Sunday, December 12, 2010

Microfiction Monday

Write a story in 140 characters, then let Susan know you came to play.   
 
This week's illustration

"Lord, I simply love washing.  Let me clarify..."

Titus was a wonderful poet, 
mused Kim, 
but she'd never toiled in the southern summer sun.
 
 
And yes, those are the opening words to a poem she's written entitled "Homemaker".   Visit her for more gems.

23 comments:

Peggy said...

Titus is one talented dog and so is his friend Hope!
Loved it and am so sorry for your loss! :(

Bill ~ {The Old Fart} said...

Titus is a "Dog of all Trades". Quite the poet, but I'd say he might be a bit of a Yankee not knowing the ways of the South.

{This coming from one north of the Yankees}. Wishing you a wonderful week ahead.

Titus said...

Agog, astonished and, of course, ashamed of my own ignorance.

I bet you have a bonnet just like that!

hope said...

Peggy: thanks for that! What's been almost comical is seeing the big, manly hunters coming into Hubby's shop and almost reduced to tears because ol' Smokey is no more. He truly was good people to lots of folks. :)

Bill: Titus is out of the loop because she [Titus is the dog who writes the blog] lives in Scotland. I did offer to send her some summer weather though. ;)

Hi Titus. Um, I realize there's a fine line between flattery and plagiarism but I did give you credit for your work. :) Bet you have visitors today...sorry I didn't link to the actual poem.

hope said...

Oh and Titus, sadly I DID have a bonnet like that when I was a kid...Girl Scouts pioneer days outing. ;)

Sylvia K said...

Fun one for the day, Hope, as always! Titus is definitely one talented doggie! Have a great week!

Sylvia

Dianne said...

well done :)

Lisa Ricard Claro said...

As a Southerner, I sympathize with anyone toiling in the hot sun! Except today, when the temperature in Atlanta is a decidedly UN-hot 25 degrees. Brrr...

Scott said...

outdoor washing in the heat of the south over a washboard, NO thanks! lol

fun little story!

Titus said...

Ha Ha, I knew it!

Susan Fobes said...

A family dog is never "just a dog"-fortunately and unfortunately for us. I'm so sorry.

G-Man said...

Most excellent Hope...
Have a Kick Ass Week...G

KB said...

Nice take on the pic. Have a great week.

Ms.Daisy said...

That would be a killer, washing in the hot Southern sunshine! Good one Hope!



~Jean

Cheryl said...

Sweet one!

sylviamorice said...

Liked your MM this week, Hope...and so sorry to hear about the loss of Smokey...my heart goes out to you.
Sylvia

Pooch said...

Clarification will make a world of difference, I hope!
:)

Jim said...

That Southern sun will get you (confused) every time!

I am very sorry for you about losing your Smokey. Our Adi is fourteen and even now it makes me sad to think that she can't possibly live much longer. She is my buddy.
..

Akelamalu said...

Well done to Titus and you! :)

Michael G-G said...

Thanks for the introduction to Titus, hope!

Sorry to read about Smokey. You wrote a lovely tribute to him. Thinking of you.

Pat said...

It's not the heat, it's the humidity.

I'm so sorry to hear of the passing of your beloved dog, Smokey. I cried for three days after we had to have our dog, Pascal, euthanized at age 14.

gaelikaa said...

Must check this out!

lizziviggi said...

I love it! How funny, I assumed Titus was some well-known poet I hadn't heard of... I guess, in a way, she is!

I'm so sorry to hear about your dog. Dogs touch the corners of the heart people can't reach. But if you ask me, they stay there forever.