Microfiction Monday - 20101227

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

"Joe, I'm tellin' ya, this is where they wanted us to wait.  Somethin' about perchin' in a Pear Tree or some such."

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


hope said...

I love holiday humor..especially when it skewers the classics with love and a laugh. :)

Peggy said...

Very timely and true to the season.
Nicely done!

Bill ~ {The Old Fart} said...

Concur with Hope, and Peggy. Nice play on the 12 days of Christmas.

Cheryl said...

Perfect MM! Truly inspired.

Quilly said...

That's a pair all right, but they're not in a tree -- definitely bird brains, though!