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August 30, 2010

Mircofiction Monday: Belpre's Lament






Belpre was a lovely place just filled with that Norman Rockwell sort of small town appeal.

But nobody ever visited Belpre anymore... not since shiny Coolville was built.


Written for Microfiction Monday

28 comments:

  1. Nice to see Belpre get its due. We all went overboard for Coolvile -- making your MM a prophecy!

    Have a great week.

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  2. Michael said it all! Glad to see Belpre recognized! Coolville grabbed us all! Great take on the pic of the day! Have a wonderful week!

    Sylvia

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  3. that's because no one ever left Coolville

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  4. i bet belpre is pretty cool...smiles.

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  5. Everyone in Coolville is exhausted from keeping up with all the latest trends.

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  6. Hi Eric
    Glad someone else noticed Belpre. Thanks for dropping by my blogsite too. :O)
    Madeleine

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  7. They may live in Coolville, but I bet they shop in Belpre.

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  8. There's a lot of truth in your micro story, Eric. Sadly, the Belpre sort of towns are just sort of vaporizing.

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  9. That was an interesting way to go; new and shiny always gets the attention.

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  10. That's so said, but I'm sure it happens. Great microfiction.

    Have a lovely week x

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  11. So I guess Coolville is the Walmart of it's genre...how sad for Belpre...

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  12. Wonderful take on the photo my friend. I bet antique shoppers still visit Belpre. :) Have a great week ahead :)

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  13. LOL
    This is great... I am especially now with 21 as well!- ufff scorching!"

    PS
    Hey
    if you'd still like to see my images the blog is open back again
    ;)

    http://sweeterimagesdulce.blogspot.com

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  14. Isn't that always the way? Do something nice and shiny gets all the attention. Nicely put.

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  15. Ah, poor Belpre--the big mall and cineplex and professional ball fields of Coolville have left Belpre in the dust. I like your take on this week's picture.

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  16. Aahh.. dying glory...
    But seriously.. all that glitters and shines, is it really gold?! How unfair!!! :(

    A nice read, Eric..

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  17. Dontcha just hate it when the new overtakes the old? :)

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  18. I like Belpre. It looked lovely by the river and must be so - Belle Prairie beckons.

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  19. We were happy once in these parts. Thanks for dropping by to read my 140. Hope your week goes well

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  20. Yes, the way of the world at the moment. Thanks for visiting mine.

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  21. This seems to be the way of the world, doesn't it? Maybe someday Bellpre will receive its 'just rewards'. Good one. Cheers!

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  22. well.
    Nice to know u sir.
    My regards to 4 ur wife

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  23. Oh boy - and I bet Coolville has a super-cool SuperWalmart too, and an extra McDonalds.
    :-(

    (loved it!)

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