AUSTRALIA ~ The Antipodes

AUSTRALIA ~ The Antipodes
I love a sunburnt country / A land of sweeping plains / Of ragged mountain ranges / Of droughts and flooding rains / I love her far horizons / I love her jewel-sea / Her beauty and her terror / The wide brown land for me / ~ Dorothea Mackellar (1885-1968)


Monday, May 23, 2011


Succinctly Yours ~ Week 9
Use the photo as inspiration for a story of 140 characters OR 140 words.
It doesn’t have to be exactly 140, just not more.
Word Of The Week: kink

You think you lock me in a sweet romance of flowers.
But the kink in your pantomime spell is your stale breath
syruped with slimey words.
(140 characters)

Succinctly Yours is hosted by Grandma's Goulash


Sonia said...

very poetic microfiction!

Kay L. Davies said...

Too funny, Gemma. As Sonia said, poetic!
Hope your arm is healing well.
— K

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

Susan Fobes said...

So she sees right through him-good girl and nicely done!

SparkleFarkle said...

"...stale breath
syruped with slimey words."

Wow! I love this description! I didn't know my nose had it in her to conjure up a smell passing throught it, just by reading about one! Lol! My nose: the captive microfiction-audience! Lolouder!

Lisa Ricard Claro said...

Oooh...she's got his number! Your description is awesome.

Anyes said...

She's on to him ;-)

Pat said...

He does appear to be foppish and manipulative, but she sees right through his facade. Excellent!

Deb Rickard said...

Lovely, Gemma! Neat and poetic, evocative and humorous. Well done.

jabblog said...

Very well done:-)

Grandma's Goulash said...

I love the "syruped with slimey words". I could see this one, even if you hadn't posted the photo.



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