Friday, June 26, 2009

Flash 55 +

With a nod to Raven and Quilly
( This week's Raven's words were rather nice )

Friday 55 Flash Fiction is brought to you by G-man (Mr Knowitall). The idea is you write a story in exactly 55 words. If you want to take part pop over and let G-man know when you've posted your 55.

Every week a nice lady named Raven gives us fifteen words and phrases to use in a story. Here we try to use those words and phrases in a flash 55.This week's words are: Chorus line, clam chowder, apples, jack-in-the-box, puddles, Iran, quarry, housekeeping, speed, letter, motorcycle, grandiose, summer, flying off the handle, blue jays

The grandiose Chorus Line Hotel served apples and clam chowder to the summer motorcycle crowd while housekeeping head, Fransica Iran, was flying off the handle supposedly at the group from the Letter Quarry that made puddles, but in reality because her Blue Jays lacked speed and the pitcher looked like a jack-in-the-box .


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. Click on the special words for definitions.

Revenge of the Geek

Niddering he was often called
Such labeling made him appalled
Fallaciloquence he saw it as
Mean and all that jazz
Many a fracas he fought
But these came to naught.
He was no foppotee indeed
Just a poor broken reed
The volgivagant group far away
Knew his wrath one day
And he made them pay.


  1. ha, ha..head housekeepers really should keep their emotions in check.

  2. Yes!!! Revenge!! That is a favorite word of mine. And your poem is just too perfect. I love this concept.

    My 55 is posted. Calculus confusion anyone? Come join me if you can find time from your busy day. Happy Weekend!!

  3. I may have niddered once or twice....

    Excellent 55 Hot Breath!!

    Thanks for visiting,thanks for playing, and thanks for visiting so many others as well.
    I appreciate it....

    Have a Great Week-End...Galen

  4. You know Dragons... I have known a LOT of dragons in my day... a LOT... but NONE of them were a smart or as clever as YOU Dragons! Especially considering that Ravens "15 words" are actually 24 words! That eats up a lot of the 55 words! LOL! And your poem is wise! You know what Bill Gates said... right? Be NICE to the Geeks! They will be your BOSS one day! Tis true, tis true!

  5. what a good 55, thanks for the smile!

  6. Every week you amaze me at how many challenges you can pack into so few pieces, and do them so well---indeed dragons are clever and mighty compared to us poor humans!
    ROFL Loved it all.

  7. Ah, revenge with a smile from the reader. Nicely done.

  8. My son listens to a song called White and Nerdy. There's something to be said about a nerd, DON'T IRRITATE ONE!!!

  9. wow, raven gave you dragons 23 words and you only had 55 to work with!! that is half your words well done!! i love the clever dragons tales

  10. Dragons are amazing creatures. Quite clever with words -- and explanations. All of those grandiloquent specimens of vocabulary are not Quilly words!

  11. Oh man this is good! the words the words! I like I dont have to google them anymore - you dragons are smart!

  12. You dragons are clever...being able to write and all. Nice job here.

  13. That geek is no fool!

    Does that vocab come from Dragon speak?

  14. What an amazing job of putting all those complicated words in to a FF55!

  15. I would have said it was impossible!

  16. Very clever dragons, you rock with words and inspiration. :)

  17. I likey! Especially 'Chorus Line Hotel' - now why didn't I think of that? LOL

  18. This was very clever and fun to read.

  19. excellent use of raven's words in the 55. if i wasn't so tired and trying to catch up on everyones 55s, i would click the links. please forgive :)

  20. Bravo! Well done my friend. I tried the Raven thing for awhile but gave up...may have to try again.