Sunday, March 6, 2011

Time moves on...

Time is once again the subject of Microfiction Monday #73. Susan, over at Stony River, delivers a challenge once a week-we are to write a story about a picture she posts in 140 characters or less (including punctuation and spacing)and then link up back at her site.

I loved this week's picture because it conjured up all kinds of images relating to past loves, lives torn apart... Yes, it's my usual deep stuff again, but I go with whatever pops into my head. Here is this week's picture and my first entry:

Anna inhaled sharply when she saw it-closing her eyes she caressed the gilded frame, willing the photo to come alive, to go back in time. (138 characters)

Now for an attempt at some poetry

Life, so grave,
To women and men.
Never a smile,
In photos back then.
Icy stares,
Looking so bold,
What are the secrets,
They never told?
(140 right on the dot...)

The poetry for this one was hard, mainly because the words I chose had quite a few syllables, and the character counter had me in the 160 range until I made things much simpler. (I think I like my prose better this week.) Since the subject looks a little on the angry side, I'm expecting great things from the humorous among us-I'll be by your blogs as soon as I can!


  1. Oh, so sad. It makes me wonder if she was forced to marry someone else. Someone willing to pay her father more...

  2. We were both on the same wavelength with the "going back in time," but I LOVE your poem. So much better than mine. Yours says so much, and really great imagery. Terrific MF!

  3. photos do spark memories and feelings
    both your pieces are wonderful

  4. poor Anna
    140 characters is a lesson in editing , isn't it?
    good job

  5. I think you did a great job - I love it!

  6. Great writing! You are talented. I am happy to be your newest follower.

  7. They are both great, Susan; I think the poem is remarkable. Perfect meter.

    Have a great week.

  8. I love old photos and I have a slew of them from my grandmother that are of Yellowstone in 1916 with a group of friends over the summer. Wonderful take on the prompt - reflective.

  9. There's such longing in this piece...makes me want to know the story behind it! A wonderful take on the prompt...:)

    Imagination Lane


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