Microfiction Monday - 20100830

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

"Are we there yet?"

The question grated on his nerves.

"I have to go potty!"

"Again?  We just stopped an hour ago!"

"Yea, but i wanna see the cool burper!"


Your Turn!  

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


Eric Alder said...

Written as someone who's obviously taken long car trips with kids. Nicely done!

Sylvia K said...

Having traveled a lot with four kids, I do so relate to your story for the day! Terrific! Hope you have a great week!


Suz said...

oh my that far to go
for a potty break
could get nasty
fun one

Mama Badger said...

The speaker must be 5 or so. Or my husband...

My ADHD Me said...

You're good. From 1 ADHD to another. Sometimes saying Hello in 140 or less can be difficult!!

Ellie said...

Aah. . .bless them. Who wouldn't want to a long road trip with young children? LOL.

Have a great week.

SouthLakesMom said...

Aha! If you found a burp in this photo, then you will GET mine! Must be something about Northern VA!

Thom said...

This is perfect for the photo. Oh the minds of children. Nothing better :) Have a great week ahead :)

hope said...

Ah, your dyslexic driver can ride with mine. :)

Pat said...

I laughed a lot at this one! I had to stop and think a minute before I could figure out the "cool burper"! Very funny story.

samurai said...

8) Thank you all for your feedback. 8)