Monday, November 22, 2010

Microfiction Monday


I finished my 50,000 words!  Now I can relax as I flesh out more, tweak, edit and enjoy Thanksgiving.

And I can concentrate on Microfiction Monday.  Thanks, Susan, for the great photo and your story.  You're a tough act to follow!

This kind of reminds me of Ellen DeGeneres's old routine where she talked about the deer head on the wall:
"I ask people why they have deer heads on their walls. They always say because it's such a beautiful animal. There you go. I think my mother is attractive, but I have photographs of her." 

So here's my feeble attempt to do a story, although I've mentioned Susan AND Ellen Degeneres which means anything I write will PALE in comparison!

Sam had worked his way up from the enlisted ranks with the idea of leadership someday. Who knew that NF writers needed a static muse?

**to understand this, you need to Google "Mustang" as a slang word.


izzy said...

- Leadership is not all it is cracked up to be! Ok, now I'll go find out about the slang end of mustang- 'cause to me they are rough, wild and covered in scars- Thanks!

izzy said...

- Leadership is not all it is cracked up to be! Ok, now I'll go find out about the slang end of mustang- 'cause to me they are rough, wild and covered in scars- Thanks!

Jim said...

Hi Mom ~~ Poor fellow, this hitch wasn't in his plans, was it?

Thanks for the tip, military slang. I was in the Army for five years and don't remember that term. It makes sense.
BTW, I have two Mustangs, a 1974 Mustang II Ghia in original condition and a 1998 Mustang GT Convertible.

Pat said...

Sam has a great plan for moving up the ranks. Is that sam's head on the wall? Perhaps he needed to research NF just a little bit more.

anthonynorth said...

Nice one. At one stage in my RAF career I was asked if I wanted to go for a commission. I declined.

Kay L. Davies said...

Okay, looked it up, military slang for someone who worked his way up from the ranks. Got it. Learn something new every day, I always say, and you've taught me something before breakfast!
Thanks for visiting my blog, and for commenting. I know there are places where selective hunting is required to keep the deer population from starving, but our area isn't one of them, so I didn't think of it when I was writing my MM.
Visitors are always welcome to my blog, especially those who take the time to comment. I appreciate it.
-- K

Kay, Alberta, Canada
An Unfittie's Guide to Adventurous Travel

Dominic de Mattos said...

What would we do without Mr google, huh?!!

(I had to Google NF writers as well - how silly is that!)

Once I'd worked it all out ... I could laugh! :D

Reminds me of the person from a certain nationality renowned for their lack of a sense of humour - "Of course we have a sense of humour - we laugh three times as much as anyone else. Once when we hear a joke. Once when it is explained to us, and once when we get it!


Peggy said...

I remember that quote from Ellen.
Got a lot of truth there.
Loved your take this week,
Poor Sam, I feel for him!
Happy Thanksgivingriend! my fiend.

Diane said...

Neat one. :O)

Happy Thanksgiving!

EG CameraGirl said...

OOPS! Sounds like his plans didn't work out. :)

Dianne said...

I love that Ellen quote :)

Lisa Ricard Claro said...

Glad someone else did the Googling for me! LOL Good job!

Lisa Ricard Claro said...

Forgot to say Woot! Woot! Great job hitting your 50,000. I've got 2600 words to go and hope to get that in tonight. Whew!

Anyway---congratulations on your NaNo!

Bill ~ {The Old Fart} said...

Poor Sam.

Unknown said...

Good one! And congrats on completing NaNoWriMo! That's quite an accomplishment.

Ms.Daisy said...

Oh boy, now I get it! LOL! :) Poor old Sam should have googled it! Funny one! Have a great Thanksgiving and congrats on 50,000 words.


septembermom said...

Oh well, he's stuck with that leadership role. Very clever. Thanks for the Ellen quote too. It's a good one.

Michael G-G said...

Yay for you, with a great MM and for finishing your NaNo novel!

Have a great week.