Thursday, December 3, 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 super wonderful only fifteen words no impossible phrases.
They are: edge, haven, sunglasses, sprightly, telling, frazzled, juicy, quartet, tied, necklace, bees, crackling, wooden, staple, earful

In fact the words were too wonderful . The dragons got into a fight over using them in a story or a poem. Too keep them from burning up the house and each other they decided to post both:

Poor Joseph
Joseph Haven had become frazzled , fit to be tied. He was acting like one with an earful of bees. His old sprightly . crackling self was replaced by a wooden caricature that wore sunglasses and stopped telling stories about enchanted sinister necklaces, angry staples that danced and a juicy quartet of evil spirits at the edge .

Selling on E-Bay

Sunglasses worn by a demon
Bees raised by a freeman
A crackling wooden fireplace load
A necklace with a code
Quartet music on the edge
Sprightly earful by the Ledge
Haven Staple Gun so wide
A juicy roast neatly tied
Frazzled by the telling here
All in the E-Bay sphere
Bid till the end appear.


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.

aquabib - 1. A drinker of water.
ficulnean adj -of fig-tree wood; worthless
brochity n -projecting or crooked quality of teeth

Back to OZ
The aquabib waited for more
His water spilled on floor
Ficulnean water now it was
Made him stop and pause
Brochity of the person new
Startled him with the view
Kexy face stared at him
The body fit and trim
Sober then he really was
Aware of all the flaws
Wished himself back in Oz


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  2. Thank goodness there was no fire-breathing in the house! Loved the E-Bay poem...very cute.

    I'm up:

    Friday Flash 55 ~ Sobering 55

  3. you know you can find just about any thing on ebay these days...but not a 55 like those! nicely done.

    mine is up!

  4. People sell old radios on E-Bay don't they?
    Excellent 55 Hot breath.
    Thank You for playing so early and well.
    Have a Great Week-End....G

  5. "An ear full of bees" ... now that's quite an image! Well done, dragons!

  6. The eBay 55 causes me to pause. I once eBayed righteously. Not so much now. But I know what you are 55ing about! Great job on all!!!

    Mine's up. ♥

  7. It's amazing what one can find on ebay these days! Wonderful 55s!

  8. Favorite bit: "Angry staples that danced."
    Interesting mental image there. :)

    And to think all this time I was an aquabib and never knew it.


    Thanks for doing Friday 55!
    Mine is ready, too... right HERE.

  9. Well here's my bid: you guys did a great job with all of these.

  10. WOOT!!! I love these :) Very well done. I love the Back to OZ. Very witty my friend :)

  11. these are very, very good, i missed playing last week but i am up today!!

  12. Clever Ebay 55.

    Mine's here if you scroll down a bit...Cold...but warm wishes

  13. I'm going to be trying eBay soon. I will use your 55 as inspiration.

    Flash 55 - Love

  14. well done! i loved the ebay one.

    mine is up -- though it's not very good.


  15. Poor Joseph indeed!

    Here's your feedback on the ebay poem - 100% :)

  16. Once abain taking the challenge to the next level. Very nice. My 55 is HERE.