Monday, August 9, 2010

Microfiction Monday: Kelly Practices Editing



I decided to join in on Microfiction Monday over at stony river. We are invited to write a story about a select picture in 140 characters or less (including space and punctuation).


Tracing the letters, she knew that she wanted to be his Juliet. Stretching, she stood up and placed the postcard in her recipe box.


Wow! That was hard. You should have seen how many words that I had to edit out. It's a fun meme to try. Enjoy your Monday.

44 comments:

Paul C said...

Wonderful romance here. You are encouraging me to give microfiction a try.

Bill ~ {The Old Fart} said...

This was good Kelly, in a cazillion years I'd never think of Juliet. I wonder what she has cooking for Romeo?? Thanks for stopping by today.

Jingle said...

lovely,
magical!

welcome to my world of poetry said...

Excellent write Kelly, loved the read.

Yvonne.

Flory said...

Impressive Kelly - love how you saw the romance in this picture.

BTW: I've come back to blogging. Would love for you to stop by.

Mari said...

You did good! Makes me want to hear more!

The Writing Instinct said...

Kelly, this was great!
Miss you,
Mervat.

Suz said...

Oh my September, you're a romantic
me,too only mine let hers get away
nice to meet you

SouthLakesMom said...

Thanks for coming to visit. I had to come visit you back because I'm a September mom AND my name is Kelley...Hmmmm

Hope to see you on Microfiction Monday again!

Oh yeah -- this is wonderful and poetic.

Jenners said...

Oh Lord .. this sounds hard. You done good ... real good. And I was struggling with that one on Saturday that allowed you to have 100 words!

Susan Fobes said...

Now this is something I would read. Hubba, hubba... LOL!

He & Me + 3 said...

Difficult but so worth it. Great job.

T Rex Mom said...

Well done. And so eloquently stated too!

The Write Girl said...

Wow, I love this little meme prompt you found. It is difficult to convey a story in so few words. Nicely done Septembermom.

moondustwriter said...

glad you went for it!!

Micro is a lot of fun

I love your taste in art

thanks so much for visiting my site!!!!

Moon smiles

Jim said...

Well, Mom, a recipe box is a good place to hide a missive from a wanna be lover.
..

Susan at Stony River said...

Oh nice, I like that story!

And I sympathize with the editing -- mine usually start out around 250 and whittle down from there. Thank heavens for a thesaurus too LOL

Judy Croome said...

Nice. Very well done to end up with that much poignancy in only 140 letters! I'd never be able to do it! :O

Judy
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Kelly L said...

WOW - you are good!

Love to you
Kelly
I've Become My Mother

Randi said...

I think I am going to steal this idea as a challenge for my literature/composition students. Loved your take on the picture! I'm a romantic at heart...

Valerie said...

It's brilliant, well done Kelly. I had a look at this postcard and wondered what I could write... I'm still wondering... grins.

Thom said...

Beautiful story my friend. Very well done and Welcome to Microfiction Monday. Thanks for stopping by my playground. Much appreciated. Very well done.

Ellie said...

How romantic. I wonder what she is cooking Romeo? I'd love to read more of this story!

Thanks for visiting my blog x

jabblog said...

H'mm, a mystery romance - what happens next?

Nessa said...

So wonderful. I can see the whole story.

Akelamalu said...

Very well done on your first microfiction - it gets easier honest! ;)

G-Man said...

Thats soooo sweet

Diane said...

You totally made it look easy! :O)

Teresha@Marlie and Me said...

VERY NICELY DONE! I am how you say...too loquacious to write microfiction. This also explains why I don't have a twitter account. ha ha!

Judy Harper said...

Microfiction-this is a new word to me. You sentences were really succinct! So few words that said so much!

Caitlin said...

Makes me want to read more!

Mass Hole Mommy said...

Wow, I never could have shortened it down so nicely!

Michelle said...

I love seeing all these different fragments on this. The thoughts behond them are all so diffrerent. Love what you did!

Kim said...

I think this is a good writing exercise - really requires you to make good use of each word. Thanks for the support. I wish you lived close by too - at least we could complain over coffee!

Greyscale Territory said...

Love how you connected postcard and recipe box! A future meal in the brew!

Scott said...

ohhh I have to know how it turns out now!

EG Wow said...

Well done! And very creative!

Creativity!! said...

Great Dear!!!!!!!!!

承王蓁 said...

Necessity is the mother of invention.......................................................................

Vicky said...

Oh yes, that sounds like the beginning of a story I could sink my teeth in to. Its fun to flex the creative muscle from time to time.

Bettyann said...

Wow it is so much harder saying so much in so few characters...good job..

Becca said...

LOVE that! What a fun new meme!

Gerri said...

Kelly, you truly have a gift. How touching...

Angela said...

Awesome. I'm sure it is much harder to do than it looks. I know it would take me edit after edit after edit to get it right. Great job! :)