Microfiction Monday - 20100920

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

After walking for over 1000 miles they had made it.  A place of their own.  The grass felt so good between his toes.  Here they would tend their own crops, make their own way.

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


Deborah said...

This is just lovely :o)

Bill ~ {The Old Fart} said...

This was wonderful, I am glad that they are able to finally be free.

Ellie said...

Bless - they deserve happiness after that trek! Loved it.

Have a super week x

Anonymous said...

Loved this! I sure hope they lived long and happy lives on their own land.
Have a great week. Cheers!

Pat said...

1,000 miles?!! Let's see...If they walked 10 miles per day, that would take 100 days, a little over 3 months...hey, that's actually doable, theoretically. Yours is a unique take on this week's picture. Well done!

Diane said...

Yeah for a happy ending. Perseverence! :O)

septembermom said...

Working together with love...a great thing :)

Quilly said...

Excellent bit of historical perspective. Well done.

Susannah said...

Nice one, i love it! :-)