Monday, January 30, 2012

Knights of MicroFiction!

Sometimes it can be a chore coming up with ideas to blog about.  But the best part of blogging is to meet knew friends and build a community.  Jess, from Write Skate Dream, and I wanted to be part of that building spirit.

So we came up with a new monthly blog hop called the Knights of MicroFiction (we'll have a button soon).  On the last Monday of the month we'll post a prompt. Post your work of 250 words or less on your blog, then  leave a comment either here or at Jess' with your link in the comment box so we can all check it out.  It's kind of a two day thing so just post it by Tuesday night and then on Wednesday Jess and I will pick 2 winners who will be featured on our blogs.

Today's prompt is:

Write a flash fiction/microfiction piece of 250 words or less about someone who has just done something wrong, but they don't have the guts to apologize. Whether they end up apologizing or not is up to you.     


Here's my version:

"I can't believe you did that!" Max said hurt.
"What?" Sonja said exasperation coloring her voice.   How could things have gone so wrong?  She thought.
Max looked down.  He couldn't fathom her betrayal.  A single tear trickled down his face, but he couldn't bring himself to say anymore.
"That wasn't what was supposed to happen," she said.  Why couldn't she simply say "I'm sorry?" She had not done it maliciously, hadn't even thought it would be an issue.  But she hadn't looked at it from his perspective either.  Now she felt terrible.  It doesn't matter whether I thought it would hurt him, it did. She knew there was only one hope. She had to swallow her pride and say, "I'm sorry."


And there it is! Can't wait to see what you guys come up with!

Thanks,

Kathy
     

15 comments:

  1. I'm playing :) Great idea! I can always use the flash fiction inspiration :)

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  2. Thanks for the awesome idea, mom! Love your version of the flash fiction!

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    1. Thanks for wanting to be my co-host!

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  3. I'm playing, too. But I love words so, I might splash over a bit. Oh, all right, a lot! LOL. But I write for the thrill not the prize. Thanks for the inspiration, Roland

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    1. Writing for the thrill is the best way to create great material!

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  4. I have my flash fiction up and running :
    http://rolandyeomans.blogspot.com/2012/01/sam-in-flash.html

    The music video by WITHIN TEMPTATION is at least evocative. LOL.

    Hope you and Jess enjoy it, Roland

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    1. I love Within Temptation, I use their music for inspiration while writing!

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  5. Neat idea! I won't be taking part this month but next month I will.

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    1. Well thanks for stopping by. :) Looking forward to your work next month!

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  6. I love it! Man, too bad I didn't see this until now. Maybe I'll squeeze something in tomorrow. =]

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  7. I love reading blogs of the others and making my own blogs were I get a lot of good comments. keep it up

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  8. I put mine up on tumblr:

    http://juliemybird.tumblr.com/post/16810426893/microfiction-1-paperweight

    It's a little different.

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  9. Just checked it out, I love the alabaster chicken! Thanks for joining in on the fun!

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