Sunday, February 6, 2011

Microfiction Monday!

Welcome to  Susan's Microfiction Monday!

The challenge is to write a story in 140 characters or less. Ready?

Ye olde Sleepy Hollow feared the 7th hour, the very moment the headless schoolmaster returned for his lost head. Better safe than sorry.

136 words

Have a fabulous week! :D


  1. Yes, better safe than sorry. Enjoyed the tie in to the old tale. I think you're right, the microfictions are all going to be very different this round! :>

  2. Hi, Karen! I've read them, they were all so funny! Thanks for visiting! :)

  3. Terrific take on the pic of the day, as always! Amazing how many of us enjoy playing! Hope you have a great week, Elizabeth!


  4. Love the different takes this week! This is really good!

  5. Very creative for sure.
    Love the headless schoolmaster and the way you reference the clock.
    Love all the stories this week!

  6. Yikes! Great ghost/horror story!

  7. That building does seem a bit foreboding... Nice one this week!

  8. Sylvia! My muse loves stimulation! :)

    Faith, thank you! I'm really enjoying them as well. :D

  9. Peggy, thank you! Yes, they all are very creative! I love writers.

    Pat, lol. Thank you! :)

    Susan, it is a very interesting photo, isn't it? Thank you!

  10. OMGosh, I can just see a town search right now!
    I hope no ones dogs got hold of that head.

  11. Better safe than sorry is right! Good one Elizabeth :-)

  12. Creepy! Wonder how the headmaster lost his head?

  13. Oooh headless headmasters are not to be trifled with!!

    Great microfiction!! Yay! take care

  14. Oh love that story! haven't thought about it in ages ! thanks.

  15. I'm having a tough enough time with macro-fiction. But your entry sounds great.

  16. I lose my head all the time!
    maybe that's where it is? ;)

  17. The clock does give it a look to being in this time. Yes, it is better to be safe than sorry.

  18. Love the creepiness of this one! Well done :)

  19. Are School Masters allowed to lose their heads? ;)

    Nicely done!

  20. Those headless schoolmasters can really ruin a perfectly good day.

    Great MM, Elizabeth. Have a great week.

  21. Jim--rofl!! How funny! :)

    Anyes, thank you! :D

    Jabblog, lol. I wonder, too...narcissism, maybe? ;)

    John--lol! ;)

    Jennifer, thank you! *hugs*

    Indica, thanks!

    Scott, glad you liked. :D

    FTSE, thank you. ;)

    Izzy, thank you! It's intriguing, isn't it?

    Shari, you should've seen me when I tried to enter the 3 minute contest. Ugh. I could NOT write a 400 word short story. :/

    Dianne--lol! Here too! :D

    Bill, yes, ideedy. The building appears to be from the 1800s as well. :D

    Septembermom, thank you! :D

    Grandma, why thank you!

    Hope--LOL! Not these days they don't! ;)

    Michael, yes, they can! Enjoy your week, too (thank you!)

    Chris, I love antique buildings. So mysterious and inspiring if I do say so myself. ;)

  22. Oh wow. I don't want to be there when it gets dark. :)

  23. Ah, great fun. Headless anything is good in fiction :-)

  24. wow...I like this...the way you weaved an old tale into yours...maybe nearly Headless Nick can give him some tips. :)

  25. Great story! I'm not sure I could get a whole story in with so few words. Awesome!

  26. ...even if it is Johnny Depp returning? :)

  27. Best to keep the shades pulled and peek out from behind. But then, what harm can a man without a head do?
    Very fun interpretation!

  28. Melanie, lol.

    Anthony, hmmm. Now you've got me thinking... ;)

    Rekha--LOL! How funny! :D

    Janet, thank you! It's really fun, you can just try. ;D

    Margaret, lol! No kidding, hu? ;)

    Debora, that's true! Lol! Thanks for the laugh.


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