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I've been creative writing all my life, though with various haitus(es) along the way. IFrom 2010 I started this blog and enjoyed sharing writing and other information with everyone. illness and bereavement supplied the more recent hiatus.

Monday, 15 November 2010

Mexican Microfiction

Are you a Microfiction Writer?
It's certainly good practice for putting what you want to say as succinctly as possible.
A great editing exercise.

Susan from Stony River sets a weekly
Challenge Picture each Monday,
where a picture paints 140 characters, or even fewer.

I wonder what comes to mind for you when you see this week's  image?    And whether it is very different from mine:

Mushroom eating Jas was having a strange cartoon character moment. The stupid hat and poncho were one thing, but waders!  (121 characters with spaces)

Unaware that the camera crew was heading for home behind him, Marc held his C&A man pose. (89 characters with spaces)

Today we have bitter cold and frost here in the UK; nothing like the sun and dry desert shown in the picture above.


  1. lol your microfiction is awesome. It gave me a laugh. I don't think I'd be able to match that. :)

  2. Very good - my husband thought they were waders too! I went for a slightly different theme.

  3. LOL. Waders and mushroom eating! You have such a vivid imagination.

  4. I didn't really notice them waders until you mention it, I thought they were part of his pants lol

  5. That is SUCH a Man@C&A pose. Great entry!

  6. Both are very funny! I love the "cartoon character" moment. LOL

  7. ha ha I like #2 best hang in there and stay warm.

  8. C & A = camera and actionman, then? LOL :)

  9. It's fun how everyone notices different things about these pictures. Thanks for all your lovely comments. :O)

  10. Thanks for the Monday morning laugh. I'm not quite up to writing microfiction. I have a hard enough time trying to limit my twitter updates to 140 characters or less!

  11. You sure gave me a laugh with my coffee!
    Have a great week!

  12. I love this, very funny! And I like the micro fiction exercise, its definitely on my to do list. ;)

  13. Very funny, Madeleine. I love that exercise.

  14. Hilarious! Much more creative than me. I kept coming up with visions of Clint Eastwood looking for his gun.

  15. A couple of very good ones, and funny, too. Super!
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  16. Hi Madeleine,

    After a stressful day your microfiction cheered me up no end, particularly the C&A bit, he does look rather like a shop window dummy now I come to look at it!!


  17. Mushroom eating---Now that's a totally new take on the picture---hilarious! And the guy does look like he's posing for a picture. Well done, Madeleine!

  18. Love the second one - C&A man pose indeed! Haha! Brilliant - thanks for sharing.

  19. So funny! Love the waders reference.

  20. LOL...both were good but I loved the second one...how on earth will that poor actor get home now???
    Have a great week. Cheers!

  21. Am I going to be sorry if I ask what a C&A man pose is? Maybe Jinksy is right...
    When I saw those boots - I wondered where he was going to fish in that desert!

  22. yeah he always was a poser ~ :)
    such fun ~
    have a great week

  23. Totally laughed out loud at these! Awesome.

  24. Once I read this I saw the sucked in cheeks too -- gives it away, doesn't it!

    Very funny!

  25. Just what I needed on a rainy day here in the US -- I'm glad I found this blog, and I'm looking forward to your participation in the First Gifts Blog Hop this weekend!

  26. Thanks everyone
    Glad I made you laugh.

    MT - C&A are a clothing outlet and their models always posed in a distinctive 1980's way.(They had stores in the UK but now they seem only to sell online) :O)


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