Monday, 6 September 2010

Microfiction Monday #47


Lovely Susan from 'Stony River' organises and hosts this weekly meme. Thank you Susan J She provides a picture and the challenge is to create a story in 140 characters or less – including punctuation! Click here to read more marvels of microfiction – and perhaps join in. It's fun!

Here is this week's picture accompanied by my offerings. The first one is directly influenced by the film I watched with my grandchildren on Saturday evening, '2012'.



Though seaworthy, Noah's boat was small. He watched as the wave threatened to engulf him. He couldn't believe it. Was it 2012 already?

(135 characters)



Canute realised his advisers were wrong in thinking that he would be able to control the tides from a boat. If he survived heads would roll.
(140 characters)



24 comments:

  1. Two fabulous stories! I can't decide which I like the best.

    Have a great week x

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  2. Both of these were wonderful takes on the picture.

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  3. Enjoyed both - especially the 2012 one :-)

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  4. Wow, two stories and both great. The second made me LOL.
    Nice takes on the pictures this week.

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  5. If I've already left a comment forgive me. I wrote one and then I couldn't find it. I need another cup of coffee.
    Loved both stories, the second made me LOL. See you next time after coffee!

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  6. Great stories, Janice! I, too, really liked the 2012 one! Hope you have a great week!

    Sylvia

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  7. Love the Noah 2012 connection! Very good and funny, too!

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  8. Both are well done but the 2nd made me smile.

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  9. that canute, always been headstrong, that one!

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  10. These are both good. I think I like the 2012 one best, if I had to choose--but--I guess I don't have to choose, do I? Whew! That's a load off my chest.
    Have a great week. Cheers!

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  11. Very clever, making total sense.

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  12. Both of them are wonderful. Canute's advisers better get their resumes out! LOL.

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  13. Noah's been out on the open sea incommunicado for too long. And Canute will be fortunate if he ever sees his advisors again.

    Excellent, both of them!

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  14. time travel,
    cool micro-fiction,
    :)

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  15. Obviously, the advisors were right in thinking that he would believe them! A simple way to dispose of a troublesome king.

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  16. See even then advisor's causing problems Thanks for dropping by to read my 140. Sorry for the delay but dealing with drama of son having to dash across Italy to catch his flight. Hope your week goes better then his!

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  17. You did great on both. I will choose the second for my fave. :)
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  18. Ha! Good one. Amazing how fast the time has passed for Noah with 2012 right over the next wave or so.

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  19. Canute has just learned an important lesson -- if you're the boss, surround yourself with people who will tell you NOT to believe your own press!

    Well done!

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  20. Loved both of these. I often wondered if heads did roll in the Canute story!

    Have a great week.

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  21. Chuckling about both stories ;-)

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  22. That's an interesting concept. Sort of sounds like Twitter but more creative.

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  23. Very creative, with Noah and the 2012 reference.

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