Monday, November 29, 2010

Microfiction Monday

Susan at Stony River gives us an illustration each week. Our task is to come up with a story in 140 characters or fewer (includes all spaces and punctuation). Difficult? Sometimes, sure. But worth it -- and hey, she gives us a whole week.

Here's this week's illustration:



Confused Vegan
Ferdinand sniffed at the woman’s dress.
“Is that leather you’re wearing?”
“Yes, but it’s organic so it’s okay.”


31 comments:

Dave King said...

What a brilliant blog - unusual and full of interest and variety. Thanks for visiting me, it has enabled me to find you.
I've never tried flash fiction, but I might just have a go at this one.

hope said...

That pretty much sums up the Vegan culture for me...well played!

kaykuala said...

You got it right! Organic is the in thing now and you relate it nicely to a pic of a different period in history.

BECKY said...

Hi South Lakes Mom! Your story is one of my favorites!! Very funny! (thanks for commenting on my story, too!)

Madeleine said...

LOL! I like your alternative take on the micro :O)

gaelikaa said...

Very original. Well done. Oh, and congratulations on your NaNo win. I won too!

Peggy said...

Organic leather, free range I'm sure. Clever!

Sylvia K said...

Oh, funny one for the day!! Love the organic take and it does indeed sum up the Vegan world! Hope you have a great week!

Sylvia

SouthLakesMom said...

Thank you everyone . . . to my vegan friends, I'm not poking fun at you. On the contrary, I admire you sticking to your guns...er...position. I'm really making fun of the people I know around here who are so set on everything having to be 'organic' that the term has lost its meaning.

Cheers, all!

izzy said...

Her hair- with rose petals too!
thanks !

Maria@BubblegumandDuctTape said...

very funny stuff, you are very creative, loved it.

Susan Fobes said...

Confused vegan? LOL! Great idea!

Kay L. Davies said...

Gotta love it, organic leather, so it's okay.
I wouldn't have thought of looking at this from the bull's point of view, good for you.
-- K

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

Jinksy said...

LOVE this pithy offering! LOL :)

Thom said...

BWHAHAH nothing like having a vegetarian sniffing bull. LOL Loved it. Great take on the photo :)

quilly said...

Or maybe it's okay because she isn't going to eat it? LOL! I live in a community with a high concentration of "vegans" so I have seen such contra-indicators.

Pat said...

Hilarious! A vegan herding cattle and wearing organic leather! Very creative and unique. Thanks for the morning laugh.

Bill ~ {The Old Fart} said...

Ferdinand, now this was good. I wonder if the Leopard Hat was Organic.

SouthLakesMom said...

You know Bill, I think at one time it probably was!

tanyavalentine said...

this is great! Love the humor.

Dominic de Mattos said...

That's one confused lady!

Great take on it!

:Dom

5thsister said...

That was funny! It's organic so it's okay...hee hee!

g-man said...

Ferdies got a great sense of smell!

Dianne said...

organic leather!! well done!
and thank you for the words of encouragement re. my water tower photos escapade

faith said...

Makes sense to me! Funny! : )

Strummed Words said...

That is funny!

dkzody said...

What? No vegan catalog from which to order? The poor thing! I should have my daughter get in touch with her.

Granny Sue said...

Ouch! Well done! Vegans hoisted on a petard, but gently.

Michael G-G said...

Love the point of view of this. Plus you got in the Ferdinand the Bull allusion. And even though I'm one of those organicistas, you made me laugh.

Have a great week.

Diane said...

There are definitely differing levels of vegan out there.... :O)

Pooch said...

The wonderful Ferdinand!! Very original idea!

:)