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Sunday, November 14, 2010

Microfiction Monday: Two entirely different takes on the picture







Here's my take on this week's picture:
Esteban Cantu had no idea he'd be the first territorial governor, the first constitutional senator, and a legend in Baja California Norte.

And my friend Suzanne's for this week:
Esai's calm exterior belied his 
frantic inner voice.  "Note to self, 
don't piss Diego off when you have 
new boots on, no water and it's 5 miles to town"



Every week, Susan at Stony River posts a picture for Microfiction Monday.
Participants are asked to write a story or poem about the picture in 140 characters or less,
including spaces and punctuation. It can be a challenge! Thanks for all your work, Susan.
To see how others responded to the challenge, click

32 comments:

Pat said...

I had to google Esteban Cantu...very interesting read about him. It sounds like he was a great guy.

Esai had better run and make amends with Diego now before it's too late! Otherwise he will have to try to get water out of a cactus.

Sylvia K said...

Ah, surprise, surprise! And both are great stories for the day. It'll be interesting to see how many funny ones and how many serious ones there will be this week! Have a great week!

Sylvia

Peggy said...

Very good both of them.
Probably not a good idea to make enemies of anyone with a horse!

Suz said...

That's for sure!

Susan Fobes said...

LOL! The second is great! I kept wondering about those boots too...

dkzody said...

Having just lived through the elections, I like your political bent.

faith said...

It's fun reading all the names given to this hombre! I like that he's a legend in the first and left to walk in his new boots in the second. :)

gaelikaa said...

Two original takes indeed.

Ms.Daisy said...

I love both stories - so clever!



~Jean

Rinkly Rimes said...

He looks too weak to be a Governor! But he might improve if water's added!

Kay L. Davies said...

@ RinklyRimes -- Well, of course I was taking liberties with Coronel Cantu's history, Brenda and he probably looked nothing like the picture. I did meet his son, Steve Cantu, who was a friend of my dad's in Mexico, where my parents spent some 25 winters.
-- K

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

Margaret said...

Good stories. I thought about the new boots too!

Madeleine said...

Great fun! LOL! :O)

anthonynorth said...

Two very different ones, but enjoyed them both.

Dominic de Mattos said...

Nice stories today :D

I went for the humorous angle!

SouthLakesMom said...

If Cantu is wearing a serape, looking like a campesino, he must be on a campaign tour!

Good MFM -- makes people google to learn something new!

kaykuala said...

both stories jive with the picture. Good take

izzy said...

He does look very smug! Good one!
Thanks-

Francisca said...

Well done, both!

Diane said...

Both are wonderful. Have a great week! :O)

septembermom said...

Both are really good! Terrific job :)

Akelamalu said...

Two great ones but the second one made me laugh out loud! :)

sylviamorice said...

Both posts are very good. I didn't recognize the first reference so had to look it up--love learning new things....
Have a great week. Cheers.

Bill ~ {The Old Fart} said...

Both are great Kay, and I laughed out loud at the second one.

Ebie said...

Esteban Cantu's name sounds very ethnic, a very great Spanish name.

Kay L. Davies said...

@ Ebie -- Apparently he was an amazing man. He did a lot for the state of Baja. His son, Steve Cantu, was a friend of my dad's when my parents wintered in San Felipe, a shrimp-fishing village in Baja.
-- K

G-Man said...

Mui caliente'

Jim said...

Thanks, Kay, I learned here.
Esteban Cantu has 224 friends on Facebook. He also controlled the drug trade in Baja California until the U.S helped shut that down in the 1920's. Cantu would only accept U.S. Dollars for his opium sales.

And Susan, I'm glad you targeted those new boots. Five miles is a very long walk in new boots.
..

Kay L. Davies said...

@ Jim -- Hmm, learn something new every day. Even legends can have feet of clay, but I know Coronel Cantu did much to help the people of Baja.
-- K

Maria@BubblegumandDuctTape said...

very cool, loved them both.

Susan at Stony River said...

I love history, so yours led me on a hunt -- thanks for that, I enjoyed it!

Then I laughed out loud at your friend's -- a very wise note-to-self!! LOL

jabblog said...

Both excellent and very different. I can just hear the 'frantic inner voice' . . .