Monday, 6 February 2012

Succinctly Yours - A Microfiction Meme #40

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

There seemed to be no clues to indicate why the man jumped.

Det.Yin did not speculate

he relied on his investigations to discover the truth.


MorningAJ said...

Excellent. That could be the opening paragraph of a novel!

Beach Bum said...


Maggie May said...

But where did he jump? Off the desk?!
You always do justice to this theme.
Maggie X

Nuts in May

Dianne said...

looking at the desk and reading your words open up a whole world of mystery
you have such a grand talent to do that!!

Akelamalu said...

Yes I suppose it could AJ :)

Thanks Beach x

Out of the window I imagine Maggie. Thanks, glad you liked it.

Why thankyou Dianne :)

Valerie said...

I too tried to speculate. 3 years and Det.Yin's investigation had got no further.

Jim said...

A.K, I am sure there is a clue on that messy desk someplace! Det Yin should at least consider looking there again!

Daryl Edelstein said...

You are as clever as Det. Yin!

SparkleFarkle said...

For a minute there, I thought YOU might be hiding behind the desk! <--Because, when I cLiCkY-cLiCkY your first Linky link (#9), you were nowhere to be found. LOL!

And "YIKES ALMIGHTY!" to your flashtale story! A scary commentary indeed. Yep, during these economically trying times, sadly, there ARE those of us who would rather jump, than stand in a merciless unemployment line. I, myself, would be more likely to get down on both knees and make a leap of faith. (THE PERK SO FAR: It might not pay the bills, but there's no "clean-up," if you know what I mean.)


Akelamalu said...

You're probably right Valerie LOL

I'm sure he will Jim, he's very thorough.

Why thankyou Daryl :)

I entered the wrong link first SparkleFarkle, sorry about that. Jumping is a desperate solution for sure.

Ron said...

I know I keep saying this, but you are sooooooooooooooooo clever with these!

Brilliant finish!


Have a wonderful Monday, m'dear!


Lisa Ricard Claro said...

Excellent, and quite a different angle on this week's photo. Love it.

anthonynorth said...

Nice one. Always best to not speculate in THAT way.

Kay L. Davies said...

Oh, well done! I always love a mystery.

Pat said...

Ah, Detective Yin is a true CSI. Good one--Now I want to know the rest of the story!

Secret Agent Woman said...

I bet secretly he speculated just a little! ;-)

Secret Agent Woman said...

I bet secretly he speculated just a little! ;-)

Cloudia said...

nicely done, sis

Warm Aloha from Hawaii
Comfort Spiral

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Sandi McBride said...

Aha Det. Yin, first cousin to number one son, Charlie Chan, Jr?

G-Man said...

He needs help from his twin brother, Det. Yang!!!

Flowerpot said...

I agree - sounds like chapter one!

Akelamalu said...

I'm happy you like them Ron x

Why thankyou Lisa :)

Absolutely Anthony ;)

Glad you enjoyed it Kay

I suppose there is a story in there somewhere Pat ;)

I wouldn't be surprised if he did SAW ;)

Cheers Cloudia x

Possibly Sandi ;)

You gave away his secret G-man ;)

If I had the time I'd expand it Flowerpot ;)

Shrinky said...

Ah, but did he jump, or was he pushed?

Grandma said...

You tell a huge story in a few words. I'd sure love to be reading more.

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