Monday, November 16, 2009

Microfiction Monday

Susan made the rules simple...that is if you think writing a story in 140 characters is simple.

Take the photo below and write a story. Then let her know. This may cure me of run on sentences yet!
HAPPY BIRTHDAY SUSAN!



"When I said we're having a house warming, this isn't what I had in mind," she sighed.
And to think she'd spent hours cleaning the house.

22 comments:

Peggy said...

Hope;

You're good at this. My first time today and it wasn't as easy as I thought!

SouthLakesMom said...

Just goes to prove that cleaning the house BEFORE the party is wasted effort!

Well done!

Bill ~ {The Old Fart} said...

Very nicely done Hope, all the entries I've read so far were great

Dan. said...

*Claps at you*

I like that matey. I won’t have an attempt because I suck at these.

But you rule, as always.

Susan at Stony River said...

House warming! OMG that's perfect!

And yes, that's *exactly* the sort of thing that would happen if I cleaned the house. Which I er, do all the time of course...
Yeah.
ALL the time.
;-)

Thanks for the birthday wishes and the story; I loved both!

Titus said...

Thank you for the laugh on a cold, wet night! Our house could never conflagrate like that; our weather protects us (that is a glass half-full statement).

hope said...

Peggy, I thought 55 WORDS was hard! Oddly enough, this picture's story just jumped right in my head. Shame I can't turn that into a career. ;)

Thanks SouthLakesMom...I think house cleaning is a waste of time too and now I'll refer to it as "for insurance purposes I must put down the broom."

Bill, thanks. Going to go check out the rest of them.

Dan, with Susan's handy dandy character counter thingy, it helps. But I will be the first to admit that "brief" isn't me. :)

Hi Birthday Girl! Hope you had a great day! I'm almost frightened at how quickly this one popped in my head. Didn't realize I was so anti-housecleaning. ;)

Titus, glad the glass is half full but that you haven't drown yet. :) I understand today's beautiful weather will now be a thing of the past and we can look forward to Irish/Scottish weather for the remainder of the week.

Bill ~ {The Old Fart} said...

Hope, I haven't noticed, but did you add your link to Susan's Linky Thingy??

Bill ~ {The Old Fart} said...

Forget I made the last comment, just noticed you did. Scheesh, talk about Brain Fart.

hope said...

It's Monday Bill. That covers everything. :)

Ofira Sephiroth said...

Very nicely done.

Quilldancer said...

LOL! That house definitely got a little too warm. And I agree, what a waste to have cleaned it!

mapstew said...
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mapstew said...

I tried to read this post before putting on my specs. I read 'Mortification Monday'! Blushing eh?!

xxx

Granny Sue said...

Yowser! Now that would make me mad. Good job!

the broken down barman said...

nice Hope. tried it ma self, tell me what you think....
hey map, like the idea of mortification monday. you should work on that idea

hope said...

Dang Barman...I tried to comment but it wouldn't come down far enough to give me the verification word! So here's what I said:

Well done! I like that everyone ran in different directions with the same photo.

So I expect to see you next Monday as well. :)

Thom said...

Thank you for stopping by my playground. I appreciate it. OMG...this is just too funny. Well done. :) Have a great week :)

mapstew said...

@ BD Barman: You need to fix your comment box! We have been trying to leave comments, but as hope said, it doesn't show the full word verification. Also check your facebook for a message!

(sorry for the hijack hope!) :¬)

xxx

hope said...

Thanks y'all! It's fun to see so many different takes on one picture!

Map: no worries [or need to blush]. It's the only way I could figure out to get to the Barman myself.

the broken down barman said...

hmmm and there was me sitting in dispair at the lack of comments!! it lets me comment ok. dont know what is wrong. any one help??

hope said...

Barman since I don't use the word verification, I haven't a clue. I usually use Blogger Help to set me straight.

If you don't want to do that, you can ditch the verification and use the "will be displayed after owner approval" route. :)