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Succinctly Yours: Haunted House

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 135 characters.

Screams echoed in the corridors ahead and he grinned. The sound system worked well.

“Ugh! Puke!”

Grandma’s vomit recipe was perfect.


27 thoughts on “Succinctly Yours: Haunted House

  1. Oh Girl, Sonia! You did it up right. I had a Dickens of a time making a story out of mine and when I did it was terribly dry. Yours is great! Scary a bit too, 🙂

  2. Well, that took me by surprise! I never knew there was a recipe. :o)
    — K

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

  3. Did she invent Epicac (sp?) Nothing like retching sounds coming over the PA system to induce more retching, or “selling Buicks,” as I’ve heard it called by a high school kid.

    1. Not sure what you mean by Epicac. Never heard of selling Buicks, either, (I must not know enough high school kids) but retching sounds of the PA system is not pleasant.

  4. Sonia,

    This story gave me a little bit of a chuckle, specifically because of the vomit recipe part! It shows fantastic economy to be able to tell a whole story within 140 characters. I couldn’t do it, I don’t think. Maybe I’ll give it a shot one day!

    Looking forward to reading more from you! It’s a pleasure to be a part of the Campaign with you!

  5. Very creative. Your story brought back some memories.

    Before Ipecac, there was a recipe that included some good items like vinegar and dry mustard. Adults found it more disgusting than kids. My mother told about a two year old who drank a glassful and wanted more!

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