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Rumming With the Bulls? It has to be Microfiction Monday!

Posted on Nov 29, 2010 by Lisa Ricard Claro   31 Comments | Posted in microfiction

Ahh….all rested up from NaNoWriMo and Thanksgiving feasting, just in time for Microfiction Monday, where a tale is told in 140 characters or less. Thanks to Susan at Stony River for continuing to host this delightful writing challenge.  Here is this week’s picture and my two stories to go with it:

Though the king submitted to a TSA pat-down, the queen refused.   
“This is bull!” She declared. 
“Hands to yourself, mister. I’m hoofing it!”
* * * * * * * * * * * *
“Rumming with the bulls?” The queen glared at the king. 
“You said running, you old sot!”   
“Honest mistake.” Lied the king. “Bottoms up!”
Thanks to everyone who offered support and encouragement through the NaNoWriMo challenge.  I reached my 50,000 word goal and estimate another 30-40,000 to go before my manuscript is complete. Then, of course, is the editing process where the slicing and dicing begins.  Ouch!
I sincerely hope that everyone enjoyed a safe and happy Thanksgiving holiday!
Til next time –

31 Responses to "Rumming With the Bulls? It has to be Microfiction Monday!"

  1. Comment by Sylvia K
    November 29, 2010 at 1:10 am  

    I love it — particularly the one regarding the TSA! I do have some stories about them!!! These are both terrific! Hope you have a great week!Sylvia

  2. Comment by Peggy
    November 29, 2010 at 1:22 am  

    Rumming with the bulls sounds like fun!Good ones for this picture Lisa!

  3. Comment by BECKY
    November 29, 2010 at 1:35 am  

    Lisa, you are SO good at these!! Both are hilarious. I think I'll give it a try again…it's been a long time! And congrats again for finishing the NANO. I'm so proud of you!

  4. Comment by SparkleFarkle
    November 29, 2010 at 2:38 am  

    This is so perfect, and timely, too! You win today's FIRST PRIZE! (<–click)

  5. Comment by erik
    November 29, 2010 at 3:41 am  

    I like the TSA comment. Very timely.

  6. Comment by Greyscale Territory
    November 29, 2010 at 4:00 am  

    Love that expression "rumming with the bulls"! Sounds loaded with innuendo! Fun micros!

  7. Comment by Dominic de Mattos
    November 29, 2010 at 6:26 am  

    LOL … nice ones Lisa! 😀

  8. Comment by SouthLakesMom
    November 29, 2010 at 7:31 am  

    Both are quite funny!Congrats on Nano. Now exhale, give yourself the rest of the month off, and begin edits in Dec.

  9. Comment by hope
    November 29, 2010 at 8:07 am  

    As usual, both are good but the first one is hysterical! Thanks for starting the week off right.

  10. Comment by Diane
    November 29, 2010 at 9:28 am  

    Both are hilarious! Love them. :O)

  11. Comment by gaelikaa
    November 29, 2010 at 10:00 am  

    This is very original and I liked it.

  12. Comment by Oregon Gifts of Comfort and Joy
    November 29, 2010 at 11:01 am  

    Hi Lisa,You know that I am so proud of you for getting your 53K in, and getting most of your story done. So, how many pages is that anyway? How many pages is 80K words? Your Micro Fiction Monday descriptions cracked me up.Have a great week!Kathy

  13. Comment by Maria@BubblegumandDuctTape
    November 29, 2010 at 12:00 pm  

    both are very funny and go well with the picture, very creative.

  14. Comment by Susan Fobes
    November 29, 2010 at 12:28 pm  

    Number one is my favorite-and the pun makes it all the better!

  15. Comment by Jinksy
    November 29, 2010 at 12:56 pm  

    A bit of a rum do all round! LOL

  16. Comment by quilly
    November 29, 2010 at 1:47 pm  

    Rum, run, easy mistake! Really! LOL!I went with the Pamplona theme, too.

  17. Comment by Scott
    November 29, 2010 at 3:30 pm  

    LOL excellent! well played! LOVE it!

  18. Comment by Pat
    November 29, 2010 at 5:14 pm  

    Both are clever, but I especially laughed at the second one! Thanks for the laugh, Lisa! You are very creative.

  19. Comment by Linda O'Connell
    November 29, 2010 at 7:49 pm  

    You are a funny woman. Timely, in the news TSA crack up.

  20. Comment by K9friend
    November 29, 2010 at 8:41 pm  

    Congrats on being a NaNo winner! It's such a great feeling!

  21. Comment by Lynn
    November 29, 2010 at 10:01 pm  

    Nice, as always. And Woot Woot you NaNo Queen!

  22. Comment by ruthi
    November 29, 2010 at 10:23 pm  

    You crack me up. Nice one

  23. Comment by Katie Gates
    November 30, 2010 at 4:34 am  

    Hilarious entries for the microfiction challenge, and congrats on writing 50K words! That's awesome. Keep going!!!

  24. Comment by Sioux Roslawski
    November 30, 2010 at 8:08 am  

    Very funny, both of them. I saw that there are T-shirts to (not) wear when you fly that say things like "Grasp the buttocks firmly" or "____ Airline: Fondly Fondling Since 2010."I agree. I think you should take the next month off and inhale deeply and slowly. You have the next year/a long time/the rest of your life to revise…And again, congratulations. I am bowing and genuflecting. To misquote a character from one of my favorites,you've done a "far, far better thing than I've ever done before…"

  25. Comment by EG Wow
    November 30, 2010 at 8:36 am  

    Two very good microfiction pieces! Congrats on writing so many words in November too!

  26. Comment by irishoma
    November 30, 2010 at 6:10 pm  

    How funny in a ripped-from-the-headlines sort of way.Donna V.

  27. Comment by Debra Mayhew
    November 30, 2010 at 10:03 pm  

    Lisa, this is my favorite so far! I love both of them. And CONGRATS on finishing Nano! I hope I get to read it somewhere along the way!

  28. Comment by Tammy
    December 1, 2010 at 9:39 pm  

    I always know you'll make me laugh…twice! Congrats again on Nano. Can't wait to read the book!

  29. Comment by Tammy
    December 3, 2010 at 7:21 pm  

    P.S. You just made me realize it could be said that all fiction…is running with bull! And you do it with such grace. I think your Indian name should be "Dances with Bull!"

  30. Comment by Lisa Ricard Claro
    December 3, 2010 at 10:23 pm  

    HAHAHA!! I love that! Tammy, you just made my whole week. heeheehee…Dances with Bull…

  31. Comment by Pooch
    December 4, 2010 at 6:56 pm  

    Perfect! From fantasy to reality with a few well-chosen words! Wonderful-wonderful!!:)

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