Microfiction Monday

Welcome to Microfiction Monday,
where a picture paints 140 characters, or even fewer.

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Susan at Stony River hosts Microfiction Monday wherein participants write a story in 140 characters or less 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 some very creative stories for today.

It has been weeks since I have participated — either I had no time or no ideas each week. But today’s picture inspired a story all together too much like something I would do…

After hours of chopping and canning, Sue was pleased with her supply, until she realized she had not washed the jars before filling them.

Microfiction Monday

microfictionmonday

Susan at Stony River has begun a Microfiction Monday wherein participants write a story in 140 characters or less 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 some very creative stories for today.

Here’s today’s photo and my “take” on it:

Unnoticed by Katie’s mother, Father Time lurks in the shadows, ready to whisk Katie to adulthood all too soon. He moves fast for an old man.

Microfiction Monday

microfictionmonday

Susan at Stony River has begun a Microfiction Monday wherein participants write a story in 140 characters or less 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 some very creative stories for today.

The photo for today inspired two different stories!

I. Accentuations

“Top o’ the mornin’ to ya, lassie! Where might be the Blarney Stone?’

“Sigh. Bessie, lay off the Irish accent. You’re a Jersey cow!”

II. The Great Escape

“I was glad Farmer Brown’s cart wasn’t latched after I saw where he was taking us.”

“Me, too, but he’ll catch up to us if you don’t hurry!”

Microfiction Monday

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

microfictionmonday

Susan at Stony River has begun a Microfiction Monday wherein participants write a story in 140 characters or less 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 some very creative stories for today.

The picture for today and my take on it:

“Wait — didn’t I see you in ‘Alice in Wonderland?'”

“Yes, this moonlighting is killing me, but I have a lot of mouths to feed.”

Microfiction Monday

microfictionmonday

Susan at Stony River has begun a Microfiction Monday wherein participants write a story in 140 characters or less 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 some very creative stories for today.

The picture for today and my take on it:

“Let’s go see the pirate ship!”

“But what about the roller coaster?”

“I really want to see the pirate ship!”

Sigh. “Okay, Dad.”

Microfiction Monday

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

microfictionmonday

Susan at Stony River has begun a Microfiction Monday wherein participants write a story in 140 characters or less 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 some very creative stories for today.

The picture for today and my take on it:

“Jane, darling, it’s John. I was wrong. I’ve been so miserable. Could I see you again?”

“Jane,” called Rob from the kitchen, “Who called?”

Microfiction Monday

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

microfictionmonday

Susan at Stony River has begun a Microfiction Monday wherein participants write a story in 140 characters or less 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 some very creative stories for today.

The picture for today and my take on it:

“Hey, Blondie, how come youse dolls up there get all the Cokes?”

“Let me try on that fur coat, Bettie, and maybe I’ll send one your way.”

Microfiction Monday

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

microfictionmonday

Susan at Stony River has begun a Microfiction Monday wherein participants write a story in 140 characters or less 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 some very creative stories for today.

The picture for today and my take on it:

“Love your outfit!”

“Thanks! I like yours, too. But I wish that sculptor would hurry up. My nose itches and my arm is starting to ache.”

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

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

microfictionmonday

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!

Microfiction Monday

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

microfictionmonday

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…

The picture for today and my take on it:

Annie was looking for the box of dress-up clothes, but what she found convinced her she wasn’t in that much of a hurry to grow up after all.