Monday, 19 March 2012

Succinctly Yours - A Microfiction Meme #45

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

Chief taster sampled the contents of the barrels.

He had a great job but one not really suited to him.

Time to renew his membership to AA.


Beach Bum said...

Now that is an interesting hazard to one's job. Never thought of that being an issue but it mkes a lot of sense.

MorningAJ said...

Oops! I think they're supposed to spit it out, aren't they?

Good one.

Sandi McBride said... least he didn't fall in a barrel and attempt to drink his way out! Great work here...

Secret Agent Woman said...

Like a recovering alcoholic tending bar - too much temptation.

Akelamalu said...

A big hazzard methinks Beach!

Well yes but someone with a drink problem wouldn't would they AJ? :0

If he'd fallen in he probably would have Sandi!

Correct SAW!

Daryl Edelstein said...

Interesting dilemma ... and clever word-smithing!

Polly Janos said...

oh yes...not the job for an alcoholic, that's for sure!

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

oh good one! ha ha

smiles, bee

Jim said...

I liked this one BIG TIME!
The last line was surprise, I was sure the it would be about him having to repeat the process to make sure he didn't really like any of them.

Valerie said...

Ye Gods, he's supposed to taste not swallow. Anyone seen the spitoon?

Akelamalu said...

Thanks Daryl x

Too right Polly!

Thankyou Bee x

Glad you enjoyed it Jim L)

Ah but he's in the wrong job Valerie ;)

Linda said...

Oh dear, now that's an occupational hazard and then some!

anthonynorth said...

AA? He wasn't planning to drive was he? ;-)

Banker Chick said...

He will need to AA everyday!

cheshire wife said...

What better way to enjoy alcohol, to be able to taste it without swallowing it and the consequent after effects.

Ron said...

M'dear...your cleverness never ceases to impress me!

Excellent one!

And this would be like me, working at Godiva and not being able to eat chocolate - HA!

Happy Monday to you......X

Akelamalu said...

Isn't it just Linda?

The other AA Anthony, but you knew that really didn't you? ;)

I guess so BankerChick.

I think he was swallowing it though Cheshire Wife!

Thankyou Ron. A job with too much temptation is very hard to bear. ;)

Pat said...

Great twist at the end--gave me a chuckle. Chief taster definitely should re-think his career options.

Anonymous said...

So he was a member of the Automobile Association? (Joke, sorry: another good one tripped me up!)

Lisa Ricard Claro said...

Wow, Chief likes a challenge. Not just time to renew AA membership...time for a new job!

Mama Zen said...

Poor Chief!

Akelamalu said...

Haha got you again Dumdad!

I think you're right Lisa!

Indeed Mama Zen :(

Maggie May said...

That certainly was a twist that I wasn't expecting.
Maggie X

Nuts in May

Grandma's Goulash said...

Ah, a cruel twist of fate to be both a wine taster and an AA member. Very clever!