Thursday, October 8, 2009

Flash 55- Variations

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 horrible -hitonious even.-33 words out of the 55)
They are: plaster, cottage cheese, hallowed, hard working, food for thought, blood drive, broken finger, ceiling fan, pastry chef, production, the sky is falling, variations on a theme, bravery, powder puff, empty soda bottles

Variations on a Theme

The sky is falling, food for thought, plaster cast of empty soda bottles, extreme powder puff bravery, cottage cheese pastry chef, and extra hallowed blood drive were all variations on a theme being developed by the hard working writers of Ceiling Fan Production at Broken Finger, Michigan. But nobody can remember what the theme was.


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

Dumb Kid

The vacivity of his head
Made his mom see red
Tragematopolists by name he knew
School stuff not a clue
Misqueme her every other day
would just play and play
Pulchritudinious though he surely was
Like a character from OZ
Murklins his poor mind stayed
He never made the grade
From stupidity he never strayed.


  1. Oh my goodness!!!!!! ♥

    Happy Friday. Mine's up ...

  2. I think I know that Dumb Kid... lol.

    You outdid yourself with Raven's words; they were impossible! Great stuff all around.

    I didn't tackle half as much as you today, but I did post a Flash 55 here, anyhow. Thanks for the smile over that quivel!

  3. At least he's consistant!
    Excellent 55 Mr. Reptilico...
    Thank you as well for making the rounds and helping me out....Galen

  4. You know that kid was in my classroom every year. Oh, he kept changing his face and his name, but I recognized him by what he didn't do!

  5. I can't believe you managed to use those words!


  6. Really enjoyed the 55 this week. Well done Dragons. Mine is up HERE. Enjoy your weekend.

    Chef Kar

  7. With a name like that, who's bothered about the theme? :-)
    Great one.

  8. LOL...what two great 55's. Once a dumb kid always a dumb kid huh? Well done Fandango.

  9. I love the idea of people beavering away feverishly and completely losing sight of the objective! Of course, it happens all the time.

  10. I always love your Quivels. They are poetry to me.

  11. We've all played the 'dumb kid' in our lives...Well done!!!!

    Mine's posted below my Friday Show n's kinda creepy this week.
    Here's the link
    Click for my 55

  12. Poor! I thought you dragons did not know so much about this, perhaps you were one of them before you became a dragon?
    Great 55... as usual!

  13. "From stupidity he never strayed" ... that would be me!

  14. Hey there Dragons you guys are too creative great posts. Mine is up

  15. I can't believe you got that all in a 55!

  16. Thank you for stopping by -- I just realized that my post for this week ... was "misfiled" ... the mistake has been corrected, and if you'd like to make a fly trip back, you'll find today's post.

  17. Man, I'll have to finish the poem (?) later, my arms tired from haulin' out the Webster's....

  18. Well, who would remember the theme with such variations in topics? LOL!

    Your posts are funny punny! :)