Sunday, December 19, 2010

"Walking in a winter wonderland... "

It's Microfiction Monday, my favorite time of the week (and that's saying a lot because otherwise I loathe Mondays!)Susan, over at Stony River, posts a picture and asks us to compose a "story" in 140 characters or less (including spaces and punctuation). This week's picture was a good choice for the season and only served to remind me of how little time there is before the Christmas holiday. (Do all of you have your shopping done? We drove past one of the large malls this afternoon and it was packed, and I thought how glad I was to have everything done...) Anyway, here is the picture and here are my stories (I actually took a stab at humor with my first):

Tiny Tim boasted about carrying the pig, so the others decided that a little strategically placed snow would wipe the smirk off his face. (138 characters)
And a Cinquain poem to get you looking forward to spring:

Lowers her head,
On downy white pillows,
Until the sun’s warmth rouses her
(89 characters)

I can't wait to come around to see what everyone else did with this picture, and I'm sure I'll get a good laugh or two because some of you have a very quick wit! And as always, if you are coming my blog for the first time, why not join up at Stony River too-the more the merrier!   Oh, and tune in later in the week for a book review and a tale or two...

One more thing, please make sure to have your monitor's properties set at 1024 by 768 pixels because this is the best way to see everything on my blog clearly. I'm going to be tackling some bubbles in my background over the holiday-maybe even changing the background completely-so that it's easier to read.


  1. Yep, the snow should do it! Fun one for the day, Susan! Hope you have a great week and that you and your family have a very Merry Christmas!!


  2. Susan,
    I can see the others plotting in the background! LOL!
    I DO have my shopping finished (Yea!)and now I can get ready to travel to my daughter's home in PA for Christmas! Hope your Christmas is wonderful!


  3. I Loved your MF Susan...
    A good face wash never hurt anyone..hehehe

  4. Hi Susan, I like your Cinquain poem. It is a perfect description of the meaning of winter.

    You humor is fine as well. I am smirking just thinking about those mischievous kids.

  5. Hi Susan
    The first one was very funny, I can just see them throwing a snow ball at him.

    Loved your poem, I liked the contrast between the snow and the sun.

  6. Susan - both are great
    this picture is a great prompt

    Have a Merry Christmas

  7. Even though Tiny Tim's a cripple, he needs to be put in his place sometimes! Thanks for the laugh, Susan.

    Your Cinquain about nature is beautiful.

  8. Awh bless! I feel sorry ofr him now :O)

  9. They must have been strategically placing the snow for awhile. Wonderful take on the picture Susan.

  10. Love the title! Poor Tiny Tim. The poem was beautiful! :)

  11. I love the line about "strategically placed snow!"

    Merry Christmas, Susan!

  12. So--where exactly was the snow??? Guess I missed it...LOL
    Have a wonderful holiday.Cheers!

  13. Oh how I wish I would have thought of this! Muffy would have loved to see a well thrown snowball or two hit the crowns of Jack and Jill!

  14. I can't wait for Spring..... Only 3 more months to go.... :O)

  15. I hope he doesn't fall on the piggy! ;)

  16. I like the poem. It's evocative and comtemplative, and describes the season perfectly. Sun begins his return today!

  17. I love the sneakiness of the first one :) They are both great. I need to get back on board with Microfiction Monday after Christmas. It has been crazy here will sicknesses and holiday preparations. Gratefully, I think I'm almost all ready for the holiday. Thanks so much for your contribution over at Write with Pictures. You really are a natural writer and I know that I'll enjoy every one of your pieces. Keep writing Susan! Wishing you and your family a very merry Christmas full of love, joy and laughter!!! Hugs to you - Kelly

  18. My son is waiting for the snow to make a snowman.I wish you and your family a Merry Christmas, Susan.


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