Friday, July 31, 2009

Flash 55 -Money well Spent

With a nod to Raven and Quilly
( This week's Raven's words were less than wonderful -25 words)

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:
fair warning, hormones, journalism, philanthropist, burgeoning, running the bulls, saturation, tossed in the towel, whine, indelicate details, hard labor, lurid, quick fix, sizable contributions, trumpet

Money Well Spent
Saturation of sizable contributions by the lurid philanthropist to the burgeoning journalism class guaranteed him fair warning before indelicate details were published .
His sizable hard labor could get a quick fix before the exploits of his hormones at the running the bulls were loudly trumpeted and he tossed in the towel with a loud whine.

And Now for something completely different.
First there is poetry- written well by a few experts.
Then there is poetic drivel- written by many
Then below them all is quivel.
This is 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. Please, again, note this is a quivel it does not pretend to be a poem or even poetic drivel.

Morsicant pain it really was
Felt like a thousand jaws
Sevidical comments then he made
To those not making grade
All were guilty of quiddle
For not solving the riddle
Doctors they wanted to be
Their chance was very wee
Where was the promised cure
How long must he endure
Before a cure they secure


  1. Excellent Fandango."exploits of his hormones" is a great line. Have a Happy Positive Day 2009

  2. Thom already repeated my favorite line. You dragons certainly have a way with words!

  3. Hmm, how is it you make things seem less then difficult? Ah, wait-dragons have no issues with the use of words. Well done.

  4. It's perfect. Your whole post. Well done.

  5. Love how the minds of Dragons think!

  6. I can see you now eat words since you stopped your diet of humans. Excellent.

  7. You dragons are such a force to reckon with lol. Your posts are quite unique. I hope you have a great 55. MY 55 is up.

  8. Very good! You 55ed that Quilly list with flair.

  9. You dragons don't have to sure, you can up with clever word play week after week.

  10. i am so positive that you dragons are the most amazing of creatures ever to walk - I mean - soar over the earth. You weave the words like gems in a treasure chest.

    Please visit The Chrysalis Stage and Esoteric Uncovered.

  11. interesting use of those words! L

  12. You dragons cannot understand love down streets... she was having a morsicant pain, you know? But that does not matter so much as love does to us humans!
    Very good quibbling kind of poem yours is, though.
    thanks for your comment!

  13. you dragons are so clever i love your 55 great post as usual!

  14. Money Well Spent is hilarious!

  15. Money well spent is soooo funny!

    And they must find a cure soon enough. ( Also for Quilly's painful words)

    You dragons are so clever!

  16. Dragons have interesting insight into human words. :)

  17. Hot Breath...Your 55 made me diddle!!

    What a Great Mind.....G

  18. Oh my gosh, how do you do that, combining multiple writing challenges into the same piece? My brain is completely overwhelmed.

    I also wanted to direct your attention to a blog post pondering dragon footware. I figured that you'd be the expert in these matters. :)

  19. P.S. The URL address got cut off for the individual post. Here's the main one for her blog, but you may have to scroll down a few entires. ;)