Monday, 25 July 2011

Succinctly Yours - A Microfiction Meme #18

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

Their date went swimmingly, but a carpenter’s workshop was not what Mel was expecting 

when Dave asked her if she wanted to see his shavings.

 My brain wouldn't let me fit in the word ARBITRARY. 


mrsnesbitt said...

Hilarious! The vice squad were on hand I guess? lol!

Anonymous said...

Sounds a bit spooky. I hope Mel said she WOODEN go to his carpentry workshop!

Lisa Ricard Claro said...

LOL He's a bit more literal than she expected. Thanks for the morning chuckle.

Valerie said...

Guess she would have preferred an etchings invite. Loved it.

MorningAJ said...

I think that could have been one of the better outcomes if that was the offer.....

Nice tale.

Gledwood said...

well that was very arbitrary so you did a good job

Beach Bum said...

At 47 I seriously cannot even fathom how I would handle going on a date again. So I figure I would end up doing something very close to what Dave did.

Great job!

anthonynorth said...

Ah, some dates just don't go as planned. Nice one.

Daryl said...

Dave asked ARBITRARY if she'd like to see his workshop? Nope, it doesnt work unless you turn it into ARBITRARILY

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

see his shavings? ha ha ha ha ha

smiles, bee

Anonymous said...

OMG so funny. Cracked me up!

Ron said...

"when Dave asked her if she wanted to see his shavings."

Bwhahahahahahahahahaahaha! OMG...that CRACKED ME UP!!!

Brava, m'dear! Another clever creation!

Have a wonderful Monday!


Julia Smith said...

The photo prompt was all your brain required, Akelamalu.

Akelamalu said...

The vice squad? LOL good pun Denise

Another good pun from you too Dumdad LOL

Glad you enjoyed it Lisa

I think that's what she thought she was going to see Valerie LOL

I think you're probably right AJ

Thanks Gleds :)

I'm sure you'd do a better job than Dave Beach ;)

No they don't Anthony LOL

You can see my dilemma Daryl!

Ah I made you laugh Bee, that's good. x

I'm so pleased you liked it Thom x

I'm always happy if I make you laugh Ron xx

Aw thanks Julia x

Sandi McBride said...

LOL...shavings and etching...wood etchings that is...of course it's all arbitrary in the end,

Pat said...

LOL....hilarious. Thanks for the morning laugh! Dave needs some advice on being cool.

Grandma's Goulash said...

Hmm. What did she think he meant? lol

Fun mf. Thanks for the smile.

My Succinct: Simpler Times

Kay L. Davies said...

I agree with Grandma. What DID she think he meant?
Imaginative take on the prompt, and I'm surprised your wonderfully creative brain couldn't fit the word of the week in there somewhere, LOL.

—Kay, Alberta, Canada

Helen said...

Well, I give him marks for originality it makes a change from etchings! LOL This made me smile ^_^


Mama Zen said...

How funny!

Susan Fobes said...

So it's called shavings nowadays? LOL!

secret agent woman said...

And yet she agreed.

Misty Dawn said...

Ahahahahaha - very funny!

Akelamalu said...

Quite Sandi LOL

Glad you enjoyed it Pat

I think she thought it was a euphemism for something a little more exciting Grandma!

See my answer to Grandma above Kay. I just couldn't get my head round Arbitrary!

He was being honest Helen ;)

Happy to make you smile Mama Zen :)

Possibly Susan. ;)

She was looking for excitement SAW ;)

Cheers Misty x

Cloudia said...

your mind fascinates me!

Aloha from Waikiki;

Comfort Spiral


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Akelamalu said...

Oh thankyou Cloudia :)