Monday, 16 August 2010

Microfiction Monday #16

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.

Arriving at her first fancy dress party with the new company, Marianne was unaware her colleagues had already nicknamed her ‘The Iron Lady’!


Anonymous said...

Bwahahaha that is just to damn funny. So fitting and I can just see Marianne under that armor OMG...Love it. Very well done :)

Linda said...

Aw, poor Marianne! Of course, if the armor fits ... !

MorningAJ said...

I think I worked with her once! :)
Nice 140

Dumdad said...

Maggie wouldn't be pleased . . .

swputh said...

She sure got a bad time in that... it looks heavy!
good one

Shrinky said...

Hehehe, wonder if she stuck with this new company of hers? Great take on the pic!

clean and crazy said...

he. he. he that was cute

CrystalChick said...

I really like it! Good job.

Valerie said...

Very good. Poor Maggie, I mean Marianne, and she has such a soft heart too.

G-Man said...

I guess thats better than The Iron Maiden...hehehehe

Daryl said...

Guffawing ... I should have known with your sense of humor it would be something unpredictable ..

anthonynorth said...

I can see the resemblance in the pic to Maggie :-)

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

i was also think it was better than the iron maiden! ha ha

smiles, bee

Sylvia K said...

Oh, I love it! Hilarious! And, yep, I think I worked with her!! Hope you have a great week!


Ron said...


You kill me with your brilliant sense of humor!

Loved it!

Thanks for the great Monday morning laugh, m 'dear!

Have a super day!


John's comments said...

Well the mother of a possible future prime minister, I used to work for( how about that for a name drop)would have a) not got the joke and b)told you off for not explaining it properly. Gone for predicament today. My 140 is here

SparkleFarkle said...

Very clevah indeed!

Akelamalu said...

Glad you enjoyed it Thom :)

Ah that's it, if the armour fits Linda!

I think I did too Morning AJ!

No she wouldn't Dumdad LOL

I bet she head a headache when she took it off swputh LOL

Probably, she's got a heart of lead Shrinky ;)

Cheers Clean&Crazy

Thanks CrystalChick :)

Oh no, Valerie Maggie, er I mean Marriane has a heart of lead! ;)

Definitely better than The Iron Maiden G-man LOL

You know me too well Daryl :)

Yes I know what you mean Anthony ;)

Yes indeedy Bee :)

Thanks Sylvia :)

So pleased you liked it Ron x

I don't think that future prime minister would have got the joke either John!

Thankyou sparkle farkle :)

cheshire wife said...

I have missed out here. I have never worked for a company that had fancy dress parties.

Dianne said...

the Iron Lady!!

I see you will be visiting the southern US next year - something tells me the south is gonna love you :)

hope said...

It's the hat, I'm telling ya. Unless of course she just has helmet hair. :0

Sorry. It's Monday.

Bill ~ {The Old Fart} said...

I enjoyed reading this, could we say Marianne soon changed her name.

Spiky Zora Jones said...

the iron lady...hehehe. Good thing she didn;t go as a female dog (bitch)hehehe. The iron lady is good too. I had a boss lady that was a little like that. Wished i would have thoughtof that. :)

a good one sweetie. xxx

Anonymous said...

I think this is one of the funniest ones this week! Poor Marianne...the nickname will stick now for sure!

moondustwriter said...

Armor as good a hiding place as any ...

moon smiles

Anonymous said...

I just love the way you say so much in just once sentence. Great job you've done.

I enjoy doing writing exercises so much - I love to challenge myself!

Akelamalu said...

Neither have I Cheshire Wife LOL

Why thankyou Dianne, how nice of you to say that. :)

Oh helmet hair is the worst isn't it Hope? :0

Glad you enjoyed it Bill :)

I think most people have worked for someone like that Spiky!

Why thankyou sylviamorice, I'm so pleased you enjoyed it.

I suppose it is moondustwriter. LOL I'm sorry your link just takes me to your profile, I can't find your blog. :(

Thanks greatttt. I love your story about the wrong house, unfortunately I can't find where to comment on it!

Quilly said...

Oh dear. Marianne was reading this over my shoulder and she has clunked off to her room in tears. Now she's going to rust!

Cildemer said...

That sounds nice! And I appreciated your sense of humour;o)

Thank you for sharing and have a nice day*******

Pat said...

But I'm sure that Marianne's lively dancing will change her colleagues' opinion of her.

Maggie May said...

You mean its Maggie Thatcher?!
Maggie X (a different one!)

Nuts in May

Cloudia said...

Your perfect eye!

Warm Aloha from Waikiki :)

Comfort Spiral

jinksy said...

I could almost wish you'd named her Maggie! LOL

secret agent woman said...

At least she knows how to protect herself.

Deborah said...

Brilliant! :o)

Akelamalu said...

I imagine Marianne made quite a racket Quilly! LOL

Thanks Cildemer :)

Yes, especially in that suit of armour Pat! LOL

Possibly Maggie ;)

Cheers Cloudia x

I should have Jinksy

Yes she does SAW ;)

Thankyou Deborah :)