Microfiction Monday - 20100906

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

Go to the other side he said.  How is he going to catch up with us?  And now this storm! 

What is that!?!

He peered into the storm.

It's a Ghost!

Take heart!  Do not be afraid.

(Matthew 14:22-33)

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


Ellie said...

Oooo. . .scary. I like ghost stories and would read more of this one. Great microfiction.

Have a wonderful week x

Sylvia K said...

What a great ghost story and a wonderful take on the picture for the day! Hope you have a great week!


hope said...

If that ghost has wings, I'd feel better. :)

Diane said...

Great take on Matthew! Wonderful :O)

Anonymous said...

I didn't know that Matthew was referring to a ghost in that verse. Thanks for clearing it up! LOL.
Have a great week. Cheers!

Pat said...

Oh, I love this Biblical allusion. Great take on this week's picture!

Jingle said...

a ghost,
what fun!
well done!

SouthLakesMom said...


Since we're near neighbors -- do you mind telling me where you worship? We're at Reston Presbyterian...it's EPC...

SouthLakesMom said...

Samurai -- I thought you were closer . . . EPC is Evangelical Presbyterian. Not as frozen, but not theologically liberal. The philosophy is:
in the essentials: unity
in the non-essentials: liberty
in everything: charity

See you next Monday!