Sunday, August 29, 2010

Microfiction Monday: Where Mean Women in Wine Aisles Go

Welcome to Microfiction Monday, at Stony River: a writing life, where a picture paints 140 characters, or even fewer.[Hate counting letters and spaces? Try Design 215's character counter, which will count for you as you type. Microsoft Word will count for you too, of course, as part of its word count feature under the 'Review' tab.] Here's this week's picture, and my story to go with it.

Satan cackled at his sign deception. Road to Hell = Coolville. Genius. Perfect place for mean woman in wine aisle and her cold black heart.

(To get my "woman and wine aisle" allusion, you'll have to read Susan's previous--and amazing--post. My apologies to the good citizens of Coolville, which I am sure is nowhere near hell.)

Have a great week everyone, and thanks for commenting. I look forward to visiting as many as I can.


  1. Yep, I can appreciate it! Susan set the scene! Fun one for the day, Michael! Hope you have a great week!


  2. what a faithful reader you are
    and a compassionate blog friend
    remind me not to piss you off

  3. Hey Suz,

    Someone as nice as you could not piss me off. I only get pissed off at people who lack compassion and empathy and fail the MYOB test. I've had my share of unkind comments about my parenting as a stay-at-home dad (always from older women, it turns out). I wish I could have written about it as wittily as Susan did!

  4. That is a clever deception, Mr. Satan.

    No one appreciates unwanted advice.

  5. I googled Coolville. It's a little ville with about 500 odd people. Charming and quaint.

    Exactly the kind of place Mr S would like to have fun with.

  6. Ha! Perfect way to inflict revenge.

  7. Just a comment to your comment on my comment..phew
    I think it is Coolsville
    that you are a stay at home dad
    the world would be a better place
    if more men had your courage ..
    it's a hard job and the most important one one could do for their children..raise them
    and on top of that you are writing books! are my hero
    I don't get too bent out of shape over dunces'rude comments...they are everywhere and come in all sizes and political,religious ethnic and sexual persuasions...
    jerks are just jerks
    Just remember that there are many of us who
    applaud what you are doing...forget the old bags
    tisk tisk them off

  8. What a nasty trick...very well done.

    have a great week

    My MM is here.

  9. I think living in a place called Coolville MIGHT be hell! Nice one.

  10. That satan is a clever one! Great take on the picture. Suz.

    Have a lovely week x

  11. Aggh. Sorry. I didn't mean to call you Suz, Michael. It's too early and I've not had my morning coffee!

  12. Oh, he's a clever little demon. Nice one :-)

  13. Yep - now Susan will chuckle in the wine aisle

    Happy Monday
    more happening in coolville

  14. I'm not certain where Coolville is located, but Hell is in Michigan - no, I don't mean Detroit - Hell is an hour west of Detroit.

  15. Parents tell their kids that coolville is NOT a good destination, but they never listen...

  16. Satan is a clever one I tell ya. :) Very well done. :) Have a great week ahead :)

  17. A mean woman with a cold black heart?
    I married her!!!

  18. Hmmm...seems we are on the same wavelength this week. :)

  19. Michael, thank you so much for your comments and for this story -- the smile they've given me makes up for Supermarket Lady, with plenty to spare!

    I'll admit I'd pay extra to have an address in "Coolville" LOL.

  20. I've heard that 'the road to hell is paved with good intentions'! I wonder how hot it is in Coolville one this week.

  21. Daddy what's Satan, is that what those fallen women wear that you visit to help them with a good book? Thanks for dropping by to read my 140. Hope your week goes well


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