Monday, January 23, 2012

Microfiction: Horse Sense

Welcome to today's microfiction!  

Grandma's Goulash graciously hosts Succinctly Yours, the wonderful meme for those of us addicted to microfiction. The trick is to write a story in 140 characters or less using the photo below as inspiration. To add to the challenge is the word of the week, "bluster."  My stories are below.  


Horse Sense #1:  The Payoff
(136 characters)

Thunder sang his heart out to Farmer Bill at every opportunity. “Forget a trainer,” Thunder blustered. “What I really need is an agent!”

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Horse Sense #2:  The Payback
(139 characters)

Pokey regretted his decision to heckle Farmer Tom. His noisy bluster, mistaken for illness, resulted in an unfortunate treatment for colic.

To read the microfiction stories of others participating in this meme, please click HERE.

Thanks for visiting! See you on Wednesday for the naked truth about . . .Laundry.

Have a great week!


  1. Love these! Especially the second one. Happy Monday, Lisa!

  2. Hi Lisa ~~ I'm thinking that Farmer Tom uses castor oil as his treatment for colic.
    If so it gets my vote.

    Most farmers don't like to pay agents.

  3. Oooer Pokey cried wolf one time to many eh? ;)

  4. Oh, my I can get IN your blog today!!!!
    Glad I didn't miss your pieces today, love the colic one!

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  6. "Pokey regretted his decision to heckle Farmer Tom. His noisy bluster, mistaken for illness, resulted in n unfortunate treatment for colic."

    This is exactly why I never risk flipping the coin when the decision to be made is, "Who's gonna be the tail end of the horse get-up at the weekly Equine Masquerade Ball and Feedbag?" Why, yes, as a matter of fact I do attend. Every seven days. In my neck of the woods, it's a given.

  7. These are both so funny, Lisa! You have a knack for humor. I like the way you make us read between the lines to find the laugh!

    I bet that treatment for colic cured Pokey's noisy bluster.

  8. Funny stuff!
    The first is my favorite of the two.

  9. Love them both, Lisa! What cracked me up is the two different personalities for the same photo: "Thunder" and "Pokey"!

  10. Sarah - Thanks! Glad you stopped by.

    Anthony - Thanks. :)

    Jim - You know what the say about the squeaky wheel!

    Akelamalu - No doubt he learned his lesson. LOL

    Claudia - Thanks for continuing to visit and try to comment. I'm glad it's fixed!

    Sparkle - If you really love us you'll post a photo. LOL

    Pat - Thanks!

    Donna - Thanks for visiting. :)

    Kay - I figured the name had to fit the story. LOL

  11. Love the picture and the colic cure. I just watched an awesome documentary called "Buck". Have you ever seen it? (I'm a cowgirl at heart)

  12. The picture cracked me up and I knew you would too!

  13.'s finally allowing me to comment! yay!! I've missed you, Lisa!! :)
    Love your micro stories, as always!

  14. You are so funny! That second one still has me laughing out loud. I was reading Becky's comment, and it looks like you changed back to the old format. I wasn't having a problem with yours, but I was with many others. I finally figured out yesterday to hit "reply" and instead of replying, hit "comment" which showed up when you did that.

    I hope that you are having a wonderful week. It is snowing hard here this morning.


    Kathy M.

  15. Lisa, both made me laugh out loud! It was a GREAT picture this week and you definitely did is justice. Very funny!

  16. Love that picture! And I choose story number 2!

    Critter Alley

  17. Love them as usual. You had me at the names!

  18. I'm not picking favorites, I loved them both. Okay, I guess Pokey asked for it, but I'm still feeling a smidge sorry for him.

  19. Either way, he is one unhappy horsie. Better days are ahead!



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