Sunday, 23 January 2011

Brevity

We writers often have a tendency to use two words where one would do, so it is good training to occasionally limit our output! In the tradition of Stony River and and Mr Knowitall, Monkey Man is asking us to limit ourselves to 160 characters to get a particular point across.
This Sunday, he chose a picture of a gavel, but I preferred to exchange it for a hammer. Then, being awkward, I ignored his subject of 'Justice'...sorry! Here's my 160 off-spin offering.


When Joe said he wanted to get hammered, this was not the picture that sprang to mind. His thoughts were more liquid, after his girl friend, Patsy, dumped him.

20 comments:

  1. no, not what i had in mind either...smiles.

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  2. Hammered -- or smashed? :) Very clever.

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  3. Tell me that Blogger is not imitating Twitter. Really though, it's a good idea. Also, it doesn't look like a gavel to me.

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  4. ;-)

    (and I would call that a hammer too)

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  5. a fluid fracturing of spirit and glass. steven

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  6. I thought you were heading for the Hammer House of hhhHorror! Good one though.

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  7. There's a certain "justice" in your interpretation of "hammered" ;)

    Despite being long winded, most writers can find creative interpretations, too ... as you've so aptly proven :-)

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  8. Very well done. I like the way this went.

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  9. there it is ... breaking all the rules! :)

    and look what happened???

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  10. Jinksy, thanks so much for joining in on the Sunday 160. Just so you know, there are no rules of engagement. You don't have to use my topic or photo. You just have to stay within 160 characters plus spaces (I don't go around counting). Thanks again and have a solid Sunday.

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  11. beautiful take.
    your first 160 rocks.

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  12. You would enjoy this site...

    True stories in one sentence.

    http://www.onesentence.org/

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  13. Poor Joe.

    Thanks for leading me to the MM, Jinksy.

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  14. We writers

    Gosh, that took only nine characters...

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  15. OK RWP - We writers it is! LOL

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  16. A liquid hammering is far more to my liking.

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  17. Shades of Maxwell's Silver Hammer.

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  18. I like it. Well, I wouldn't be thrilled to be in his or her shoes, but a good 160

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