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Microfiction Monday: Ava Waits

Posted on Sep 27, 2010 by Lisa Ricard Claro   27 Comments | Posted in microfiction
Microfiction Monday, hosted by Susan at Stony River, has me hooked! The challenge is to write a story of 140 characters or less to match the picture provided.  Here’s this week’s picture and the microfiction I wrote to go with it:


Ava sat there mornings, still as stone, staring at the spot he went under. She wore his hat like a bribe; but he never rose up to claim it.
Check out the Stony River link to access other microfiction stories for this picture or, better yet, write one of your own!
Have a great Monday – 
Lisa

27 Responses to "Microfiction Monday: Ava Waits"

  1. Comment by Greyscale Territory
    September 27, 2010 at 6:09 am  

    Interesting idea about the story behind the hat that this lady wears! Creative mcro!

  2. Comment by SouthLakesMom
    September 27, 2010 at 7:19 am  

    Bribe implies she wants him to surface again…a deeper romance lies hidden within this one! Well done!

  3. Comment by Linda O'Connell
    September 27, 2010 at 7:24 am  

    You are an amazing writer, a complete story in two sentences.

  4. Comment by jabblog
    September 27, 2010 at 8:36 am  

    Another sad story – ever hopeful, always disappointed.

  5. Comment by Madeleine
    September 27, 2010 at 8:39 am  

    Sad and funny all at once. Brilliant :O)

  6. Comment by Bill ~ {The Old Fart}
    September 27, 2010 at 8:57 am  

    Poor Ava, someday they will be together again and she can give him his hat. Poignant but sad. Thanks for stopping by my place today and leaving your comment.

  7. Comment by Ellie
    September 27, 2010 at 9:06 am  

    Poor Ava. I can't help thinking he'll never rise up. Hauntingly written.Have a lovely week x

  8. Comment by Scott
    September 27, 2010 at 9:26 am  

    ahhh sad… sometimes hope can be a bitter pill

  9. Comment by Cathy C. Hall
    September 27, 2010 at 9:50 am  

    I want to hear more of this story-it's got horror written all over it. :-)And on a completely different note, glad you're enjoying FB so much. I have fun over there, too. Plus, I read the posts and say, "Oh! Got to go check out Lisa in the Buff today!" 🙂

  10. Comment by David
    September 27, 2010 at 9:51 am  

    Ava does look very forlorn, doesn't she? Dark, but good!

  11. Comment by Pat
    September 27, 2010 at 9:52 am  

    Oh, sad, and such a unique take on the photo. Maybe she'll have to just toss the hat to him.

  12. Comment by ˙·٠•●❤Sh@KiR@ ❤●•٠·˙
    September 27, 2010 at 10:18 am  

    Your MM is a great opening for a full romantic novel! well done!Mine is upHave you a Blessed Week!hugsshakira

  13. Comment by Priyanka Bhowmick
    September 27, 2010 at 11:08 am  

    that's sad but i loved the bribing idea 😉

  14. Comment by quilly
    September 27, 2010 at 11:44 am  

    What a beautifully sad love story! Very, very well done.

  15. Comment by gospelwriter
    September 27, 2010 at 3:22 pm  

    sad, brilliant, well done!

  16. Comment by Diane
    September 27, 2010 at 3:47 pm  

    Poor Ava! So sad for her.

  17. Comment by Prayer Girl
    September 27, 2010 at 3:49 pm  

    Wow – a very sad, but clever Micro-Fiction.Mine is up.PG

  18. Comment by septembermom
    September 27, 2010 at 4:31 pm  

    Very good microfiction. I can almost hear Ava's sobs as she waits.

  19. Comment by John's comments
    September 27, 2010 at 4:49 pm  

    clever little line there My 140 Hope your week goes well

  20. Comment by K9friend
    September 27, 2010 at 5:36 pm  

    Great image, poignant story.Patwww.critteralley.blogspot.com

  21. Comment by Mama Zen
    September 27, 2010 at 6:56 pm  

    Fabulous ending!

  22. Comment by hope
    September 27, 2010 at 6:58 pm  

    I like the bribe angle. 🙂

  23. Comment by sylviamorice
    September 27, 2010 at 9:57 pm  

    I had wondered how to fit in the 'hat' to this week's story…now I know!!! Good one. Cheers!

  24. Comment by Lynn
    September 27, 2010 at 10:32 pm  

    Wow, loved that!

  25. Comment by Tammy
    September 28, 2010 at 5:12 pm  

    Nice one!!

  26. Comment by Karen Lange
    September 28, 2010 at 7:52 pm  

    Enjoyed reading this. Love this microfiction idea!Also love your new look. 🙂

  27. Comment by EG Wow
    September 28, 2010 at 11:12 pm  

    Oh dear. This is so sad for Ava!


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