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Sunday, August 1, 2010

MicroFiction Monday



Susan at Stony River
Farm hosts Microfiction Monday. She posts a picture and you compose a story in 140 characters. You can click on the icon to get further instructions. To help you along she has posted a wonderful link that counts your characters for you! How great is that! You can get the counter at Design 215.

This meme is easy and it's fun! Thanks, Susan for hosting.

And here's the picture for the day!



For years she had searched for her ancestors home, his home and here it was!
The same window where Mary had waited in vain for his return.

33 comments:

Bill ~ {The Old Fart} said...

Poor Mary, I hope they were eventually reunited. Nice one Sylvia, My entries are posted.

magiceye said...

this is beautiful though tragic

Susan at Stony River said...

OOOH, Sylvia -- what a beautiful tiny story! I got lost in it for a few minutes, just wondering.

(Wouldn't it be a splendid start to a novel --??)

Pat said...

Oh, how melancholoy, Sylvia. Discovering at last the ancestral home, seeing The Window. Beautiful yet sad.

Splendid Little Stars said...

oooo....that is intriguing! I want to know more!

Ugich Konitari said...

Riding horseback and delivering mail by throwing it in once a month meant a big
mailbox.
One fine day, the postman himself fell into it.

SandyCarlson said...

I like that very, very much. Thanks.

g-man said...

Thats sad...
Loved your Micro-Fiction.
You are such a Gracious Lady...Thanks

Naturedigital said...

Great story and photographs Sylvia.
Have a great week.
Costas

moondustwriter said...

Waiting what women (of old)were often relegated to. I love the ancient feel of the words along with the photo

you can hear the echos

Judy Sheldon-Walker said...

I love this idea. I joined this week. Thanks for telling us about it.

erik said...

Something sought for so long can be unimpressive when found.

mrsnesbitt said...

How evocative!

anthonynorth said...

That was so poignant. Excellent.

Thom said...

This was just wonderful my friend. I love it. Deep in thought here about this...you outdid yourself :) Have a wonderful Monday

Ellie said...

What a beautiful story, that fitted so much into so few words. Wondeful!

John's comments said...

The story of so many from Scotland and Ireland. Not much consolation that the same lot doing this were shoving my ancestors into back to back slums and making them work 16 hour days in the new factories.My 140 is here

Greyscale Territory said...

Sounds like she is on a mission to find her roots - to find where an old story unfolded! Nicely written!

MorningAJ said...

Romantic but sad. I like it.

jabblog said...

Poignant - those wasted years . . .

swputh said...

That happens... Great writing

gigihawaii said...

lovely start to an intriguing novel!

Mama Badger said...

I wonder if my entry is the other half of this story! Please come visit...

brenda w said...

OOOOO! I like it! It makes me want to know more of Mary's story. This is a beautiful glimpse at a life. ~Brenda

"K" said...

Hmm. What a way to get the imaginative juices flowing! Now I want to know...Who was he? Where'd he go? And what's taking him so long to get back?

Jingle said...

intelligent one!
I played too.

Suz said...

Oh there is a story in this one
The window!
great one

hope said...

As someone who works on our family tree, this one really scored with me. :)

SandyCarlson said...

I read this and thought, "How much time have I spent at that window?" Beautifully done, Sylvia.

Thanks for your comment on my post about my friend Craig. You made my midnight! Love ya.

Akelamalu said...

I hope they were reunited.

Sylvia Morice said...

Ohh--poor Mary, waiting in vain--I wonder how long she waited. I agree with the others that this could be the start of a wonderful story.

ninotaziz said...

Sylvia,

When the searching is over, what is left? Wonderful MFM that makes us all ponder.

Jim said...

I'm liking this a lot. Your story reminds me of the little house in Arkansas where my grandfather lived before he came back to Nebraska to stay. Mrs. Jim and I tried to find it (my relative had before us) and it was gone!
I hope your back gets better. Too bad you had to give up your weekend plans. The dogs looked happy about it.
Sorry I'm so late in getting back here, my week was very busy and hectic.
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