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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.

32 comments:

  1. Hi Madeleine.. I find Haiku a bit difficult to write so you can just imagine how I would find Micro Fiction. But it must be good for editing practice.

    Btw..thanks for the wonderful Blog fest contest. I had a hard time sticking to that deadline. But I managed.

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  2. Lovely, both of them, well done! :o)

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  3. Thank you Rachna. I couldn't do Haiku until one night my hubby and I sat down and tried a few silly ones together, then it just seemed to click and I really enjoy them now. Maybe you need a Haiku buddy. Really glad you joined the Novel blogfest.

    Deborah Thank you :O)

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  4. There is something about an expanse of water and sailing boats that eases inner stress and pain! lovely little micro and enjoyed the haiku too!

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  5. To get the most from the least, eh? Make words sing for their supper, says I...

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  6. It's good to lose oneself in beauty - very therapeutic!

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  7. Very Nice Madeleine, the sea is a great place to sit and think. When I lived on the East Coast, I loved going to visit my Aunt. Her home was on the Shore, it was a great place to go sit on a rock and get lost in your thoughts. I loved this.,

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  8. I love the way you've captured the healing power of the sea, and I especially like this, "scudding clouds." Beautifully written.

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  9. Hmm, to forget all the troubles in the world... wouldn't that be lovely ;-)

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  10. Here's hoping Mary Lou's scudding clouds don't end up in her coffee, because, hey, she'll be right back where she started from! LOL!

    Great take! I enjoyed this fun visit!

    P.S. 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).

    Wow, I never thought of it like that before... So what you're saying is, after microfictioning I should be really tired! LOL!

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  11. Nature does that for me too. Thanks for the reminder. I really like the haiku. Very evocative!

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  12. Lovely MM! well done...

    I LOVE your Haiku!

    Mine is up

    Have you a Blessed Week!
    hugs
    shakira

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  13. such a lovely view. anyone will forget their troubles. good thought!

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  14. Tranquility does rein out at Lime Kiln State Park. Not even the tourists can break the magic spell.

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  15. Ah the sound of the sea calms the soul. :)

    Nice microfiction, it goes perfectly with the picture. :)

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  16. I agree; microfiction is a great writing exercise

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  17. Hey guys thank you.
    It's so thrilling hearing from you all. :O))))

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  18. That's how I feel when I look at the water. :O)

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  19. I always love reading about serenity and peace.
    Loved this Micro-Fiction.

    Mine is up.

    PG

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  20. Both are lovely. It's restorative to think of a visit to the sea. Well done :)

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  21. Nice to see poetry pop out My 140 Hope your week goes well

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  22. Wow, you have a gift for packing lots of punch with very few words. Beautiful!

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  23. love looking at the sea too

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  24. I like the way you think! I have always been drawn to the water--luckily I happen to live close to the Atlantic Ocean, so am able to satisfy my thirst for its solitude. Have a great week. Cheers!

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  25. The pleasant, peaceful words make the photo look pleasant and peaceful. Each person's story makes me view the photo differently.

    I like yours.

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  26. I enjoyed both your MM and your haiku.

    Have a great week.

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  27. Two lovely pieces. Thanks for sharing. x

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  28. I love the phrase, "scudding clouds." Nice mf

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  29. I especially love the haiku!

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  30. Ooh thanks everyone. It was a lovely picture to write about. I am carrying your lovely comments around with me in my smile. :O)

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