Monday, 20 February 2012

Succinctly Yours - A Microfiction Meme #42

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

She appeared to be a bag lady.

They didn't know she was responsible,

in her twenties, 

for having started the revolution that changed society.


A Lady's Life said...

woah Thats heavy. How soon they forget lol

A Daft Scots Lass said...


Everyone has a story...

Melanie said...

I LOVE this. Some, ok, most people are so self involved these days, they never take the time to get to know the stories of the people in their sad. They miss out on so much.

Valerie said...

I like this one, Pearl.

MorningAJ said...

I'm sure a lot of the people you see on the streets were once more influential than they are today.

Great microfiction.

G-Man said...

And just what was that revolution Ake? Wearing a wristwatch?

Beach Bum said...

That was deep, great story as usual!

Secret Agent Woman said...

Nice - you never really know what lives people have lived.

anthonynorth said...

Yep, it's the unknowns who really change things, in the end.

Akelamalu said...

Never judge a book by it's cover eh Lady's Life

Yes that's true Scot's Lass, thanks. x

People don't seem to have time to get to know others these days do they Melanie?

Thanks Valerie

I think that's true AJ

Who knows G-man?

Cheers Beach :)

No you don't SAW

That's so true Anthony

Maggie May said...

Wow! Who'd have thought it.
Every old lady hides a secret! :-)
Maggie X

Nuts in May

Jim said...

A true relic of the past, A.K! I love your theme! :)

Ron said...


What an AWESOME twist!

*thunderous applause*

EXCELLENT one, m'dear!!!!!

Have a FAB Monday!


Lisa Ricard Claro said...

A reminder not judge a book by its cover. Nice one.

Mama Zen said...

Excellent! I really like this one.

Linda said...

Yes, I can most definitely see that in her!

Shrinky said...

Well, she didn't make a very good job of it - guess it's karma she's a bag-lady now! Thanks for the giggle.

Kim said...

An unlikely revolutionary! Love it!

Kay L. Davies said...

All RIGHT!!!!
I love this one. People think old ladies are just old ladies, they never stop to think we're people, too.

Elaine said...

Very good. We sometimes forget that people can have had a very interesting past!

Pat said...

She definitely looks like an aging revolutionary/anarchist! Good one.

Grandma's Goulash said...

I can believe her youth and the photo makes me wonder if she is still up to something. I hope so!

Akelamalu said...

Some do Maggie ;)

Thanks Jim

Glad you enjoyed it Ron.

Quite right Lisa

So pleased you like it Mama Zen :)

Me too Linda

Things didn't quite go her way Shrinky!

Yes she is, at first sight Kim

One never knows what went on in the past just by looking at people, does one Kay?

Indeed we do Elaine!

I thought so too Pat

She could be Grandma!

Daryl Edelstein said...

Well writ .. I can see her rebelliousness in her eyes

Sandi McBride said...

Funny how we dismiss the aged out of hand, never imagining that in their youth they were giants...
love this

Banker Chick said...

A good one, we need to know people more. Many folks have an interesting back story.

cheshire wife said...

Perhaps it is time for her to start another revolution.