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Monday, 21 February 2011

Microfiction Monday 21st Feb

Welcome to another round of Microfiction Monday courtesy of Susan at Stony River. Each week Susan posts a new picture and invites us to write a story in 140 characters or less.

Today's picture:



This week's micros have abandoned the usual humour for an altogether darker take ...

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The sanatorium had been abandoned for years. So was the laughter just inside his head?

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Last time he walked the hospital corridors the pandemic was still new. His global work complete, Death returned once more, redundant.

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The vengeful spirit's malignancy closed it down. Now, vengeance spent, it's empty corridors are a private hell.

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20 comments:

  1. What a fun idea! i love what you wrote. It exactly captures the image - I thought immediately of an abandoned hospital or asylum. I'd like to take a stab at it (maybe on a slightly less dark picture!) but I don't know if I could stay under 140 words. I've probably already passed that in this post :)

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  2. Creepy! I immediately thought of 'One Flew Over the Cuckoo's Nest' - liked them all.

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  3. So you must be in a different time zone than me.

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  4. Spooky...esp the one where you can hear the laughter...

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  5. Owww, the first one is my favourite.

    Jai

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  6. Nice!!!! I especially like th first one - it's creepy and sad and rather lonely!! Well done you!! Take care
    x

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  7. Very creepy today, and so suitable to the pic. Loved the triple micro!

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  8. I think I must have been haunted last week because somehow I have got a completely different picture for this week's MM! :0

    Still I've posted an entry, albeit to a different picture to everyone else! LOL

    As always you did a great job!

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  9. Yup the laughter does it for me, good one thanks!

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  10. I love this idea of death feeling like he's redundant!

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  11. Gosh three great MF's and all were a little creepy. LOVE THAT!

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  12. Fun game! Creepy pic! Story def. suites it.

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  13. I'll tell you what this reminds me of...a scene in the Exorcist 3 in which this nurse gets killed and the shot is done from the end of the hall looking at the nurse's station...very creepy.

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  14. I would have nightmares from that picture. Nice interpretations, Dom.
    Nancy
    N. R. Williams, fantasy author

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  15. Excellent. I loved the first one, especially. Subtle and creepy.

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  16. So many different takes and yet, the first is still my favorite! Have a great week!

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  17. I got a sanitorium feel fromt he picture right away. I loved that first one. Well, they were all so interesting.

    ......dhole

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  18. Oh my-these are all wonderful! I especially enjoyed #3 ("spirit's malignancy-fantastic!)

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  19. I like them all, but I think the first one is my favourite! Have a great remainder of the week ahead. Cheers~

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