Monday, 19 July 2010

Microfiction Monday #12

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.

At tea with the new vicar, Mabel was horrified to see a plastic lobster and flowers in the milk jug!

She instantly decided he needed a wife.


Susan at Stony River said...

Oh dear! She must have been so shocked by the lobster and milk-jug-flower-vase that she didn't even notice -- the SAUCER WAS AN ASHTRAY!!

Akelamalu I laughed out loud! I'll admit I only took this photo (a few months ago now) because this was the actual state of the windowsill behind my kitchen sink -- and I thought, "anyone visiting would worry for my sanity" ... I took the photo to remind myself *when I got sane again* to appreciate how far I'd come! ROFL

mrsnesbitt said...

Excellent! Such a fun idea.

Valerie said...

Heehee wives aren't always perfect....grins

SouthLakesMom said...

That reminds me of an Agatha Raisin story! Poor Vicar -- he'll never know what hit him!

MorningAJ said...

Do you think Mabel will make a good vicar's wife?
Excellent tale this week.

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

i didn't notice the saucer was an ashtray either! good one and fun photo.

smiles, bee

evalinn said...

Nice one!

Akelamalu said...

LOL I didn't notice the ashtray Susan. So glad you enjoyed it. :)

Cheers Mrs N

I think it was just an excuse for Mabel to get her claws into the vicar Valerie LOL

At the moment the vicar is in blissful ignorance South Lakes Mom ;)

I think she may Morning AJ ;)

Me neither Bee LOL

Thanks Evalinn :)

g-man said...

OMG!!! It IS an ashtray!!

Ake, I just love the word...Vicar!

anthonynorth said...

Now that was fun :-)
Nice one.

Peggy said...

The vicar needs a wife!
Wonderful take on Susan's picture!

Ron said... CUTE!

And how TRUE!

As always, GREAT one, m 'dear!

Happy Monday....X

Mama Badger said...

Well, Mabel had best not come visit our house. I'm afraid she'd find much worse.

Ellie said...

Of course he does! And I think we know who might be vying for the position ;)

Great story.

Sylvia K said...

I love it! And of course he needs a wife! Most of them do! Fun one for the day! Have a great week!


Akelamalu said...

I know, how did I miss that G-man? Glad you liked it.

Thanks Anthony

Cheers Peggy :)

I'm pleased you enjoyed it Ron x

Lock your door Mama Badger! LOL

If you're thinking Mabel Ellie you're right! LOL

So pleased you enjoyed it Sylvia :)

Greyscale Territory said...

Poor vicar trying to make things look good! Kind of feel sorry for the guy! Good one!

buffalodick said...

Guys will be guys...

Bill ~ {The Old Fart} said...

It does sound like the Vicar needs a Missus, I wonder if Mabel is the one. I laughed at this one, and laughed at some of the other comments. Now this was good.

It is sad but this could be my place.

hope said...

This one made me laugh the hardest! Thanks!

Travis Cody said...

Meddlesome Mabel eh? LOL!

Julia Smith said...

It's unfortunate but true - this is something one might find in a few Nova Scotian homes...

secret agent woman said...

Every house has odd arrangements that are no longer visible to the occupants because you are just so used to seeing them.

Pat said...

I read Susan's comment and discovered that the saucer is an ashtray! Yes, the vicar certainly does need a wife. Maybe she'd be able to throw out his childhood toys.

This is a unique take on the photo--I loved it!

Anonymous said...

Or, maybe that's why he's not married.

Mama Zen said...

This gave me a chuckle!

Shrinky said...

Um, so it never occured to her he's gay? (Grin)

Anonymous said...

I had something smart to say but Shrinky nailed it ;0)

ninotaziz said...

OH Akelamalu dear...Mabel would grab any reason, wouldn't she!

Akelamalu said...

I feel sorry for him too Greyscale Territory, especially as Mabel has her eye on him. LOL

Indeed they will Buff :)

Mabel thinks she is Bill! Apparently that is Susan's windowsill! LOL

I'm happy it made you laugh Hope x

Yep, Mabel's interferring Trav!

Only Mabel thinks it's wrong Julia ;)

That's so true SAW :)

I know Pat, I hadn't noticed. So pleased you like it.

Could be Replicant!

Glad it did Mama Zen :)

Of course not Shrinky -Mabel's old school. ;)

I think she did Eternally Distracted :)

Mabel's desperate Ninotaziz ;)

Maggie May said...

Who proposed to who? Thats what I want to know.
Maggie X

Nuts in May

Spiky Zora Jones said...

ha...I want to be in your head when yousee a picture and then see the process. You always throw me a curve.
but true...Mabel, do something with this man. : )

later sweetie. hehehe

Linda said...

Do you mean that's not normal? Seriously? I'd best check my tea cupboard!

Cloudia said...

Novel path to the standard conclusion...poor vicar :)

Aloha from Waikiki

Comfort Spiral

Quilly said...

One excuse is as good as another. Don't all busybodies think vicars need wives?

Banker Chick said...

Catching up, now I have had 7 laughs.