Lisa Ricard Claro – Author

Romance is good for your heart!

Blog Contest and Microfiction Monday!

Posted on Feb 7, 2011 by Lisa Ricard Claro   30 Comments | Posted in contests · microfiction

Microfiction Monday blooms again, thanks to Susan at Stony River who so diligently hosts this meme every week.  Thanks for visiting, and I invite you to scroll down to my last post or click on the tab above to read all about my blog contest. There are three great prizes, and multiple ways to win! I hope you’ll check it out and join in the fun.

Here are my two stories to go with this week’s picture:

Faye’s eyes slanted to the clock tower, 
each second spanning an eon. 
“Soon,” she sighed, her heart aflutter. 
“He will be here soon.”
* * * * * * * * * *

Klaus synchronized his watch to the old tower clock, 
notoriously three minutes shy. 
No matter, he smirked. 
The bomb ticked right on time.

Thanks for reading my microfiction.  I appreciate your time. Don’t forget to enter the blog contest!

Wishing you a pleasant Monday –

P.S.  1)  Congrats to Green Bay fans! Nice win, and well deserved. Your team made the most of those turnovers. Cute quarterback, too.  2)  Sympathy to Pittsburgh fans. We rooted for the Steelers and hoped they’d be the come-back kids in the 4th.  Ah, well. There’s always next year!

30 Responses to "Blog Contest and Microfiction Monday!"

  1. Comment by Madeleine
    February 7, 2011 at 7:32 am  

    Ooh gripping stuff. I love them both. True microfiction, mine was more of a caption!Don't foregt to enter my blog contests:1: To win a Moelskine Or a book voucher :O)

  2. Comment by Priyanka Bhowmick
    February 7, 2011 at 8:08 am  

    great MFM's, esp. i loved the 2nd one.. best wishes!

  3. Comment by indicaspecies
    February 7, 2011 at 8:14 am  

    Good ones. I like both.

  4. Comment by Scott
    February 7, 2011 at 8:30 am  

    Wow, you certainly spanned a wide range with those two 🙂 I'ts amazing how much inspiration can be drawn from something, isn't it?

  5. Comment by Doctor FTSE
    February 7, 2011 at 9:09 am  

    Aahhh and Oooerrr! Good Micros!

  6. Comment by Bookie
    February 7, 2011 at 10:47 am  

    Two good ones on this Monday. Dark outside here, more snow coming. I wonder if that clock is ticking the snow mintues?

  7. Comment by anthonynorth
    February 7, 2011 at 10:51 am  

    Great Micros – full of suspense.

  8. Comment by Cad
    February 7, 2011 at 11:09 am  

    Don't bank on it, Number 1!

  9. Comment by Peggy
    February 7, 2011 at 11:12 am  

    Sweet and Sour.Really loved them both.The second one made my heart race though.See you next time.

  10. Comment by Sylvia K
    February 7, 2011 at 1:09 pm  

    These are both terrific, Lisa! The good and the bad! It's always there somewhere, isn't it!! Hope you have a great week!Sylvia

  11. Comment by shopannies
    February 7, 2011 at 2:00 pm  

    what a romantic caption for valentines day sometimes it seems as if it takes forever when we are in love

  12. Comment by Grandma's Goulash
    February 7, 2011 at 4:57 pm  

    Like two chapters in the same book. Will Faye still be waiting there when Klaus's bomb detonates? Chilling.My MM: Truth In Advertising

  13. Comment by septembermom
    February 7, 2011 at 5:30 pm  

    There is a good amount of drama in both of these stories. Well done 🙂

  14. Comment by K9friend
    February 7, 2011 at 6:47 pm  

    I like the sinister quality of the second microfiction. Good job!

  15. Comment by hope
    February 7, 2011 at 7:18 pm  

    Wow, two breath taking stories for the price of one…nice!

  16. Comment by Dianne
    February 7, 2011 at 8:04 pm  

    love and explosions!!very differentand very well donethanks for the kind words for Izabrava to your daughter for saving the kitten

  17. Comment by Karen
    February 7, 2011 at 8:13 pm  

    Really like your two very different microfictions! :> We enjoyed the Superbowl as well and though we are Seahawks & Niners fans here, we were cheering on Green Bay. Sorry for your Steelers loss and you're right, there's always next year (& hopefully no strike!). :>

  18. Comment by Karen Lange
    February 7, 2011 at 8:57 pm  

    Love the fiction! The first was my favorite:)

  19. Comment by Susan Fobes
    February 7, 2011 at 9:11 pm  

    Two completely different takes-and you went with some romance too! I can tell it's getting closer to V-day…

  20. Comment by Bill ~ {The Old Fart}
    February 7, 2011 at 10:10 pm  

    Both were good Lisa, somehow Klaus does sound like a perfect name for the crime.

  21. Comment by Elizabeth Mueller
    February 7, 2011 at 11:28 pm  

    Eeep!!! Scary second one! I hope she doesn't get stood up in the first!♥.•*¨ Elizabeth ¨*•.♥

  22. Comment by Lynn
    February 8, 2011 at 12:03 am  

    You are the Micro Queen!

  23. Comment by Michael G-G
    February 8, 2011 at 2:30 am  

    Both of these are brilliant stories. Thanks for writing them.Have a great week.

  24. Comment by Oregon Gifts of Comfort and Joy
    February 8, 2011 at 11:20 am  

    Hi Lisa, I second what Lynn says! My favorite is the second one. Have a great rest of the week!

  25. Comment by SparkleFarkle
    February 8, 2011 at 12:20 pm  

    Now that Jack Bauer (24) is out of the picture (RE: my this week's microfiction intro), I just gotta know: will your Klaus be having a series of his own? He sounds like my kind of guy! *suddenly, gets impending-doomy nervous* Ernot that Jack's replaceable! No, I didn't mean that! *dodges JB warning-bullet* Sorry, Mr. Bauer, Sorry!Whew! That was close!

  26. Comment by Donna B
    February 8, 2011 at 4:49 pm  

    Romance and Intrigue…really like both of them. Your talent abounds…

  27. Comment by Tammy
    February 8, 2011 at 10:11 pm  

    Funny how they're opposites and yet both go so well with the picture! Loved them as usual!

  28. Comment by Jim
    February 9, 2011 at 10:06 am  

    Well done, Lisa. I think we won't put the two together! Unless this is some sort of fatal attraction?..

  29. Comment by Debra Mayhew
    February 10, 2011 at 7:06 pm  

    For someone who does romance so well, you knocked the second one out of the park. Totally unexpected and I LOVED it. Good job!

  30. Comment by Lisa Ricard Claro
    February 12, 2011 at 10:01 am  

    Thank you to everyone who commented! I so appreciate the feedback, and since many of you also participate in Microfiction Monday you know that I enjoy reading your entries, as well. Thanks again!

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