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Microfiction Monday - 20110124

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


The boat is supposed to be here.  He promised.
 
I dunno David, the fog is pretty thick.
 
Well, he promised.  You can go if you want to, but I'm stayin'.




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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

12 comments:

gaelikaa said...

I hope it all worked out.

A fascinating blog indeed. Both Christian and Samurai themed. I'll have to come back and explore.

nimaruichi said...

Did the boat finally arrive; a lot would depend on that? :)

Peggy said...

I would be the one still waiting for the boat and my husbnad would be the one resting in the car!
So there you go!
Nice one!

jabblog said...

Just how long should you wait when someone's promised? Tricky!!

Sylvia K said...

Good for the day -- wait or rest???? Hope you have a great week! Enjoy!

Sylvia

sylviamorice said...

Surely if he promised, he wouldn't let them down...I hope they have their cellphones on, though, in case he's trying to reach them!
Great mm. Cheers~

Diane said...

Good lead in, wondering who will stay and who will go....? :O)

Elizabeth Mueller said...

I wonder if ferries really get lost in fogs? I don't like driving in them for that reason.

♥.•*¨ Elizabeth ¨*•.♥

Susan at Stony River said...

I love someone who trusts in a promise -- even if it might take a bit longer than first expected. Bravo kid!

Bill ~ {The Old Fart} said...

A Promise is a Promise, sure hope the boat shows up.

Jim said...

Right idea, here, Samurai. :) A very nice µ-fiction.

It reminds me of the time we cancelled out on flying down (helicopter) into the Grand Canyon. We still haven't gone. And there was a snow storm there that day.
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samurai said...

thank you all for the encouragement. 8)