…..'A sense of humour lends you poise, it gives you balance and it helps you to bend without breaking'…..

(HH Pujya Gurudev Swami Chinmayananda)

Menoxtra - a little bit on the side

It's time to make Goulash with Grandma again!  (Micro-fiction fun...why don't you give it a go?) Use the picture prompt she provides to create simple, shortest of short, stories to tell its tale - kudos gained for using the weekly bonus word.  Today that is ZANY.


The groundhog woke late… it was the only explanation it had for the zany, warm weather…
(84 chrx)

“Call me zany” said Groat, “but did I dig all the way to Summer?!”
(66 chrx)

Down in the hol-low
The hollow so deep
Groundhog named Wall-ow
Arose from her sleep
The ball in the sky, oh!
What could she say?
Was warmest on record
For ground-hog day!*
(32 wds…or if I break my personal rule of including the spaces, it is 140 chrx!!!)

*sing to “Down in the Valley”


  1. Mum's gonna be singing 'Down in the Hollow' all day !
    Loves and licky kisses
    Princess Leah xxx

  2. It is Zany we allow groundhogs to predict weather!

  3. Thanks to you, we may all be singing Groundhog carols every year. And if we aren't, we should. Your words were so musical, I knew it was a song before I reached the end! Oh, and love the name, "Groat."

  4. We hope the ground hog sleeps in late and doesn't see his shadow, How zany would that be?

    Your Pals,

    Murphy & Stanley

  5. This is really good for the brain cells, apparently! Good for you. Word play is fun.

  6. Crikey ... that critter sure is a zany lookin' bloke, aye?????? You don't see them downunder!!

  7. Are we all having crazy weather.


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