Friday, April 24, 2009

Friday 55-The papyrus

With a nod to Raven and Quilly

The papyrus from antiquity said the bitter end had come after 20 seconds of spasmodic preparation .

She was bathed in milk, placed on the stone wall auction block , with a bill of lading, and told to get it together as the parade passes by.

To play tic-tac-toe ,

splurge on the
papyrus or polar bear?

And Now for something completely different. A flash 55 quivel. Something that looks like a poem, uses at least three of Quilly’s words and has five words to a line for eleven lines

The Witch

Antediluvian is what she was
And he knew this because
By her very prolix speech
the words out of reach
And yet English they were
Of that he was sure
Ineluctable as the very tide
Took you for a ride
Out of antiquity she came
Witchcraft was her only game
world never again the same


  1. Such a way with words...Did Ella help with this? Excellent :)

  2. You are sort of an anachronism aren't you?
    You were born 1200 years too late!
    All in all, you do indeed know your way around the quill.
    I really appreciate your fervor in helping me spread the glory and fun of Friday Flash 55!!
    Have a Wonderful Week-End....G

  3. you put some serious thought and craft into both pieces bravo!!! well done!

  4. A clever 55 - those choices are difficult, aren't they? And I enjoyed the poem.
    I write a lot of very short fiction, but my first time with G-Man.

  5. Ha-ha, well done dragons! :)

  6. Very clever 55 incorporating the wordzzles Fandango. Well played. :)

  7. Who knew dragons could write so well.

  8. Interesting 55's, I really enjoy seeing what dragon/s like to write about. Have a fiery weekend. :))

  9. OMG! you are a word genius. Obviously all dragons are but wow! I bow down graciously to a master of the word.

  10. I knew dragons were articulate speakers and great weavers of words, but until I met all of you, I had no idea how great! Yay, Fandango go.

  11. You are too good at this. Love it.