Sunday, April 11, 2010

Microfiction Monday

Susan at Stony River is kind enough to oblige us again by offering a photo for Microfiction Monday. She provides the fodder, we tell the story . . . in 140 characters or less (including all spaces and punctuation!).

Here's the photo:

I couldn't make up my mind.  So here are two.  Tell me in the comments which one you prefer.

Damn! If I don't find that contact lens I'll never get to be lead bird on the migration!
I’ve never seen a more stunningly beautiful mass of feathers and elegance. You remind me of someone I’ve seen before.


Anonymous said...

LOL I love them both but the second one if my favorite :) It so looks like she is actually saying that to me LOL Well done :)

Sylvia K said...

Oh, you're terrific! I love both of them!! What fun! Have a wonderful week! Thanks for your visit/comment, as always!


Peggy said...

Look at you, two great stories.
Both egually funny!
I think these MFM are a lot of fun and I think you feel the same!
Have a great week!

Michael G-G said...

They're both great! I don't wear contact lenses, but I've watched others search for them: that idea was hilarious. However, I really fell for the phrase 'stunningly beautiful mass of feathers and elegance,' so it's #2 by a whisker... er, feather?

Have a great week.

anthonynorth said...

Not sure which I liked best, but could the second be a consequence of the first ;-)
Enjoyed both.

Rosidah Abidin said...

I can see why you had a hard time to chose. The second one is my favorite. Have a wonderful week.

Allisonian said...

Swimmmer's always loss their contacts in or near the water!
I have a draw to pick a favorite! They are both great! Either looking for contacts or looking for love, your goose has caught my attention! It is good to laugh!
Thank you for these wonderful stories! Caio!

Sh@KiR@ CK said...

I love BOTH!
You ROCK it!
Now I cannot get the image of a bespectacled swan out of my mind!
Have a great week1

The Bug said...

As a former contact lens wearer I can totally relate to the first one, but the second one is totally hilarious - I vote for it.

SouthLakesMom said...

The second one is TOTALLY inspired by our parakeet. When she's being particularly noisy, we pull out a mirror and put it on the counter. She runs over, delighted to see her best friend, and starts making cooing lovely-dovey noises at her reflection.

Susan at Stony River said...

I laughed out loud at both!! As a contact lens wearer, maybe the first is my favourite - I can imagine swans having problems but THAT wasn't one I thought of LOL

Your link from the MM signin isn't working, so I'll fix it for you -- sorry I found it so late though!

John's comments said...

Vanity, vanity all is vanity. Thanks for dropping by. This week I have dug into mythology for my micro story

juliana said...

wow, two for the price of one! and both great but the second one wins by a down's width :)

Grandma said...

Guess I'm in the minority, but that's never stopped me. My vote goes to the first one. But I truly enjoyed both.

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quilly said...

The first one made me grin. The second one got a real live chuckle. These were both great and worth being proud of!

hope said...

Love both of them for different reasons!

This is a case of not being able to make up your mind being a GOOD thing!

SouthLakesMom said...

Thanks Susan -- everyone did seem to find me though!

It did occur to me that putting lenses in, never mind taking them out, with feather tips rather than finger tips might be a bit awkward.

Have you read Trumpet of the Swan by E.B. White? It's a wonderful story to read aloud to children, and celebrates children being different but valued. Might help your young man.

Kristine said...

hmm. I like them both. I hope she finds her lenses and get to lead the pack. have a lovely day!