Thursday, October 22, 2009

Flass 55-Terror

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, wonderful.-19 words out of the 55) They are -- Incensed, sidewinder, bogus, conniption, Haz-mat, conniving, customize, perforated, zeal, rolling off a log, abstemious, chlorophyll, origami, cheerleader, dung beetle

Bogus Terror

Abstemious eater Joseph Has-Mat was incensed, having a cheerleader like conniption with much zeal . He had by careful conniving purchased a customized sidewinder dung beetle missile .The promise that it would be as easy to use as rolling off a log was bogus.It couldn't have perforated the smallest origami, yet alone a chlorophyll tank.


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.

Daddy's Little Boy

His xenization period was short
Because of his dad’s support
His pigritude was then ignored
By members of the Board
A maleolent action they say
Certainly in the area gray
His action deserved a summotion
They gave him a promotion
A CEO he then became
His performance then so lame
He got paid the same


  1. I hope the wannabe terrorist paid a pretty load of pennies for his worthless bomb. Serves him right.

    And I see that even dragons know ineptitude is often rewarded with promotion rather than dismissal. If "Daddy's Boy" can't be fired, then rise him to a level where he can no longer inhibit those who are getting the work done.

  2. How you dragon's manage to do this every week is beyond what this chef could cook up. Good job.

    You'll find my 55 here.

    Enjoy your weekend,

    Chef Kar

  3. What a dragon you are, dragon those words around like you do, blowing fire out of your pen ...

  4. Next time I have an opportunity, I'm going to have a cheerleader type conniption!

  5. What Mama Zen said!

    Here's mine:

  6. I'm having some strange flashbacks from the imagery in your 55. Wonderful :-)

  7. I love both of these. Well done Fandango. You dragons are such good writers :)

  8. the name should have been a give away...dung beetle missiles dont work for dung. lol. great 55. perhaps i will have one of those coniptions today! mine is up!

  9. Once again, one super fiery tale!! You rock.

    My 55 is posted, if you'd like to stop by and read along with me. As always, scroll down below my Show n Tell Friday submission. Click HERE

    Have a glorious weekend.

  10. Only dragons and Dragoons could write the way you do... As always you are great, witty and unique with words and rhymes... How I wish I could do that!
    Excellent 55!!!!!
    Is HEnry behaving himself?

  11. a dung beetle missile!! wow , i would have never thought of that, you dragons think of all kinds of neat stuff!! my 55 is finally up!!

  12. I had no idea you dragons could be found in the board room.

  13. There's no way I could combine those words to make a 55 - my hat's off to you!

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  15. A customised sidewinder dungbeetle missile? Dang! Every week you make the rest of us look just a bit more, well, mundane... LOL

    Beautifully done!

  16. Dungbeetle Missile , I wonder if the launcher is anal!

  17. i know i'm late ... but you dragons are always a must read!!