December 12, 2011

Succinctly Yours - 12/12/11

Grandma's Goulash hosts Succinctly Yours every Monday, giving us an opportunity to fashion 140-character microfiction from a photo. In addition, she provides an optional key word (appearing below, in bold text) to add a wrinkle to the endeavor.

Key Findings
Despite being diligent in their search, the Cleary family neglected to find their house keys after attending Snowapalooza.

Neglected Needs Analysis
Though diligent in their efforts, the entire Cubetronic sales team, now dejected, was unsuccessful in selling their icemakers to Eskimos.


  1. Enjoyed both - especially the last.

  2. Snowapalooza---It does look like a lot of vehicles have been crisscrossing the field! Maybe they'd have better luck finding their keys with a metal detector. I can certainly identify with searching for lost keys!

    The Cubetronic sales team had better go back to the drawing board, so to speak, and come up with something Eskimos actually need.

    Very clever microfiction stories. I liked 'em both!

  3. Ice-makers to Eskimos? Talk about setting yourself up for failure! Enjoyed both your microfictions. I'm still smiling over the second.

  4. Oooh...Snowapalooza. They'll never find their keys. Those puppies are long gone!

    Haha...if that's what the salespeople were working on they have a high opinion of their abilities. LOL

  5. Nice takes, Kim. I think that in both your stories the characters weren't diligent enough.

    Snowapalooza I've heard causes people all kind of problems. We don't have Snowapaloozas here in Southeast Texas.

    Second story, the product analysis people weren't diligent even if the sales people were in trying to push a nonuseful product.

  6. Fun and very different ideas! Enjoyed them both and love the word "snowapalooza". Yes, I am granting it word status!


  7. I have to laugh even harder, because your all-in-good-funsy SY entry reminds me of an all-in-good-funsy Handyism (<--a Jack Handey quote): "If you ever drop your keys into a river of molten lava, let'em go, because, man, they're gone."

    I guess things could be much, much worse, Cleary family. KEEP LOOKING. lol!


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