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Monday, 9 January 2012

Succinctly Yours - A Microfiction Meme #36




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



Whilst taking a quick break from the kitchen restaurant

Tom attempted to demonstrate the height of the snow drift

where he lost his car keys.




28 comments:

MorningAJ said...

Nice one - that sounds almost like it's based on real events. :)

Cloudia said...

or shaking them out of his pant leg...


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Beach Bum said...

Yeah, I lost my car keys once while joking around. Ultimately cost me some big bucks to have new ones made.

cheshire wife said...

In his dreams!

Valerie said...

Wonder if he ever found them...lol.

Lisa Ricard Claro said...

Nice - different take on the photo. I hope he doesn't have to wait until the spring thaw! :)

SparkleFarkle said...

Could I please have Tom's address so I could GPS myself to his neck of the woods? We basically haven't had any snow yet this year and, quite frankly, I might have to go into rehab for Fluffy White Stuff Withdrawal. (I LOVE SNOW! If I had some right now, I'd eat it for breakfast. LOL!)

Fun take!

Akelamalu said...

Really AJ? I made it up I promise. :)

Ah yes, or that even Cloudia LOL

One of my grandson's lost his Daddy's car keys once Beach, it was very costly!

LOL Cheshire Wife

Doubt it Valerie ;)

Thanks Lisa :)

If we get any snow here I'll send it to you SparkleFarkle, I hate it! LOL

anthonynorth said...

Was the car attached? Nice one.

Ron said...

I don't know HOW you come up with these, but they're ALWAYS brilliant!

Great ending!

And it's funny you used the name Tom because my brother's name is Tom and he manages a restaurant!!!

Have a wonderful Monday, m'dear!

X

Akelamalu said...

Probably Anthony LOL

Aw thanks Ron. Synchronicity or just coincidence?

A Lady's Life said...

I hate losing keys. Thank fully we have more than one set.

Banker Chick said...

I have lost my house key to the CA house, so Iam waiting for Paul, Mr BC to send another to me. I lost it on the way to Santa Barbara.
Katie

Melanie said...

At least that is what he would have them believe!

Pat said...

Poor Tom--maybe he could have used some of that leg power to kick the snow away. You have a creative & clever use of "drift" in your story!

Daryl Edelstein said...

brrrrrr ... you are so clever

Deb said...

When I saw just the word 'drift' and then the pic I was curious as to what you had written. I would have been stumped. But you pulled it off nicely ! Clever Writer Lady !

G-Man said...

Goose Stepping?

Helen said...

That was some drift, hope he found them again!

rosneath said...

my offer ...

it was in a kitchen break that David realised he had allowed his career to drift far from football while Victoria hated the laundry duties.

theothersideofparis said...

Good one!

Gledwood said...

how do you think all this stuff up? you're really clever. i bet you're great at crosswords too :-)

Mama Zen said...

Good one! I never would have thought of that!

Dianne said...

very clever
as always :)

thanks for the reikki for the kitties
Ron is sending some as well
it is appreciated and felt

Grandma's Goulash said...

I lost a huge key ring one winter and searched for days without success to find it. When spring arrived, I easily discovered it next to my front steps, where it had been buried under snow. I can really relate to this one.

Akelamalu said...

Always a good idea to have a spare set of keys Lady's Life!

Oh no BankerChick, hope the key gets there safely. x

You could be right Melanie

Thanks Pat :)

Aw cheers Daryl x

Those were my first thoughts too Deb ;)

Possibly G-man LOL

I think he had to wait until the snow melted Deb

Oh that's a good one rosneath!

Thanks Dumdad :)

I'm useless at crosswords Gleds but I do have an overactive imagination! LOL

Maybe not but I bet you could have come up with something Mama Zen!

Cheers Dianne and you're welcome. x

Glad to hear you eventually found your keys Grandma :)

Pooch said...

Poor ol' Tom...what a cold handed day he must have had!

:)

Akelamalu said...

He did Pooch :(