Monday, September 06, 2010

microfiction Monday - A New Fairy Tale

My Story:

 "Hallo" called the Prince.
"Please come back to me Little Mermaid.
I made a terrible mistake.
The Princess, my wife, doesn't understand me." 
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microfiction Monday:
Write a story in 140 characters
using the picture Susan provides as inspiration.
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  1. Oh, it doesn't happen to mermaids, too!!!! I love it! What a great one for the day, Nessa! Hope you have a great Labor Day Monday!


  2. The Little Mermaid may not come back to him, but I think he may soon be joining her ....

  3. This is great fun. I like it and I love the 140 character idea that goes with a picture.

  4. I think he's going to get the deep six LOL. Very well done. :) Have a great Labor Day :)

  5. Love your wonderful imagination! Mine is so much more boring and would have told me; "Yay, I am about to be hit by a giant wave!" Much more pragmatic, less romantic.;))
    Have a splendid Monday,

  6. i would say it is a mistake indeed...and once kind neptune hears about it the waves will only get bigger...

  7. Hehehe! Poor prince has a very common problem, eh?

  8. oOooOO I love this! Awesome job and great thinking!


  9. Hell hath no fury like a woman scorned - mermaids, too, but they can do more damage! Great take :-)

  10. Poor Chap, he must really be desperate for his Mermaid to go out in a storm like that. I can only imagine what The Princess was really like.

  11. A new twist on the fairy tale! I loved it.

    Have a wonderful week x

  12. That's a dangerous misunderstanding :-)
    I like it.

  13. Nessa;

    Those mermaids can sure carry a grudge when they want to. If I were the prince, I would paddle quickly back to the princess.
    Loved your take my friend. So nice for me to be back and reading all these lovely stories.

  14. So the Sea becomes judge and jury. :)

  15. A familiar story, except this time with a mermaid. I loved it!
    Have a great week ahead. Cheers!

  16. Too late now. That poor mermaid is bubbles.

  17. Yep, those wives never seem to understand. So glad this one's going to get what's coming to him!

  18. misunderstanding is the source of much evil. this could be what andersen wanted to write but didn't dare...

  19. Oh, those fickle princess just can't get through to them. Maybe now he will meet a real woman.

  20. how funny u r,
    beautiful humor,
    romantic micro-fiction.

  21. What happened to the mermaid the Prince fell in love with? Nothing, just time.

  22. Oooooo... me thinks "too little, too late"...

  23. Good one, Nessa. Where have I heard that line before? :)

  24. Ha! They always try to pin it on the non-understanding wife.

  25. That picture looks like a wood carving.

  26. Nice one, Nessa! You are so good at this. Love it.

  27. He looks rather Little Prince-ish, but I didn't know he had married...and didn't he learn from the pilot about being faithful? Sheesh!

  28. Sylvia K: Unfortunately, mermaids only get one chance to get it right.

    quilly: Yes, he too will be one with the water.

    agrigirl: Make sure you join in the fun in the future.

    Thom: To the botton of the sea with ya’.

    Zuzana: I am practicing not blocking my original thoughts.

    Brian Miller: Neptune is one mad daddy.

    EG Wow: One he created himself.

    Jillien: Thanks.

    jabblog: Water and its creatures are very powerful.

    Deborah: Thank-you.

    Bill ~ {The Old Fart}: The Princess may be a real harpie or the Prince may not have made a well informed chice.

    Ellie: Always see what happens after the “happily ever after.”

    anthonynorth: Yes, indeedie.

    Peggy: The Prince should have honored his choice.

    hope: The Sea is capable of that, surely.

    sylviamorice: Mermaids are people, too.

    Alice Audrey: But sea foam can still do you in.

    Fay's Too: Hell hath no fury…

    juliana: I didn’t care for the moralizing he ended up with.

    Pat: He got a real woman, but not the right one.

    Jingle: Well, maybe in a Romeo and Juliet sort of way.

    Arts Web Show: Thanks.

    the replicant: Well, actually she turned into sea foam waiting for a “real” soul.

    Melli: Yes, the Prince is not good at making choices.

    Jim: I hope you never used it ;)

    secret agent woman: Yes. And I’m sure she understands perfectly well what’s ging on.

    Tom & Icy: It does.

    Unknown Mami: He may need counseling.

    Eden: Oh, thank you.

    SouthLakesMom: Some people never learn.

  29. Noe Noe Girl...A Queen of all Trades: They didn't practice this in Prince school.

  30. hehehe... how sweet!
    This sounds like the story of many a married guy (gal too! Only, she awaits her merman ;))

    Cleverly done, Nessa!

  31. kavisionz: An all too common occurrence.