Monday, October 19, 2009

Microfiction Monday

Boy, if you need to learn brevity in your writing as I do, this is a challenge for you! Susan at Stony River inaugurated a new game today. I love a challenge, especially if Thom is playing. Here's what Susan writes about it:

About Microfiction Monday

Microfiction means the shortest of short stories. Think Aesop's fables, comic strips, or even jokes: they're complete stories that can be told in under a minute. For this game, the limit is a tweetable 140 characters or fewer.

Every Sunday evening I'll post my own 'microfiction' inspired by a photo or illustration. If you'd like to join me, just use that week's picture for your own 140-story, and let your imagination go wild. If that degree of brevity scares you, feel free to use my own microfiction of the week as your first line instead, and spin something longer.

You can leave your story in the comments
here, or post on your own blog and leave your link in these comments instead: I'll switch to Mr. Linky if we get a few folks playing along. (Southlakesmom note: PLAY EVERYONE! WE LOVE MR. LINKY)

Here's mine (Southlakesmom) with apologies to Dorothy Sayers:

“Peter, do you think she minds me driving?” He replied, “ Harriet, you are the only woman in my life besides Mrs. Merdle.” The car purred.



Anonymous said...

Let's hope that Irish Yoda starts to use Mr. Linky. LOL. Great Story. Nothing like a love affair between a man and his car. Well done :) Thanks for the shout out. This outta be fun. :)

Susan at Stony River said...

I loooove this. I especially like how the car even gets dialogue, in its own way, and you've got me wondering how I'd react to find I was dating someone who had named his seemingly sentient car...!! (Is her first name Christine?!)

Can't help but smile at it following a license plate quiz, too!

Quilldancer said...

Very good. I didn't know there were so many tales one car could tell!