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Birdbrained Tales of Microfiction Monday!

Posted on Dec 27, 2010 by Lisa Ricard Claro   19 Comments | Posted in microfiction

A malfunctioning internet server caused me to miss Microfiction Monday last week, a circumstance I lamented in a limerick a few posts back (scroll down to take a gander).  I’m back for my fix this week and offer my usual thanks to Susan at Stony River for hosting this tidbit of weekly fun. Below are my two stories to match the picture, each 140 characters or less.

I spied them against the backdrop of the sea, 
together facing the bitter wind. 
That was us, ‘ere you spread your wings and 
flew away.
* * * * * * * * * *

“Inspector Pigeon,” said Detective Byrd. 
“The victim was dining on seafood, but he was a sitting duck. 
Murdered for a measly fifty clams.”

I hope everyone enjoyed a wonderful Christmas weekend, blessed with family and friends!

Looking forward to 2011-

19 Responses to "Birdbrained Tales of Microfiction Monday!"

  1. Comment by Madeleine
    December 27, 2010 at 7:44 am  

    1st one very poetic. 2nd was my favourite. Excellent :O)

  2. Comment by Rek
    December 27, 2010 at 7:54 am  

    The first was moving with nostalgia and maybe lost love…loved the second one too…pigeon policing anyone?.. 🙂

  3. Comment by hope
    December 27, 2010 at 9:57 am  

    Is it polite to laugh and groan at the same time? :)LOVED the 2nd one…have a great week!

  4. Comment by Bill ~ {The Old Fart}
    December 27, 2010 at 11:02 am  

    Both were good, with #1 being my favorite. It might take Columbo to figure out the second one. Hope you had a wonderful Christmas, all the best for 2011.

  5. Comment by Akelamalu
    December 27, 2010 at 11:24 am  

    Both good but I particularly like the 2nd one, it made me chuckle. 🙂

  6. Comment by Peggy
    December 27, 2010 at 11:25 am  

    I liked both , made me laugh over my coffee.Very Nice and clever.

  7. Comment by Linda O'Connell
    December 27, 2010 at 11:38 am  

    Good to have a guffaw in the morning. Your posts made me chuckle.

  8. Comment by Sioux Roslawski
    December 27, 2010 at 11:54 am  

    Both were great, one serious, the second funny (groaningly so)!

  9. Comment by Oregon Gifts of Comfort and Joy
    December 27, 2010 at 1:07 pm  

    Hey Lisa!You are so funny. I like them both! They are very different from each other. It seems so easy for you to do these.Have a wonderful week!

  10. Comment by Pat
    December 27, 2010 at 3:36 pm  

    The first one is poignant and the second one cracked me up! Both are well done, as always, Lisa! Thanks for the morning laugh

  11. Comment by Quilly
    December 27, 2010 at 10:20 pm  

    Word play always tickles my fancy. I love your second offering. It is my fave so far! (And I started at the beginning of the list).

  12. Comment by Always Write
    December 28, 2010 at 1:07 am  

    enjoyed them both – loved the mystery..thanks for visiting my site

  13. Comment by nimaruichi
    December 28, 2010 at 10:21 am  

    Each poignant in its own way. Clever wordplay! 🙂

  14. Comment by SparkleFarkle
    December 28, 2010 at 11:10 am  

    SparkleFarkle: (to Lisa) RePUNzel, RePUNzel, let down your "hair"! Lisa Ricard Claro (doing just that): "Inspector Pigeon," said Detective Byrd, "The victim was dining on seafood, but he was a sitting duck. Murdered for a measly fifty clams."I simply looove Play-On-Wordsville! Thanks for the pun-fun!

  15. Comment by Carmen
    December 28, 2010 at 4:18 pm  

    Lisa, I love the first one. Sounds mysterious, like clandestine lovers in an exotic locale.Have an abundant, successful 2011. Thank you for your time and talent in writing your blog. Thank you for following mine.

  16. Comment by flutietootie
    December 28, 2010 at 7:28 pm  

    There is something very nice and special about the first one. I also liked how you got the birds captured in the moment.

  17. Comment by Tammy
    December 29, 2010 at 7:50 pm  

    I always enjoy your two takes. You must look at life as serious and funny at the same time…which in itself is an art! Happy New Year!!

  18. Comment by d
    December 30, 2010 at 4:52 pm  

    I love seeing the different things you and Tanya come up with for these…it just proves what's so great about writers – we all see a new story to be told! Love it.

  19. Comment by Lynn
    January 1, 2011 at 4:52 pm  

    My favorite was the 2nd one! Nice job.

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