Sunday, February 27, 2011

Microfiction Monday #72

It is time for Microfiction Monday, hosted by the lovely Susan at Stony River. Susan posts a picture and we must invent a short story to go with it. By "short," I mean 140 characters, including punctuation and spaces.

I think the picture should be telling 1000 characters, but in this twitter/texting world, one must do some serious editing.

Below is this week's picture with my story following.

The pyracantha juice nearly killed her. According to pixie legend, putting a shilling in a shoe would zap away the hangover. Please be true.

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To sign up for this blogfest, or to see what other bloggers have written, go to Stony River. It is great fun to see how different (or the same) other people's minds work.


38 comments:

  1. Very good! This brought a smile to my face!

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  2. Oh, definitely a great giggle for the evening!! Love it! Hope you have a wonderful week!

    Sylvia

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  3. Now this is something very unique indeed-and very good!

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  4. I've found pennies in my shoes before. I hope some sweet pixie feels better for it!

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  5. How fun! Both of our this week's microfiction seems to be (strangely?-->) coursing the same plop-plop-fizz-fizz vein. LOL! Come for a LOOKSEE? Thanks!

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  6. I have also found coin in a shoe. Not very often but I love to think that a fairy might have done it.
    Nice!

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  7. Vicki and Sylvia,

    Providing a smile is thrilling. Thanks.

    Susan,

    Unique is good, right? Right? :)

    Debora,

    Some pixie is thankful you left your shoe unattended.

    Sparkle,

    I'm on my way over to yours.

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  8. Peggy,

    Yes. There are a lot of pyracantha bushes out there.

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  9. Thanks for the laugh, Melanie! I hadn't heard of that remedy for pyracantha hangovers till now. I'll tuck that one away in the recesses of my memory.

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  10. Pat,

    The berries are poison to us, but to fairies, and birds...

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  11. Hmmm, no more drinking, I guess :-)

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  12. I love reading what different people see in a prompt - hope it works. I had a friend yesterday who could have used that one

    Ha

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  13. If that remedy works, you could probably earn a fortune from it on college campuses. :P Nice MF!

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  14. I hadn't noticed how worn looking she was -- you're right, it was probably SOME type of hangover!

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  15. One naughty pixie for sure...hope it works...loved your idea.

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  16. I'd never heard of THAT legend but I hope it works for her.... :O)

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  17. How unexpected! I hope she gets her wish!

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  18. Very good take on the prompt.
    -- K

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

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  19. Fingers crossed that the spell worked for that cute little pixie! Loved it.
    Have a great week. Cheers~

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  20. That's a great take on the picture, Melanie. And now that I look at her, she does look a little hungover. Personally, I'm going to see if the shilling trick works on humans!

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  21. I love your tipsy, tippling fairy! Thank goodness for magical fairy dust...:)

    Lynette

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  22. Wow, thanks Monica, Sylvia, Mama Zen, Kay, Ashling, Diane and Dianne, Linda, Rekha, SouthLakesMom, Lisa, Moondust, Anyes, and Mason. I appreciate your comments. In fact, they made me feel great. You are all awesome.

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  23. Lynette

    Thanks. Perhaps she should stay away from the Pyracantha.

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  24. Ya Melanie, I admit I did not know Pyracantha juice had any use as a beverage--grin!

    Also admit I had not noticed her left hand sort of holding her head as if to avert pain.

    REALLY good take on this. Thank you.
    PEACE!

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  25. Steve,

    It doesn't...unless you are a pixie. Thanks for your comment. :)

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  26. This pixie likes to experiment, doesn't she??!

    :)

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  27. Ha! Love this one--though I'm going to have to look up pyracantha juice. It does sound potent!

    Have a great week.

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  28. Oh I hope it's true, for this sweet fairy's sake! Great microfiction! :>

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  29. Michael,

    It makes birds intoxicated.

    Karen,

    Yes, I hope the legend is true, too. :)

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  30. Best one I've read all night. Glad you liked mine.

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  31. Avoid,

    Thanks for your nice compliment. Yours was fun.

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