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Stony River’s Microfiction Monday #3

It’s that time again – a fun writing exercise hosted by Susan at Stony River. Drop by and check out the many thoughts on a single image. Join in and have some fun ๐Ÿ˜‰

And the triggering town is:

Water under the bridge?

My memoryโ€™s reflections of her donโ€™t change enough to suit me –

Cuckoldry is easy enough to survive, but forget?

I’m hoping to have my next installment concerning poverty and crime up later today – then I’ll catch up on emails and commenting… I can’t seem to manage a sheepish grin, but let’s pretend ๐Ÿ˜‰ Have a wonderful day!


  1. January 11th, 2010 at 00:47 | #1

    LOL…very clever and in many ways, so true. Well done my friend ๐Ÿ™‚

  2. January 11th, 2010 at 01:54 | #2

    different never thought of it in that way . I like it though . I’m posted also just follow the link below.

    darkest Bridge

  3. Kristine
    January 11th, 2010 at 02:29 | #3

    Cuckoldry. I had to look that one up. I like the word and I like your blog. May the cuckold have the last laugh. hehe.

  4. January 11th, 2010 at 04:21 | #4

    Survival isn’t enough Skald — gotta work toward forgiveness…then waters run smooth again for the survivor.

    I love the middle line. Very evocative.

  5. January 11th, 2010 at 08:02 | #5

    OK, I had to look up cuckoldry. This exercise is educationally as well. ๐Ÿ™‚

    Very interesting and different take on the photo today. I agree something like that is too big to just pass as water under the bridge, but as southlakesmon said, forgiveness eases the burden.

  6. January 11th, 2010 at 08:39 | #6

    It seems as if this is a Bridge Over Troubled Waters. Nicely done, I too had to look up Cuckoldry.

  7. January 11th, 2010 at 08:51 | #7

    Oh, good one! And definitely true in many ways! Have a great week!


  8. January 11th, 2010 at 09:01 | #8

    Can’t run smoothly without forgiveness. These little literary shorties can certainly bring up a plethora of ideas!
    I really liked this, thank you!

  9. January 11th, 2010 at 10:29 | #9

    Now that’s the truth!

  10. January 11th, 2010 at 11:41 | #10

    Well I’m humbled; you packed so much into so few words! I love how you didn’t take the photo too literally but went in a whole new direction.

    And so true — that kind of betrayal is unforgettable long after it’s no longer mentioned between the two.


  11. January 11th, 2010 at 11:48 | #11

    So, I get off work, shed the uniform, make and pour some coffee this morning… and I’m way behind on emails and comments. This is turning into a lot of serious fun! Thanks to Susan and all you crazy people that like to write unusual things ๐Ÿ˜€

    @Thom Thanks Thom! Thanks again for dropping by to comment and for your post that perks up a Monday.

    @larry “never though of it in that way” *grin* my wife accuses me of coming at thoughts and conversations sideways ๐Ÿ˜€ I enjoyed your take on the picture as well.

    @Kristine ๐Ÿ˜› I’m pretty much a curmudgeon I guess – my daughters accuse me of using old and outdated words… “Really daddy, get your vocabulary up to date.” I love ’em anyway. Glad you dropped by and ecstatic you enjoyed the stay ๐Ÿ˜€

    @southlakesmom You are absolutely right Mom – playing on the “forgive and forget” idea – turns out forgiving is easier than forgetting, and it is much more important than forgetting anyway. The waters are much less turbulent after forgiveness!

    @Barbara *grin* An old word out of an old book on grandma’s table… “Grandma, what’s this word?” Hehehehe. “Nothing a seven year old need know just now.” I’ve a steel trap of a mind for useless information ๐Ÿ˜€

    @Bill I like old words just on the verge of being left behind. Thanks for peeking in!

    @Sylvia Kirkwood Thank you very much – and you have a great week too.

    @Peggy I’m really enjoying these literary shorties for the myriad ideas I’ve seen conjured from fine photos and the shear fun of playing. I haven’t really done this in quite some time ๐Ÿ˜€

    @first50 Ain’t it though?

  12. January 11th, 2010 at 12:09 | #12

    @Susan at Stony River Thanks! It’s a great little challenge, and I’m enjoying a deadline instead of dreading it ๐Ÿ™‚ Glad I happened by one of MNR’s great little links – got me writing in an old and enjoyable genre again.


  13. January 11th, 2010 at 12:43 | #13

    It’s fun to see where everybody’s stories take them after looking at the same photo. Your entry was completely different from the other’s I’ve seen. Very interesting.
    .-= musings´s last blog ..Microfiction Monday: My First Time =-.

  14. January 11th, 2010 at 12:51 | #14

    @musings I enjoy this for very similar reasons – and the deadline, the fun, and the esprit d ‘corps with other participants!

    Cheers ๐Ÿ˜€

  15. January 11th, 2010 at 15:21 | #15

    something fresh and out of ‘real life’… how can heartbreaks be forgotten?
    .-= juliana´s last blog ..Unofficial MFM =-.

  16. January 11th, 2010 at 16:29 | #16

    Wow…this one was so different. But in a good way, considering it wasn’t such a good thing to experience.

    Nicely done! See you next week.
    .-= hope´s last blog ..Microfiction Monday =-.

  17. January 11th, 2010 at 16:54 | #17

    This is so poetic! I love it. One of my favorites of this week!

  18. January 12th, 2010 at 08:36 | #18

    Really good and yet different . I really liked it, it drew me in and didn’t dissapoint! Until next week!
    .-= Peggy´s last blog ..Microfiction Monday #7 =-.

  19. January 15th, 2010 at 04:17 | #19

    @juliana It does seem tough to let go of certain kinds of betrayals. Hopefully moving past the betrayal is within one’s abilities – without holding a grudge.

  20. January 15th, 2010 at 08:57 | #20

    @hope Thank you. You’re right, not a great thing to experience, but an interesting kind of experience to write about ๐Ÿ™‚ Thanks again, and I’ll see you next week.

    @Jillien Thanks! Glad you liked it.

    @Peggy Thanks to you too ๐Ÿ˜‰ It’s a great challenge each week – a fun way to start a Monday.

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