Thursday, September 3, 2009

The Last Singularity

With a nod to Raven and Quilly
( This week's Raven's words were really, really wonderful -17 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:Spam, perpetual motion, sprinkle, telephone pole, stains, alphabetical, surgery, flattery, liberty, preservation, shadows, singularity, Florida, caterpillars, copy

The Last Singularity

When the singularity happened all surgery was performed by perpetual motion telephone pole like machines. Florida was under water, all caterpillars were gone, alphabetical Spam was the rage, machines that did not respond to flattery could copy themselves, stains weren't sprinkled away, and an effort at the preservation of liberty existed only in the shadows.


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 Gnome's Treasure

The collected phalerae from Rome
Belonged to the little gnome
Old stibograms he also had
They always made him glad
Oporopolist sold him some berries
Food to share with fairies
Kept an operiment on them
An act one can’t condemn
Gnomes aren’t isangelous you know
Hitonious their mighty fisted blow
Don’t touch their phalerae , NO


  1. You dragons are freakin' crazy, that all I got to say.

  2. Well you did it again Hot Breath!
    Excellent 55 my friend.
    Successful again at meeting all the format requirements.
    Thanks for visiting, thanks for playing, and have a Wonderful Week-End....G

  3. Your quivel made better sense to me than your Singularity!

  4. i think your singularity made more sense then your quivel. sorry i didn't use the words this week , great job again!! mine is up too

  5. Do the dragons really understand what this means? Very clever 55...even if the dragons are much smarter than I. This might need a PG-17 rating!

  6. You do a wonderful job of meeting all these challenges. Very creative.

    I have, however, been missing the stories of dragon conferences and other shenanigans.

    You can find my Flash 55 for this week HERE.

  7. You guys have an excellent imagination. Loved the singularity piece.

  8. "alphabetical Spam was the rage" love it. You Dragons always always outdo yourself every week. The singularity was the bomb :)

  9. OMGosh...what talent you have dear dragon!!

    My 55 is posted here [as always, scroll down below my Friday's show n tell.] And, have a great weekend!!

  10. Talented Dragons - what more could we want? :)

  11. I love the way the dragons think!
    Very Imaginative!!!!

  12. The last singularity seems like when all the glaciers melted and small states like Florida was under water and the statue of liberty drowned too :D

    The Gnome treasure is as strange as the non angelic gnome himself!

  13. Why does that come out sounding naughty?

  14. Always of wonderland of words in this kingdom! :)