Monday, January 25, 2010

Microfiction Monday

Welcome to Microfiction Monday, where a picture paints 140 characters...or even fewer. Let Susan know if you play. Here's this week's picture.

Betty Boop stared in dismay at the girls upstairs.
Yes, they led exciting lives.
But petticoats and thongs were a fashion faux pas.


Susan at Stony River said...

ROFL! Betty has such class! So did all ladies of that era, it seemed.

Her expression *is* something like my Grandma's used to be, when she'd notice somebody's handbag and shoes did *not* match, etc. LOL

jabblog said...

LOL! How very true :-)

Peggy said...

Betty is a girl with good breeding.(My grandmother used to say that every once in a while)
Thongs and petticoats , what has this world come to!
So many different views of this picture, so little time.
Great job like usual my friend. Always left wanting more!

Barbara H. said...

Bettie definitely is up on fashion, if not up on the second floor!

Anonymous said...

I loved reading everyone's views and enjoyed. Betty is smart lass.

SouthLakesMom said...

Boop Boop De Boop! Well done!

Bill ~ {The Old Fart} said...

This was good Hope, Just wonder if Betty is a bit jealous

Anonymous said...

ROFLMAO!!! Betty is in a class others would kill for. I love the take on this. Well done. I hope you are feeling better my friend and that your head cold is going away. Nothing worse :)

Titus said...

Oh, that's such a good take on the photograph (which itself is marvellous, by the way). Love the "exciting lives" - and the aviator doll - and although I detect a hint of what might have been in Betty's eyes, she wipes the floor with her fashion sense and beautiful travelling robe.

And like Peggy, I want more!

juliana said...

betty is in a class of her own.
loved this

Catherine @ Sharp Words said...

Poor Betty, she really is getting an eyeful! Nice one, Hope.

Eryl Shields said...

Oh the horror of the image this conjures!!! Poor Betty.

hope said...

Sorry I'm so late folks...that little itch yesterday bloomed into a helluva cold this morning! Insult to injury is calling in sick on a Monday, feeling like crap and being treated like a criminal! So I told them I'd be back on Wednesday...after all, 48 hours is "contagious time" and I can't give this to my seniors. ;)

Susan, I can just hear the gasps of dismay from our Grandmother's generation. That she's looking up would be overlooked. ;)

jabblog...thanks. Look forward to your next Monday too.

Peggy, I just hear ol' Betty clicking her tongue in disapprovement. :)

Barbara H., bet Betty wishes she could move.

RP [please forgive but with my stuffy head, no telling HOW I would've spelled your name] is fun to see how everyone's view is different. Well, except most of us seem to believe the child should have on panties. I've got that SOUND in my head. ;)

Bill, I think her perfect lady eyes were offended...and yet she lusts after a bottle of Coca-Cola all the same.

Thom, I feel personally bad for all the trees I've killed today using tissue. :) And I have not forgotten your very sweet award {THANK YOU!} but for some reason I've tried to comment twice but it wouldn't let me! I'll try again tomorrow, when my head can figure out what my fingers are doing wrong. :0

Titus, I do envy the girl her wardrobe. Then again, my Barbie doll had more clothes than I did, thanks to a great aunt who sewed!

juliana, you are so right! Thanks for dropping in and hope to see you again soon.

Catherine, you have to wonder about workmen who build glass houses. ;)

Eryl, the thought of that many women is such a confined space is scary. :) Hope you're feeling better!

mapstew said...

Poor Betty!
And poor hope!

Feel better soon. :¬)


Kay said...

Actually, I'm thinking Betty is looking quite envious. What fun!

Quilldancer said...

LOL! At least petticoat girl had panties on in your version, even if they were nothing more than lace and string!

Funny take. You have me grinning.