Sunday, February 13, 2011

Microfiction Monday

I haven't recapped the lovely Susan @ Stony River's masterpiece meme in a while, so here's the scoop:

Microfiction Monday

About Microfiction Monday

"Microfiction" means the shortest of short stories. Think Aesop's fables, comic strips, or even jokes: complete stories that can be told in under a minute. For this game, the limit is a tweetable 140 characters or fewer.

Every Sunday evening I'll post my own 'microfiction' inspired by a photo or illustration, and invite you to do the same. (If that degree of brevity scares you, feel free to use my own microfiction of the week as your first line instead, and spin something longer. )

You can leave your story in the comments on the weekly post, or, post your story on your blog and leave your link in Mr. Linky.

Hate counting letters and spaces? Try Design 215's character counter, which will count for you as you type. Microsoft Word will count for you too, of course, as part of its word count feature under the 'Review' tab.
Photos will be from my own archives; illustrations are from Dover Publications' free clipart sample newsletter.

And finally, why 140? A whole new fiction market has arisen via mobile phone texting and Twitter, who limits 'tweets' to 140 characters including spaces and punctuation. It's fast, it's fiction, it's fun. 

This Week's Illustration:






Complimenting the inverse proportion of her waistline to her nose was the wrong tactic.
He lost the girl and her generous dowry.

24 comments:

Peggy said...

That wouldn't work for me either.
Better luck next time fella!
Cute one, I love it!

Kay said...

Too too funny! Great job!

The Bug said...

LOL - good story!

Melanie Sherman said...

Nice to know men weren't perfect back then. Funny.

sonia said...

that would insult her! lol

Sylvia K said...

Bet he'll learn from that one!! Or at least he'd better!! I love it! Hope you have a great week!

Sylvia

Pat said...

I like the mathematical reference! Maybe if he substituted something else for nose, she'd have been OK with it...but only OK, not thrillled.

Deborah said...

Very well done!

gaelikaa said...

Serves him right!

anthonynorth said...

He was far too clinical.
Nicely done :-)

indicaspecies said...

Well done.

izzy said...

great thanks, I forgot about the dowry!

Dianne said...

made me laugh :)

Ashling said...

Foot-in-mouth disease for the poor guy, huh? He better hone those skills.

Diane said...

A costly miscalculation, alright!!! :O)

Karen said...

Sounds like he needs some serious woo'ing lessons! :> Hope your week is off to a great start!

sylviamorice said...

WHEN will men ever learn how to give a proper compliment! LOL. Loved your story.

Susan Fobes said...

LOL! Yes, this would have him losing the girl...

Lisa Ricard Claro said...

Ha! Very funny take on this week's picture. He's obviously not silver tongued but, well...LOL...at least he's honest!

Doctor FTSE said...

The truth gets him nowhere! Next time . . flattery.

quilly said...

If a relationship is important and one's heart isn't involved in it, then one's brain most certainly should be! Serves the young opportunist right!

Michael G-G said...

Not very clever, was he?!

Thanks for the laugh.

Cad said...

I think he was sticking his nose and his neck out! LOL

Jim said...

Very clever, SLM! I like it!

And thank goodness my girls nor the grandkids have either my nose or waistline!
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