Microfiction Monday - 20110131

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

Long John couldn't believe his eyes.  He turned to his good friend Gorton, "I think we've found the solution to Charlie's problem!".

"Aye, I always thought he smelled fishy."

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


Dianne said...

your choice of character names is briliant

Jinksy said...

But your MFM offering smells sweet! LOL

Peggy said...

Very clever indeed.
Loved your character names, they sound familiar! :)

Sylvia K said...

Yep, love your character names, too! Fun take for the day! Hope you have a great week!


Kay L. Davies said...

Good one! Well done.
-- K

Kay, Alberta, Canada
An Unfittie's Guide to Adventurous Travel

septembermom said...

Well written. Loved it!

My ADHD Me said...

Wow, What an interesting post to come across as I diligently dust the cobwebs off of my computer.
140 words or less!!??!!

Wait a minute! I just re-read it. 140 CHARACTER'S or less!!??!!


I can't even leave a comment with 140 characters or less. However, I'll keep my eyes on it. Maybe....Just maybe....well, you never know!

It's good to be back and really nice to see I was missed. Now if I can just keep with it again!!

Have an outstanding day!

(That was over 400 characters not even counting !!!, ???, ..., ,,,, ''', or the WAHAHAHAHAs!)

Doc FTSE said...

This is one of two recent MFMs that refer to "Gorton"
Someone explain the significance to a Nenglishman, please? Might make the fun even funnier!

samurai said...

Hi Doc - Gorton's Fisherman is a fictional advertising character. 8)

Jim said...

Hey Samurai, this is just great! I like your names and are familiar with all of their products. Poor Charlie, I always wondered.
Gorton's fishsticks and fish fillets are some of the least greasy that I know of. Either makes real yummy fish sandwichs. Add a couple of slices whole wheat bread, lettuce, and some low cal tarter sauce and you will put McDonald's to shame!

sylviamorice said...

Loved this! And thanks for explaining the Gorton reference...not sure we get that brand here in Canada...

Elizabeth Mueller said...

Love the story behind this! So funny!
I hope to see you over at my MM! :)