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Stony River’s Microfiction Monday #7

Susan at Stony River hosts a fun little writing exercise each Monday that encourages a 140 (or less) character story triggered by a picture.  Be sure to drop by and check out the many thoughts on a single image. Join in and have some fun with the crowd that follows her around that weekly image ;-) Hope to see you there!

And the triggering town this week?


Great invention?! Arghh!

Now that lickspittle can break up without facing me –

and with that tone “this’ll hurt me more than it’ll hurt you”

That was tough. Hard for me to find a direction for that picture – my brain turned to mush this week. So here I come to check out everyone else’s great entries.


  1. February 7th, 2010 at 22:37 | #1

    Your entry was great. Love that they are all so different but yet we all see the same picture. I also was mushy in the brain over the picture this week.
    Some of them just roll off my mind like water but this one hung around way to long!

  2. February 7th, 2010 at 23:01 | #2

    @Peggy Thanks! It is fun to see the differences after viewing the same picture!

  3. February 7th, 2010 at 23:13 | #3

    LOL too funny. And to think nowdays you can get a phone and see the other party on the end. My how technology has advanced. Great take on the photo my friend. Have a wonderful week ahead 🙂
    .-= Thom´s last blog ..Guess Whose Back? =-.

  4. February 7th, 2010 at 23:57 | #4

    @Thom *grin* or worse, and just send a text with no picture, no voice, no nuthin! Thanks Thom.

  5. February 8th, 2010 at 04:59 | #5

    Oh the pain of being dumped so unceremoniously but texting is so much crueller!
    .-= jabblog uk´s last blog ..Simple things . . . =-.

  6. February 8th, 2010 at 05:11 | #6

    Obviously, he wasn’t a gentleman! Ahhh, when chivalry ruled… Well done, Skald
    .-= southlakesmom´s last blog ..Microfiction Monday =-.

  7. February 8th, 2010 at 06:14 | #7

    These days, that lickspittle would break up with Twitter!
    .-= first50´s last blog ..Microfiction Monday #17 =-.

  8. February 8th, 2010 at 08:18 | #8

    Aw, bad form to break up over the phone! I’d have that same expression if it happened to me.
    .-= Barbara H.´s last blog ..Book Review: Mrs. Dunwoody’s Excellent Instructions for Homekeeping =-.

  9. February 8th, 2010 at 11:00 | #9

    i wonder which is worse… a breakup is a breakup, no matter how it’s done…
    great story, though 🙂
    .-= juliana´s last blog ..Microfiction Monday =-.

  10. February 8th, 2010 at 12:57 | #10

    ‘Lickspittle’, that’s new to me and I laughed out loud!
    I really enjoyed this — amazing to think that these days talking on the phone *is* as face-to-face as many of us ever get, and that now we can get even more impersonal than people ever dreamed. I miss real phones and handwriting!

  11. February 8th, 2010 at 17:06 | #11

    An inconvenient convenience. 😉
    Nice job.
    .-= hope´s last blog ..Microfiction Monday =-.

  12. February 8th, 2010 at 17:11 | #12

    @jabblog uk Texting a breakup would be SO much worse, hey??

    @southlakesmom Thanks 😀 Chivalry is not quite dead, though CPR might be in order…

    @first50 You’re probably right, and if it were one of my daughters… yup, I’d have to chase him down.

    @Barbara H. Yuppers, BAD form. No chivalric mindset, and were he here today, he’d be a texting twit? A twittering twit? A… I give up 😀

    @juliana Thank you! Yup, a breakup is a breakup – but some people just manage to do it with a certain amount of class. Now, if they could all do it like Jack Nicholson in “Something’s Gotta Give” – WOW!

    @Susan at Stony River Ditto Susan. I do miss the letters and good old fashioned face to face! My grandparents did a good share of raising me, and my Granddad had a killer vocabulary with some of the coolest sounding words… he made me love the language with McGuffy Readers *sheesh* Some very old words 😛

  13. February 8th, 2010 at 17:12 | #13

    @hope Thank you 😉

  14. February 8th, 2010 at 17:48 | #14

    Ah yes, the cowardly telephone call break up. For that alone Alexander Grahm Bell should be exhumed and beaten. 😉

    Actually, I quite enjoyed this take. I sat and stared at that picture for a long time before I came up with my story and I got to it down a very long and convoluted path.
    .-= quilly´s last blog ..Microfiction Monday #17 =-.

  15. February 8th, 2010 at 18:26 | #15

    Enjoyed your take the most. lol!
    .-= Rekha´s last blog ..Microfiction Monday =-.

  16. February 8th, 2010 at 22:51 | #16

    @quilly Cowardly is exactly it! Glad you liked this take – I can definitely commiserate with the sitting and staring at the picture 😡 Hoping the muse bites me on the er, behind right quick this next time around.

    @Rekha Thank you 😀

  17. February 9th, 2010 at 12:11 | #17

    I think you did very well. You captured the beginning of technology’s hands off approach to relationships.

    .-= Nessa´s last blog ..Dismal =-.

  18. February 10th, 2010 at 12:20 | #18

    Me? I just tell it like it is.
    .-= John´s last blog ..When to stop flogging a dead horse? =-.

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