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Monday, 22 November 2010

Microfiction Monday - 22 November 2010

Each Monday Susan at Stoney River hosts Microfiction Monday

Today's Picture:

John Doe wept. This once proud beast, killed for pleasure, now mocked in death, showed true nobility where none was shown.

Those of you who have seen my MM in past weeks will know I tend to go for the humour. I thought I would go the opposite way today!

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  1. Hi Dominic,

    I really like your words. You had the courage of your convictions to speak your mind, good for you!


  2. Trophies like this make me sad, such a waste. I like your take on the picture.

  3. I like to think that the meat was used to feed a hungry family and that it wasn't just taken in "sport". It's too sad to think it was killed for pleasure. Nice take on this!

    Concerning my post - the deja vu was because it wasn't the first time they dressed him like that.

  4. Glad you went for the opposite of humor. I don't think anyone should shoot a 2-point buck, and I fail to find any humor in the situation, beyond, perhaps, why is his neck so long?
    -- K

    Kay, Alberta, Canada
    An Unfittie's Guide to Adventurous Travel

  5. Well said, Dom. I know nothing about deer other than they are beautiful, and I love to spot them running into the woods at night. I am gathering from my tour of other MF stories that the poor guy in the pic is a youngster who shouldn't even have been a target, let alone a trophy. Sad, and I'm glad you pointed it out.

  6. I LOVE your words!! Bravo!

    thanks for visiting my older post
    too bad the leaves were all gone by the time your daughter got her camera
    beauty is fleeting :)

  7. No, this definitely isn't funny. Your words made me so sad.


  8. I tend to go funny too, but like to mix it up a little. Strong point! :O)

  9. Love the "JOhn Doe" twist. You are right on the mark.

    Have a great week.

  10. I like that you went against the flow on this one-nice job!

  11. Beautifully written Dominic. I love the "nobility" added to this story.

  12. That's one sad, redneck deer!
    Saw your comment on Clarissa's site - hope you get your Kindle, dude!

  13. Thanks for your comments everyone. I would like to add that it is the killing for pleasure with which I have a problem. I eat meat raised on a farm, where animals do not even have the benefit of a chance to get away, or to live a free life, so I do not object to killing for food. And I do acknowledge the suffering caused when numbers grow too great. I wonder whether the numbers climb so much because their natural predators have themselves been hunted and driven away?

    Enough of the soapbox ... back to something more light-hearted tomorrow!

  14. I don't like that we shoot them either, unless needed for food.

    Thanks so much for your visit.

  15. My dad has always kept horns from his kills, he kills for meat though not for a big head.

  16. Poor deer forced to wear a hat and stare at the hall of some school wishing he or she could be out frolicking in the woods.
    N. R. Williams, fantasy author

  17. He does have a definite presence! great take on it! thanks for visiting too-

  18. I really hate trophies like this, so I appreciate your words!

    (And if I haven't already said so, thank you for posting the Web Splash badge! Much appreciated.)

  19. I see no pleasure or pride in displaying such 'trophies'. Very sad!


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