Thursday, November 19, 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 hitonious .-24 words out of the 55)Words for this week:
love is a many splendored thing, trucks, inspector, symbols, rising, organic, liberation, costly, smug, naughty, the nature of the beast, identical, charcoal, braggart, vacation

Love Lost

Costly organic symbols designed to show that love is a many splendored thing revealed instead the nature of the beast. In his liberation the inspector had become a smug, naughty, braggart of a man drawing identical charcoal trucks on costly paper. Rising on his vacation only to eat and draw, he no longer loved her.


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.

Bad History

In the gardeviance up there
Enough to make one swear
Secret kexy letters so old
Now waiting to be sold
An aretaloger needed right now
To help hide a sacred cow
Nequient of building a plan
He grabbed letters and ran
No paladin to save his hide
Onto the stage did ride
Caught he just loudly cried.


  1. I can never get over how you get so many required words into so few required words, and top it off with the verse. These weekly standing ovations wear me out!!

  2. you continue to blow me away with the quivels! really astounded.

    nice 55! charcoal trucks over love...ack! they must have been some trucks. but i have heard the same happen with blogging.

    mine is up!

  3. Really liked this one dragons ~ are you sure one of you isn't human?

    Mine is up.

    Friday Flash 55 ~ The Boy on The Tram

  4. *scans comments before her* I'm just sad over the fact that he no longer loved her. I hate when that happens.

    Great job, again! Happy 55.

  5. How do you do it? Awesome 55!
    I'll be up at midnight!

  6. How do you do that in such a small space and still have it mostly make sense?

  7. It must be a lot of fun spending time to get these juuuust right. :)

    I tip my hat to you.
    And that's saying something, since I'm not even wearing a hat. :o

    My Friday 55 is posted here.

  8. A real talent for this you dragons have.

  9. Once again....the fire breathing dragon conquers another challenge with style!! You rock.

    Mine's posted HERE if you'd like to visit. Just scroll down below my Friday's Show n Tell.

    Happy weekend to you and yours.

  10. Well, sometimes art beckons more than love, but in the end, I think the two go hand and hand. Nice one.

    Mine's here:

  11. the quivels are beyond my brain power right now,but i do enjoy reading yours!

    great 55 and use of the Raven words.


  12. Well if he could not 'rise to the occasion' for her ( pun intended) then it was surely a love lost!

  13. Your lost love 55 makes me want to punch him.

    Flash 55 - Favors

  14. You have out done yourself once again. I need to go to the school of Dragon writing. LOL Well done Fandango :)

  15. Great job. The quivel is just cool.

  16. awe it is so good to see the dragons playing this week!! you didn't miss a beat!! mine is up too