I told you not to wandering off like that. Do you know how many Dragon snatchers are out there? What would I have done if you had gone missing? Worried sick I would be! You only think of yourself!
But Papa, I was hungy, i just went down to town for a little snack. The Farmers have put their cows out to pasture. No one saw me.
That’s not the point! What if Sir Watkins had seen you! What then? Next thing you know these hills would be crawling with Knights! And with only one thing on their mind, and it would not be Princess Darla either!
There, there my boy. Papa still loves you, but next time you must allow me to cast the sleep spell on the town before you go out for a snack.
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 here, or better yet, post on your own 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 was my first foray into the "world" of Micro Fiction Monday's... i will see how well i do before i commit to doing it every week. 8) Although, as you will see a little bit later... Music Monday's will still be a regular, albeit seperate, blog post on Mondays.