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)
Dressed in Sunday best.
Show sisters’ unease.
My previous Microfiction Mondays can be found at:
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