Microfiction Monday #13 and two things I forgot to tell you about

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

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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… You can visit Susan‘s to see the various creative stories for today.

The picture for today and my take on it:

“I think the Orcs are gone, Mr. Frodo.”

“I think you’re right, Sam, but let’s wait a bit longer.”

“Wait — what’s that sound…”

“AIEEE!”

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Thanks so much for your very kind words and responses to my question on Saturday. Though I wasn’t “fishing for compliments,” they did warm my heart immensely. And though sometimes a second blog that serves a specific purpose might be a good thing, I think for now I’ll keep most everything here.

I forgot a couple of things I meant to share that day, which is probably just as well as that post ended up longer than I had anticipated. But some of you might be interested to know that:

  • Moody Fiction is launching a new blog based on its fictional books (as you might have guessed by the title…) by giving away a book a day for ten days. They’re about halfway through the first ten days, so if you like Christian fiction and the chance to win free books in that genre, give them a look.
  • girltalk is sponsoring a Pick One Spot contest: pick a spot in your home that needs some TLC, take a photo, attend to that spot, take an “after” photo, send them to girltalk, and they’ll pick a winner for prizes, the big one being a $100 gift card to “a ‘home’ store of your choice.” Deadline is Jan. 22.

Finally, a shout-out to my friend Ann. We knew each other in college, rediscovered each other on Sharper Iron, and have kept up with each other since on our blogs. We see each other about once a year when our school plays theirs in basketball, and that happened this last Friday. Somehow we always seem to play them during their homecoming — how does that happen? Anyway, it was great to see you again Ann — even if you guys did beat us! That last two minutes was about the most exciting the JV team has had so far — a real nail-biter!

Happy Monday, everyone!

16 thoughts on “Microfiction Monday #13 and two things I forgot to tell you about

  1. Great take on the Picture, Everyone is having fun with Susan’s Picture. It seems the Trolls are running rampant today.

  2. Well I’m glad you are keeping everything here 🙂 I love your story. It is just perfect my friend. 🙂 You are awesome at this 🙂

  3. Orc and Trolls and Bugbears… oh my! Bill’s right, it seems there’s a rash of Trolls – the creepy critters. A very fun read 🙂

  4. I have been enjoying your blog for a while. I am hosting an art giveaway that you might find interesting. Stop by when you have a chance and take a look.
    Blessings
    Diane

  5. I see Gollum and the Trolls are running neck and neck this week. 🙂 Nice work!

    These are so much fun…glad you’re playing too!

  6. speeking of orcs and trolls I happen to have on too. was fun and recieved several comments on it . just follow the link below if you want to read it go ahead I dare you ..

    Darkest Bridge

    Larry Moon

  7. LOL! I TOTALLY did NOT expect this from you! hahaha! I thought “Barbara will have something sort of romantic on this…” but NO! Orcs and trolls! I’m… I’m… I’m just shocked! 🙂

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