20100808

Microfiction Monday - 20100809

Welcome to Microfiction Monday, 
where a picture paints 140 characters, or even fewer.


What’s this Papa?

 This is what is called a 'postcard' son.  People would send these back to family and friends to share their vacation memories.

 So, what, no t-shirt?


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Your Turn!  
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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. 

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. 

I joined this meme thread from a fellow parent dealing with an Autistic child: Susan @ Stony River: a writing life

10 comments:

Susan at Stony River said...

LOL No t-shirt, no apps, no youtube video of the visit! OMG how did we survive...
:-O

swputh said...

funny...

Jingle said...

cute.

Pat said...

Thanks for the morning laugh! Post cards are going the way of horse-and-buggies. I love your take on this week's microfction picture!

SouthLakesMom said...

Ahh, sadly, you have indeed touched a nerve with us old folks who remember the time of pen and paper. Sigh.

Very funny though!

Ellie said...

Yes, I remember those times. When a postcard really was the only communication you had whilst on holiday! Brilliant take on the picture.

sylviamorice said...

Oh yes, the inevitable T-shirt as a holiday souvenir! I have some of these hanging in my own closet! Great post.

septembermom said...

To think of those days when we got postcards. Great take on the prompt this week.

samurai said...

Thank you all for the encouragement... i was not sure what i was going to write at first so i just started typing... 8)

hope said...

That is SO funny! At least a postcard really does have a "one size fits all" property. :)