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Monday, March 7, 2011

Microfiction Monday: bold-as-brass lie


In the brass-bound folder, the frame held a lie. Her mother always said it was Grandfather, but it was a stranger. Photo DNA doesn't lie.
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Each Sunday, Susan at Stony River brings us Microfiction Monday (it's already Monday somewhere). She provides a photo and, if that photo inspires us to write something, we have 140 characters or less in which to do so, including spaces and punctuation (the length, they tell me, of a Tweet). To help people who overwrite, which I do, Design 215 has a character-counter here.

To see how this photo inspired others, please click HERE!

(Note: Susan is suffering from an ice-storm-imposed lack of power, so I'm posting this now and linking it up later. -- K)

12 comments:

Suz said...

your last line confused me a bit
But the other lines were quite interesting, a story I want to know more about

Pat said...

Aha! DNA evidence will usually reveal the truth, especially if there is the real grandpa's DNA available. Of course, it might be the photo that came with the frame--lol! But then, the lie is still there.

Sallie (FullTime-Life) said...

My mother always made her old family stories well...if not quite lies...at least somewhat exaggerated. So this microfiction actually reminds me of truth, as I guess all good fiction is meant to do.

Kay said...

I agree with Suz. Now I want to know more. Great story.

jabblog said...

What a shame, to discover the awful truth when it's too late to do anything about it;-)

EG Wow said...

Now I want to know more too, Kay! :))

Tiger85 said...

I like it and want to know more.

http://tigeronmybookshelf.blogspot.com/

SparkleFarkle said...

"In the brass-bound folder, the frame held a lie. Her mother always said it was Grandfather, but it was a stranger. Photo DNA doesn't lie."

Probably not a stranger to her grandmama, because, hey, doesn't that guy look an awful lot like Grandmother's mailman?!?!

Lol! Such fun!

Lynette Killam said...

A great take on the prompt, Kay! And one I can identify with...I often pick up vintage photos and weave stories in my head about how they're related to me...LOL! My imaginary family is far larger than the rather small one I'm actually part of.

Oh, dear...does that sound odd? In any case, I very much enjoyed this post...:)

Lynette

Reader Wil said...

You made me curious! I also should like to know the whole story! The frame is very beautiful!

Karen said...

Ooo...love the idea that the photo is a lie for your microfiction and photo DNA is fantastic! :>

sylviamorice said...

Good one, Kay. So--who was that gentleman in the photo?? I really need to know this...lol