Microfiction Monday - 20110228

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

She couldn't bear the thought of poor Jenny not being able to buy that pretty ribbon.  "With this shilling, perhaps she will have it to put in her beautiful hair."

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


Diane said...

Showing such a soft side here. Love it! :O)

Porky said...

That's more than a little moving..!

Peggy said...

So generous.
Love the message.

Anonymous said...

For some reason this reminded me of O.Henry's story "The Gift of The Magi"....loved your MM.

Susan Fobes said...

I really liked the innocent theme with your entry this week!

samurai said...

Thank you all for the encouragement. 8)