Sunday, January 2, 2011

Microfiction Monday

Susan at Stony River gives us a challenge each Monday to stare at an illustration she has provided and then come up with a story in 140 characters or fewer. That 140 includes all punctuation and spaces. Challenging, yes, but fun. And you meet the nicest people playing!

So here's the illustration:


And my entry for the week is lame, but my brain is still on Mountain Time (at least that's my excuse):


Before Juan Valdez picked coffee, 
he cross sectioned rare trees, 
coated them with grease, 
and sold them to stupid Yanquis as ART.

14 comments:

Dominic de Mattos said...

That sounds like a pretty accurate reflection of the art for investment community!

well done - not lame at all!

Bill ~ {The Old Fart} said...

We all have to try different things until we find our Niche in Life. This was good.

Peggy said...

SLMom;

Your's is so different. I love it.
So full of story that I wanted more! Great.

Pat said...

Juan was certainly an innovative entrepreneur! I like it--unique and clever!

Susan Fobes said...

He does look a little like Juan... LOL!

Grandma said...

I've heard those home improvement show designers say "if you frame it, it's art." Guess Juan substituted grease for frame. Fun slant on this week's MM.

anthonynorth said...

Ah, they can sell anything nowadays :-)
Nice one.

izzy said...

He does look like he should be out picking coffee beans ! Nice! thanks

Marina said...

Great one! :-)

Maria@BubblegumandDuctTape said...

Juan Valdez, very funny. I had to google him though. I'm not much of a coffee drinker.

Loved your story, pretty cool.

kaykuala said...

Art can be anything that sells. The best part is it's value increases with age. How nice!

Valdez and his tree bark! Good twist!

quilly said...

And of course he had no trouble selling them! There's a sucker born every minute.

Akelamalu said...

What an enterprising man! LOL

Michael G-G said...

I second quilly on this! Sucker born every minute. This was great, even if on Mountain time. Glad to hear you had a good trip. Happy New Year.