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Sunday, November 7, 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!

She stared down the path as she had done for weeks. Where was Mama?
Tears ran down her cheeks, as her Dad, staggering, led her back home.
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38 comments:

Bill ~ {The Old Fart} said...

Very nice Sylvia, you and I were thinking along on the same wavelength. Hope you had a wonderful Weekend.

Pat said...

Oh, this is so sad. She is too young to understand. I hope she gets her mama back, but if that is not possible, I hope she gets a wonderful new mama. Excellent, Sylvia!

magiceye said...

so emotive and powerful in such few words.... wow

Kay L. Davies said...

So much sadness there in 140 characters, Sylvia. I'm always amazed how differently each of us sees the same picture.
-- K

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

evenstarwen said...

Oh, poor little girl. You amaze me with the way you captured the tragedy in just 140 characters. Great work!

SandyCarlson said...

These 137 characters hint at unspeakable brokenness. Beautifully done, my friend.

gospelwriter said...

Ah, she does seem a bit dejected - now I know why... Poor thing.

Susan Fobes said...

This is a sad one-great job!

Autumn Belle @ KDP said...

Was her mama the grown up Goldilocks? Maybe the 3 friendly bears will bring mama home soon.

DanPloy said...

That is so dark. Wonderful Microfiction.

Coffeeveggie addict. said...

A little sad.m0m is always important f0r the kids her effeciency is the best if she is away tr0uble always arise.
innocence,loneliness and hardwork

Greyscale Territory said...

O so very sad! There is a feeling that something is severely wrong! The fact that dad "staggers" is quite dramatic! A powerful little micro!

greatttt said...

Oh! So sad.....nicely done.

anthonynorth said...

This was powerful. Excellently done.

MorningAJ said...

Oh dear that's sad! Well written.

Kay said...

Oh my gracious! This is so sad... and I agree, very powerful!

EG Wow said...

Sad story, Sylvia. But it touched my soul because it could be real.

BookPlease said...

Oh, how sad!

Mine is on my BooksPlease blog today.

nsiyer said...

Extremely touching and very well depicted. Great, Sylvia, as always.

indicaspecies said...

Excellent. Those few words speak volumes!

izzy said...

* Sob* didn't see that one coming!
Thanks-

Lenore said...

beautifully done...a quiet dispair

5thsister said...

So sad. Does daddy stagger from grief or alcohol? I wonder. Despite that, this little story tugs at my heart for somehow I relate to her tiny tears. Marvelous.

jabblog said...

Oh, so poignant. Beautiful MM, Sylvia.

Akelamalu said...

Aw such a sad MM this week Sylvia. I hope her Mummy comes back.

Mama Badger said...

So incredibly sad. Hopefully her mother finds her way back.

SparkleFarkle said...

O how dreadfully sad. Did her mom just return to the work force, or-or WORSE? will Kleenex be necessary? I'm going to go with the returning to work after being at home with her daughter, whose dad wants to be a stay-at-home, because "Tt's only fair. Where'd you put the remote and bon bons?." Man, that guy gets on my last nerve! Hm... Somewhere along the line, I let this story take a wrong turn, didn't I?

septembermom said...

so sad...great MM :)

Suz said...

oh my and the music to go along with it..boo hoo
good one

Michael G-G said...

This is poignant and lyrical. Looks like you succeeded in making us all reach for our tissues.

Have a great week, Sylvia. (The sun's actually shining in Portland this minute!)

Linda Reeder said...

You have expressed a lot of story in just a few words. But so sad.

Diane said...

A sad mystery as to what happened..... :O(

G-Man said...

Awww Sylvia...

Nessa said...

Oh, so sad. But sometimes stories and real lives are.

hope said...

She does have that forlorn feel to her, huh?

Nicely done, as always! Have a great week...you always start mine off right.

Strummed Words said...

Oh my. Too sad!

unaware said...

Wow, so very sad!

sylviamorice said...

Oh--this was a sad one for the week, but very well done! I hope mama returns soon...
Cheers!

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