Monday, 24 January 2011

Microfiction Monday #38

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 spaces and punctuation.

Here's today's picture and my contribution.

Waiting patiently, on a dark and dismal day, determined to make the most of the visit to the area by experiencing everything on offer.

The ferry was out there somewhere.

140 characters including spaces and punctuation


Quilly said...

Our ferries sale unerringly through the soupiest fogs. I love to listen to the "ship talk" as everybody blows their horns to signal their locations.

Grandpa said...

Offers are always tempting. Let's hope the ferry can find its way to the jetty in that fog

Valerie said...

It's frustrating to visit a lovely place in bad weather. Pity we can't order the weather we want ... grins.

anthonynorth said...

Hopefully it finds them.
Nice one.

Anonymous said...

Pracuj dla przyjemności a więc w taki sposób by była ona pożyteczna dla wszsytkich a przekonasz się, że będziesz miec więcej niż do życia potrzebujesz.

Lisa Ricard Claro said...

Aw, not the best vacation day ever. But it says something about your characters that they are trying to make good fun of it in spite of the weather. Nice one!

G-Man said...

Nice One Ake!!!

jabblog said...

Yes, can't waste the moment . . .

Akelamalu said...

At least boats/ferries have radar - I hate driving my car in fog !

I'm sure it will Grandpa :)

Bad weather can put a damper(pardon the pun) on a day out but I suppose the trick is to not let it Valerie :)

Hopefully anthony :)

Welcome syneloi, I just wish I could understand what you've written.

They are making the most of what they've got Lisa ;)

Cheers G x

Definitely must waste the moment Jabblog

gaelikaa said...

You get a great feel for an area by experiencing everything about it - good and bad included. I always think so.

Mama Zen said...

Made me laugh!

Peggy said...


Your MF brought back memories of taking the ferry over to our cabin on Washington Island, Wisconsin.
Thanks for bringing up those memories in my mind!

Sylvia K said...

I could almost hear the ferry horns in the fog as I read yours! I've seen it look just like that here in Seattle! Love your take! Enjoy your week!


Ron said...

Another brilliant Microfiction!

And a perfect example of going with the flow and making the most of it!

Hope you're having a wonderful Monday, m'dear!


Akelamalu said...

I think so too Gaelikaa! I visited your blog but your comments seem to be closed so I couldn't leave a message, sorry.

Well I'm happy if it made you laugh Mama Zen

How wonderful that my MF brought back nice memories for you Peggy. :)

Ferry horns was exactly what I heard when I first saw the pic too Sylvia!

Thanks Ron and making the most of every opportunity is the right thing to do isn't it? :)

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

i can almost see it!

smiles, bee

Diane said...

Hopefully it can find them too! :O)

Anonymous said...

Were they certain the ferry was out there somewhere? I hope that it eventually showed up, before they were chilled to the bone. Great mm!
Have a wonderful week. Cheers~

Deb said...

You are so clever. I looked at the picture and thought,'what could she possibly have written to go with this ?' But you did it so well!

Daryl said...


Elizabeth Mueller said...

Lol. Poor ferry. ;)

♥.•*¨ Elizabeth ¨*•.♥

Finding Pam said...

I hope they didn't have to wait too long for their ferry to come in.

Anonymous said...

I really want to shout 'it's behind you'... but that would be stupid :)

Odat said...

I can hear the ferry!


Dianne said...

I hope their ferry comes in :)

Akelamalu said...

Well it is out there, somewhere Bee ;)

Hopefully Diane :)

I'm sure it turned up eventually sylviamorice :)

Thanks Deb, I'm pleased you enjoyed it. x

Cheers Daryl x

The ferry knows where it is Elizabeth, no need to feel sorry for it. ;)

I'm sure they didn;t Pam :)

Shout whatever you like S,D&BS

I think I can hear it too Odat x

I'm sure it will Dianne :)

Gledwood said...

Hi I'm just flying past on the way out.

Are we at cross purposes?

I'm not sure! Honestly.

What I meant was you have to take responsibility in basic ways. The example I gave was deliberately major, but what can that person do? Just say alive. Drs say patients can and do decide to hold on or not.

So if you start there, you can eventually get everywhere. But if you can't do it small, I'm sure doing it big won't work either!

That's my view on responsibility, I never REALLY did it bar the very basics and even a lot of them went... which is what I'm trying to get back. (Somehow.)


Take care

nitebyrd said...

Hope springs eternal for that ferry! LOL

secret agent woman said...

This is about what it looks like here. Dismal.

Akelamalu said...

Mmmmm, keep going Gleds

It does indeed Nitebyrd!

I hate dismal weather too SAW!