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Sunday, December 5, 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 link under the title 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!

As he walked through the old forgotten graveyard he felt his throat tighten.
The family he'd longed for but never knew, here. Who was he?


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44 comments:

Bill ~ {The Old Fart} said...

Lets hope he finds the answers he needs. Haunting post this week Sylvia, very nice. Hoping you have a wonderful week ahead.

Peggy said...

Really good, had me asking so many questions.
I really loved this.
Hope you have a beautiful week and stay well!

SparkleFarkle said...

Eery, good fun! Your flash fiction has sort of a Tales from the Darkside-y vibe going on this week. I like that!

SF~~~~~*

Kay said...

This is so sad... You must be in a melancholy mood, Sylvia.

EG Wow said...

This is a great start of a mystery I'd love to read more about!

Pat said...

I like the poignancy of this MM, Sylvia....it's full of mystery.

Susan Fobes said...

Ooh-I like it! I went with the somber mood as well...

sylviamorice said...

Wow--I like this one, Sylvia! I hope the poor soul finds clues to his heritage somewhere...
Have a great week. Cheers!

SandyCarlson said...

This is very good. Incredible. I have the chills!

KB said...

Aww, such a sad story. Must be awful to not know where you came from. Have a great week Sylvia.

Michael G-G said...

Wow, this is a great one for a dark and stormy night! Hope you have a great week, Sylvia, and thanks so much for stopping by my blog.

Michael

SouthLakesMom said...

Wow -- just the teaser to a mystery to follow?

Judy Sheldon-Walker said...

How sad. I could not imagine.

Jim said...

Sylvia, those skeletons have a way of returning, don't they!
..

Lawstude said...

this one is different. no funny anecdotes but interesting just the same :) nice job.

Ms.Daisy said...

Oh nice one, Sylvia, I love the pathos in this one! It is sad when you don't know your past. Have a great week!


~Jean

SquirrelQueen said...

Sad but also a little chilling, that would make a great line in a Stephen King novel.

Pooch said...

Self-identity is truly a mystery in your story. Like it lots!

:)

magiceye said...

intriguing!

Naturedigital said...

Great photograph and story again. Sylvia.
Thanks for sharing.
Have a great week.
Costas

Rinkly Rimes said...

Your 'falling snowflakes' added to the pathos.

Quilly said...

Sad. Since my mother died when I was a baby, I know just how he feels.

BookPlease said...

I hope he finds out and it's not a shock!

Greyscale Territory said...

An interesting idea, trying to find his identity in a church yard! Sad and a hint of mystery!

MorningAJ said...

Interesting take on the photo. I like it.

Jinksy said...

Good question...

Cheryl said...

Great 140 Sylvia. I love how you wove this together.

I gave it a shot this week. First time. Eek!

Irony.

Lisa Ricard Claro said...

Well done. It sounds like a hook for a good book!

Dianne said...

searching for his roots
could be wonderful or heartbreaking
well done Sylvia

jabblog said...

So poignant. Cemeteries evoke all kinds of thoughts.

Doctor FTSE said...

Very sad. I have avoided the cemetry . . . so far.

lotusleaf said...

Poignant!

Maria@BubblegumandDuctTape said...

very spooky, makes me want to know more.

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5thsister said...

a wee bit of mystery with a dash of melancholy thrown in. Nice.

Mama Badger said...

Well, if they are so nicely buried, at least there is hope they were good people, right?

hedgewitch said...

Enjoyed your story, and your lovely photographs captioned by my favorite American cynic, Mark Twain.

Madeleine said...

Very thought provoking :O)

Tracy said...

gosh, we all have such different yearnings, don't we? Thanks for your story!

Suz said...

oh indeed
good one...

Diane said...

Sure hope he gets some answers. :O)

Susan at Stony River said...

Oh, what a moment, and what a glimpse into a character's heart! Isolation and abandonment are the most painful things -- even when it was never on purpose -- I'd love to keep reading about his search.

Thanks for sticking with me Sylvia!

Gattina said...

It makes me think of Halloween !

kaykuala said...

It's a sad feeling. It happens often enough. Not easy to determine which is which!

JM said...

Very powerful image, Sylvia!

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