Sunday, November 7, 2010
Ready for Mocrofiction Monday (#56)?
I couldn't wait to do this week's microfiction post. For those of you who are new, Susan, over at Stony River, challenges us to look at a picture and write a story in 140 characters or less (including spaces and punctuation). I thought I would challenge myself, and I'm glad I did because this exercise helps me tighten up otherwise overly wordy posts. Here is this week's picture and my stories:
I watched her, aimlessly shuffling through fallen leaves, deep in thought and purpose, unaware of what I would soon do for her-for us. (134 characters)
Once again I wanted to go beyond my comfort zone and try a little poetry, just to see if I could do it. I am following no known rules of verse here, mainly because I can't remember any, and my last line seems very cliché, but I still want you to tell me what you think.
Flash of pink amid orange and brown
The brightest spot in my life
I'll be here 'til' the day she’s grown
And she spreads her wings to fly
I couldn't use any form of punctuation between the lines because that would put me past the 140 mark, so the breaks in thought and voice were done with spacing alone. I'm not sure a professional would approve but I'll check: is this alright septembermom?
Why not take up the challenge yourself? Put your story in a comment or write a post of your own. (Just be sure to link up at Stony River) Now for some reason I'm craving apple cider, so until next week...