Monday, 17 January 2011

Microfiction Monday #37

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.

Here's today's picture and my contribution.

The artist was proud of his sketch for the next edition of Samurai Heroes.

He was deflated when the editor complained that a parasol wasn’t a proper weapon for a Samurai.

140 characters including spaces and punctuation


Sylvia K said...

What a party pooper editors can be! Terrific MF for the day! Hope you have a great week!


anthonynorth said...

Editors can be such spoil sports :-)

Ron said...

"He was deflated when the editor complained that a parasol wasn’t a proper weapon for a Samurai."


Brilliantly clever as usual, m'dear!

Welcome back! Hope you had a wonderful time on your beer and wine jaunt. Can't wait to hear all about it!

Have a super Monday!


Peggy said...

What do editors know anyway.
I loved it!

Beach Bum said...

Editors suck.

...complained that a parasol wasn’t a proper weapon for a Samurai.

I don't know, thinking off the top of my head add a force field extending from the parasol and it might come in handy.

Finding Pam said...

All of theses comments are priceless. I can't top that.

Great post as usual.

Quilly said...

That editor has no imagination or insight! I understand that a well trained samurai can successfully use just about anything as a weapon!

Dave said...

Great Short description that tells a wonderful story

Anonymous said...

Loved the last line. LOL What do editors know anyway?

cheshire wife said...

He was obviously court short and he improvised!

Odat said...

I love the idea of micro fiction!!
That is so cool and your lil stories are great!!! I see you're still doing Flash Fiction! Good for you and good seeing you again!

A Lady's Life said...

lol this was funny. You be sirprised what and umbrella can do lol

Susan Fobes said...

Well, his editor does have a point doesn't he? Good one!

Travis Cody said...

Anybody can do a couple of swords. It takes real panache to pull off the parasol.

secret agent woman said...

Editors can be so picky!

moondustwriter said...

yeh what fun are editors
oops - I'm fun and I'm one ...

Have a great week sweetie

g-man said...

Great Minds think alike....

Cad said...

It never pays an artist to get smug about his work...

Pat said...

He should submit it to the Harvard Review; they'll like it.

Akelamalu said...

Thanks Sylvia and the same to you. x

Indeed they can Anthony ;)

Glad you enjoyed it Ron. I'll be posting about our trip tomorrow :)

Precisely Peggy!

I think a force field is just what that parasol needs Beach Bum!

Thanks Pam x

Of course you're right Quilly a fully trained samurai can use anything!

Cheers Dave :)

So pleased you liked it storytreasury :)

Improvisation of course Cheshire Wife ;)

Maybe you'll join in Microfiction Monday eh Odat?

An umbrella can do a lot of damage I know Lady's Life ;)

I suppose he does SusanFobes

Yes it does Trav !

Indeed they can SAW LOL

You know all about it Moondustwriter, being in the trade so to speak. ;)

Indeed they do G-man ;)

You're right Cad!

Good idea Pat ;)

Linda said...

Maybe it's a parasol with a hidden sword in its handle, ya never know!

Mama Zen said...


Cloudia said...


Aloha from Waikiki

Comfort Spiral



Akelamalu said...

Ah, it could be Linda !

Indeed, they spoiled his day Mama Zen

Quite Cloudia ;)

Anonymous said...

Fire that editor, bah!