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Monday, 27 September 2010

Micro Fiction Monday#5


Susan from Stony River, set us another great
picture for this Monday's Microfiction Challenge
"Where a picture paints 140 characters, or even fewer."
This is my no 5 of 50.
Lost in the serenity of the sea, Mary Lou watched the scudding clouds beyond the distant hills and forgot all the troubles in her world. (137 characters with spaces)

HAIKU:
Ripples in the breeze,
Wide open expanse of sea,
Tranquility reigns.


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)

For me it provides some great editing practice.