Sunday, January 16, 2011

Microfiction Monday {The Parasol}

I had so much fun playing along with Microfiction Monday over at Stony River last week for the first time that I'm joining the party again!

The shortest of short fiction (140 characters or less, including spaces), based on a picture:

Birds tweet as he towers above, wielding his katana.
Deftly, I reach for my parasol, knowing every woven silk thread would give me strength.
(140 characters, including space & punctuation.)

Come write along at:

Two posts today, scroll down to see what new creative challenge I'm taking on in 2011! :>


  1. Ah, very worthy rendering. Impressed by katana! Good story!

  2. So poetic! Beautifully expressed. :O)

  3. Lovely, magical take on the pic of the day!! Hope you have a great week!


  4. Good story, glad you came back.
    Think we're in for some good stories from you Karen!
    Have a wonderful evening!

  5. Wow, I had to google "katana"!
    Very well done.
    -- K

    Kay, Alberta, Canada
    An Unfittie's Guide to Adventurous Travel

  6. Silk is a very strong and resilient material -- but remember, it has to be dry cleaned!

  7. The guys going to need it I'd say-LOL! Nice!

  8. your micro-story is a perfect rendering of the inspiration picture! love it! bummed that the hawks won't be playing one more game, but as you say... there is next year!

  9. oh no! there will be blood, and sadly if he continues to have faith in that umbrella, there will be a funeral!

  10. Thank you, Karen. :) And to think that I have called it a sword.

    I love your 'tweeting birds.' Very poetic, that part. However in the end I do believe your writer first person is mistaken about those strong silk threads.

  11. Lovely rhythm of words and and poetry, and quite a different and creative take for this week. Love it!

  12. Silken threads are very strong - just look at spiders' webs! I hope his confidence is justified :-)

  13. Excellent--highlighting the incredible strength of silk thread. Unique and creative!

  14. You have woven a line of silken words....

  15. Nicely written and educational too - I had to google katana. :)

    My MF: Details

  16. Karen...I am rather impressed! LOVE THIS!!

  17. You're KILLIN' me, creative girrrrl! This is SO clever!


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