Monday, 15 August 2011

Succinctly Yours - A Microfiction Meme #21

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 FRANTIC here's the picture and my offering using the picture and word of the week  in 140 characters, including spaces and punctuation.

Frantic, breathless and exhausted after being chased for two hours Mr Beech collapsed in his chair, 

thankful he’d escaped the woodworm army.


A Daft Scots Lass said...

I don't know how you do it in 160 words!

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Beach Bum said...

I agree with Scots Lass, so much story in such a little package. That takes real talent.

Anonymous said...

Woodworm army! Nice one.

G-Man said...

Thats the way I feel!

Akelamalu said...

I didn't do it in 160 words Scots Lass, I did it in 140 characters! LOL

Why thankyou Beach x

Cheers Dumdad :)

What, like you've been chased by a woodworm army G? LOL

Gledwood said...

how do you think all this stuff up? i'd be totally stumped!!

Akelamalu said...

I think I have a warped mind Gleds LOL

Daryl said...

Phew, that was close

A Lady's Life said...

it looks how I feel right now lol

Mama Zen said...

Ha! Very clever!

anthonynorth said...

Good on him. Hopefully he keeps them at bay :-)

Banker Chick said...

He just looks exhausted, what an adventure.

Ron said...

"thankful he’d escaped the woodworm army."


You are sooooooooooo clever, m'dear!

That last line cracked me up!

3 Cheers!

Have a grrrrreat day....X

Akelamalu said...

Yes it was Daryl! LOL

You're exhausted Lady's Life?

Thanks Mama Zen x

That's what he's hoping Anthony ;)

He's exhausted and scared Banker Chick ;)

Julia Smith said...

LOL! Did NOT see that coming.

SparkleFarkle said...
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SparkleFarkle said...


But no worries, Mr. Beech, if you are later woodworm-ambushed, because guess what? Someone invented wood putty!

Akelamalu said...

Glad you enjoyed it Ron x

Ah the punchline go you eh Julia? :)

He will need the wood putty if they catch him Sparkle Farkle!

MorningAJ said...

Poor Mr Beech! Bet he could do with a good rub down and a glug of varnish!

Grandma's Goulash said...

Poor Mr. Beech. Who says a dummy's life is free from danger?

Pooch said...

Hurray for Mr. Beech!! Very clever story! Great bit of writing, there!

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

whew, that's a relief! ha ha ha

smiles, bee

cheshire wife said...

He does not look as if he is in a fit state for any sort of army.

Jim said...

Those woodworms use waterboard torture methods with their really chewy tasty captives!
Glad he made it to his chair safely.

Linda said...

He does indeed look completely tuckered out!

Helen said...

Thank goodness for that! No wonder he's exhausted!


Valerie said...

He did well to escape the rogue woodworms. No wonder he's tired.

Anonymous said...

Those bloody wordworms!

Shrinky said...

You have such a sharp way of thinking, this is brilliant!

Pat said...

What a nightmare scenario for Mr. Beech...being pursued by a woodworm army! Unique and funny take!

Cloudia said...

you still GOT it!

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Susan Fobes said...

First off, I love the name (Mr. Beech) and fighting off an army of wood worms-the ultimate in creativity this week!

Akelamalu said...

Yes he probably could AJ LOL

A dummy's life is fraught with danger Grandma

Why thankyou Pooch, you're very kind. :)

It was for Mr Beech Bee!

He isn't Cheshire Wife he's just escaped one.

I can only imagine the torture methods they would use on Mr Beech Jim!

He is Linda!

Indeed Helen ;)

Yes he did do well to escape them Valerie

Quite Eternally Distracted!

Aw thanks Shrinky glad you enjoyed it.

Cheers Pat :)

Thankyou kindle Cloudia x

Thanks Nitebyrd x

Why thankyou Susan you're very kind. x