Monday, 16 April 2012

Succinctly Yours - A Microfictioin Meme #48

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

When Al asked his mother for something for his birthday that had an engine, what he had in mind was some form of transport,not a lawnmower.


Beach Bum said...

My son hates cutting the yard and now that he has a real job I may be forced to take it over again. Serious bummer!

Great writing!

anthonynorth said...

Be careful what we ask for. Excellent micro.

Valerie said...

Love that, Pearl. Hope you had a happy weekend.

Anonymous said...

I must remember that when my son asks for something with an engine!

Jim said...

Wonderful micro. :)
Unhappy Birthday. My guy 'happened on' a transporter.

Sandi McBride said...

it is important to teach the young ones to earn their cat chow...Al's mom is wise!!!
Batgirl (with Sandi)

MorningAJ said...

A lesson well learned, Al. Be specific in your future requests!

Like it.

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

oh good one!

smiles, bee

Anonymous said...

lol, poor Al, guess he'll be choosing his words more wisely in future!!

CJ x

Daryl said...

poor Al .. tho this way he gets exercise and his parents get a mowed lawn! win win ...

Akelamalu said...

MWM and I have always had to do the garden our boys wouldn't do it when they were at home Beach. Luckily we both enjoy gardening. :)

Thanks Anthony and yes 'be careful what we wish for' LOL

Glad you enjoyed it Valerie. I did have a nice weekend thankyou, hope you did too. x

Let me know if it works Dumdad ;)

Cheers Jim.

Too true Sandi ;)

Yep I think that taught Al a good lesson AJ LOL

Thanks Bee :)

Yes I think he will CJ LOL

Indeed a win win situation Daryl ;)

Shrinky said...

Oooh, that is so deliciously, wickedly witty - ha!

Ron said...


Clever as usual, m'dear!

Your post reminded me of when my father and mother FINALLY got a 'sit-down' lawnmower, which actually made us kids want to mow the lawn.

SMART parents, hu? HA!

Have a wonderful week!


Grandma said...

Poor Al! She should have got him a riding mower. :D

Kay L. Davies said...

Oh, I had an Al, too, and he had the same idea Grandma has in her comment.
Good stuff. I can imagine your Al's disappointment. LOL

A Lady's Life said...

lol am beginning to hate grass when it needs to be cut. I rather let it grow and have a goat come and eat it.
We should have grazing laws and invite animals to eat lol

Lisa Ricard Claro said...

Haha! Perspective is everything!

Jenny Woolf said...

Haha! Shows you should be careful what you ask for!

Maude Lynn said...

Oh, good one!

Suburbia said...

That made me laugh!

Secret Agent Woman said...

Careful what you ask for, right?

Pat said...

Thanks for the laugh. This is great!! You perfectly epitomized the birthday wishes of a teen boy and used the WOTW to boot!