Sunday, February 20, 2011

MIcrofiction Monday # 56

Welcome to Microfiction Monday.
Where a picture paints 140 characters.

Susan over 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.

So here is this weeks picture and my story to go with.

4th new school in three years, thought Bobby.
Mom's working, came by myself.
The hallway is long, so many doors.
Hope I make friends.

Now Leap on over to Susan's place and leave your name.
She even has a brilliant counter to help us count.
As Susan promises, it's fast, it's fiction, it's fun!


  1. Poor Bobby, 4 schools in 3 years. He must be tired of having to keep making new friends. Hopefully this will be Mom's Last move for a Spell. You have a great week ahead.

  2. Thanks Bill, I really appreciate your comment!

  3. Sounds like my poor hubby, whose Dad was in the Air Force!

    Nicely done, my friend!

  4. Wow! Sounds like my mom. She had three schools in a year and a half and she remembers how traumatic it was for her. Your story is very poignant and beautifully phrased. Excellent!

  5. wow, that does bring back memories of my childhood, that's for sure! Poignant indeed and beautiful! Thanks, Peggy!


  6. Kay;

    I remember you bloging about your Mom having to change schools so many times. I know how I felt! Remember Julie, Jon and Nat at their first day of pre- school. :)
    Thanks Kay for your great commnet.

  7. Sylvia;

    We do have fun with these pictures.
    Some just write themselves.
    Thanks you!

  8. Hope;

    Of course military moves all the time.
    Thanks Hope!

  9. With all that dust on the floor and all that paint chipping off the walls, Bobby has likely taken himself off to the wrong school and is going to find himself as lonely in this one as he is with his mom.

  10. Great, Poor Bobby got the wrong building or the school is soon to be closed.
    Thanks Quilly, you made me laugh!

  11. Great, full-blooded MF. I was with the character in his nervous hopes. Well done!

    Have a great week.

  12. I've heard many people say how much they hated changing school all the time. I was fortunate in that I only changed schools twice. It's so hard to start over making friends! Good take on the picture.

  13. Oh, my heart goes out to this young much pressure when you go to a new school anyway. Good one!


  14. Thanks Michael;
    Glad you enjoyed it as much as I did writing it.
    Have a wonderful new year on your blog!

    I remember changing schools very well.
    Thank you for your comment.

  15. Thanks Jean;
    I really appreciate you stopping by.

  16. Hmmmph! Quilly beat me to the punch! That school, does indeed, look quite deserted. I hope Bobby, happens upon some friends in his new school.

  17. 5thsister;

    Thanks for your comment
    Have a good week.

  18. I remember how big the halls used to look... Nice one Peggy!

  19. Oh, poor kid. And he didn't say it, but if all of them looked as bad as this one, he can't be in the best part of town. My fingers are crossed for him. His mom, too.

  20. Thanks Susan;

    I'm glad you came by!
    Made my evening.
    Have a great week !


    Love your reaction to my story.
    Come back anytime! :)


  21. Poor Bobby. I hope the school is friendly!

  22. Thanks Judy, I think it will be!

  23. Ouch, 4 schools in three years... I'd still be looking to make friends at the second or third. Loved your take.

    Thanks also for stopping by my place. Look forward to reading more of your posts.

  24. We all remember the enormity of a new school.

  25. Poor Bobby. It's so hard to make friends when you move around so much.

  26. Poor kid! One of those schools didn't last for even a whole year. I'm thinking that his family moves around a lot. Some do.
    I hadn't though schools for this. It does remind me of the school I taught at after almost everyone had left for the day.

  27. Poor Boy! New school ... possible new move ... possible new job for Mom. New is not always a good thing, especially when you feel all alone.

  28. Reflections;

    I like meeting new bloggers.
    Emjoyed your MF very much.
    Thanks for stopping by at my place.

  29. Vicky;

    You're right, new isn't always waht we want.
    Thanks for stopping by.


    I love all the different takes on Susan's picture each week.
    Thanks for commenting, I do enjoy them.

  30. KB;

    Childhood is what you sometimes spend the rest of your life getting over. Thanks for your comment.

  31. Rinky ;

    I think we all remember the tough parts of our growing up1
    Thanks for stopping by tonight.

  32. Such a different take on it! I love it :-)

  33. Ah, the worries associated with change. Nice one.

  34. Aw, the new kid's lament! I remember being the new kid, and it isn't much fun. Creative take on this pic!

  35. Aw poor bobby, still he's had plenty of practice so it shouldn't be too difficult.

    I think I must have been haunted last week because somehow I have got a completely different picture for this week's MM! :0

    Still I've posted an entry, albeit to a different picture to everyone else! LOL

  36. Peggy,
    I am new to micro fiction. Checking out the posts I discovered your blog and loved your sidebar comment, "I'm saving a marriage, mine." I signed on to follow, please do the same.

  37. I got sick of saying that- thanks!

  38. That was me -- military kid. And at some bases, industrial surroundings with plaster and paint chipping were de riguer for schools!

  39. It doesn't look a very welcoming place for Bobby. Still, it seems as if he might not be there very long!

  40. Anyes;

    I'm glad you liked it.
    I so appreciate your visit.


    Change is hard for kids, unless it's a surprise trip to Disney! :) Have a wonderful week.

  41. Thanks Lisa;

    I remember that feeling too.
    Thanks for your commnet, I love to get them!


    You are not alone in your picture choice.
    I don't think it matters.
    I will be over to read your MF soon!


    Thank you for taking the time to comment.
    Have a great week.

  42. Kelley;

    Thanks you for saying that.
    Being a military kid you know about new school every few years.

    Maybe this time will be the last time.
    Have a great week.

  43. Poor Bobby, indeed. I moved around a bit when I was young. The first few grades of school were harsh. Let's hope it makes him stronger.

  44. definitely he'll be making friends..he must be used of this feeling after 3 yrs.. :) good one!!

  45. Monica;

    You're right, it can be very harsh.
    Thanks for your commnent today, I really appreciate it.

    Hopefully the little guy is getting used to it.
    Have a great week and thx u for coming by!

  46. So sad! But, a great take on the picture.

  47. So sad! I hope he does too. :O(

  48. Every kids fear in a new school, nicely put

  49. Poor kid. I'm hoping he got the wrong building. That looks like a very dismal school.

    My MM: Escape

  50. Grandma;

    Dismal for sure.
    Thanks for stopping by!


    Thank you and welcome to MF

  51. Thanks Mama Zen;
    Have a great week.

    Thanks so much Diane for your comment.

  52. I keep looking for a personal post to see how you are doing these days. How's your health and coping with life and all of its twists and turns. Email me if you don't want to put it out there for, are you doing?

  53. I moved a lot as a kidlet, so I can relate! Nice little microfiction! :>

  54. oh poor Bobby, it must be tough for him to chance school again. nice take on this.

  55. If the creepy hallway is any indication of what will happen at that school it may well certainly be Bobby's last one! LOL. Cheers~

  56. Yes, this photo does radiate loneliness. Great pick up on that. I just want to give the kids a hug! ...

  57. Great take on the theme. I know the feeling, I used to change schools a lot. Very evocative :O)

  58. Love the chicks back ground too :O)


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