Monday, January 31, 2011

Microfiction Monday

Snow days, school projects and job hunting for hubby has kept me away from Microfiction Mondays for a few weeks now. I missed this fun writing meme. I'm happy to participate once again this week.

We are invited to write a short, short story in 140 characters or less (including punctuation and spacing) in response to a picture prompt.


Here is my take on this picture:

Will you get your glasses fixed, you old sea dog? This is no treasure chest, and that pile of seaweed over there is no mermaid seducing you.

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39 comments:

Sylvia K said...

Oh, I love it!! Love the seaweed mistaken for a mermaid!! And I thought my eyes were bad! What a great laugh to start my day! Hope you have a wonderful week! Thanks as always for your visit/comment! Always appreciated!

Sylvia

Peggy said...

I can relate to trying to see without my glasses.
I swear they are making every sheet of directions smaller. :)
Maybe not.
Loved your MF, as I said so relatable.
I'm glad you're back!!!

welcome to my world of poetry said...

I too can relate to not seeing things without my reading glasses on. Well written.

Thanks for the visits and comments.

Yvonnne.

Doc FTSE said...

This MFM is great. He should have gone to Specsavers!

Diane said...

He's bumming right about now. Cute one! :O)

Naqvee said...

the mermaid part was th best... love the picture by the way. have fun Kellllllllllllllllllly... love ya

Jim said...

Really Great this week, S. Mom!
I think he likes it! Suppose these things are similar in nature to mirages the desert people have. It sure beats buying new glasses.
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Congrats on the Second Year Anniversary!
And hope the job looking will be rewarding for hubby.
Oh yes, I like your Cezanne! I like Cezanne too because we have visited Povence, France, and around where the impressionists were living and painting.
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Grandma's Goulash said...

Only a treasure chest, if he needs to wash, which could certainly be the case here. :)

Thanks for the Monday smile.

Ken Devine said...

I can relate to this, Kelly :)

Ms.Daisy said...

Had to laugh when his mermaid bubble was burst! Good one S.Mom and congratulations on your 2nd blogging anniversary!

~Jean

izzy said...

I am always misplacing my glasses! thanks-

H.K. said...

Wow, I felt like that's what they were actually saying to each other!

christy rose said...

I think you captured the words within the picture perfectly!! :)

Gerri said...

hahahaha!! Quite funny. ;)

Mama Zen said...

That's really funny!

Susan Fobes said...

It does look like one of the men is scolding the other. Too bad his glasses went down with the ship-LOL!

Susan Fobes said...

Oops forgot to add this-your back!

Michael G-G said...

Great one this!

Have a good week.

Anyes said...

Aww and all that time he thought he was going to be rich and have his own girlfriend ;-)

Pooch said...

This is a wonderful story!! Such a delight and so clever!!
:)

Kim said...

Hilarious Kelly! I hope your hard work pays off soon! Thinking about you and sending you lots of fruitful positive thoughts and hugs!!

sylviamorice said...

Good one! I think a lot of us can empathize with the eyesight problem as we age....

Kay L. Davies said...

A mermaid seducing him, and it turns out to be seaweed. Poor ol' fella. LOL
-- K

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

Lisa Ricard Claro said...

A different twist on this. Poor old fella...well, he can dream!

Elizabeth Mueller said...

Lol! I like that. Poor guy. *sigh*

¸.•´♥Elizabeth

T Rex Mom said...

Well done.

I hope you survive the now that is forthcoming - maybe some Wii and crafting? Or maybe everyone can participate in poetry writing!

Donna B said...

LOL!! Now THAT is funny! Very creative. Good job!

Deborah said...

LOL ... very good! :o)

Valerie said...

Laughing at this, Kelly. It's brilliant.

jabblog said...

Very funny! The things we see without our glasses often look so much more attractive :-)

glnroz said...

ohh, I liked this,, it hit right at home,,,

khushi said...

Hilarious! Loved it...the mermaid bit is brilliant.

Madeleine said...

Ah sound words! LOL! Great stuff :O)

Teresha@Marlie and Me said...

ha ha ha! that got a laugh out of me!

Jenners said...

Perfect marriage of picture and writing. Hope the job hunting is going good ... it has been a long time I know.

gaelikaa said...

Well, that told him good and proper!

nimaruichi said...

He soooooo needs glasses, and a little less drink!

nimaruichi said...

He soooooo needs glasses, and a little less drink!

Michelle said...

That's such a cute submission - love it!