Lisa Ricard Claro – Author

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Microfiction Contest & Microfiction Monday

Posted on Mar 6, 2011 by Lisa Ricard Claro   24 Comments | Posted in Book Blurb Friday · Gotham Writers' Workshop · microfiction

A microfiction contest is in the works! Gotham Writers’ Workshop and have joined to offer a “Write” of Spring Tweet Writing Contest. If you love writing stories for Microfiction Monday, you’ll love this. Offer up your best 140 character story, and if you win your “tweet” story will be published in the next Gotham catalog and online at The prize is a free 10-week writing workshop and a premium membership. For full details click on this link for Gotham Writers’ Workshop Tweet Writing Contest.

And now here is Microfiction Monday, where a picture is inspiration for a story of 140 characters or less.  This week I offer three different tales.  Please visit Susan at Stony River to link to other microfiction stories: 

The yard sale lady sold the daguerreotype for $5.00. 
Kay rushed home, giddy. She pried the photo loose. 
There it was—the hidden letter! 
(138 char)
A handsome man behind the glass, 
his eyes stare into mine. 
Mysteries in this stranger’s gaze 
compel me back through time.
(121 char)
Grampa sure were a looker.
Granny said if looks was cow pies 
Grandpa’s garden’d be green year ‘round 
and she’d bury his cheatin’ self in it.
(140 char)

Welcome new followers! Thanks for stopping by. I look forward to getting to know you better through your comments and/or blogs!

Thanks for visiting. I hope to see you back on Wednesday for some writing in the buff OR the naked truth about something because, well, that’s what I do here. And then it will be on to the second Book Blurb Friday. Please click on the tab above under the blog header to see what the Book Blurb Friday meme is all about, or scroll down to have a look at last Friday’s blurbs. I invite you to link to the other blogs and blurbs. I hope you’ll come back to participate!

Til next time–

24 Responses to "Microfiction Contest & Microfiction Monday"

  1. Comment by Tammy
    March 6, 2011 at 8:33 pm  

    As usual, love them all…but that last one made me laugh so hard! P.S. Grandpa IS a hottie. Looks like Tom Cruise!

  2. Comment by 5thsister
    March 6, 2011 at 8:41 pm  

    And here I was thinking he looks a bit constipated! Love your takes!

  3. Comment by SparkleFarkle
    March 6, 2011 at 8:54 pm  

    Talking about "Grampa sure were a looker. Granny said if looks waere cowpiesGranpa's garden'd be green year roundand she's bury his cheatin' self in it." SparkleFarkle🙁singing to the tune of the Campbell's Soup jingle, M'm! M'm! Good! M'm! M'm! Good! That's what Lisa Ricard Claro microfiction is! M'm! M'm! Good!Today, you are my favourite "soup"!

  4. Comment by tanyavalentine
    March 6, 2011 at 9:21 pm  

    LOOOOOOOVE the third story. You crack me up.

  5. Comment by Michael G-G
    March 6, 2011 at 11:02 pm  

    All three of these are brilliant. They are all so different too! I'm enjoying watching your creativity flow with this.(Yeah, I'm with 5th sister. I thought he was a bit squinty.)

  6. Comment by Lisa Ricard Claro
    March 6, 2011 at 11:58 pm  

    Hi Tammy – I didn't notice he's a Tom Cruise-a-like, but you're right…he is!

  7. Comment by Lisa Ricard Claro
    March 7, 2011 at 12:01 am  

    Hi Polly – Well…a constipated Tom Cruise. I can go with that! Hey Sparkle – Thanks! Guess "being in the soup" is a good thing to be. :)Hi Tanya – Thanks! You have the benefit of knowing I'm much funnier in writing than in person. LOL Hey Michael – Thanks so much. Squinty? Tom Cruise, constipated AND squinty. Yeah. I can see it now. 🙂

  8. Comment by Susan Fobes
    March 7, 2011 at 12:21 am  

    Lisa, I couldn't stop laughing at your #3 this week-you got the accents jus' right. LOL! Your poem is fantastic-mine was a bit of a struggle because there was so much I wanted to say…

  9. Comment by Pat
    March 7, 2011 at 1:22 am  

    Wow, you're on a roll today, Lisa. These are all great! I love the intrigue of the first one, the "historical romance" of the second, and I cracked up at the third!! You defintely made me laugh!

  10. Comment by Lisa Ricard Claro
    March 7, 2011 at 6:43 am  

    Hi Susan – I loved your poem! Mine tend to be too sing-songy. Thanks for your kind words. :)Hi Pat – Thanks. To be honest, the third was my favorite. 🙂 I had the most fun with that one.

  11. Comment by Madeleine
    March 7, 2011 at 6:57 am  

    Ooh love the micros especially the first one :O)

  12. Comment by anthonynorth
    March 7, 2011 at 6:58 am  

    An excellent trio – of all shades.

  13. Comment by jabblog
    March 7, 2011 at 7:02 am  

    Three winners but I like the last one best:-)

  14. Comment by Margaret
    March 7, 2011 at 1:41 pm  

    Number one was interesting, number two very nice, but number three took me by surprise. I thought it was going to end up romantic and sappy. What a hoot! 🙂 LOL Thanks for the laugh.

  15. Comment by The Golden Eagle
    March 7, 2011 at 3:21 pm  

    I love your stories! Especially the first one. 🙂

  16. Comment by Diane
    March 7, 2011 at 3:35 pm  

    The third is my favorite. I could hear them a talkin'! :O)

  17. Comment by Ellie
    March 7, 2011 at 4:33 pm  

    The third one really made me laugh! Naughty granny and grandpa.

  18. Comment by Dianne
    March 7, 2011 at 10:51 pm  

    the last one made me laughI wonder what the letter was about!

  19. Comment by Lynette Killam
    March 8, 2011 at 1:22 am  

    Three great takes on the prompt, Lisa! Being naturally curious, I now need to know what news the letter held and what that information signified…LOL!Terrific job…:)LynetteImagination Lane

  20. Comment by Susan Fields
    March 8, 2011 at 2:25 pm  

    Those microfiction stories are great! I loved all three of them. A hidden letter – very intriguing!

  21. Comment by K9friend
    March 8, 2011 at 8:19 pm  

    I gotta go with number two on this one. Love its rhythm and rhyme!

  22. Comment by Karen
    March 8, 2011 at 9:11 pm  

    Wow…three fantastic microfictions, Lisa! Love that each one is quite unique from the other and the idea of a letter tucked inside leaves many a tale to be told! :>

  23. Comment by Ms.Daisy
    March 8, 2011 at 9:13 pm  

    Lisa,The third story was sooooo good! Liked all three but…this one made me laugh.~Jean

  24. Comment by sylviamorice
    March 11, 2011 at 6:04 pm  

    Loved all three…hard to pick a winner…but if push came to shove I think I'd have to choose the first one–makes me want to know what was written in the letter….Good job.

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