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Monday, 13 September 2010

Keep Your Hat On!

Hello to all my lovely followers and visitors.
Here's my Microfiction Monday offering:
Susan from Stony River, set us another fun
picture for this Monday's Microfiction Challenge
"Where a picture paints 140 characters, or even fewer."


A tiny arrow on Doris’ hat subtly conveyed her views about sister Rainie’s millinery tastes. At least someone around here had style! (133 characters with spaces)

Haiku
Dressed in Sunday best.
Photo opportunities,
Show sisters’ unease.


My previous Microfiction Mondays can be found at:
http://scribbleandedit.blogspot.com/2010/08/flashing-by.html
http://scribbleandedit.blogspot.com/2010/09/microfiction-monday-deja-vu.html
 
Micro Fiction is provocative fiction that requires tight analysis and editing. Taking an idea and distilling it into a microcosm of its original self is the challenge. The form is strictly prose. I regard it as the prose equivalent of a Haiku in poetry, (traditionally 5, 7, 5 syllables)

• In a few words the story thread must hold the plot together.

• By playing against expectations you must let your narrator tell the reader one thing to lead him in one direction, while the text leads the reader somewhere else.

• Use a directive last sentence that gives narrative insight or opinion.

• Make re-reads inviting.

• Close with a phrase that sends the reader back into the story