Monday, 23 May 2011

Succinctly Yours Week 9

Grandma's Goulash at Succinctly Yours hosts this microfiction meme. Each week she posts a photographic prompt for inspiration and the challenge is to write a story using no more than 140 characters or words. Below is this week's image followed by my offerings.

‘I would give thee all my riches if thou wouldst honour me with thine hand,’ he said.
‘I smelleth him – ‘tis bad,’ she thought, turning away.
(138 characters)

His damp hand pressed her arm. As he drew closer she was glad her bustle saved her from greater knowledge of him. What would marriage mean?
(139 characters)


  1. She knows better than that...Right?

  2. Oh dear, I just about busted my bustle when I read this, Janice. Too funny.
    — K

    Kay, Alberta, Canada
    An Unfittie's Guide to Adventurous Travel

  3. He sounds like a turn off, poor guy! Stinky AND sweaty, too! I don't blame her for being glad her bustle stepped in. :)

  4. He doesn't sound very appealing (in either version.)

  5. So funny! I expected romantic stuff. Love it.

  6. Congrats on two this week. I'm not sure which I like best-both made me smile :)

  7. Thanks for the double laugh! These are both hilarious.

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  8. I always wondered why bustles were invented!

  9. These are great! And how many of us have had to one-too-many-times wish for a bustle to save ourself from greater knowledge of him that is a romantic legend in his own mind? LOL!

  10. The picture conjured up the same image for me as your first offering. LOL

    Bustles can be handy things!

  11. ha, ha. It both versions, her attraction to her suitor seems non-existent.
    Didn't know bustles had a purpose....

  12. Too funny, both versions. Of course at that time in history both thoughts were possibly very common.

  13. He may be asking for her hand, but it's clear he'd like to offer something else. I enjoyed both the mf's and they went so well together.


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