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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, 24 January 2011

Rainy Musical Microfiction

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

Jon and Ben were having a Tupperware-Container-Weather moment. The giant, white lid of life seemed more oppressive today.  (122 characters with spaces)

As Jon and Ben stood at the river’s edge in the blustery rain, jumping didn’t seem so welcoming any more.
(105 characters with spaces)

Ben and Jon looked bleakly into the murky water.
“Are you sure it was Robert Maxwell you saw?”  Jon asked.
(106 characters with spaces)


For this week's musical clips I am following on the weather theme


  1. I love your rainy day theme, I suddenly have the urge to grab an umbrella and go Singin' in the Rain!

  2. I like the last one - there's an air of mystery to it.

  3. "Tupperware-Container-Weather moment" LOL. I loved it!

  4. They made me laugh! I like your rain-inspired music too....adore Paul Newman.

  5. The giant white lid of life - brilliant!!!

    And no.3 story was funny too!!

    As I'm at work I can't play the clips but I recognize Raindrops Keep Falling on my Head!! Yay!!!!!

    Great stuff, take care

  6. You're really on a roll today! This picture obviously spoke volumes to you. All three are terrific, but I love the Tupperware one. LOL Thanks for the Monday laugh.

  7. Three great plays on the prompt here!

  8. The Tupperware weather was especially evocative. You could feel the two men locked in.

    Well done!

  9. Rain drops keep falling on my head is one of my favorites!

  10. Rain can have a soothing effect, not necessarily a gloomy one.

  11. love the tupperware thing :-)

    ironic how the murk and bluster of a suicidal rainy day prohibited the actual completion of the inspired task...

  12. It's so foggy and rainy here today and your rain theme is just what the Dr ordered. Making me feel better. All of them are great.
    Love Butch!

    Your 3 MF were great too.
    I did laugh at the third one, out loud!!!
    Have a great week, I already feel better.

  13. Are you sure it was Robert Maxwell you saw? :) Love it.

    Glad you are joining with us too.

    Love your music choices.


  14. Wow haven't heard Raindrops keep falling on my head in a long time!

  15. Your captions always crack me up!

    And I love the rainy theme you've got going today! :)

    MMMM: Chaos and Fun

  16. Liked all three, but I think the second one is my favourite. Also like the rainy day theme....the songs are now spinning around in my head, though!
    Have a great week. Cheers~

  17. Awe this makes me wish it was raining and I was curled up with a good book! Mmm lovely!

  18. *BRRR* Chills. I don't know if I'd want to see a ghost out in the fog, either.

    ♥.•*¨ Elizabeth ¨*•.♥

  19. LOVE the "giant white lid of life" line. And the thought of Robert Maxwell bobbing in the Ohio River... well, I just reached for my smelling salts.

    Have a great week.

  20. This was my favorite: "As Jon and Ben stood at the river’s edge in the blustery rain, jumping didn’t seem so welcoming any more." But unlike Scott, I didn't think it had anything to do with suicide, I just thought they were going to play in the water. I guess it's all perspective.
    I love all your song picks, they were really happy songs for rainy days. Thanks for linking up with us today again. We appreciate all your support. Can't wait for your picks next Monday.

  21. That is so funny--the cloudy sky like a giant white Tupperware lid. Very creative. I like the dark humor in the last two, too.

  22. Rainy Days and Mondays, I enjoyed this, all three were fun.

  23. You did good on the rainy day theme, Madeleine. :)
    I am not a follower of Ben and Jon. I don't think they are making any appearances over here?

  24. "Jon and Ben were having a Tupperware-Container-Weather moment. The giant, white lid of life seemed more oppressive today."

    I thought I heard burping!

    Great takes! <--#1 is my number one! And the Buddy Holly? Nice touch!


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