Monday, 31 January 2011

Microfiction Monday #39

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.

Sam’s effort to cheer the Captain didn’t work.

His comment of

“We may have lost the boat but we’ve still got the soap Cap’n!”

Just didn’t help.


anthonynorth said...

Enjoyed that. Gives a whole new meaning to 'washed out to sea' :-)

Jinksy said...

Sometimes silence is golden?!

Beach Bum said...

Great story and Anthony's comment had me laughing.

Gledwood said...

Thanks for all your messages. The one when you said you couldn't make heard nor tail of what I was going on about made me laugh. I don't think I did either! Then again, I look back and CAN follow everything I put, of course I'm reading back shorthand so I understand the gist anyhow. whereas you'd be lost in all those weltering words...

... your pictures haven't loaded! Let me try and get them up properly!

Gledwood said...

Eh I get it now...

... that is ME!

"All washed up"...!!!!!!!! ha ha ha


Madeleine said...

LOL! He didn't appreciate the soap and flannel eh? :O)

Ellen Brickley said...

There's always someone insisting on looking on the bright side, isn't there? :) Loved this!

Valerie said...

Well, there's no excuse for not washing now the soap's been saved.

Doctor FTSE said...

Yup! Should have kept quiet.

Daryl said...

It got washed ashore .. sorry I couldnt help myself

clean and crazy said...

that is silly, cute and silly

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

soap on a rope!

smiles, bee

Finding Pam said...

I think you could write jingles for a living. Enjoyed that so much.

Dianne said...

when you lose your ship it's hard to be cheered
well done :)

Peggy said...

I could see maybe how his trying to cheer up the Capt with that line might not work1

Ron said...

“We may have lost the boat but we’ve still got the soap Cap’n!”


And I also laughed at Empress Bee's comment...soap on a rope! Hilarious!

Have a marvi Monday, m'dear!


Sylvia K said...

No, I don't think soap will make up for loss of the ship, but at least they can stay clean for each other!! What a hoot I love it! Hope you have a great week!


Akelamalu said...

LOL loved the pun Anthony. Glad you enjoyed it.

That is so true Jinksy ;)

Anthony's comment made me laugh too Beach Bum. Pleased you liked my MF.

I'm glad you still have your sense of humour Gleds x

No he didn't Madeleine LOL

Yeah he's a glass half full kinda guy Ellen LOL

No excuse at all Valerie LOL

Indeed he should Doctor FTSE, though he was only trying to help. ;)

Go on, I'll let you off this once Daryl ;)

Yes it is Clean&Crazy but I like being silly sometimes. ;)

LOL of course it is Bee!

Aw thanks Pam, glad you enjoyed it.

Yes it would be Dianne but he was looking on the bright side. ;)

At least he tried Peggy LOL

Bee's comment was a good one for sure Ron. I'm happy you enjoyed it. x

Yes they've no excuse for not being clean have they Sylvia? LOL

Mama Zen said...

Too funny! You always do the best microfictions!

Anonymous said...

I always enjoy a good pun. Funny one this week. Cheers~

Spiky Zora Jones said...

Akelamalu: ahahahah...I think sam made a good point. It made me giggle. ":0)

I just hope Sam didn't have the Lifebuoy saop shovd in his mouth...hehehe.
later sweetie. xxx

Elizabeth Mueller said...

Lol! Poor Capn is being done in so many times in this MM. >)


Akelamalu said...

Aw thanks Mama Zen you're very kind. x

Glad you enjoyed it sylviamorice :)

I think the captain may have shoved the soap somewhere Sam wasn't expecting Spiky!

It's just not his day is it Elizabeth? LOL

Maggie May said...

It was good to go back and see the kind of postcard I might have seen when I was a child.
Good punchline.
Maggie X

Nuts in May

Dianne said...

daryl and ray are adopted aunt and uncle for Hope :)
I wish she was my sister
and she has told me she does too

I'm looking for your e-mail so I can send the video, sorry it won't play for you

Anonymous said...

Brilliant! I shall look this linky up next Monday and if I remember, I'll join in!

Also, wanted to say a quick thank you for your continued loyalty to my new paranormal blog, Marvellous Mable. Really appreciate it.

CJ xx

Connie T. said...

Good one.

secret agent woman said...

That does seem like poor consolation!

Linda said...

But you've really got to give Sam props for trying to cheer the captain up even if it didn't quite work out!

Akelamalu said...

I love old postcards too Maggie :)

Ah I see. Daryl is a lovely lady and I can understand why you would want her for your sister Dianne. :)

Oh yes do join in CJ, the more the merrier! Re your paranormal blog - I love it, this subject is dear to my heart. :)

Thanks Connie T :)

I suppose it does SAW ;)

Well Sam's a tryer for sure Linda ;)

Lucy Westenra said...

Too right! Some things are better left unsaid.

Akelamalu said...

Quite Lucy LOL