Friday, July 10, 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: sober, spoilage, knight, laugh and the world laughs with you, peak, blueberries, owl, drugstore, lampshade, keyboard, economy, Michael Jackson, ladder, clue, structure.

Scavenger Hunt

A sober Michael Jackson found the economy scavenger hunt clue " laugh and the world laughs with you" on top of a tall ladder and put it with the others , peak blueberries, stuffed owl, decorated lampshade, computer keyboard, knight from a chess set and the miniature drugstore structure hoping there would be no spoilage or loss.


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.

Ode to Michael Sort Of

Michael Jackson was no paladin,
Such quiddle not for him
Ebullient was how he acted
And many lives he impacted
With assiduity worked his way
Even in areas very gray
Driven by forces inside him
By motives lost or dim
But for now a Saint
Lifted above all earthly taint
Till history a picture paint.


  1. Poor Michael, he had so much on his mind. RIP.

  2. Well that's a different, and refreshing take on the recent news.
    Nicely done.

  3. That's cheating! You could do a 55 Raven using scavenger hunt every week!

  4. LOL love your Scavenger hunt Fandango! :)

  5. Your Qivel may not be great poetry, but it most certainly has the ring of truth!

  6. A wizard with words you are Mr. Hot Breath.
    I believe you have the only MJ 55 so far today.
    Thank You for this fine contribution.
    Have a Wonderful Week-End....G

  7. Love the scavenger hunt 55 Fandango. Excellent Very clever :)

  8. Even dragons Love MJ! That is news!