Monday, 30 July 2012

Succinctly Yours - A Microfiction Meme #59..

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

The recently deceased didn't expect to get a second chance,

due to a disease stripping Heaven's Garden of it's foliate,

making it imperfect.


MorningAJ said...

I'm not sure that I'm headed upwards anyway - but this is still rather worrying!

anthonynorth said...

Heaven must be going through a downturn :-)
Nice one.

Jenny Woolf said...

Love the wry humour! Well done.

Jenny Woolf said...

Love the wry humour! Well done.

Akelamalu said...

I'm sure all will be well when your time comes AJ ;)

I think you're right Anthony ;)

Cheers Jenny :)

Banker Chick said...

You seem to be a little philosophical with this one. It gives pause.

cheshire wife said...

It looks like we shall have to keep on living for the moment.

Daryl Edelstein said...

Uh oh .. no foliate! Turn back!!!

So cleverly done, Akelamalu

Valerie said...

I hope all is put right before my time comes.

Akelamalu said...

I'm hoping it's what's happened when my time comes Banker Chick ;)

Definitely Cheshire Wife :)

Thanks Daryl :)

You wouldn't like a second chance Valerie? ;)

Ron said...

BRAVA, m' dear!

Very clever usage of both the picture AND the word!


Have a fabulous Monday....X

Grandma's Goulash said...

If only the perfect made it to heaven, the place would be quite deserted! Good one.

Gledwood said...

fo·li·ate (fl-t, -t)
1. Of or relating to leaves.
2. Shaped like a leaf.
3. Geology Foliated.
v. (-t) fo·li·at·ed, fo·li·at·ing, fo·li·ates
1. To hammer or cut (metal) into thin leaf or foil.
a. To coat (glass, for example) with metal foil.
b. To furnish or adorn with metal foil.
3. To separate into thin layers or laminae.
4. To decorate with foliage or foils: an arch that is foliated in the Gothic style.
5. To number the leaves of (a manuscript, for example).
1. To produce foliage.
2. To split into thin leaflike layers or folia.

I'm sorry, I just don't get it!!

cloudia charters said...

sort of chilling!

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Beach Bum said...

As long as they have beer everything will still be okay for me.

Very clever fiction, well done!

Akelamalu said...

Thanks Ron x

That's true Grandma ;)

No1 Gleds - stripped of it's leaves.

Indeed Cloudia

Me too Beach :)

Pat said...

Oh, heavens to Betsy, as my mother used to say! I hope the greenery sprang back quickly.

Anonymous said...

Great wording to go with that picture! It does look like a stairgate to heaven - do hope it isn't closed when I travel on it!

CJ x

Dianne said...

how clever!!
I didn't see a connection to Heaven at all
wonder what that says about me ;)

Akelamalu said...

I'm sure it did Pat :)

Thanks CJ. You don't fancy a second chance then? ;)

Great minds don't always think alike Dianne ;)

G-Man said...

Doesn't foliate mean to grow hair?

Akelamalu said...

It has various meanings G-man but not to grow hair. I have used it in the 'of or relating to leaves' meaning.

Gledwood said...

Talking about foliage, did I tell you the name of that Chinese swimmer who some nasty rival coach accused of cheating, just because she's so good she beat the MEN's record... Ye Shiwen means "Leaf Poetry Text"!!!