First shall be Ms. Jenny's Saturday Centus, combined with Susan's Micro-Fiction Monday.
Susan, from Stony River, leaves us a unique, unusual picture each and every week for us to design a 140 character story (spaces included). It is definitely a challenging exercise in brevity and one I've come to really enjoy.
Normally, Ms. Jenny gives us a 100 word essay limit for her weekly Centus. But not this week. Never to be one to do the same ol' same ol', our dear Jenny decided to mix things up a bit abbreviated and limit our essay to a minuscule, measly, 25 word flash fiction using a word prompt. (Her prompt will be in red in the story to follow)
140 characters usually approximate 25 words. What better way to challenge myself than to use both as prompts. Right? Well, you all be the judge of that.
I shall be your escort
as you redeem the lottery ticket.
Never mind that, Tamotsu-San.
Go fill my parasol, to the brim,
Note: Koeru means to “grow fat” and Tamotsu means “defender, protector” in Japenese
Next shall be Monkey Man's Sunday 160. Since I am still recovering from a crazy busy work weekend this is a short piece belaboring an unfortunate truth about hospital work.
Nor even a brand new pair
Of top of the line work shoes
Will prevent foot pain
Or leg cramps
When one is on their feet
For over 36 hours!