Sunday, 4 September 2011

Succinctly Yours - A Microfiction Meme #23

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

As a new GP John was looking forward to starting his new practice in the quaint little town,

but that was before he saw the surgery building.


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

oh! run fast young man! ha ha ha

smiles, bee

Ron said...

"but that was before he saw the surgery building"


It doesn't look too sanitized, does it?

As always....FAAAAAAABULOUS Microfiction, m'dear!

VERY clever!

Have a MARVI Monday!


Cloudia said...

reminds me of visiting a local doctor in Jamaica!

Aloha from Waikiki;

Comfort Spiral

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Beach Bum said...

What Cloudia said but mine was an army tent.

mjunta said...

good post!

Daryl said...


Steve E said...

Stumbling onto your blog this morning inspired me to submit a '140'. Thanks
....practice, practice, practice.
And yes, I got to Carnegie Hall--long story!

Valerie said...

Nice one. Delapidated was word for that building.

Three attempts later I got on here without seeing that scary notice.

Akelamalu said...

Too late Bee, he's committed! :0

No it doesn't Ron, hardly suitable for a Doctor's surgery. LOL

Really Cloudia????

LOL Beach!

Thankyou mjunta :)

Cheers Daryl x

Glad to have inspired you Steve, welcome aboard 'Succinctly Yours'!

Yes delapidated would have been a great word for this one Valerie. Sorry you had problems getting on here. I put a Twitter button up and wondered if it was that causing the problem, so I took it off.

Lisa Ricard Claro said...

Talk about a lawsuit waiting to happen! LOL

Mama Zen said...

Run, John! Run!

Pat said...

Yikes! Perhaps he can gut it and make it a state-of-the-art clinic with the money he saves in cost of the building.

Anonymous said...

Damn. That's the most ramshackle surgery building I've ever seen.

Kay L. Davies said...

LOL, another doctor in the old schoolhouse. Wonderful. I love it.
— K

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

Jim said...

What Cloudia said but mine was the hospital in Bermuda.
If he wants a small town to practice in he should move to Montgomery, Texas. We could use him.

Akelamalu said...

Exactly Lisa!

I'm sure he would if he could Mama Zen LOL

He'll have to do something like that Pat LOL

Me too Storytreasury LOL

Thanks Kay :)

I'll send him right over Jim LOL

Seasons said...

An altruistic surgeon, challenged by rural reality. Made me laugh!

Rek said...

This was a really good one...I can imagine his chagrined/crestfallen face as he drove up to the historic landmark. ;)

Grandma's Goulash said...

I'm betting the anesthesiologist just hands the patient a bottle of whiskey and the nurse passes a saw. :D

I've seen some spooky mf's this week, but this beats them all.

Helen said...

Ha ha that's funny! I hope his instruments are more up- to- date than the building! ^__^

G-Man said...

Typically Ake...

Susan Fobes said...

Is there time for him to change his mind? I loved your take this week :)

Calico Crazy said...

There isn't enough money in the world to convince me to undergo surgery in that place!

A Daft Scots Lass said...

Remember to take your picture wearing my Daft Scots Lass tattoos and mail to me!!!

Flowerpot said...

Brilliant - where did you get that picture from?!

Banker Chick said...

You got it all. This looks like some buildings on the high ways here in Missouri.

Akelamalu said...

Happy to make you smile Seasons :)

Indeed he would certainly look crestfallen Rek LOL

I think you're probably right Grandma!

Hopefully Helen LOL

Whatever do you mean G? LOL

No, too late Susan ;)

Me neither Calico Crazy LOL

I will as soon as I get a minute Scots Lass

Grandma's Goulash provides the picture prompt and the word of the week Flowerpot

Really Bankerchick???

Pooch said...

Poor Doc! Disappointment and anguish ensued!

Linda said...

Ack! Looks like the building itself is in need of a bit of surgery!

MorningAJ said...

Did you ever watch the TV series Northern Exposure? It COULD have been worse!

Akelamalu said...

Yep poor doc Pooch ;)

Indeed it does Linda LOL

No I never watched that show AJ, there was something worse on there?