Monday, 17 September 2012

Succinctly Yours - A Microfiction Meme #62

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

The headmaster was convinced that the new technology they had acquired 
would help the school to harvest some exceptional language graduates.


Valerie said...

Oh,nice one, Pearl. Heehee, it's probably better than the system we use now.

Great to see you posting again, you were missed.

Secret Agent Woman said...

Is this the precursor to audiobooks? :-)

Akelamalu said...

Thanks Valerie x

Linguaphone I think SAW ;)

Dianne said...

what an interesting image!
perfect words to go with it

Japolina said...

Ha! I love what you came up with!

Daryl said...

missed you! welcome back .. cant wait to see what you saw

anthonynorth said...

We can but hope. Nice one.

Akelamalu said...

Thanks Dianne x

Glad you liked it Japolina

Thanks Daryl, I'll be blogging about it soon.

Cheers Anthony

Ron said...


So clever you are!

I remember taking Italian in high school and learning it through using an audio system with headphones very similar to the ones in the photo. The audio tape would say a phrase, and then we had to repeat it out loud. It was sort of like learning to teach a parrot - HA!

Welcome back, m'dear! You were very missed!


Gledwood said...

Those poor kids to the left look like they're having compulsory ECT!

A Lady's Life said...

Life is about harvesting food thoughts things education life.
So much to harvest in a lifetime isn't there?

Grandma's Goulash said...

I'd love to know how that experiment turns out!

Nice to see you back again.

Cloudia said...

how very queer!

Wishing You a happy week,
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Jim said...

Glad you're back with us on these as we need your insight on these pictures.

Like Ron, in our typing class rooms we had these headsets picking up signals off the wires that came from the Dictaphone transcribing machine. Our used radio and didn't need wires hooked up to the ceiling. This was back in the early 50's.

Pat said...

So that's what this is, a language lab! Brilliant take on this week's picture, Pearl! I recall going to the language lab and listening to French tapes and repeating the words after I heard them when I was at UCR (University of California Riverside). I liked practicing French that way. That was in 1967. They probably still have language labs.

grace matthew said...

Cool. Nice one on the prompt. The words are truly appropriate with the photo. Well done.
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Beach Bum said...

Nicely done!

You really know how to make a big punch with your writing.

Banker Chick said...

this is a great picture and a good response from you. Glad you had a good time in the Golden West. We are about to finish our stay in Santa Barbara.

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Akelamalu said...

I learned Turkish, for my first holiday there, by listening to tapes and repeating on my way to work in the car every morning Ron. The Turks were impressed. ;)

Yes they do now you mention it Gleds!

Indeed there is Lady's Life

I think it worked and progressed to the Linguaphone system Grandma ;) Thanks.

I susppose it is Cloudia

Thanks Jim. I learned some Turkish using audio tapes.

I think schools do still have language labs Pat.

Thanks Grace :)

Why thankyou Beach :)

We were in Santa Barbara just for an hour Bankerchick, just long enough to buy something from the Beach House Surf Shop (not a Surf Board).

CrystalChick said...

Perfect matchup, as always!

Flowerpot said...

love it - as ever!

Akelamalu said...

Thanks CrystalChick :)

Glad you enjoyed it Flowerpot x