AUSTRALIA ~ The Antipodes

AUSTRALIA ~ The Antipodes
I love a sunburnt country / A land of sweeping plains / Of ragged mountain ranges / Of droughts and flooding rains / I love her far horizons / I love her jewel-sea / Her beauty and her terror / The wide brown land for me / ~ Dorothea Mackellar (1885-1968)


Monday, August 30, 2010

It's Not Coolville

Microfiction Monday #46 ~ where a picture paints 140 characters, or even fewer. Susan says:
Photos will be from my own archives; illustrations are from Dover Publications' free clipart sample newsletter.

He ignored the jumble of buildings at Coolville.
Belpre was his ritual destination every Spring.
Tiny Hannah was his real Spring, always.
(140 characters)

Hosted by Susan (Ireland) @ Stony River


Ellie said...

Ooo...who is Tiny Hannah and why does he go there every spring? This could the beginning of a fantastic story.

Lovely microfiction! Have an awesome week x

John's comments said...

Love is never tiny but sometimes it lasts big. Thanks for dropping by to read my 140. Hope your week goes well

Naquillity said...

good use of the prompt. i too think you could open this one up into a longer story. have a great day.

Larry said...

yeah tiny little Hanna would make for a good story. Thanks for visiting my place I appreciate your comments and visits.

Larrysee you next week.

Eric Alder said...

Coolville does sound like a jumble of buildings. Nice Mircofiction!

Sylvia K said...

What an intriguing take on the pic of the day, Gemma! I love it and it could indeed be the beginning of a longer tale! Have a great week!


Suz said...

that's it! you're going to leave us hanging!?
good one

EG Wow said...

I like this, Gemma! Very original!

Anonymous said...

Love is in the air me thinks :) I can see why he would give heave ho to Coolville. Well done. Have a great week ahead :)

Quilly said...

This sounds like the opening line to a great novel.

hope said...

This one begs for more!

Scott said...

hmmmm tiny hannah... wonder who she might be?

Pat said...

OH, I want to know more. This raises so many questions in my mind. He sounds like a distant buy loving father. good one.

KB said...

I love stories which leave me wanting to know what happened afterwards.

My MM is here.

ninotaziz said...

Reel us in, Gemma. We are hooked.

Anonymous said...

Is Tiny Hannah his daughter, perhaps, that he only gets to see once a year? Or is she a tiny lover, maybe...hmmm. Intriguing...enjoyed your take on the picture. Cheers!

Susan at Stony River said...

Aww -- lucky lucky Hannah!



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