Monday, September 20, 2010

MicroFiction Monday

It's Micro Fiction Monday, with the lovely Susan from Stony River.  She provides the lovely picture, you supply the 140 words to go with it.  



The picture had hung in the foyer as long as she could remember.  Emily just couldn’t bear sending it to the Salvation Army with all of her parent’s other things.

And my "I'd rather be" for today:
I'd rather be at work than answering the question, "Why, Mama?"  

Have a good Monday.  Or have a miserable Monday, if you prefer, and just hope Tuesday provides some relief.  Your choice.

17 comments:

VandyJ said...

I'd rather be working than...trying to explain to Turbo why he needs to do something other than play video games all the time.

Sprite's Keeper said...

That is a great picture.
I'd rather be working than taking care of a kid with chicken pox. :-)

Ellie said...

I love your microfiction - a really unique and clever take on the picture. A picture within a picture!

I'd rather be nowhere else today, as I'm on holiday and enjoying the freedom to do whatever I want.

The Crazy Coxes said...

I always love reading your microfiction!
I'd rather be working than...cleaning the house for the cleaning lady! ;)

Jan said...

Interesting MicroFiction story...I like it. A lot.

I'd rather be at work than anywhere, wondering why I can't sleep. It's been a hard six weeks.

sylviamorice said...

I don't blame her for keeping the picture--it has a haunting quality to it, I think...and she should hang it in a prominent spot in her home!
Great microfiction. Cheers!

Pat said...

Oh, I love this! Very sentimental...It is hard going through your parents' stuff after they pass away and not wanting to get rid of the things that were important to them. Well done!

Diane said...

Keep it!!! I hope she does. :O)

Captain Dumbass said...

I am working and I'd rather be sleeping.

Bill ~ {The Old Fart} said...

The picture would be a Keeper with me also.

septembermom said...

I couldn't get rid of that picture either. Nice story today.

Frogs in my formula said...

Hahaha, love the last line.

quilly said...

Oh. a family heirloom. Nice. I hope she discovers it is worth thousands of dollars!

Deborah said...

Clever one!

KB said...

I would want to keep it too.

FoN said...

That picture is all kinds of awesome.

Suz said...

If I had written a micro that is what i saw..a painting
good one