Microfiction Monday - 20101011

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

Finally... although he didn't know where this train was going, he didn't care.  All he wanted was to get out of this city and start over somewhere.  It didn't matter where.

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


Bill ~ {The Old Fart} said...

Sometimes we just need to get away and Start Over. Nice Microfiction

Peggy said...

Felt this way once or twice!
Good one!

Sylvia K said...

Oh, yes! I can definitely relate to this one -- been there once or twice, too! Have a great week!


5thsister said...

And if you can't get away, one can still start all over on the home front. I'm doing that, internally, at this very moment.

Pat said...

Unfortunately, a change of location doesn't always change the problems within. But there's always hope that it will. Well written MM!

Anonymous said...

Been there and done that a time or two. Great story. Have a wonderful Monday :)

Prayer Girl said...

In Alcoholics Anonymous this is called a "Geographical Cure" and it doesn't work. Good idea for this MFM.



hope said...

New starts can be good. :)

Ellie said...

I do hope life is kinder to him the second time around. A MM with depth. Wonderful.

Sioux Roslawski said...

Well done! It's amazing to me that so many saw the person as a man, but others saw them as a woman. Interesting...