Microfiction Monday - 20101018

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

Barbara couldn't believe her father would do this, all because she would not renounce her faith.

A sudden crack of thunder nearby startled her... is she delivered?

(I based this on the legend of the Patron Saint of Artillerymen - Saint Barbara)

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


Sylvia K said...

Great take on the pic of the day! Hope you have a good week!


Peggy said...

You are always so clever. I enjoy what you come up with!
Have a nice week ahead!

Diane said...

I hope so. You've gotta stand for something! :O)

Pat said...

Cool! I like the nod to Saint Barbara!

septembermom said...

Powerfully said. Well done!

Anonymous said...

I'd never heard of Saint Barbara--thanks for adding to my knowledge base!

Have a great week. Cheers!

Rigel said...

Interesting MF. Made me think for a while...

Kay L. Davies said...

There's a Patron Saint of Artillerymen? I never knew that. Learn something new every day. Thanks.
I've often wondered about how modern Christians would handle the choice "renounce or die" but still can't properly wrap my head around it.

Kay, Alberta

hope said...

Thunder is much better than horns blowing. :)

Anonymous said...

Great post! A persecuted maiden. I never would have thought of that.