Monday, 21 November 2011

Succinctly Yours - A Microfiction Meme #31

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

Thou art looking very homely Martha.

Thankyou Jacob I’m beholden to you, 

but flattery won’t get you anywhere with me, 

I’m a good Quaker girl.


Dumdad said...

I guess Jacob was just trying to get his Quaker oats!

Beach Bum said...

That's talent! Seriously, I could never pack so much information and imagination into a story.

I'm just too Southern, I like to run off at the mouth.

Sandi McBride said...

Homely is it Jacob?
I should give you the
back of me homely hand
like my mama taught me

Notice the new photo id? I've gone and opened a second blog site...hope you'll come visit me there, too

Valerie said...

Very good, Pearl. I was going to make a crack about oats but Dumdad beat me to it.

Daryl said...

Clever ..

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

jacob did you mean comely instead of homely? poor guy...

ha ha ha

smiles, bee

anthonynorth said...

But she may have feet of clay.

Pat said...

Cute, and she says it with a smile! Actually, I think the first Thanksgiving was celebrated by Puritans rather than Quakers, but they had similar standards of behavior.

Ron said...


Brilliant one, m'dear!

And PERFECT for the holiday!

Have a great Monday and week!


Jim said...

Love those good Quaker girls. Did you know that President Nixon's mother was a Quaker lady?
Thank you for this nice comment form. You will get to see my profile picture. The fellow beside me is a Quaker, he quakes.

Pooch said...

And we do mean "homely" in the very best sense of the word.

Akelamalu said...

LOL trust you Dumdad!

Aw you're too kind Beach, thankyou. x

I think that's what he deserves too Sandi LOL

Thanks Valerie :)

Cheers Daryl x

Yes I think he got it wrong too Bee ;)

Possibly Anthony ;)

Who mentioned Thanksgiving Pat? We don't celebrate it here.

Thanks Ron xx

I didn't know that Jim, thanks for the information. :)

Of course he did Pooch ;)

Lisa Ricard Claro said...

Well, you can't blame a guy for trying. I guess even the Quakers had their own version of the "pick up line." LOL

Melanie said...

very cute!!

SparkleFarkle said...

Question: Do you know what a first Pilgrim (Puritan) chick who's on the receiving end of a bad pick-up line to which she cleverly rebutts "I'm a good Quaker girl," eats for breakfast?

Answer: "True Grits!

Great hidden-with-a-cornucopia_of-sarcasms take!

Grandma's Goulash said...

Poor Jacob. Maybe he should have asked what her sign was. lol

Fun one!

Pat said...

I have recently learned that "homely" has different meanings in the UK and in the US. In the US it means "not pretty," "unattractive" or "very plain." In the UK it means "of the home, domestic," "characteristic of or suitable for home or home life" or "simple and unpretentious." That's why US readers thought Jacob was insulting!

Mama Zen said...


Cloudia said...

Nicely done!

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Akelamalu said...

I'm sure they did/do Lisa ;)

Thanks Melanie

Oh nice one Sparkle Farkle LOL

I guess he should Grandma

Ah - a common language divided by an ocean Pat!

Thanks Mama Zen x

Cheers Cloudia x

Adam said...

nice post

A Lady's Life said...

Wasn't Richard Nixon a Quaker? lol
These two are cute.

MorningAJ said...

He's got some juicy-looking corn there... maybe she'll come round to his way of thinking if he bribes her!

secret agent woman said...

Um, this Quaker is here to tell you that those aren't Quakers - they're Pilgrims, who were rigidly conservative Calvinists in faith, believing in things like pre-destination and that their path was the only path to salvation. Not Quakerly in the least.