa Ricard Claro said...

The fly usually gets the best of me. The little buggers here in Georgia are adept at avoiding all manner of would-be swatters. LOL

Sandi McBride said...

OMG! I'd hate to be a fly on your sill!!! Very good, pal...very good!!!

Akelamalu said...

I'm sure she did Snow!

I've got quite a good aim AJ ;)

Nor me Scots Lass LOL

You'll have to get more practice in Lisa LOL

Glad you enjoyed it Sandi x

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

sam (the fly) thought to himself, if she doesn't put that danged newspaper away i'll expediently fly away!

smiles, bee

Anonymous said...

Read all about it! Fly murdered by newspaper woman.

Valerie said...

Yeah, I've hard about these fly killers, or do they call them swatters? Whatever we, erm they're a vicious lot.

Ron said...

"The rolled up newspaper would be expedient in dispatching the fly, if her aim was true."



You blow me away with your cleverness, m'dear!

Happy Monday to you!


mrsnesbitt said...

Hahahaha! You never miss!

Akelamalu said...

That was his last thought Bee! LOL

LOL I can tell you're a journalist Dumdad!

Indeed Valerie ;)

Aw thanks Ron x

I try not to Denise ;)

Dominic de Mattos said...

now, you see the best way is to clap just above the fly - they get confused by being approached from both sides at once and fly away too late. Just wear gloves!

Good to see you :)

Elaine said...

Excellent one Akelamalu!

Mama Zen said...

If Melanie has good aim, send her to my house!

Flowerpot said...

Great picture Ak. Expedient is an unusual word too....

Akelamalu said...

I didn't know that Dominic, I'm gonna try it thanks.

Thanks Elainex

I will, when she's finished here Mama Zen LOL

I don't choose the pics or the words Flowerpot, that's down to Grandma but I agree they are good and unusual.

Daryl said...

Clever .. and I hope her aim was good ... flys are such an annoyance

Beach Bum said...

Had a cookout yesterday and my house is full of flies, the kids kept running in and out leaving the backdoor open. I'll be smacking bugs all day.

Great story!

Susan Fobes said...

I always miss the first, the second, and sometimes the third times-LOL!
Good use of the word of the week and rolled up newspaper :)

Akelamalu said...

Oh yes indeed they are Daryl!

Good luck with the bug smacking Beach ;)

They're definitely hard to pin down Susan LOL Thanks x

Sharkbytes (TM) said...

Oh! a story not from the perspective of the fly. interesting.

Akelamalu said...

Thanks sharkbytes :)