Monday, 9 August 2010

Microfiction Monday #15...

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.

Turning over the postcard Jan stared in disbelief.

“I’ve left you!” Jon, it said.

Jon, her hubby, had told her he was only going planespotting!


Anonymous said...

OMg how cruel. I tell you post cards aren't all cracked up they are suppose to be. They bear more bad news than good. LOL Excellent story my friend. Love it :)

John's comments said...

The coward, not even a Facebook status change. Gone for SF adventure today. My 140 is here

anthonynorth said...

Definitely cowardly.
But nicely done story.

Valerie said...

Cowardly and uncaring.... but some men can't face up to bad things. My first phoned a friend and asked her to tell me....

G-Man said...

Plane Spotting?


Ellie said...

What a nasty man - a Dear Jon by postcard.

Great microfiction!

SouthLakesMom said...

Looking on the bright side -- better to be told than to be living in doubt? What a terrible way to find out though...

Well done!

Anonymous said...

well, don't believe any man that tells you he's going plane-spotting

mrsnesbitt said...

Just imagine the consequences if the postcard was never delivered? Lost in post? Hmmmmmmmmm!

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

well buggers to jon! ha ha ha

smiles, bee

Ron said... hysterical!

A Dear Jon postcard!!!


Another brilliant Microfiction Monday, m'dear!

Thank you for sharing!


ninotaziz said...

The CAD!

Loved it, Akelamalu. Thanks for dropping by my album. My poems are at

Jingle said...

too funny,
enjoyed your wit and humor.

Akelamalu said...

Very cruel Thom and some people, like Jon, are cowards aren't they?

Yep he is a coward John

Thanks Anthony :)

You first got a friend to tell you Valerie? That's just terrible!

A very lame excuse to get out of the house and to the airport G-man ;)

Yes a dear Jon postcard Ellie ;)

She's better off without him don't you think SouthLakesMom?

Good advice Rosneath ;)

Jan would still be waiting Mrs N!

My sentiments entirely Bee LOL

Glad you enjoyed it Ron :)

Yes he is ninotaziz ;)

Akelamalu said...

Cheers Jingle :)

Pat said...

Oh, how awful. I hate Jon, and I don't even know him.

Cloudia said...


Aloha from Waikiki :)

Comfort Spiral

Gledwood said...

Plane spotters cause all sorts of trouble. Read the Safety and Precautions section of any travel guide to any country anywhere and it plainly states NOT to take pictures of airports, aeorplanes... even railway stations and trains. And yet those Plane Spotters totally ignored that in Greece and the trouble they got into!

Then there was the scandal of all that extraordinary rendition. And then it was confirmed that American planes had indeed been at certain airports at certain times, because Plane Spotters had jotted said numbers down!

See: trouble trouble trouble!

secret agent woman said...


Quilly said...

I hope she makes a run on the bank account quick fast!

Sylvia Morice said...

At least he left her a lovely postcard...LOL. Great story.

Mama Badger said...

Uhm, at least it had a nice picture? Not even a "Dear Jan" letter, but a "Dear Jan" post card. How sad.

septembermom said...

That cowardly rascal!

Susan at Stony River said...

So -- is her revenge the REAL story behind 9/11? Jon wouldn't want to meet me in a dark alley, I tell you what!

Indi said...

I wish Mine would!!



Flowerpot said...

That would be a great novel...!

Linda said...

How rude!!!

Shrinky said...

Maybe he lived in terror of her? Another wonderful tale, well done you!

Akelamalu said...

I know what you mean Pam ;)

You're right Gleds planespotters are under suspicion all the time!

It's like trainspotting only planes SAw.

So do I Quilly!

I think she hates the postcard Sylvia Morice ;)

I know, Mama Badger, not even a letter.

He's definitely a coward septembermom

Could be Susan ;)

LOL Indi :)

You think so Flowerpot?

Definitely rude Linda!

That's possible Shrinky. ;)

Spiky Zora Jones said...

hi honey. Leave it to the Jon or Johns to write a Dear Jan post card. hehehe. and youhave to admit it if youwrite far far away. Jansd can get pretty angry...hehehe

loved it sweetie. xxx

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Greyscale Territory said...

Like a message from a chicken! A cowardly, unkind gesture! Great little microfiction!

hope said...

This is one wicked postcard this week!