Sunday, February 13, 2011

Microfiction Monday


Microfiction Monday #70

Again, Susan, at Stony River, is hosting the weekly blogfest, where a picture paints 140 characters, or even fewer. One must use the picture Susan posts, and take it from there.

I'm beginning to get the hang of a...er...less wordy story. I think this week's fiction is good enough to self-publish. Maybe you'll see it on Kindle. I think a dollar for each character, but I'll toss in the spaces for free. (Okay, maybe it wouldn't sell. But the dream is still there.)

Here's this week's picture, and below, my story to go with it.





This would be the last picnic with his wife's loving family. He knew why she was late. In time, someone would find the body downstream.


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41 comments:

  1. Mel;

    Oh,..I love it.
    Guess the wife won't be joining them anytime soon!
    Have a good week, I'm thinking early spring around here. :0

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  2. Peggy,

    Some men will do anything to get out of celebrating Valentine's Day.

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  3. Ha Ha, Melanie, I was just thinking the same thing!! Not a favorite male holiday!! I love it! Have a great week, Melanie!

    Sylvia

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  4. Sylvia,

    Yes. In modern times he would have spent the day playing World of Warcraft.

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  5. Ahhh..I see that we were on the same wavelength this week...so much for Valentine's Day and happy-ever-after stories! Love it.
    Cheers~

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  6. Sylvia M.

    Yes. But the two in the foreground seem to be doing okay. :)

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  7. I did not see this one coming, that's for sure, but wow!

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  8. Ooh, we have some dark humor in this week's MM offerings, and I confess--I've laughed at all of them because of the unexpected endings. Thanks for the laugh.

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  9. OMG this is fantastic! I so did not see the last line coming!

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  10. Love the idea of the inlaws...though, not so sure they would! :>

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  11. Macabre, indeed. I guess not-so-loving family members, more like.

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  12. Susan,

    Hopefully the authorities didn't either.

    Pat,

    It is so fun to see all the different thought processes, isn't it?

    Sonia,
    Thanks, you made me smile.

    Karen,
    They might not be too happy.

    SouthLakesMom,
    Thanks so much for your comment. :)

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  13. Yikes! He looks so innocent too!

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  14. All that time i thought he was sad to be all alone, how gullible can I be ;-)

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  15. Oh wow, that is some imagination! Excellent.
    ~celine

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  16. hope she's fine and join him soon. Hapy MFM!!

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  18. Poor guy having to plan the perfect murder...today's guy would just call up and say working late in the night. :)loved this

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  19. oh! very very good
    I love a little murder on Val Day ;)

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  20. Mystery! Excellent and original!
    :)

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  21. Like to said above, some men would to anything to get out of Valentines Day!

    That was a great, Melanie. And a very happy Valentines Day to you too :)

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  22. Anyes,
    I know. I was fooled at first, too.

    Indicaspecies,
    Yes, where do these things come from?

    Priyanka,
    She'll show up soon, but she won't have much to say.

    Deborah,
    It's the clouds in the Northwest. Dark, all the time.

    Rekha,
    True, but she'd ping his cell phone.

    Dianne,
    It goes with every holiday.

    Diane,
    I believe that is cupid, not the devil. Oh wait, maybe they are related.

    Pooch
    Thanks so much.

    Wendy,
    As always I'm thrilled to get a comment from you. Happy *hearts* day.

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  23. Ooh, intrigue! I love it. Different take on the picture, and very well done.

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  24. Dear Doctor

    Is that a professional opinion? :)

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  25. Well said, was that really a random thought of a fictional mind :-)

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  26. Ah, Melanie. Another poor missing soul. I wonder now, whether his jurisdiction has the death penalty. Being remorseful isn't enough.
    ..

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  27. Jim,
    Remorseful? I don't know. I think he's just wondering how long he has--to spend her inheritance--before they find the body.

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  28. Another good macabre one. Valentine's Day must put some people in a mood!

    Enjoy the rest of the week.

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  29. picnic with the in-laws or out-laws... whichever is applicable is not really a good idea of fun. lol

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  30. Hello Melanie Sherman,
    I come to you via University Book Store's blog roster, as I am one of the posters there. Just wanted to see who might pop by every once in a while ... unless you are too busy writing for yourself these days.

    May the sun shine in your heart,
    Jan
    www.universitybookstore.blogspot.com

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  31. Michael

    Yeah, I can see where it might drive people over the edge

    ruthi
    I was fortunate to enjoy my in-laws, but I've heard stories...

    Jan,
    Thanks for visiting. You have a fabulous blogsite and I hope you get lots of visitors.

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  32. Creepy, but wonderful! A novel in 140 words... perfect!

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  33. Margaret,

    Thanks so much for your comment. I'm always thrilled to see the word "perfect" in connection with my work. You wouldn't consider becoming an agent, would you?

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