Lisa Ricard Claro – Author

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Blue Skies and Microfiction Monday!

Posted on Jan 17, 2011 by Lisa Ricard Claro   26 Comments | Posted in microfiction · papa

Welcome to Kaykuala, my newest follower.  What a wonderful surprise it was to see the name of a new reader, especially during my forced hiatus! Thank you!

After harrowing days of snow, ice, and a hospitalized PaPa last week, blue skies opened up this weekend.  PaPa came home and the ice and snow is melting.  Our subdivision roads still boast a few tree-sheltered icy patches, but for the most part driving is safe again. More importantly, PaPa is getting around well and gaining strength.

In light of so much good news, both of my microfiction stories are upbeat today. Susan at Stony River continues to delight by hosting this fun meme. Thanks to everyone who reads and comments on these stories, each only 140 characters or less.

“Oh for pity’s sake, Chauncey, you’re such a drama queen. 
Why can’t you just say ‘hello’ like everyone else?” 
“Oh, fine. Hi-YA’LL!”
* *   * *   * *   * *

Hai-Ku marveled at Para-Sol’s ninja skills. 
True, his weapon choice was bizarre; 
but he boasted a silky complexion and kept dry in the rain.

Thanks to those of you who continued to check in during my blogging disruption. Family trumped blog last week, but balance is restored and I’m happy to be back. I missed hearing from everyone and reading your blogs, as well.
Hope y’all have a terrific Monday to begin a week filled with positive things!
Til next time –

26 Responses to "Blue Skies and Microfiction Monday!"

  1. Comment by Madeleine
    January 17, 2011 at 8:48 am  

    Loved your MF especially the second. Made me LOL! :O)

  2. Comment by Debra Mayhew
    January 17, 2011 at 9:56 am  

    So glad PaPa is home! I wondered all last week how you and your family were doing. I feel like it's spring around here – just being able to go outside makes everything nicer. I hope you enjoy a very boring (yet productive)week this week! 🙂

  3. Comment by kaykuala
    January 17, 2011 at 10:28 am  

    Two great takes you've got here, Lisa. Very incisive! And welcome back.P/S thanks for visiting and signing in as a follower!

  4. Comment by Sylvia K
    January 17, 2011 at 10:41 am  

    I particularly love the second one!! Definitely started my morning off with a big laugh! Hope you have a great week!Sylvia

  5. Comment by BECKY
    January 17, 2011 at 10:58 am  

    Yay, Lisa is back!! You were in my thoughts, too, dear Lisa! Missed you a lot! So glad PaPa is doing better! I loved your 1st MFM this week! Hugs to you!

  6. Comment by Oregon Gifts of Comfort and Joy
    January 17, 2011 at 11:35 am  

    Hi Lisa, I am so happy that things are getting back to normal for you guys and that PaPa is healing up! I think both of your stories are great, as usual. Welcome back!

  7. Comment by Peggy
    January 17, 2011 at 12:18 pm  

    Welcome back!!!Two great MF, hard to choose between.Thanks goodness I don't have!Glad things have calmed down for you!

  8. Comment by Fay's Too
    January 17, 2011 at 12:24 pm  

    I laughed outloud. I do believe you are a warped person and I mean that as a high compliment. I will follow you.

  9. Comment by Rek
    January 17, 2011 at 3:05 pm  

    Two for the price of one…both were equally good…could actually picture the conversation in the first one. 🙂

  10. Comment by Pooch
    January 17, 2011 at 3:17 pm  

    There are advantages to the umbrella, aren't there? Both are fun ideas!:)

  11. Comment by 5thsister
    January 17, 2011 at 3:34 pm  

    You're killing me here with your cleverness! I found this to be a particular difficult prompt but you knock it out not with one, but two, great flash fiction stories! Bravo…going to find you on facebook now…

  12. Comment by Sonia
    January 17, 2011 at 4:55 pm  

    They are both great. Not sure which one is better!

  13. Comment by Susan Fobes
    January 17, 2011 at 8:42 pm  

    Alright, you had me laughing out loud with the second so I'll say that is my favorite!I'm glad everything is looking up for you. 🙂

  14. Comment by Sioux Roslawski
    January 17, 2011 at 10:16 pm  

    Lisa–I got NOTHING from this picture, so I didn't even try, and yet you came up with two! Are you hogging the talent this week? I especially loved the second one. Well done!

  15. Comment by Maria@BubblegumandDuctTape
    January 17, 2011 at 10:38 pm  

    haha, I guess that parasol is multi-purpose, maybe I should get one too.

  16. Comment by Linda O'Connell
    January 18, 2011 at 6:28 am  

    Your mind must never rest, and your words must pecolate. I am always imnpressed with what you do with these microfictions.

  17. Comment by Doctor FTSE
    January 18, 2011 at 9:04 am  

    Great. Great! The "takes" this week must surely be amongst the best and most varied ever!

  18. Comment by Cad
    January 18, 2011 at 9:54 am  

    Sensible, down to earth fellow!

  19. Comment by Grandma's Goulash
    January 18, 2011 at 12:30 pm  

    Both good, but I'm voting for the 2nd one too. Very creative and such fun.My MF: Details

  20. Comment by K9friend
    January 18, 2011 at 6:40 pm  

    Glad things are moving in the right direction for you. My favorite is the second story!

  21. Comment by Tammy
    January 18, 2011 at 8:34 pm  

    So glad you and your microfictions are back! And very glad to hear PaPa is home and the sun is coming out again for y'all!

  22. Comment by Lynn
    January 18, 2011 at 11:52 pm  

    Hey Lisa – glad PaPa is home and doing well and that you are all safe and sound.

  23. Comment by Margaret Bednar
    January 19, 2011 at 12:41 am  

    Ah, dama queen! Great one. Our household is certainly full of them. Well, not really, but we know many – we are heavily involved in theatre as a favorite activity. Thank you for your kind words on my poem. I'm a newby at writing, so sometimes it is scary putting my stuff out there…

  24. Comment by Karen
    January 19, 2011 at 2:20 am  

    Two great takes! Love the chatter of the first and I'm glad that things are looking up! Stay safe!! :>

  25. Comment by jabblog
    January 19, 2011 at 7:59 am  

    Two inspired responses! I liked 'silky complexion':-)

  26. Comment by nimaruichi
    January 21, 2011 at 10:59 am  

    Anything for a silky complexion 🙂

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