Monday, 21 June 2010

Microfiction Monday #8...

Susan at Stony River hosts this fun theme each Monday, so do pop over and read the others who have signed Mr. Linky. The rules are thus:

Every Monday Susan will post a picture for the subject of your story. Microfiction means the shortest of short stories. Think Aesop's fables, comic strips, or even jokes: complete stories that can be told in under a minute. For this game, the limit is a tweetable 140 characters or fewer, including punctuation and spaces.

Here's today's picture and my contribution.

The dog’s lazy but our staff aren’t.
Book now for the best holiday you’ll ever have.

We’re so close to the sea sharks leap into our pool!


mrsnesbitt said...

A good way to get the old grey matter working on a Monday morning!

Gledwood said...


Gledwood said...

I know you say it doesn't bother you when I blither in German, but it is a new thing and it wasn't what my blog was about. I'm thinking of just opening yet another blog, this time in German

I just get the feeling it is slightly annoying/seems pretentious/irrelevant to most people. Even though everything I've put up in German is there in English too

actually I'm gonna put up a poll on the matter. Please vote!

I'm crying (haulen) on your shoulder (die Schulter) about this because you are the voice of reason


SouthLakesMom said...

Now THAT is positive spin marketing! Taking the rural and making it downright enticing!

Empress Bee (of the High Sea) said...

i'd totally go there! ha ha ha

smiles, bee

Ellie said...

Clever and witty, I loved it!

Have a lovely week x

Peggy said...

SLM is right. Very positive spin on a negative. Sharks! Yikes.

Michael G-G said...

I love the idea of the hard-working staff ushering the leaping shark out of their pool. Nothing lazy about that at all!

Very clever take on this week's MM--have a great week.

jabblog said...

Neat take - could almost bring myself to stay there were it not for the sharks ;-)

anthonynorth said...

Clever advert, that :-)

Sylvia K said...

What a fun, clever take on the pic of the day! Love it! Have a great week!


John's comments said...

ooh one of the turn a negative into a positive centres. Mine is a homage to On the Waterfront this week and is here.

Valerie said...

The shark definitely puts me off staying there, but your take on the picture is excellent.

Pat said...

Ooh..I think they need a new copy writer for their ads...maybe they could just change "sharks" to "tunas." Clever take on this week's microfiction photo!

Ron said...

You are soooooooooo clever, m'dear!

Only YOU could think of something so BRILLIANT!

Hey, I LOVE your new template design! It looks faaaaaaaaabulous! Brava!

Have a great a Monday!


Akelamalu said...

Yes it is Mrs N :)

Gleds - Why not start another blog and duplicate whatever you write here on it in German. You could leave a link on both blogs to the other one then your readers can enjoy it in whatever is their preference?

Thanks SouthLakesMom :)

LOL really Bee???

Why thankyou Ellie :)

Cheers Peggy - I think I'd give the sharks a miss too. ;)

I wouldn't like their job Michael LOL

The sharks would put me off staying too Jabblog LOL

Thanks Anthony :)

Glad you liked it Sylvia :)

Thanks John

Me too Valerie, thanks. x

I think yo're rightt, sharks are definitely more scary than Tuna Pat

You're very kind Ron thanks hon. Glad you like the new template. :)

Casdok said...

Lol -very clever!

Cloudia said...

Aloha ha ha from Waikiki

Comfort Spiral

She Writes said...

Now that is close to the sea!

Dianne said...

I love the part about the sharks in the pool ;)

BECKY said...

Very good, clever, creative, etc! I liked it a lot!! :)

Maggie May said...

I feel like booking my holiday!
You get some good ideas.
Maggie X

Nuts in May

Janel said...

Yikes, I've heard of alligators invading pools, but not sharks. Definitely not my kind of place. :)

hope said...

You had me until the last line....guess I won't be booking a room with you. ;0

Travis Cody said...

More funny stuff!

g-man said...

Yep...Susan must be in West Virginia!

Bill ~ {The Old Fart} said...

Could almost be a bit of Thunderball happening. Is 007 stopping by??

Bill ~ {The Old Fart} said...

Could almost be a bit of Thunderball happening. Is 007 stopping by??

Akelamalu said...

Thankyou Casdok :)

Aloha Cloudia

It sure is She Writes :)

Glad you like it Dianne :)

Thankyou muchly Becky and welcome here. :)

You fancy that Maggie? LOL

I wouldn't like the sharks either Janel!

I guess the sharks in the pool have put a lot of you off Hope ;)

I'm happy to make you smile Trav :)

I think she is G-man

Possibly Bill ;)

MorningAJ said...

I'd like to book a long weekend in September please!

buffalodick said...

I thought it was a catfish!

Mama Zen said...

I think that I just vacationed there!

Linda said...

A vacation like that would be lovely minus the whole sharks jumping in the pool aspect of course!

I just read your Flash Fiction story for Friday, too, and it was brilliantly you as always! You have such a twist with your endings - I love 'em!

RoseBelle said...

That's a cute caption. You should send it to the company and see if they'd use it.

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