Sunday, April 11, 2010

Microfiction Monday: Conn's Lament

Welcome to Microfiction Monday,
where a picture paints 140 characters, or even fewer.
See the picture at Stony River: a writing life.

Here is my story of the week, based on the Irish legend about the Children of Lir.

The silver chain binds us no more. Only I remain. But sister, brothers: this is not the freedom I desire. Return; swim with me again.

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  1. Oh, great take on the pic for today, Michael! I love it!

    Have a great week!

    Sylvia

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  2. Great words on the swan. Enjoyed that.

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  3. Friends of mine, tell that whole story as as story-tellers. I've dug into mythology for my story as well

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  4. Gosh this was good;
    Even made me sad for the one left behind.

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  5. Oo! Oo! Oo! One of my favourite names comes from this story: Fionnuala! *gets all weird and psychic-y* I'm feeling such a deeeeep connection.

    LOL! Have a great week and thanks for the vibes!

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  6. Poor Swan, makes you wonder what happened to Brother and Sister.

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  7. Sadly sweet. The Irish have such interesting legends...no more twisted than some of the Greeks though!

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  8. Very well told my friend. I love what the swan says. Well done :)

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  9. Beautiful words! I enjoyed reading your MM. Have a wonderful week.

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  10. Wonderful take with the theme!
    Excellent MM!
    Happy MM!
    Have you an awesome week!
    Mine is here

    hugs
    shakira

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  11. bittersweet and beautifully done.

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  12. Hauntingly beautiful. Enjoyed the legend as well.

    My Microfiction
     

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  13. Being alone and beautiful is still sad. Well done.

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  14. I havent come across 'Children of Lir'.
    I can feel the sadness and yearning in your story. Great take on the picture.

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