Thursday, September 17, 2009

Flash 55 Again

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: dangerous, engine, sullenly, bespoke, evergreen, bauble, medicine, freight, destined, tinsel, carbon, feelers, outright, ballet, fizzing

The Fizzin Engin
The freight he was hauling consisted of evergreen branches, tinsel baubles, large medicine bottles and carbon feelers destined to be outright props in the Winter Ballet "Santa Bespoke".
Then his engine started fizzing. Was it dangerous ? He had no idea as it had never happened before. But he sullenly drove on hoping to reach town.


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.

Bad Learning

Stop with the quibbleism now
She said to the talking cow
The cow obrument with pride
It never ever having lied
But casuistry it did enjoy
Such a very human ploy
So intransigent it then became
Could play their silly game
Talking on and saying naught
The cow was television taught
Words didn’t mean a lot


  1. They mean a lot if you have 55 of them!
    Great job Hot Breath!!
    Johnny on the Spot tonight Brother.
    Have a Wonderful Week-End...G-Man

  2. I MUST purchase a new thesaurus!!!

    Mine's up! ~ HERE

  3. love your fizzen engine!! great 55 as always. mine is up too

  4. To top it off, that cow gives sour milk! (Probably because she reads too much of your Quivel.)

  5. Oh excellent! This is my first time with this!

  6. Loved them both, but I think the Quivel takes the edge today.

  7. Love the quivel.

    My 55 is posted...Elvis LIVES! Come join me if you can. And as always, scroll down below my Show n Tell Friday.

    You'll find it HERE

  8. Quivel one is great!!! Both had to have taken much effort - good for you Creative Dragon!

  9. I like the title of your Winter Ballet. I was wondering what you were going to do with "bespoke."

  10. A fizzin engine is not a good omen! Great 55 Dragons.

  11. Good 55. I have never even heard of some of those words.

  12. LOL...dang that fizzen engine. Very clever. Um Fandango...I'm missed the party on my 3WT...too busy trying to get to town? :(

  13. OMG. I love that 55-quivel; in fact I'd love to see the last three lines on a t-shirt. I just came upstairs from a discussion with my husband about the sad state of Irish 'education', ugh. You touched a nerve and I applauded!

    As always, I'm here late; I save the best for last. Thank you Dragon.