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, October 4, 2010

His Wings May Be Mine!

Microfiction Monday #51 ~ 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 wasn't the prince of her dreams.
His pointy beard was mean
And his long nose was devious.
But his winged horse tuned to her spirit...

(140 characters)

Hosted by Susan (Ireland) @ Stony River


jabblog said...

Oh, to be captivated by a winged horse - I hope she won't regret her decision.

Deborah said...

Yes, I think I too could be swayed by a winged horse!

Lisa Ricard Claro said...

The winged horse would be a draw for me, too.

SouthLakesMom said...

Ah...what we are often willing to put up with in order to have the other thing we really want. Advice for the princess - eventually the part you didn't want will drive you mad!

Lenore said...

nicely done, quite pensive (which is always a good thing)

Akelamalu said...

A winged horse would more than make up for a pointy beard and a long nose. ;)

Ellie said...

I think if you're going to be captivated by anything, it would be that horse! Beautifully written.

Peggy said...

Well in our day it's a nice condo and a red sports car.
Well done!

Bill ~ {The Old Fart} said...

Sounds as if He is a Horse of a Different Colour.

Sylvia K said...

Well a winged horse is definitely preferable to pointy beard and a long nose or even a long beard and a pointy nose! Now if she just doesn't get tired of having to clean the stable! Great one for the day, Gemma!
Enjoy your week!


EG Wow said...

She sounds like a woman who thinks and knows what she likes! Good for her!

Anonymous said...

the winged horse would make up for a lot of sins... wait, what am I saying?? :) - nice MM!

Book Bird Dog said...

what mortal can best
a winged horse?

Nice MM.

Pat said...

Ah, so she was a pragmatist--she tolerated his meanness and deviousness for what she could get from him. Sometimes that a loveless relationship.

I like your take on this week's picture!

quilly said...

And she married him totally unaware that he'd borrowed the horse. Serves her right.

septembermom said...

The winged horse would be an enticement!

hope said...

I get the feeling this guy will soon be dumped for his horse. :)

Anonymous said...

It would do it for me as well :) Great story :)

ruthi said...

Well sometimes girls are turned on by the guy's ride. wink*

Susan at Stony River said...

Now that horse has REALLY captured my imagination, I love what you did with this! Lots to wonder about --
I'm always glad you've played!

Scott said...

so she likes him for his horse... kind of shallow, don't you think?? lol

this was a fun one!

Madeleine said...

Glad she's looking on the bright side LOL! :O)



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