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Sunday, 31 October 2010

Halloween Microfiction

Susan from Stony River set us another great
picture for this Monday's Microfiction Challenge
"Where a picture paints 140 characters, or even fewer."
Chloe stood demurely at the doorway in witches hat and cape.
"Trick or treat" snarled her cat "And make it good!"
 
(114 characters with spaces)

Haiku:
White frock and modest smile
Belies the black cat’s intent
Avaricious moggy!


HAPPY HALLOWEEN BLOG PARTY
The food and drink are self-replenishing. So, all YOU need to do is:
  • Pass round the cookies and coffee  (Sorry no booze, you've all got work Monday,
    especially those signed up for NaNoWrMo!)
  • Leave a COMMENT, since it’s bad manners to ignore the hostess, especially since she’s so wonderfully sprightly on her broom!


 
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Feel free to LINK YOUR OWN BLOG etc in your party comments
  • Take some time out to VISIT, COMMENT AND FOLLOW the blogs of my other guest’s who are popping in. Gatecrashers are most welcome. This party goes on until Monday night at least.

Also check out Peggy's blog Musical Monday

40 comments:

  1. ha ha but of course Le Chat cannot be ignored. You have nailed this one Madeleine

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  2. A party. Yay! I'll have a double-expresso in preparation for NaNo. LOL.

    Your MM made me laugh. I loved the twist with the talking cat!

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  3. Love your microfiction story, and how the cat insists on a good treat! Happy Halloween, I'll have a cup of that java, please :)

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  4. Awe! Love the top picture and what you wrote! Surprised and cracked me up. Love it. And those fingers are pretty creepy!

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  5. What a great idea! Love the witch and coffee cup refilling. And I'll have a few lady-fingers to go!

    Michael

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  6. need milk duds... who has the milk duds...
    http://izombielover.blogspot.com/
    Boo!

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  7. hold onto that broom tight - it looks like it's a bumpy ride. and i don't bite my nails, but those zombie fingers look yummy!
    erica
    http://lynneawest.blogspot.com/

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  8. Glad you enjoyed my microfiction everyone. The cat looked like the grumpy talking one in 'Sabrina Teen Witch' ;O)
    A double espresso Ellie, you'll be raring to go for nano, or you'll be so high you won't sleep a wink LOL!
    Joanne, you've educated me I've not heard of Java before.
    Good to see you back Colene, you were missed.;O)

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  9. I love a good Halloween party!!!! Count me in all the fun :)

    And though I disagree with your choice of not having alcohol... I respect it... and will refrain since I do have NaNoWriMo and work... LAME.

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  10. oh, i will take some of that expresso as well...thanks for the invite to the festivities...nice micro as well...my cat is nuts...

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  11. Hi, I'm over from Joanne's blog. It's nice to meet you! Thanks for the party! Cute micro! Cheers!

    http://cajundelights.blogspot.com

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  12. Ooh, I could totally go for self replenishing chocolate. Mmm, thank goodness for Halloween candy tonight. ;)

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  13. I loved your microfiction, Madeleine. I'm contemplating a Halloween macrofiction since my best friend, Sandra, said it gave her nightmares. Happy Samhain, everyone.

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  14. Happy Halloween! And if you're offering to pass around those fingernail cookies, I'm going to pass. They are just too realistic looking. Creeeeepy.

    Thanks for letting me gatecrash your party!

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  15. "Trick or treat" snarled her cat "And make it good!" cracked me up.

    Excellent Haloweeny post!

    The haiku is great, too.

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  16. Hello, I'm so glad I haven't missed the fun. I guess because it's morning here I could have a coffee.... instead of my usual tea. Those fingers are just brilliant - maybe just one of them too.

    Happy Halloween.

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  17. Happy Halloween, Madeleine! Love your microfiction:). What a nice party, and the cookies are so nicely manicured. Enjoy the rest of the evening!

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  18. Happy Halloween to you! (Gatecrasher here.)

    http://kristalshaff.blogspot.com/

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  19. Well, you certainly have your finger(s) on the button! LOL

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  20. Happy Halloween!

    Wow, the fingers look delectable. Oh, and I've brought along some apple punch - it has a kick-of-a-trick taste airing Scrumpy-cum-Babycham. You'll know if it's kicked its trick, 'cause you'll feel like your sliding under the table from time to time.

    Can't you tell I'm a West Country Girl from Mummerset ;)

    best
    F

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  21. Love it. I'm a cat person, so I love the "human voice".

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  22. So surprised to hear a cat speak, people unloaded tons of goodies on the little girl. Next day, she had toothache.

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  23. People SO underestimate the influence of cats, don't they? Well done!

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  24. Would a dead mouse be 'good' enough? I wouldn't want to disappoint a talking cat!

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  25. Oh, no! I wouldn't want to mess with that cat! Have to stock up on dead mice for next year just in case! I love it! Have a great week!

    Sylvia

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  26. Now this is the way to throw a party!!!
    Love your Haiku, you are so good at this!

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  27. That is one smart kitty!!! I hope the little girl got wonderful treats as a result...LOL
    Have a great week. Cheers!

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  28. Love those bony finger cookies. How clever. Love the take on the cat, too.

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  29. Awh thanks everyone. So glad you're enjoying the party entertainment and food AND my bouncy witch. ;O)

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  30. zombie rabbits...everywhere!
    i laugh my evil laugh... ha, haa, haaa, ha!
    i award you a little something... please stop by and pick up your... little something...

    http://izombielover.blogspot.com/2010/02/i-want-to-give-out-first-zombie-rabbit.html

    jeremy
    iZombie

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  31. Well thank you izombie, I do feel quite speechless! ;O)

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  32. Loved this one. You nailed the "if cat's could speak" perfectly.

    Have a good week.

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  33. I was always afraid of black cats. Seems I was right to be that way. ;0

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  34. That cat seems to be calling the shots!!

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  35. I liked your microfiction; great use of limited characters.. and I love the name Chloe.

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  36. Madeleine,
    That cat is very scrappy and scary too! Great idea for a Halloween MM!


    ~Jean

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  37. Looks like your fingers needs a manicure really bad! Thanks for stopping by, and playing along. Hope you come by next week too & that you had fun. Have a great night! I'm your latest follower. Nice to meet you!

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  38. I knew the cat was the real villain of this piece -- and I love Monster Mash!

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  39. Thank you everyone, once again. Glad you enjoyed the MM and the recently inserted Monster Mash clip for the Musical Monday slot. :O)

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