'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 BERATE.


Furpaw was fizzing. Who was that canine cut-pricer to think he could berate her for the honest review? If he was going to send out packets of sub-standard foodables and expect to get 100% ratings from everyone, he was living in The Land of Balls.

She sighed. This having a profile on-line was proving to be a lot more work than she ever imagined. Who knew there were so many animals out there?  That too, with blogs, for Claw’s sake!

Now the fun was kind of going out of it as she was approached more and more for reviews. Once or twice a month was okay – but every day? ‘Hey’ she muttered, ‘if they want commercials there’s the telly!’

With that, she typed back, ‘Sending bones to a cat? Careless. Frank review? Purrless…’
(133 wds)

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  1. Yes, being a social media celebrity is LOTS of work ...and fun, too!

  2. What was that doggie thinking.....

    Such a cute short story!!

  3. It's a tough job but some fur body has to do it

  4. Love it!

    Your Pals,

    Murphy & Stanley

  5. Frank review? Claw-ver as always.

  6. I can imagine FurPaw being furever busy now.


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