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Stony River’s Microfiction Monday #9

It is that time again, Susan’s Microfiction Monday that is – and it happened before I managed to get my post on the Middle East up and running! I’ve a book review going up later that will introduce a talented new writer, so buy the book when I give the link!!

Microfiction Monday is hosted by Susan over at Stony River, and it is a wonderfully direct and short short short story based on a picture she provides. In fact, the story is so short, well, it’s tweetable! Tell a complete story in a 140 characters or less – and join the Monday Fundays.

This Monday’s Trigger:

Lapine? A Language?

Lapine? A Language?

Of course I’d like to be El-ahrairah Fiver,

he’s only the best trickster ever.

Were I like him I’d have us to Watership Down in no time!

I suppose I lamed that one a bit by relying so heavily on a book… but my kids and I LOVED that book! It’s a great one to read aloud to kids – it reads like poetry – it’s the best kind of prose for the young and young at heart… if a bit scary!  Stay tuned here, a book review of one of our fellow players is due here shortly!!

Cheers fellow travelers!

  1. February 21st, 2010 at 23:43 | #1

    “Watership Down!” What a brilliant idea. I haven’t thought of the book in years. I read it in high school and loved it!
    .-= quilly´s last blog ..American Residential Law Group: Home Loan Modifications =-.

  2. February 22nd, 2010 at 03:47 | #2

    Watership Down, like Quilly I didn’t even think of this. This was great, loved it.
    .-= Bill´s last blog ..Microfiction Monday #19 =-.

  3. February 22nd, 2010 at 05:16 | #3

    Ok, I got to google this as I have no idea.

    Have you a great week!


    .-= shakira´s last blog ..ABC WEDNESDAY – E FOR EXCEPTIONAL =-.

  4. February 22nd, 2010 at 05:59 | #4

    Literature and quips- phew

  5. February 22nd, 2010 at 06:00 | #5

    It’s a great connection! Well done!
    .-= southlakesmom´s last blog ..Sowing Peace =-.

  6. Jeff
    February 22nd, 2010 at 08:11 | #6

    This gave me a strange mix of childhood delight and adult shame… because I loved Watership Down as a kid – because I saw the cartoon. I’ve never gotten around to reading it, which is where the shame comes from I imagine.

    Very nice, Steve!

  7. February 22nd, 2010 at 08:18 | #7

    That’s one book I’ve heard of but never read. I should rectify that!
    .-= Barbara H.´s last blog ..A happy birthday, laudable links, and thoughts about Lent =-.

  8. February 22nd, 2010 at 08:58 | #8

    I’m with Quilly and Bill! And that is a brilliant idea! Hooray for you, you get a star for this one! Have a great week!

    .-= Sylvia Kirkwood´s last blog ..Microfiction Monday =-.

  9. February 22nd, 2010 at 10:05 | #9

    Watership Down, what a great book! My kids had rabbits for a while as pets, and they were all named after the characters LOL
    .-= Susan at Stony River´s last blog ..Microfiction Monday #19 =-.

  10. February 22nd, 2010 at 10:31 | #10

    @quilly Thanks to Susan’s picture, I dug the old book out of the boxes in my garage – along with a few other childhood favs like CS Lewis’ fantastic Narnia series for my grandson! Glad it sparked the memory of a well read book 😀

    @Bill Thanks!

    @shakira If you get a chance, it’s a great read… and the animated feature film was stunning in its time – though it scared my oldest daughter at the time, she loved the adventure 😉

    @John *grin* hard to take, huh?

    @southlakesmom 😀 Thank you.

    @Jeff Thanksf – I still like the cartoon, it was a lot of fun even for an old fart 😉

    @Barbara H. Definitely a book worth reading, even after one is all grown up!

    @Sylvia Kirkwood Thank you – and I’m putting that star up on my refrigerator! 😛

    @Susan at Stony River 😀 those were some great character names! What a grand bunch of little heroes!!

  11. February 22nd, 2010 at 11:51 | #11

    It was an excellent connection and the book was fantastic. Well done my friend.

  12. February 22nd, 2010 at 12:07 | #12

    Ooh, I love Watership Down – a real tear-jerker. I live not far from the ‘real’ Watership Down so it’s quite special 🙂
    .-= jabblog uk´s last blog ..Microfiction Monday #19 =-.

  13. February 22nd, 2010 at 12:59 | #13

    i’m sorry to say this is the first time i’ve heard of watership down. but it sounds like a worthy read. thank you for the story
    .-= juliana´s last blog ..Microfiction Monday =-.

  14. February 22nd, 2010 at 16:10 | #14

    Hey, I liked that another story book was added to the mix! That’s what makes this so much fun. Nicely done!
    .-= hope´s last blog ..Microfiction Monday =-.

  15. February 26th, 2010 at 09:16 | #15

    I think we all borrowed from literature on this one.

    One Single Impression – Insomnia
    .-= Nessa´s last blog ..One Single Impression – Insomnia =-.

  16. February 26th, 2010 at 10:27 | #16

    @Thom Thanks – I appreciate the comment and visit my friend!

    @jabblog uk Now that is too cool! I’ve a mind to visit before I’m eatin’ dirt! I’ve made it to Scotland and Ireland – and had a right proper pub brawl in both places 😛 Time to make it to larger Island and visit some spots I’m achin’ to see! I’ve only seen pictures – mostly of the horse farms near Watership Down. Blessed you are to be livin’ there 🙂

    @juliana Definitely worth the read – or the watch, if you’d prefer a DVD! A fun story – though a little violent for toddlers.

    @hope Thank you very much! Yup, gotta love those books!

    @Nessa 😀 Too right. Wonderful stories from which to pick!

  17. February 28th, 2010 at 10:13 | #17

    Cool microfiction. Nice to see a different book than Alice In Wonderland referenced, though have to admit that I never made it to the end of Watership Down when I did it at school.
    .-= Mark´s last blog ..Sunday Stealing: The Disney Meme =-.

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