Thursday, November 5, 2009

Facebook Trap-a 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, hitonious .-30 words out of the 55) They are -- Cute,
come with me to the Casba, bloodhound, respiration, Facebook, Canada Geese, modern, gravity,
spider webs, sea shells, curiosity killed the cat, charming Victorian,
railroad tracks, tower, salt and pepper

A Facebook Trap

Thinking " This is a modern version of come with me to the Casba" and knowing that curiosity killed the cat, still he was pulled by their cute charming Victorian Facebook message about gravity and its effect on Canada Geese,bloodhounds, spider webs, sea shells, towers, railroad tracks,respiration and salt and pepper.
He was trapped.


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-to load up, to stuff
spiscious-adj. of a thick consistancy
tristifical-adj. causing to be gloomy or grievous

maleolent-adj 1657 -1727-having an ill odour
xenization- n 1818 -1818- to exist as a stranger.
pigritude-n 1623 -1656- slothfulness

tenellous adj 1651 -1651- somewhat tender
utible adj 1623 -1711- serviceable; useful
nubivagant adj 1656 -1656- moving throughout or among clouds

misqueme v 1395 -1658-to displease; to offend
tragematopolist (plural tragematopolists)- 1. A confectioner, or a seller of sweets.
vacivity n 1656 -172 -Emptiness, containing nothing; meaningless, without knowledge or sense; frivolous; foolish

Don't Mess with the Boss

A nubivagant bird up above
Might be a utible dove
The maleolent thing here below
Pigritude left nowhere to go
His tenellous face did ache
Misquemed boss with his fake
Vacivity was now his fate
Tristifical event laid out straight
Spiscious gloom over him laid
Xenization the price he paid
Suffarcinates up and then prayed.


  1. You've done it again. I don't know if there are too many variations on those 30 words and 25 others to come up with a 55. Meanwhile, I too am curious about gravity's effect on salt and pepper. If I had that message to read, I might be trapped, as well.

    Happy 55!

  2. you know if you put dish washing liquid on your finger the pepper runs to the side of a dish of water. i dunno that is gravity though. nice 55. the quivel is pretty wicked this week. me likes.

    mine is up!

  3. How on earth do you do this?? Awesome!

    Mine's up, too. Hope you have a great weekend. I'm way past ready for it.

  4. You Rock the Casbah Hot breath!
    And we have pigitrude again? Hehehehe
    Excellent 55's My Friend...
    Thanks for always being so prompt!

    PS. There's a baboon on the rise, is a play on words to an old Creedence Clearwater Revival song...There's a Bad Moon on the Rise!
    Do you live in a cave?
    Oh sorry, I guess you do!

  5. You are amazing! What a fun 55. I am laughing on the floor with Mr. G's comments. You guys are more fun than a barrel xenizations!

  6. Ah, yes, the Facebook time eater. I'm over there pretending to be a farmer right now.

  7. Love how you added salt and pepper to the mix. :)
    And the Flash 55 quivel is amazing. (!!!)

    Mine is all ready, too, and it's also in verse. You can read it here.

  8. Well done complex piece. Takes the special mind of a dragon to complete fully. My 55 is up and HERE.

  9. Gravity can have the strangest effect. Great 55.

  10. Those are my words, yet they sing much more beautifully for you!

  11. always accomplish so much with your 55.

    Mine is Pepper Sprayed today. Click Here and scroll down beyond my Friday's Show n Tell to find my 55. Have a glorious weekend.

  12. Facebook is a trap and I am so confused. Help me, help me.

    Flash 55 - Holiday Preparations

  13. Damn that gravity AND that Facebook! Well done Dragons.

    My 55 is posted: Flash 55 ~ Awakening

  14. Actually, I thought your HONEST post on Mr. Know-it-all's board intrigued me to see what you do. Then the funnnnny follow-up! No wonder you were lost!(But love the honesty) And love your post! It's worth a few rereads.

  15. you know, you dragons are very persistent when it comes to using such unusual words. i love your 55's

  16. I enjoyed your 55 better than mine ... and you lost me on the "Don't mess with the boss."

    have a great weekend!

    oh yea, mine is up...

  17. You are far too creative! Thank you for sharing your wonderful, magical world with us mere mortals.

  18. hehe Facebook is quite the trap, but I've become reacquainted with many people I never expected to hear from again. It's not all bad. :)

  19. Oh hit the nail on the head about Facebook. Well done my friend :)