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Microfiction Monday: Pants at a Picnic

Posted on Oct 25, 2010 by Lisa Ricard Claro   24 Comments | Posted in microfiction
Microfiction Monday, and another tale told in 140 characters or less.  As always, thanks to Susan at Stony River for hosting:

“What?” Cried Leo. “A raid? How shall we toast the wearing of fashionable swimwear now? Damn prohibition! And damn that Elliot Ness!”
(Thanks to my hubby for suggesting prohibition as a topic.)


Ben gasped and stared. Did Bart not understand the ramifications of drinking Pepsi at a Coca-Cola reunion? That crazy Bart; always a rebel.

A you can see, I had a tough time taking this pic seriously. Every time I looked at it I saw something giggle worthy.  I’m looking forward to reading other takes on this!
Hope y’all have a great Monday –

24 Responses to "Microfiction Monday: Pants at a Picnic"

  1. Comment by Jane
    October 25, 2010 at 6:02 am  

    These are great stories! Yes, I too found it difficult to be serious about this picture.Jane

  2. Comment by Greyscale Territory
    October 25, 2010 at 6:20 am  

    Yes! Somehow those expressions suggest that this is no rodinary reunion! There is a catch! Great micros!

  3. Comment by Diane
    October 25, 2010 at 8:11 am  

    The rival until the end of time….. :O)

  4. Comment by Oregon Gifts of Comfort and Joy
    October 25, 2010 at 9:45 am  

    Hi Lisa,That is a funny picture! What I noticed was that they are all really munching down on the chicken and don't look too enthused about having their picture taken. I like both of your stories.

  5. Comment by Oregon Gifts of Comfort and Joy
    October 25, 2010 at 9:47 am  

    P.S. – I really like your page bar on top. It looks very professional. How did you do that?

  6. Comment by hope
    October 25, 2010 at 10:08 am  

    They both made me smile. The picture made me laugh so hard I had a difficult time trying to decide which way to go. So I went silly, of course. Well done!

  7. Comment by Peggy
    October 25, 2010 at 10:11 am  

    It is a funny picture to me too.I loved both of your takes.Living near Chicago I particularly liked the Elliot N reference.

  8. Comment by Petula
    October 25, 2010 at 10:19 am  

    This is great! It was pretty giggle worthy to me too especially that one lady's expression as she looks at the back of the guy's head. I took a serious slant though. πŸ™‚

  9. Comment by dkzody
    October 25, 2010 at 10:23 am  

    Guess I am a bit weird…I saw this as a very serious take-off for a novel. A group of people who come together for something fun, but really, can they ever have fun? Except for Buddy, who likes a picnic just for the fried chicken!

  10. Comment by Sylvia K
    October 25, 2010 at 10:30 am  

    Great takes on the pic of the day! Definitely giggle worthy! I couldn't take the picture seriously either, every time I looked at it I saw something else funny! Just glad I wasn't in the photo!!! Have a great week!Sylvia

  11. Comment by septembermom
    October 25, 2010 at 12:02 pm  

    Had me laughing! Great job!

  12. Comment by Pat
    October 25, 2010 at 1:30 pm  

    I laughed a lot at "fashionable swimwear!" Both are funny. Good job, Lisa!!

  13. Comment by 5thsister
    October 25, 2010 at 1:49 pm  

    You are correct…the prompt was giggle worthy. Thanks for providing a heaping serving of them!

  14. Comment by Kay L. Davies
    October 25, 2010 at 1:52 pm  

    I like your first one best. Elliott Ness, prohibition, even if it was your husband's idea. LOLKay, Alberta

  15. Comment by sylviamorice
    October 25, 2010 at 3:16 pm  

    Loved both your takes on this funny little picture…made me chuckle. Thanks for taking part. Have a great week ahead. Cheers!

  16. Comment by Ms.Daisy
    October 25, 2010 at 4:18 pm  

    Lisa,I like both of your takes on this goofy picture but I loved the Pepsi vs. Coke rebel at the reunion! Good one!~Jean

  17. Comment by Linda O'Connell
    October 25, 2010 at 8:32 pm  

    Fun and funny. Notice the woman on the right gawking at the guy?

  18. Comment by Susan Fobes
    October 25, 2010 at 9:44 pm  

    At least your captions are funny-my funny bone wasn't working well so I went another way.

  19. Comment by Tammy
    October 25, 2010 at 9:51 pm  

    I think it's cool that you get TWO stories out of so many of them! I'd have enough trouble coming up with one!

  20. Comment by Karen Lange
    October 26, 2010 at 9:13 am  

    I'll take a Diet Coke, please. πŸ™‚ It does make you wonder what was really happening, doesn't it? This is fun, thanks for sharing!

  21. Comment by Mama Zen
    October 26, 2010 at 12:04 pm  

    I like both of these!

  22. Comment by tanyavalentine
    October 26, 2010 at 12:06 pm  

    Here's my contribution:Shirts vs. skins was, in hindsight, not the best decision since the skins were sorely outnumbered and horribly out of shape. Thankfully, Barb spiked the sodas and the day’s embarrassments were soon forgotten.(see – not only am I reading blogs…I'm participating. I'm a new woman)

  23. Comment by EG Wow
    October 26, 2010 at 2:40 pm  

    Oh these were well done! Clever!

  24. Comment by Susan at Stony River
    October 30, 2010 at 10:26 pm  

    Pepsi vs. Coke — what will future archaeologists make of it LOLProhibition is a fascinating era — I loved both these!

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