Wednesday, July 6, 2011

Microfiction Muse #14

This is my first time to take part in a new microfiction blogpost.

(*Note: I realized my wording was kind of misleading here. I've written microfiction before, but just not on Diane's blog. It was on Stony River's Microfiction Mondays, and those have been discontinued for quite some time. So, I was so happy to discover Diane's!)

Microfiction means the shortest of short stories. Think Aesop’s fables, comic strips, or even jokes: complete stories that can be told in under a minute. 

You are invited to write a story about a select picture in 140 characters or less (including spaces and punctuation).

 It is hosted by Diane Estrella. Please stop by her blog if you'd like to participate, too.

Here is my take on the photo:

"You are getting sleepy. Very, very sleepy.  You will obey my every command. Got that, mister?"
(95 characters)

** Also welcome to my newest follower: Marsha. I hope you'll stop by often and always enjoy what you read and see! Thank you!

"My great mistake, the fault for which I can't forgive myself, is that one day I ceased my obstinate pursuit of my own individuality." -- Oscar Wilde


  1. Love this one and thanks for joining the MicroFiction Muse. She does look pretty intense there!!! :O)

  2. Great job, Becky! I might have to try this one!

  3. Hi Diane, thanks! I LOVE microfiction photo prompts. I'll definitely be back!

    Hey June! Yes, you gotta do this. You'll be awesome, just like always!

  4. It's an interesting photo Diane chose. I guess the girl is in a wheelchair? It certainly opens the door to lots of possible stories...

  5. I love your vibrant blog, Becky! That's a very intense photo. There are all kinds of ways to get one's creative juice flowing. I like this.
    Ann Best, Memoir Author

  6. Hi Sioux! Hmmm, I didn't notice a wheelchair. You must have better eyes than I do!

    Hi Ann! Thank you! And congrats again on the wonderful reviews of your book!

  7. HA! Cute! I like your interpretation, Becky! :)

  8. My son says that is exactly something his sister would say to him :0) Love it!

  9. Cute micro-fiction, Becky!


  10. For a beginner, you knocked it out of the park! I'm glad you joined and hope you'll keep coming back. This is such a fun meme.

  11. Hey Daisy ~ Thanks! It was fun!

    Hi Anne! That's funny! And yeah, I can see that happening in real life...Guess that's why I thought of it!

    Hi K-9! Thanks!!

    Hi 5th Sister! (love that name, by the way!) I guess my wording was kind of misleading. This wasn't my first microfiction, just the first one of Diane's. But thanks for the kind words, and I DO hope to continue!

  12. ooooooo, that was a tough one, Rebecca. But you did it. Want to thank you for visiting my blog and commenting, too. Susan

  13. I didn't submit to the MicroFiction, but I did enjoy the micro stories submitted by others. The photo is perfect for YA fiction writers. Great job, Becky!

  14. Hi Susan, laurie, Clara, and Carol!Thanks so much for stopping and commenting!

  15. I hadn't heard of the MicroFiction Muse before, how fun! I seem to always learn of some fun new thing when I visit here. :)

    I love your take on the photo, great job!

  16. Great microfiction! That picture is awesome, too.

  17. Hi Julie and Lisa!! Thanks! And Lisa, I seem to be able to write these microfiction stories, easier than your book blurbs! :( Sorry!

  18. That was a eye opening story, Becky. Chuckle! Really cute!

    TY for you sweet wishes for the little church down our road. The congregation I am sure will rebuild. All that is left is the frame.

    Have a wonderful week.
    TTFN ~

  19. Hi Marydon! Thank you! And I do hope you'll keep us posted on the rebuilding of the little church!


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