Monday, 24 September 2012

Succinctly Yours - A Microfiction Meme #63

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

The pelicans were patiently waiting for fish to drop from the sky in the expected deluge
thus saving them the hard work of catching them. 


Anonymous said...

Nice "angle" on this theme!

MorningAJ said...

I miss your short stories when you're away. Welcome back! Good 140, as ever.

Daryl said...


and speaking of deluge ... your weather button atop shows its always raining in Heywood .. too bad you couldnt bring some of that Southwestern sun home!

Beach Bum said...

Great writing!

Valerie said...

Loved this, Pearl. It's a clever take on the picture and the word is sooooo appropriate for me at the

anthonynorth said...

Ah, anything to save effort when on the beach :-)

Jim said...

Sounds sooo good, I might bring my net.,

This reminds me of 'pie in the sky,' i.e. too good to be true (that's why this is fiction writing, right?).

Ron said...

Once again, m'dear, you never fail to deliver such cleverness with your words!

GREAT one!

And that photo reminds me of the many years I spent living in Florida and would see pelicans AND seagulls wandering the beach for fish.

Have a great Monday!


Kay L. Davies said...

Someone's been reading to them about manna from heaven. The moral of this: don't read to pelicans, they think every story is a fish story.
Well done!

Akelamalu said...

Thanks Dumdad :)

Aw that's nice, thankyou AJ x

It's certainly raining now Daryl and I sure wish I'd been able to bring back some sunshine.

Cheers Beach x

I know what you mean Valerie, it's raining cats and dogs here too.

So true Anthony

Right Jim!

What a great sight that must have been Ron. Thanks m'deario. x

I think you're right Kay LOL

goatman said...

Mission accomplished.

Grandma's Goulash said...

Like Kay, my first thought was the parallel with manna from heaven. This one certainly gave a whole new meaning to deluge. A bit fishy, but I loved it. :D