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, December 6, 2010


Microfiction Monday #60 ~ 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.

You know dear! This is like our wedding day.
We stood at the end of the aisle and said "I do".
Here we lie in a new aisle and say "I did".

(140 characters)

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Madeleine said...

Ah yes what turns around comes around! :O)

Margaret said...

Sad and poignant. That's life - or rather death.

Jinksy said...

Let's hope he at least got the satisfaction of saying 'I did it my way', then! LOL

Cheryl said...

Nice nice nice. I love where you took this.

Good to see a familiar face in my travels. I tried it this week: Irony.

SouthLakesMom said...

Which is why one should be VERY SURE before marrying!

jabblog said...

That is such a brilliant interpretation of the prompt :-)

izzy said...

now it's time to add we will- thanks!

Peggy said...

Love love love this, so clever and different!

Grandma said...

Guess we should vow, to do it now. Good spin on this one.

EG Wow said...

AH! There so much truth in this one. :)

KB said...

Very true. Enjoy your week.

Anonymous said...

This was very cleverly written. Now they'll be together for eternity...
Have a great week. Cheers!

Bill ~ {The Old Fart} said...

Very Nice Gemma, quite moving. Nice to see they are still together.

Naquillity said...

great use of the prompt. i love what you came up with. hope all is well.

Sylvia K said...

A great one, Gemma, as always! I, too, like where you took it! Different and interesting! Have a lovely week!


Dianne said...


5thsister said...

Oh how I love the humor that MFM generates! This was among the best this week!

quilly said...

But still side-by-side. Nicely done.

Diane said...

Faithful even after the end. Good one. :O)

Susan Fobes said...

Quite the turn around, you're right...



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