Monday, January 11, 2010

Microfiction Monday

Welcome to Microfiction Monday, where a picture paints 140 characters...or fewer. Make sure you tell Susan if you play along! Below is this week's picture.

How lovely!
As a child she'd envisioned a troll lying in wait
to feast on her bones.
Shame she'd learned the truth only after falling in.


Peggy said...

I have not fallen in to the water yet, cause I still believe trolls live there.
We are related after all, I knew it! Great job sis!

Carol said...

Gosh, that's the way I always learn too! Enjoyed this...

Sylvia K said...

I love it! And like Carol, this has been the way I've had to learn things for most of my life!! Such fun!


Bill ~ {The Old Fart} said...

Nice Hope, I liked this. Learning what we thought was there really wasn't.

Anonymous said...

Wonderful story and great take on the photo. I too have learned lessons this way :) Some I wish I hadn't. Have a wonderful week ahead :)

Titus said...

Loved the photo, and really enjoyed that leap of imagination that led to your story. And a moral too! Fantastic.

Susan at Stony River said...

You and water accidents!

Maybe there's no troll because she fell on him and killed him...?? LOL But isn't it a deep truth about us all, and our fears -- I loved this!

SouthLakesMom said...

Timing is everything!

Well done!

Kay said...

Your microfiction made me want to read more of your words. Good going!

juliana said...

wonderful. there's a profound truth somewhere in these words...

hope said...

Peggy, you might be right. :) I loved stories as a kid and this one just brought to mind "Three Billy Goats Gruff".

Carol, as cold as it is today, I'm glad I didn't really have to go swimming. Yeah, seems to be the way I learn too...trial and error.

Sylvia K: maybe we should start a club; We who lived through trial and error. :)

Thanks Bill. As long as trolls don't own scuba gear. ;)

Thanks Thom...seems we'll have lots of members for this club in life's lessons. Maybe the trolls moved out when Gollum moved in. ;)

Titus, Susan gets all the credits for the photo and none of the blame for my fertile imagination. ;) But I'm glad you liked it. They're fun to write...YOU should!

Susan, perhaps a Gator got him. ;)

SouthLakesMom...and my timing is usually a hair slow. :) Hope you aren't freezing!

Kay...a familiar face! Glad to see you and thanks for those kind words. They're always a great boost for Mondays.

Juliana, it's amazing that we actually tell stories in so few words! For me, it's more like a miracle. Hope to see you again.

Larry said...

stephen king can be so cruel gross and down right mean. and thats why i like him mmmmmwwwwwwaaaaahhhhh. see you next week Or will we mmmmmwwwwwwaaaaahhhhh.


Kristine said...

I know, when we were children, grown-ups tell us a lot of nibs. Then it's up to us to find out the truth.
And yes, the troll reminds me of 'The 3 Billy Goat's Gruff'. loved that book.
Good job!

Dave King said...

I fell in as a small child and had to journey home on the top of a bus wearing my grandmother's coat - that was worse than any troll.

mapstew said...

This is my third time back to this post. You don't even want to know the memories this brought to mind!!

Thank you for the lovely comment you left at Kate's blog! You are so kind.


hope said...

Stop it Larry, you're scaring me. ;)

Thanks Kristine...hope to see you back here again.

Oh poor Dave! You're right, the humiliation factor was much worse than any imagined Troll. :)

Map, I can only guess...given the photos Jimmy has of you. ;) But the stone bridges are so pretty compared to our concrete self respecting troll would live under one of ours. :) So the comment to Kate did get saved? It kept refusing to appear when I left it. She's charming...just like her Da.

mapstew said...

hope, Kate's charming.

Da is known as a charmer! Though I try not to be!! :¬)