20110110

Microfiction Monday - 20110110

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


And to think, our parents said it would never work.  Our cultures too different, our personalities too conflicting.  We showed them!  Say, where are we going?  Fred?


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Your Turn!  
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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

8 comments:

5thsister said...

Yes, where would they go? I hope it works out for them. In my story, it doesn't.

gaelikaa said...

Ah! The story of my life!

jabblog said...

Love will find a way - hope it's the right way :-)

Sylvia K said...

Been there, done that!! Think twice before you take the big step!! What a great chuckle to start my day!

Sylvia

sylviamorice said...

Fred? Never thought of that name for the guy--somehow he doesn't strike me as a Fred...but I enjoyed your mm. Thanks for making me smile.
Have a great week.

ruthlivingstone said...

You should have listened to your mother!

Doc FTSE said...

All the material for a great story here! Shows what can be done with 140 chars. Well done.

Cad said...

I think there must have been some wishful thinking going on!