Friday, July 24, 2009

Flash 55- The Nice Crook

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

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:
riverboat, procrastination, drank, demons, invisible, candle, enough, film stars, summer job, computer, general demeanor, surprisingly, masked man, reach, standards

A Nice Crook

For a masked man his general demeanor was surprisingly enough up to normal standards. He had joined the riverboat at Procrastination Junction where would be film stars took summer jobs and drank excessively while chasing their invisible demons.
When he left so did the computer and the ancient candle holder, easy reach for a crook.


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. Please note this is a quivel it does not pretend to be a poem or even poetic drivel.

Senator’s Work

The Senator’s oncethmus was designed
To leave us murklins behind
He needed us to misunderstand
And things went as planned
The other party’s acrasia blamed
But he was not ashamed
His assiduity to the detail
Meant he could not fail
At serving you or I
He never made a try
Elected by a big lie.


  1. It's hard enough writing a 55 but incorporating Quilly's words as well is genius!

  2. Genius indeed...
    Excellent 55's Hot Breath!
    Have a Wonderful Week-End....G

  3. love it the senators are always up to something. and those crooks with their nice smiles, something tells me they might know each other???hmmm good job dragons

  4. Yeah, it's the quiet ones you've got to watch.

  5. How creative to be able to write a 55 as you did with the words you were given. Great job.


  6. Ah, the temptation. Sometimes so hard to overcome.
    Nicely done.

  7. 15 words and a flash 55 together...hard but nicely done!

  8. Very well done. Using Quily's word was excellent.

  9. Okay, now I'm REALLY impressed. I may have to try this sometimes. You did a great job! D

  10. I love both your posts. The first one is excellent at letting people know to always be aware of who and what is going on around them the least expected could be the one who will do the dirty deed. Second post very creative.

  11. so well described! The ways of the politicians. You dragons understand politics perfectly!

  12. Isn't that true of most politicians these days?

  13. Great 55's! Is the nice crook a friend of the senator? :P