Thursday, November 12, 2009

flash 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 not so bad .-19 words out of the 55)Words for this week: officer, candid, drowning, turtles, sugar-coated, prospecting, shame on you, reclinder, luggage, brains, paragon of virtue, cats-in-the-cradle, swamp, sprinkles, garbage

Officer Sprinkles, a paragon of virtue, pointed out that no matter how you sugar coated it the Cats-In-The-Cradle garbage company was drowning swamp turtles in garbage including old reclinders, old luggage, old prospecting equipment, and other old junk.
Shame on you Mr. And Mrs. America, to be candid, if you had brains this wouldn't happen.


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.
confabulation-To talk casually; chat. or the replacement of a gap in a person's memory by a falsification that he or she believes to be true.
pudify- to cause to be ashamed
rimestock-old almanac with runic writings

Nancy Wins

She sought to pudify him
His wings sought to trim
a rimestock of ideas old
Left standing in the cold
As confabulation not her style
He’s in her out file
Government Option had to be
To this she would see
An operiment on debate keep
Conservatives made then to weep
Freedom gone like BoPeep’s sheep


  1. very cleverly done. bordering on brilliant. not bad for an old wyrm.

  2. Again, you've managed to put together something that oddly makes sense out of a group of unrelated words.

    I'm up:

    Friday Flash 55 ~ Delete

    and the story behind it,

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  3. i feel sorry for the swamp turtles. i know i have told you before but the quivels amaze me. great 55s!

    mine is up!

  4. Well done, yet again! Do you dragons feel a kinship toward swamp turtles?

    I'm up!

  5. I'm pudified by this conflibuative 55 Hot Breath!
    You've met the qualifications for the intended formats.
    You Rock The Cave Brother!
    Thanks for playing and visiting me and the others.
    Have a Dandy Week-End!

  6. Did I read too much into the first 55? I felt it was to encourage us to 'green it up'. You definitely walk to the beat of a different drummer, and for that - we thank you!

  7. great 55!! those poor turtles you tell them!! by the way mine is up and i left an award for you too. have a great weekend

  8. Great stuff. Mines up!

  9. I love the name "Officer Sprinkles", even if it does make me start craving donuts. :)

    Good stuff. :)
    I love the quivel.

    Mine is all ready too!
    here it is! :)

  10. Confabulation sounds like something you whould excuse yourself for. My 55 is here.

  11. Dr. John, drowning turtles in garbage is bad -- but that quivel is worse! Oh my.

  12. Both absolutely excellent today. You're on a roll.

  13. OMNG have outdone yourself on both of these. I love them both :) When will Mr and Mrs America get brains...never I think :) Have a great weekend my friend :)

  14. Your talents for composing using such given words amazes me.

    My is now posted today - just scroll down a bit, below my show n tell Click Here

  15. feeling a bit political today dragons? lol
    i enjoyed them both -- great reads. mine is ready to be posted -- i'm just checking everyone else's out first.

    flame fly through the day -- it is Friday the 13th you know...

  16. Are you confabulating with these words? oh yes
    Both excellent and as always intelligently done. You dragons have a special gift I envy.
    mine is up.
    Look forward to one of your funny comments!!! ;)

  17. I really don't know how you do it. There's no way I could incorporate given words into a 55.

  18. this was fun to read indeed :) i love coming here for 55 fictions !

  19. You dragons have outdone yourselves this week! I bow in amazement at your talent for using human words so elequently! Both were very amusing.

  20. scratches head while trying to figure this 55 out cleverly done. mine is up also you'll find the link below.