Microfiction Monday

Welcome to Microfiction Monday,
where a picture only paints 140 characters.


Susan at Stony River has begun a Microfiction Monday wherein participants write a story in 140 characters based on a particular image that Susan has chosen for the day.  Design 215’s Character Counter helps keep track of the number of characters. It’s a fun exercise in creative conciseness…or concise creativity…

As the bright glory surrounding God’s throne, as the colorful, faceted arc after rain, so is God’s grace and protection surrounding His own.

For those who might not understand the references there, in Genesis 9:8-16 God established a covenant with Noah and his sons and future generations after the flood that He would never again destroy the world by a flood, and He set the rainbow as the token of His promise. Ezekiel 1:28 and Revelation 4:3 speak of a rainbow surrounding God’s throne. It wasn’t until thinking about what to write in regard to this photo that I caught the encircling — the parallel between the circle of the rainbow round His throne, the arc of the rainbow, and the encircling of His promise and protection around His people.

I guess if I have to write another paragraph explaining my thinking, that might mean I didn’t do the greatest job expressing myself with 140 characters!

If you’d like to read of another encounter I had with a rainbow, The Storm and the Rainbow was originally a blog post that was submitted and accepted as an article for Frontline Magazine.

And you can find other people’s takes on this photo at Susan‘s.

10 thoughts on “Microfiction Monday

  1. I think it is beautiful and well done! You are explaining for people who might not have any clue that God made that promise and that that is where rainbows come from. I didn’t feel a need for the explanation at all — but others might!

  2. Well, I think fiction’s all about dreaming, vision, and breaking rules when you have to for the sake of the story that needs to be told… which makes this is perfect just as it is! I’m glad you’ve kept it up; today my children’s special school had a re-dedication and afterward, we came out to see a rainbow over the school: after the prayers that had been said inside, that was a powerful moment.

    Thanks for playing, Barbara! This was just beautiful.

  3. HOORAAAY!!! She’s back after missing a week with the palace for the homeless 🙂 ROFLMAO!!! That is a beautiful story my friend. Very well done. Fiction or not…it’s excellent. Have a great MM 🙂

  4. Nicely done, I don’t think there are any rules at Susan’s that says you have to use fiction. Sometimes a bit of truth is also needed.

    Thank you for sharing.

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