Monday, 17 January 2011

Microfiction Monday #66

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 fewer – 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.
Horrified, he discovered that he had drawn from his scabbard not a sword but a parasol. Valiantly he battled on, blocking his enemy’s blows.
(140 characters)


Forensic pathologists were astounded. Cause of death? Microscopic samurai hidden under cocktail umbrella. The victim never saw his killers.
(139 characters)

18 comments:

  1. Great offerings today! 1st one--We hope it was a steel parasol. What a wicked sabotage of the mighty warrior.

    2nd one--"microscopic Samurai"--I love it

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  2. J.B, I wouldn't place any money on this first brave and valiant warrior. He needed more practice before taking on this opponent.

    Moral of the second story, let us all look under our cocktail umbrellas.
    ..

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  3. Oh, I love them both, Janice! How fun! Hope you have a great week!

    Sylvia

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  4. And as they rain down he doesn't get wet :-)
    Nice one.

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  5. Oh my goodness. Small cocktail sword was the cause of death.
    bet no one believed it!

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  6. Lol ! at least you are an optimist because he uses a parasol and not an umbrella !

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  7. I love the microscopic idea! LOL
    -- K

    Kay, Alberta, Canada
    An Unfittie's Guide to Adventurous Travel

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  8. Love the cocktails idea! Very clever! Doubt that anyone else will refer to the Microscopic samurai on this one!
    :)

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  9. This begs the question - who replaced his sword with a parasol? Someone's trying to kill him!

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  10. Gotta love a picture that lets you use words like "scabbard" and "valiantly"!
    I wasn't quite as creative as you and your microscopic samurai. A couple of good ones, Janice!
    -- K

    Kay, Alberta, Canada
    An Unfittie's Guide to Adventurous Travel

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  11. He is pretty gallant to use an umbrella-that or not to brainy. Good takes this week!

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  12. The second one gets my vote!

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  13. Both are terrific, but I love the visual mystery of the second. :)

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  14. This is very original and so much fun! I'll have to check under my drink parasols from now on.

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  15. Two fantastic microfictions! I had to look up scabbard for the first, thanks for teaching me a new word. And love the forensic pathologist and the idea of a miniature samurai in the second! :>

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