Thursday, September 10, 2009

55 Mountainside

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.
With a nod to Raven and Quilly
( This week's Raven's words were really, really, really wonderful -15 words)
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: Charitable, alligator, tribute, drunk, slave, preparation, carrots, mountainside, propeller, lark, chisel, worship, suicide, organic, plus

No Shrine Here

Lark Alligator raised organic carrots plus radishes on the mountainside . The garden was a tribute to his slaving at chiseling away rock in it's preparation .Now some drunk had crashed his propeller driven plane in a suicide act of mountain worship. Lark did not feel charitable when they wanted to make it into a shrine.


And Now for something completely different. And we mean completely different.
First there is poetry- written well by a few experts. You know it when you see it.

Then there is poetic drivel- written by many. Lots of fun and often punny.

Then below them all is quivel.
The following is quivel.
It in no way even pretends to be poetry or drivel.
Instead it is something that looks like a poem, uses at least three of Quilly’s words.
In this case it is also a flash 55 quivel since it has eleven lines with exactly five words to a line. 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.

The Good Life

To live a ruricolous life
To put aside urban strife
Live with the outdoor crew
Ponsak a bird or two
No stiricide in winter there
Winter walk without a prayer
This is my daily dream
impossible as it may seem
Where noises do not viliorate
Man and nature do cooperate
there is no passing hate.


  1. Excellent! I'm always amazed at how you can get so many random words into such a small space and still make a good story from it. Week after week, and now again. Bravo!

    As to your last poem, give me a few weeks and I'll have a very ruriculous house for sale (God willing). It was my dream too until the cold and rain got to me.

  2. Now this one was particularly erudite..
    Excellent 55 Hot Breath!!
    I didn't know that there was a word for being skewered by an icicle..
    Thanks for playing, and have a Wonderful Week-End....G

  3. How interesting...we both have Lark in our 55's. nice job!~

  4. I wouldn't feel charitable, either!

  5. oh i love the good life, well done, that first work had me thinking scooby doo was narrating and it should be pronounced ridiculous!!

  6. Erudite - I can't help but wonder what G-Man meant by that ;-)

    Happy Friday!

  7. The good life! Yeah. That's what we're looking to find in Friday Harbor!

  8. A great metaphor for the day. This is so very clever.

  9. Excellent 55 my friend. I also hope they don't make a shrine. For a drunk? pffft. Aloha

  10. Fabulous job!!

    Mine's posted too. As always, scroll down beyond my show n tell for Friday!

  11. very enjoyable indeed. maybe someday i'll learn how to type that in "Dragon" lingo...


  12. Impressed as always at how you get all those random words into 55! Very talented dragon you are!

  13. Oh no, all Lark's hard work ruined! :0

    Great job as usual.

  14. Poor Lark. That was so much hard work for an alligator to have been able to grow carrots and radishes. Darn that pilot to have struck upon the field of a vegan alligator!

    Ah! that quilly does describe such a peaceful rural life!

  15. You dragons rock, I love your 55 and I definetly love your vocabulary lol. Have a great weekend my 55 is up.