Monday, 7 March 2011

Microfiction Monday #44

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

The note, discovered behind her grandfather’s photograph,

told a very different version of his life to the heroic one Ann believed about him.

140 characters including spaces and punctuation


MorningAJ said...

I recently started looking into my own past and that strikes a rather sharp chord!

Beach Bum said...

Mysterious and cool! Very good!

Valerie said...

I'm now wondering what sort of things the man got up to in his younger days.

Anonymous said...

I love this! It could be the start of a fabulous paranormal novel.

btw, thanks for your comment on my blog. I didn't get the post for MM - or at least I don't remember getting it!

CJ xx

Dumdad said...


Akelamalu said...

It's amazing what comes out of the closet when delving into the past isn't it AJ.

Thanks Beach Bum :)

Let your imagination run riot Valerie ;)

I suppose it could Crystal Jigsaw. I'll resend the email to the correct address.

You can decide what the note said Dumdad ;)

Grandpa said...

Hmmm...a dark secret, eh. Must check out all my photo frames now, just in case...

nitebyrd said...

I can imagine that so many family historys have unsavory skeletons lurking behind gilt doors!

Casdok said...

Makes you think.

Pat said...

Excellent! A mystery begun or ended or in the middle. Now I want the rest of the story.

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

oh i want to know what the note said! ha ha

smiles, bee

Ron said...

Oooooooooo....this gave me such a yearning to know MORE!

Grrrrrrreat suspense!

As usual, an awesome Microfiction Monday!

Have a great day, m'dear!


Daryl said...

Clever ... now of course I want to know what the truth was .. ;-)

Shrinky said...

You clever little tease, you!

Akelamalu said...

Well you never know what you may find Grandpa ;)

I'm sure you're right Nitebyrd

Indeed it does Casdok

You can decide what the story is Pat :)

It can say anything you like Bee. Glad to see you back. x

We like a bit of suspense don't we Ron? LOL

Let your imagination run wild Daryl !

Thanks Shrinky x

Gledwood said...

Oh come on tell us more!

I'm just dropping by to say hi. Do my posts not make sense or something? I can't tell what I do that's so crazy, I know occasionally I do post what it's like to be mad, I thought if I didn't I'd come out of it and have no holiday snaps, as it were.

I think people were getting bored of that and also I'm feeling more "normal". I know it must be disappointing that I canned the drugs to a very large extent (even though I DID use today, it just doesn't hit the spot so I'm giving up on it)... I know people had lots of hopes for me and now THIS. That's life I suppose. I don't feel really terrible you know I just feel really odd and I don't remember what "normal" feels like thanks to those years of brain-pickling I've done. The shrink knows what I've done, what I do now etc etc and he based the diagnosis on fact. There was no exaggeration, no covering up, and no lies on my part and having checked the meaning of schizoaffective I can see that yes I am it. I just find it really weird being "ill" yet not lying in bed feeling sorry for myself the way you're meant to when ill. I don't know what I'm supposed to do. Really I don't want to do anything, I just want to stay in all the time and not talk to anyone, that's what I really want and Im pissed off at just having to go to the chemist. I started being unsociable about 4 or more years ago, never realized it was part of an "illness" but I think I know what my "illness" is now and it is in a large part me. Which is a real headfucker. Sorry to comment like this hear I don't have your email and it's not highly confidential I've already put so much online I don't mind sharing it in public.

I hope YOU are OK these days... yes?

secret agent woman said...

The real story rarely lines up with the public one, does it?

Travis Cody said...

From the movie, The Man Who Shot Liberty Valance...when the legend becomes fact, print the legend.

Dianne said...

my grandmother was very wary of opening the back of photo frames, she had once discovered a second photo of a relative she knew nothing about and as she put it - "I don't need any more excitement in my life"

G-Man said...

Great take Ake....

Akelamalu said...

I'm reading your posts Gleds, I just don't know what to say apart from I'm thinking of you. x

No, there's usually something hidden somewhere SAW ;)

True Trav

Sometimes ignorance is bliss Dianne

Cheers G-man x