Sunday, September 19, 2010

Micro- Fiction Monday....


.
.
FIRST DATE
Don't worry Sugar, I'll slip these shoes on before we go inside the Restaurant. They are the only pair I own, and I want to make them last another 10 years!
.
.
The Lovely Susan over at Stony River....Here!
Hosts a weekly writing exercise called Micro-Fiction Monday.
She posts a picture, YOU provide the Caption in 140 Characters or Less!
Have a Kick Ass Week.......G

31 comments:

clean and crazy said...

that is agood one. i really like the picture and your story really captured it.

Serena said...

You did a great job interpreting the picture, but what a sad little story.

hope said...

Nicely done.

Brian Miller said...

a slight bit of sad reality for some...nicely done g!

Prayer Girl said...

Loved this. I bet his situation isn't really as sad as it seems. Bet he's just one of those free spirits who loves walking barefoot with the feel of the sand and grass on his feet. :)

PG

Sylvia Morice said...

Oh--I like this one...can't blame a man for wanting to save his 'good shoes' for special times, like a visit to a restaurant!
Great job! Cheers!

Ms.Daisy said...

G-Man,
The picture, for me, has some pathos but you brightened it nicely! Good take on it!



~Jean

Bill ~ {The Old Fart} said...

You would almost think he had a bit of Scot's Nature to him.

lime said...

interesting picture and i can believe that tale very easily.

rudy said...

oh, whew... he did have a good reason after all ;)

good one!

Quilly said...

I have no trouble understanding why he has his shoes off. I can't figure out why she has her shoes on!

MorningAJ said...

Excellent interpretation! I thought this week's was a tough challenge. Well done.

KB said...

LOL, I make my shoes last ages too. Hate wearing shoes!

Thom said...

Mr. Thrifty I would say. :) Great take on the photo :) Have a great week ahead :)

anthonynorth said...

Yes, always make your shoes last - it's good for the sole.
Nice one.

A Daft Scots Lass said...

Yeah, you can't wear out the soles of yer feet, right?

Deborah said...

Good one!

Ellie said...

Ooo. . .I loved this. So sad, but yet full of hope. Brilliant!

Have a lovely week x

secret agent woman said...

On a nice summer evening, who needs shoes? She should join him.

MorningAJ said...

You have been nominated for a Creative Blogger Award

the walking man said...

God! You made me crazy this morning. I knew I recognized the style and it took me twenty minutes to find this was a painting by Thomas Hart Benton who we installed a show for around 1990. His style was very unique in it's near caricature depiction of people.

The Painting is titled "Romance" and was done around 1932.

Benton was one of the EXTREME propagandists for America during WWII and I don't think he ever had one painting that didn't weigh at least 200 pounds. At least not any of the ones I installed at the DIA.

Nice story to by the way. they would in 1932 go barefoot to save the shoes.

Akelamalu said...

Very sensible of him! ;)

Priyanka Bhowmick said...

very well observed.. wonder his shoes r torn or not.. :)

Claudia said...

my grandfather had lots of sisters and brother (can't remember how many exactly) and they didn't have enough shoes - so the last ones had to leave the house barefoot….

nice thing this microfiction monday
have a great start into the new week!

Pat said...

Now that's the man to marry--frugal and thrifty, but not stingy, as his restaurant date demonstrates. I like your story!

Michael G-G said...

At least they're going on a date!

Enjoyed this, G-Man. Have a great week.

Diane said...

Frugal. A man after my own heart!!! :O)

Peggy said...

Very practical of him. I like to walk barefoot too!
Have a good week Mr G.

septembermom said...

He sounds like he has a good head on his shoulders. Really well done microfiction.

Susan at Stony River said...

Boy, does this bring back memories! We used to play barefoot too -- not in our "school shoes" or our "Sunday shoes". OMG what would the kids say LOL

Suz said...

you wrote that with such love...
from him to her