Friday, October 30, 2009

Friday 55

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, horriblel.-26 words out of the 55) They are -- plumber, autograph,Florence Nightengale, a chill wind’s a blowing,watering hole, sleek, triplets, backwards, surface tension, parrot.Free estimates,French fries, carpet,Braille, silver-tongued bandit

Breaking the Tension
" A chill wind's a blowing over the watering hole" said Florence Nightengale waiting for the sleek silver -tongued bandit as the surface tension increased . "Free estimates on carpet" said her french fry eating parrot doing backwards triplets over the cage bottom. still lined with the braille autograph of the plumber, and inadvertently breaking the tension.


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.
Quilly's Words for the week: suffarcinate; spiscious; & tristifical.
Suffarcinate-to load up, to stuff
spiscious-adj. of a thick consistancy
tristifical-adj. causing to be gloomy or grievous

Bad Packing
Spiscious soup in a can
Big bottle of jellied pecan
They suffarcinated his back pack
Going away to the Outback
Tristifical food they carefully took
Tears ran like a brook.
He wanted ham and jam
Not this hitonious old Spam
Maleolent cheese was also there
He’d rather eat his underwear
Pigritude then fed the bear


  1. That tension needs some tightening if you ask me.
    And I hope the bear enjoyed his little snack.

  2. I hear that Spam is a lifesaver in the military ... ♥

    Great 55s!

    Mine's up ...

    Have a good weekend. (Now I'm off to look up some of those words you used...)

  3. i wonder if the parrot could do a 55 in braille. nicely played dragon! i'd rather have ham over jam any day myself.

    mine is up!

  4. Didn't we use pigritude last week?
    See...? I remember.
    Excellent 55 Hot Breath!!
    Thanks for your awesome support week after week. You Rock Everything South of Steven's Point!
    Have a Fun-Filled Week-End!

  5. I think Spam gets a bad rap...when in need it helps. :D Have a great weekend my little smokies!! Mines up...

  6. Oh, that's cleverly done! I can't believe you managed to use all those words. I love the idea of a Braille signature! And "breaking the surface tension" is a cute phrase! Love love love! I am not up to the challenge of working in specific words like this.


  7. Great tension breaker all the way around.

  8. Two good 55's dragons. Loved how the second looked like a jam jar ~ I'm hungry now. Ciao, or should I say, chow :-)

    You'll find my 55 ~ Skipping Stones is posted.

    ~Chef Kar

  9. I always go camping in the outback--out back of a McDonalds restaurant...

    Don't know how to put a link on here, but I did work a 55 into my Oh!-so-busy schedule --grin!. And now, ZZZzzzzzzzzzzz!

    All is PEACE!

  10. That's quite a 55. And I certainly can't quibble about the quivel either.

  11. Each is better than the next, but I like the image of the french fry eating parrot.

    Flash 55 - Morbid Norberth

  12. Excellent!!!

    Have a terrorific Halloween tomorrow---

    My 55 is a two-parter this week...

    Trick or Treats HERE

  13. Maleolent cheese!! he he he
    You always so cleverly cute and terrific!
    These must be a nice days for you to celebrate :)

  14. Do dragons like Halloween? It appears they like plumbers and parrots. Fun 55 w/ Quilly.

  15. french fry eating parrot doing backwards triplets over the cage bottom

    That conjours up a comic picture! :)

    My 55 is up too.

  16. Well she don't win all the games she plays. This particular game she won eight ball corner pocket.

    Hey Mr dragon thanks for dropping by This Blog Of Mine. Leaving your firey plumes all over the place. I was actually kind of cold till you dropped by. Thanks for warming my heart loved your comment and look forward to even more in the future. Loved your 55 also thanks for sharing.


  17. LOL trust a parrot to give his point of view,...nice 55 Mr. Dragon. :))

  18. you did a wonderful job with horrible words!! you dragons never cease to amaze me!!