Sunday, February 20, 2011

Microfiction Monday

Susan gave us a haunting illustration to rif on this week.  I couldn't come up with anything funny (my usual) and I didn't want to go creepy . . . so here's my best effort.  If you'd like to join us, just write a story in 140 characters or fewer (including all spaces and punctuation), using the illustration provided by Susan at Stony River. Post it on your blog.  When she puts the link up, link your blog to hers, and VISIT OTHER PEOPLE'S CREATIVE EFFORTS and COMMENT.  Whew.  Some people play but don't visit, which I happen to think is very selfish.  Once in a while, it is excusable because we all get busy, but not as a regular event.  If you're too busy to visit, then don't play.  On the other hand, there's at least one person who plays regularly and I always visit but I have yet to find a place to comment on that person's blog!  So I guess he/she doesn't want comments...

Here's the photo:



The invitation echoed.
“Yesterday,” it whispered, “come back and try again.”
Sarai wondered about its truth, but began her journey anyway.

14 comments:

Peggy said...

I loved your MF. Missed by a day...Hope she came back.
I usually go funny, I think because I see humor in most situation.
But not this week!
I also read your message about taking the time to comment on other blogs after you link.
Ditto!

quilly said...

Before I read your blog I was thinking, "If only I could go back and change ... but the truth is, there is nothing about yesterday I want to revisit. I am much too l=fond of today, and I know yesterday created it.

izzy said...

Those darn whispers! and now 'yesterday'?
thanks.

5thsister said...

Being on a personal journey myself, I can so relate to this.

Sorry if I sometimes don't visit but shift work at the hospital leaves me very little time. :o(

SouthLakesMom said...

Peggy -- this was a challenge, wasn't it?

Quilly -- I agree, yesterday made us what we are today. But some people aren't as happy with where they are, so that whisper of yesterday is very enticing, I think.

Izzy -- those voices in our heads can be quite persuasive!

5th Sister -- I appreciate every time you do visit, and I certainly understand the limitations of shift-work! This was not a comment for you -- but for those who have a one-sided relationship with the internet. Thanks for taking the time to stop by today!

Linda O'Connell said...

Hi,
I am new to micro fiction and discovered your blog. Please sign on to follow me as well http://lindaoconnell.blogspot.com/

Ashling said...

Your "best effort" was truly good. I love the aspect of 'invitation'.

anthonynorth said...

Some journeys are so important. And clever use of words.

Sylvia K said...

Great MF for the day and a very clever use of the words indeed. How many of us would go back if we could??? Have a great week!

Sylvia

Bill ~ {The Old Fart} said...

Sometimes our journeys take years to complete before we know what we are on them for.

G-Man said...

SLM...?
Whats wrong with this?
NOTHING!!
Good Job

Susan Fobes said...

This one is more than a little mysterious. I like it!

Michael G-G said...

Yours are always great, SLMom. I always enjoy visiting.

I'm afraid with the number of people now playing MM, it's getting more and more difficult to visit everyone. I usually post early on Sunday and then visit the other early posters. After that,whenb the school week gets underway, it's usually a matter of my playing catch up on those who have already commented on mine. There are a couple of people I have commented on who almost never return the favor. After a while, they get dropped. (I guess it's a bit like a Christmas card list.)

Anyway, that's my two cents' worth.
Hope your week is going well.

sylviamorice said...

Oohh--who was the invitation from? What should she try again? I'd love to know more about this micro fiction. Good job this week. Cheers~