Sunday, April 25, 2010

Microfiction Monday # 20 ?

Welcome to Microfiction Monday,
where a picture paints 140 characters.
Susan over at Stonyriver hosts Microfiction Monday.

I want to dedicate this weeks MM to my husband,
the most optimistic Cubs' fan I know!
Let's just hope Billy does his job and the Cubs keep winning.

Here's this week's picture, and my story to go with it:

Now that Billy the Goat is uncrated
we need to get him inside Wrigley Field
so he can break the 100 yr old Chicago Cubs losing curse!

The rules are simple,to use Susan's picture she posts then compose a story up to 140 characters including spaces and punctuation.
Then hop on over to Susan's and leave your name. She even has a brilliant character counter to help us count.
As Susan promises, it's fast, it's fiction, it's fun!


  1. I love it!! That goat can break the curse if anyone can!! Can't believe how much fun this is every week!! Hope you have great week, Peggy!


  2. I know some teams in the UK who could do with that kind of help :-)
    Nice one.

  3. Sylvia;

    I'm so glad you joined when you did.
    You're always a bright light for me!
    Have a great week!

  4. Anthony;

    I hear ya on that one. Many teams could use a good goat!
    Thanks Anthony, I love reading your post every week@

  5. Great one Peggy! I can wish that a goat can break the Cubs curse as "my" team the Red Sox has been through the same thing until 2004! And the Cubs don't play the Red Sox so I am not cheating on them! Have a wonderful week.

  6. Cheryl;

    Thank you for sharing your wishes. I love that!
    I was so happy when the Red Sox won' It is the Cubs turn, hope they believe that too!
    Have a great week friend!

  7. Well let's hope that Billy the Goat doesn't eat the grass on the field in the process. LOL Love this. Well done :)

  8. uh hum...Go Sox

    okay, I laughed..but...

  9. Thanks Thom;

    Just so he break the curse, he can eat all the grass he wants!
    Have a great week friend!

  10. Suz;

    Noooooooooo...go Cubbies go!
    100 years is a long time without a win!
    Have a great week!

  11. When the Red Sox broke the 'Curse of the Bambino' in 2004, 'The Sultan of Swat' was not to be found.

    It's all between those 'Cubbies' ears...and I am a Mets fan.

    Good post though!

  12. Go Billy! Go Cubs! 100 years is way too long for a curse of any kind.

    Really like your take on this. Have a good week.

  13. go Cubs! let the Billy goat be your good luck!

  14. I don't think it will work peggy but nice Idea.. Thanks for leaving the comment this morning on my flash fifty five. here s my contribution for Micoficton Monday.

    Billy The Kid

    Thanks Larry

  15. Puzzles Brit wonders how they get goats to play football with bears. Here's mine.

  16. Great one, Peggy!
    Great tribute!
    Happy Monday!
    Mine is here

  17. Ahh...Cubs fans...hopeless romantics, right?

    A dear friend of mine will find this ironically funny -- or she'll view it the same way as your husband. With optimism!

  18. Christopher;

    You nailed it, the curse is all between the ears. As lifetime cub fans, we love them regardless of losing the top prize every year. But gosh darn it, a win would be spectacular!!!
    Cubs play the Mets,and it's usually a sell out crowd!
    Thanks so much for your comment.

  19. Thanks Michael;

    As Cub fans, we always think that this will be our year. Maybe they will believe it too!
    Go Cubs Go....
    Thanks so much Michael, have a great week!

  20. kristine;

    From your lips to Gods ears , Cubs are gonna win today! (fingers crossed)

    Larry Larry Larry;

    It could work, if the Cubs would only believe!
    I'll be over soon, can't wait to read about Billy the Kidd

  21. John;

    I bet you Brits are a bit confused with a post like mine. We have to have some reason why the Cubs continue to loose.
    Have a great week and I'll try and not be so "local" with my poats.

  22. Are you SURE he's a Cubs fan? Maybe he's a goat spy for another team.

  23. SouthLakesMom;

    You nailed us Cub fans. Every year before the first game is ever played, my husband always says that we(Cubs) are tied for first.
    I just want to win one time and I will be able happy!!!
    Have a very good week and I see you next time!

  24. Shakira;

    Thank you so much for your comment.
    I can't wait to read your MM this week!

  25. best wishes,
    cool fiction!

    mine is up!

  26. Great take on this week's picture. I don't follow baseball but if I did I would be a Cubs fan too! Go Cubs!!!

  27. Sylvia; are just great!
    Thanks for your positive feedback, the Cubs can always use a lot of that !
    Have a great week and see you next time!

  28. Jingle;

    Thank you so much!
    Have a great week!

  29. Good one. I enjoyed that. Bet your husband did too.

    My MM: You Can't Win

  30. Grandma;

    I think he was impressed and he read a few other too! It's nice when they see what you do and like it!
    Thank you for coming by.

  31. I could never delete you peggy.

    Thanks for your comments it was great


  32. perhaps the cubs should consider changing their mascot (or have they just done it?)
    loved it, and the tribute to your hubby :)

  33. juliana;

    The goat isn't the mascot, he was the cause of the curse that happened a hundred years ago.
    Thank you for your great comments each week!
    See you next time.

  34. Awe, thanks Larry, I feel the same!

  35. An all purpose goat...good luck charm and outfield trimmer. :)

  36. Hope;

    I love the way you think AND I agree 100%!
    The ultimate all purpose goat!
    Every household should have one>

  37. Love it! At least he has a leash to help with the stadium thing!!

  38. Janel;

    I like the way you think, the leash will help a lot. Very practical! :)
    I love all the MM group.
    Have a great week!

  39. I've decided to go back and finish off old MMs, so here's my MM #28 & #29.

    Dave Wrote This


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