Short Story · Writing

Succinctly Yours: Pool Wildlife

Succinctly Yours is a weekly meme by grandma. Of this meme she says:

How low can you go?

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. This one is 139 characters.

“Mommy! Mommy! A lizard! Mommy, look, look! A lizard, Mommy!”

“What have I told you about the wildlife?”

The girl sighed. “To keep away.”

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20 thoughts on “Succinctly Yours: Pool Wildlife

  1. It’s darn tootin’ too bad that the mommy in this story wasn’t Mother Nature herself. Then her little one would indeed stand a chance of making a new little friend! Scaly, of course, but a friend nevertheless. LOL!

  2. Well done. The child has picked up the parent angst. Happens all the time, poor little kids!
    — K

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

  3. Aww mommy but it’s only a lizard and sooo pretty, please mommy!

    I can see a glum look on the childs face now, but relief in the mother’s. ^_^

  4. Nice. I recall being at the pool one day a few summers back and my friend’s little boy caught an iridescent lizard. I was happy when she told him to let it go. Poor little thing! (The lizard, not the boy!) He was happy to be able to scamper off to safety.

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