Monday, 11 June 2012

Succinctly Yours - A Microfiction Meme #54

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

Beatrice didn't appreciate why it this ride was called Tornado 
until it finished and she got off,

she felt as though she'd just survived one.


cloudia charters said...

your brevity and creativity make a satisfying pastry once more!

Aloha from Waikiki,
Comfort Spiral
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Beach Bum said...

I know that feeling very well. I've rode roller coasters all my life and while they are not my favorites I did enjoy them until Space Mountain down in Disney World.

On the surface I suppose its a pretty tame ride except for the fact it very disorientating because its mostly in the dark.

Throw in the fact that I am a tall guy and the roller coaster cars are very small. When I finally got off the thing I felt very lucky I still had the hamburger I ate an hour before.

MorningAJ said...

Oh I've been on something similar and I know just how she felt!

Valerie said...

Gosh I remember that feeling. Well composed, Pearl.

Adam said...

looks like a fun ride

Daryl Edelstein said...

perfect ... I had fun taking pix at Coney Island last summer of a ride just like that .. and the riders as they exited looked as tho they'd survived a tornado!

Jim said...

Wonderful write, A.A. ~~ This reminds me of Adi (Google her on my blog or read her meme from the side bar link). She lays on her back and wiggles round and round and side to side. When she gets up she looks around in a dizzy-like fashion as if asking, "Where am I?"

I am like 'Beach Bum' above, that Disney World Space Mountain Ride didn't seem safe to me. I won't ride it again. :)

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

i get dizzy looking at the photo! ha!

smiles, bee

Maggie May said...

No way would I go on one. Prefer to take my chances with a real tornado...... though thats easy to say.
Maggie X

Nuts in May

anthonynorth said...

Yes they can be stormy rides.

Akelamalu said...

Thankyou Cloudia :)

I don't like fast or high rides Beach, I can just about manage the little rides with my grandchildren. LOL

I did them when I was younger but I couldn't do them now AJ

Cheers Valerie

Probably, but not for me Adam ;)

I can just imagine the expressions you probably captured Daryl LOL

Thanks Jim, I guess you enjoyed it more than the Space Mountain ride. LOL

Me too Bee!

I don't fancy a real Tornado either Maggie LOL

Indeed Anthony ;)

Ron said...

"she felt as though she'd just survived one."

Bwhahahahahahhahaha! Great finish!!!

And I'd have to agree with Beatrice. I'm one of those people who can't even go on the merry-go-round because I get dizzy on anything that spins!

And let's not even talk about the spinning Alice In Wonderland Tea Cup Ride at Disney - OY!

Happy Monday, m'dear!


Akelamalu said...

I know what you mean Ron, I'm just the same!

Melanie said...

Cute! I can feel the vertigo coming on!!

Jenny Woolf said...


Crystal Jigsaw said...

Love it! You wouldn't get me on rides like that, ever!!

CJ x

Kay L. Davies said...

Good one. Surviving a tornado is better that not surviving it, but it might not feel that way for a few minutes.

cheshire wife said...

I can imagine how she felt as I had a similar experience years ago.

nitebyrd said...

Very good! LOL Beatrice was brave! ;)