Monday, July 26, 2010

Microfiction Monday

Susan at Stony River provides the illustration and the challenge.  Use the illustration as inspiration for a story. The story must be 140 characters or fewer, which includes all spaces and punctuation. Post yours, then meet back up by linking it with Susan's, and visit other players. Simple. Fat free. Harmless.




Horrors! I never meant for them to fly around like that! The box said the cereal was invigorating, not mania inducing! When will it stop?

23 comments:

moondustwriter said...

your MFM showed me what is causing my teens to go into orbit.
Many thanks!!!

Smiles from the Moon

BECKY said...

Ha! I loved this one!! Very funny!

anthonynorth said...

They've certainly put something in that cereal!!! :-)
Nice one.

Sylvia K said...

You gotta be careful about what you eat!! What a funny one for the day! Love it! Have a great week!

Sylvia

Peggy said...

OK, first let me say...I LOVED THIS! Sure made me laugh on a Monday morning. For that I'm so thankful.

SparkleFarkle said...

I love your kind o' wacky! BRAVO!

SouthLakesMom said...

Thank you, all. I actually found this illustration almost achingly sad - but I just can't bring myself to do sad on a Monday morning when the sun is shining, my kids are in good health, and I have access to the internet.

So, mildly amusing it is!

And Moondustwriter, I have teens too -- they don't NEED any cereal to cause them to go into orbit!

RNSANE said...

Thank God, I've switched to the Heart Smart stuff!

Akelamalu said...

LOL what do they put in those cereals???? :)

Ellie said...

What a great take on the picture. That's some cereal!

Have a wonderful week x

Mama Badger said...

What was the picture on the box? This one is great.

John's comments said...

I'll have some of what she had...I've gone for science for today's 140

sylviamorice said...

I wonder how she'll ever convince them to come back to earth! Great one this week. I loved it.

Bill ~ {The Old Fart} said...

A lot more there than Snap, Crackle, and Pop one thinks.

Pat said...

Hmmm...In what kind of grocery store did she buy that cereal?! one

hope said...

That's funny! Monday's need funny. :)

Michael G-G said...

Loved the humour in this; it's put me in a good mood before bed time.

Have a great week.

(My word verification is "lessess." Trying to tell me that lessess more?)

SparkleFarkle said...

Your "take" took me down Memory Lane to Susan Powter. Remember her?The muscular blonde from the 90s with the buzz cut, who was everywhere you looked, urging anyone who happened to be channel surfing at 2 a.m. to "Stop the insanity!" and buy her videos?

ninotaziz said...

Loved it! Wizards's cereal from Hogwarts?

SouthLakesMom said...

Sparkle - I don't remember her or the commercial, but the visual it conjured up is GREAT -- the Jillian Michaels of her day, I guess!

Suz said...

yes this one was sure happy and funny....but I agree with what you commented on mine....so sad
and heartbreaking..

Susan at Stony River said...

LOL every mother's lesson -- don't believe the cereal box! I love this one, a lot!

I keep meaning to tell you how I love those photos in your header (and so want a pair of glasses like your Mom's got!)

Jim said...

Oops, and I just had a whole handful! Moms ought to know. I had no idea. :)

Thanks for peeking at my µ-fict. I am loving these different takes.
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BTW, I worked at NASA in Houston as an aeorspace engineer for fourteen years. I only went to Florida for simulations.
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