Microfiction Monday - 20110117

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

Look at you!  You are too fat to even get up and defend your honor!

And you are so unskilled a swordsman, as to be unable to even cut through this parasol.


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


izzy said...

"If wishes were horses",but then he did get a bang- Thanks!

Sylvia K said...

Fun MF for the day! Hope you have a great week!


Peggy said...

They're even!

5thsister said...

Bang! Perfect ending! Glad I hopped over here as I was curious as to the "Samurai's" take on this week's prompt.

Anonymous said...

Really liked the bang at the end. Wonder if he lives?

moondustwriter said...

oh that jab goes deep.
wonder what the next remark would be???

Nice to meet you on MFM

Jim said...

Poor fellow. :) Very nice, Sam.
I do think your Samurai was a coward if that was him who just shot.
I liked your post of five years ago, "Why I am 'samurai'." It is an excellent Christian testimony.
I learned a lot also.
Have you read George W's book, "Decision Points?" Although I was never a fan of his I will say he has boldly put his testimony up front (Chapter Two) in his book. Yours reminded me of his.
We have a very nice Christion radio station here in Houston, two; but I will tell you of my favorite, KHCB 105.7.
There is a 'Listen Live' link in the top right of the page.


Susan Fobes said...

I'm thinking the bang was not good. LOL!

Anonymous said...

A concealed weapon parasol?

Doctor FTSE said...

One of an amazing number of original and funny MFMs this week. Well written!

samurai said...

Thank you all for the very kind feed back.

True, the concealed weapon parasol is not very honorable... but i felt that with the guys paunch, he wouldn't really have a problem with it... it was just the impression i had and i went with it. 8)

Lisa Ricard Claro said...

Very well done, start to finish. I enjoyed this. I can imagine a back story between these two.

Jinksy said...

There speaks the voice of authority! lol