Monday, 20 December 2010

Microfiction Monday #33

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 spa

Here's today's picture and my contribution.

The excited children thought the piglet would make a great pet.

Mother was thrilled with it too,

she wouldn’t have to buy a turkey this year.

140 characters including spaces and punctuation


Beach Bum said...


But I found the story very practical and true given what my grandparents told me about living through the Great Depression.

Valerie said...

Oooh poor piglet. Still, on a morning when we're forced to stay indoors during the -12C freeze I can understand it.

Sylvia K said...

LOL! What a great one for the day! Poor piggie, the future doesn't look fun for you at all! Have a good week and a very Merry Christmas!!


Peggy said...


Poor little piggy, you gotta eat though! His fate is pretty much decided by Mom! Good one!

Casdok said...

Hope the children found a way round this one!

Daryl said...

Oh ham for dinner!

Akelamalu said...

Ah yes, needs must during the depression Beach Bum

Deep snow makes people improvise Valerie ;)

Yes poor piggy Sylvia. Happy Christmas to you too m'dear.

Yep you gotta eat Peggy :)

I do too Casdok

Indeed Daryl ;)

SouthLakesMom said...

Heh, heh, heh (laughs wickedly off stage)

Excellent Akelamalu!

Merry Christmas!

nitebyrd said...

The kids will be okay as long a no one tells them about Santa, I think! LOL Great story!

Sometimes Saintly Nick said...

Hansel and Gretal nabbed Christmas dinner and released the little fellow in the woods.

Gledwood said...

I saw a thing on tv in a middle-eastern country where they don't have fridges. So they had to keep this lamb in their garden. You should have seen their faces when it vanished and lamb was for dinner.


Granny Sue said...

Ooooofff! This little piggy went to...pot. Loved it!

Susan Fobes said...

Mom! But he's so small...poor piggy!

Dianne said...

you never ever disappoint!!

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

oops, dinner is served! ha ha ha

smiles, bee

Ron said...


Just what I needed after a long day at work....

....your brilliant and clever humor!

Brava, m'dear! Another fabulous one!

Hope you had a great Monday!


Travis Cody said...

Oh poor piggy!

Anonymous said...

Haha--reminds me of the conversation I had with my kids (adults) this year--do they want turkey or ham??? Answer...they want BOTH!!!
Have a wonderful holiday. Cheers!

Anonymous said...

So your pig gets eaten too?! Happy Christmas.

Akelamalu said...

Glad you liked it SouthLakesMom :)

Yes I think they will cope with the pig for dinner but couldn't cope finding out about Santa Nitebyrd!

Good story Nick!

Oh that sounds so cruel Gleds! It's a bit like Gordon Ramsey getting his kids to rear those pigs then eat them! :0

LOL exactly Granny Sue :)

I know Susan, how could she? :0

Why thankyou Dianne x

You got it Bee ;)

I'm pleased it made you smile Ron x

Aw yes poor piggy Trav :(

Of course you hav eto have both sylviamorice. We do too. :)

LOL great minds thing alike eh ruthlinvingstone?

Linda said...

A Christmas ham is always a treat!

Mama Zen said...

Ha! Score one for Mom!

Spiky Zora Jones said...

akelamalu: yeah...Christmas ham. yummy.

MERRY CHRISTMAS and hubby have the best of holidays.

Cloudia said...


gaelikaa said...

I hope the mother kept quiet about that and preferably just bought a turkey. Otherwise there'll be no peace in that house over Christmas.

Akelamalu said...

Yes it is Linda ;)

Yes indeedy Mama Zen LOL

Thanks Spiky. Happy Christmas to you too. x

LOL Cloudia

I'm glad I wasn't there when she told the children gaelikaa:0

Anonymous said...

Different person, different perspective. :)