Monday, July 26, 2010

Microfiction Monday, #41 - Monday, July 26, 2010

Microfiction Monday, #41 - Monday, July 26, 2010

Tasha never dreamed her moonlit encounter with
that sweet talking creature would result in her giving
birth to five starry quintuplets!
This is my first time to take part in Microfiction Monday ( check out the link to see all the information - "Microfiction" means the shortest of short stories. Think Aesop's fables, comic strips, or even jokes: complete stories that can be told in under a minute. For this game, the limit is a tweetable 140 characters or fewer, according to  Susan  at Stony River. Why not give it a try?


  1. A girl has to be careful in moonlight. You've done the place up? Mine is about the Higgs boson. What, 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,( yes, the can) it’s full, So a Higgs boson is the way of trying to explain this difference. Simple really. Oh, if you want a proper explanation one is here. But that's why you need my metaphor machine microfiction.

  2. She had quite a shock, that Tasha. Your MM is similar to mine, which also deals with five starry births!

    Loved your MM. Have a wonderful week x

  3. Just beautiful, Carmen - like your lovely self.

  4. Wow..Carmen..what a great and interesting event it turns out..

  5. Move over octo-mom, these are STAR babies!

  6. today was my first MFM as well

    I keep seeing your name around- as a nurse who worked at Stanford I feel that kinship

    Happy Monday

  7. Love you MM! Never know what the future will bring! Hope you have a great week!


  8. that's so cute giving starry quintuplets after a sweet talk with a creature.

  9. She had stars in her eyes at the time, obviously! ;)LOL

  10. How clever, well done Carmen!

  11. You have to watch out for the sweet talkers. There in the moonlight, but where will he be at 6:am when there are 5 diapers to change ;)

  12. Awesome words and pic!


  13. Anonymous2:28 PM

    I can only hope that their tryst was worth it for Tasha--Giving birth to five star-babies can't be easy!

  14. Fantastic idea... So never go for cross breeding;)

  15. For your first try, I'm glad you went happy. :)

    Nicely done!

  16. Very cute. And the yellow daisies positively glow!

  17. LOL! Watch out for sweet-talking creatures. You know what they want and it might not be what you want!

  18. hmmmm... this is quite interesting.... i might give it a try. thanks. BTW, the photo is great too.

  19. John's comments -
    I am totally confused! Higgs boson doesn't make sense to me at all!

    Ellie -
    She did have quite a shock. Starry quints are no easy thing to parent, even in the real world.

    Mickle in NZ -
    I found that venture into this genre a bit difficult for my first effort.

    Icy BC -
    I think no one was more surprised than the birth mother about her multiple delivery of star

    SouthLakesMom -
    I wonder if star quints require any particular feeding formula or are things done the old fashioned way!

    Mama Badger -
    I imagine when its diaper changing time or feeding time, old sweet talker is catching 40 winks somewhere with sleeping plugs in his ears!

    At 65, I've done it! My poetry book - Life's Journey by Carmen Henesy - is out on Amazon!
    ( Poems about the things that have been important to me in my journey through life, some humorous, some sad, some that may have meaning to you as well )

    sylviamorice -
    I wonder if he'll be around when it's time to put those five through intergalactic college!

    dulce -
    I'm sure I'm too worn out now to listen to any more sweet talkers!

    moondustr -
    Are you still in CA, actively working in nursing. If you were at Stanford, you weren't far from me. I always worked in the city but lived on the Peninsula.

    Sylvia K -
    I hope you have a good week as well. The weather was beautiful all weekend.

    betchai -
    That would be my luck to fall for some guy and have quints. And I always like the foreigners.

    Akelamalu -
    She sounds like me - impulsive and not thinking things through!

    Glynis -
    I think I was having a nightmare when I wrote that.

    ruthi -
    I will try this micro meme again. It was certainly a challenge.

    Pat -
    I've always had a problem with sweet talking creatures...fortunately, it hasn't resulting in my giving birth to star children.

    Sharkbytes -
    It was fun to write in 140 words!

    hopoe -
    I was in a happy frame of mind when I wrote it.

    swputh -
    I wonder if he gave me one of those "date rape drugs"!

  20. Tasha's my hero. I don't think I'd be up for one pointy birth, let alone five!

  21. Quintuplets *would* be a shock -- I can't imagine my reaction when they flew away!! I love this one!