Sunday, July 25, 2010

Microfiction Monday # 33

Welcome to Microfiction Monday,
where a picture paints 140 characters.

Susan over at Stonyriver hosts Microfiction Monday 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!

Here is this weeks picture and my story to go with.

As Naomi fought back tears,
she remembered her husbands last words to her.
Remember my love,
"The Boy With A Moon & Star on his head."

A little family history;.
When our first son Bobby was born, my husband would sing a particular song to him when he cradled Bobby before sleep.

Cat Stevens may have written "The Boy with A Moon & Star On His Head."
But in our hearts and minds the song will always belong to Bobby.


  1. What a beautiful take for the day, Peggy, I love it! I think all of us have deeper takes on the photo of the day than usual. It is a powerful photo! Have a lovely week!


  2. Thanks so much Sylvia.
    Some beautiful stories this week.
    I tried to go funny but when I went for the deeper meaning, it just flowed.

  3. So happy to have found your blog, thoroughly enjoyed my visit and thanks so much for finding me through Blog Frog!

  4. Such a thought Provoking Post Peggy, I hope Naomi find some Peace and Comfort from her Husband's Word.

    I will have to try to find the Cat Stevens song on Youtube.

    You have a good week Peggy.

  5. Thanks Bill, I hope you like the song!

  6. Oh, your explanation made this so much more touching and poignant. Very sweet, Peggy!

  7. How lovely that is! I'd forgotten all about that song too.

  8. Heartfelt and touching, Peggy. We also have songs we sang/sing regularly to our children. I will have to look this one up.

    Have a great week.

  9. Hi Peggy! Loved your take on this, and especially adding the personal touch about the Cat Stevens song!

  10. Thanks for the explanation, I was about to suggest you need to check what was in his drawers. Nice poignant take. Thanks for dropping by. Now what do you mean, you don't read theoretical quantum particle physics? As far as I understand, the problem is that if the universe was a can of baked beans then picking it up ( the can,not the universe) suggests that only one bean in the can. But when you open it, its full, So a Higgs bosin is the way of trying to explain this difference. Simple really. But that's why you need my metaphor machine microfiction. Oh, if you want a proper explanation one is here.

  11. Gosh! This is so beautiful, Peggy. I don't remember that Cat Stevens song. I'm going to have to listen for it.

  12. Wow. That brought tears to my eyes. Very, very moving.

  13. What a moving and beautiful MM, Meggie. Thank you for sharing the context behind it; it gave life to your microfiction.

    Have a lovely week x

  14. Love the backstory! Looking back, it is such a short time we sing to them like that before they're off and running into their lives headlong...sigh

  15. Very poignant story for the picture Peggy. x

  16. John;

    I Just love your comment.
    Thanks to you ,I AM a bit smarter this morning. It does sound familiar, believe it or not, and the link was great help.
    You are a gem, thank you!

  17. Akela;

    Thank you for leaving such a nice comment.


    The picture this week brought back such beautiful memories. Now my Robert is over six feet and working for Congress.

    Thank you so much. brought back so many memories.

    The music of our lives, thank you for your kind words.

    Morning AJ
    My husband and me too.
    Thank you

    Thank you, the title says it all.
    One of Jim's favorites songwriters

  18. Isn't it nice when a picture can bring back memories that are so sweet? I hope that Bobby has kept that moon and stars with him.

  19. Mama Badger;

    He has,thanks for your wonderful comment!

  20. I'm so relieved to read that Bobby grew up, as I was afraid that he was lost to you when still a child. Beautiful post, and thanks for the background info on it.

  21. This was a tough photo today...but you handled it beautifully. :)

  22. A poignant story beautifully told.

  23. jabblog;

    You're so kind.
    Thank you.

  24. Thanks, Peggy, for sharing this with us. Your husband sounds very astute and romantic.

    Thanks for peeking at my µ-fict. I am loving these different takes, yours is the first sincere one I have read. [Sorry I'm late in coming.]


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