Thursday, January 21, 2010

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 bad at 23 words)
Badger, roll out the barrel, amazing, a lovely cup of tea, pressure, frozen, gandalf, pixies, top gear, smelly, politician, favourite, token gesture, garden

End of the Politican

Gandalf was having a lovely cup of Top Gear pressure tea, waiting for his favourite frozen tarts to thaw , and listening to the Badger Choir sing roll out the barrel when the smelly politician made the amazing but token gesture in the garden of the pixies. Irritated he turned him into a very ugly cow.


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.

TV Reporter

Continue to rogitate that question
And send me into depression
My quite ruricolous life upset
Those things I should forget
My risible history on display
Feel like your chosen prey
Yes rimestock runics I believed
I was so easily deceived
Rubefacient effect on my face
You give no worldly grace
Go away from my place.


  1. Your quivel today brought to mind a poem I wrote long ago about pop who popped the paparazzi. Unfortunately I don't know where it has wandered off to -- it may have died, unmourned, with the old laptop. Alas.

  2. You dragons write good stuff. I'm up too right HERE

  3. if only we could do that with all politicians...hmm. nice 55 dragon!

    mine is up!

  4. There are many politicians I wish I could turn into cows...and some investment bankers.

  5. Dragons are always hot when it comes to 55!

  6. Thank you for this 55 Mr. Roget!!
    And as always, a perfect use of all formats.
    You definately operate on a different plane than my small brain can comprehend..
    You Da DRAGON!!
    Have a Wonderful Week-End...G

  7. Aren't cows the sort of animal that make dragons belch? My 55 is HERE.

  8. The only downside to changing politicians into cows is that all the additional hot air will make greenhouse gases even worse. ;)

    Thanks for doing Friday 55!
    You can read mine right here.

  9. I want Gandalf over here. Plenty of poli-fodder for him :-)

  10. Love the word just above my comment by Anthony...'poli-fodder'.

    Your fifty five is right on!!

    My 55 is HERE, scroll below my show n tell stuff.

    Happy Friday.

  11. i thought politicians were cows...
    nicely done.

  12. i love gandalf!! he is really amazing!! great 55 mine is up too

  13. Politicians as ugly cows. I love it, but the poor cows.

    Boy Meets Girl in 55

  14. Oh my friend....Can you go to DC and do that to all of them there now so we can start anew? Well done my friend :)

  15. Another great 55 by Team Dragon.

    I'm up after a few weeks hiatus:

    Friday Flash 55 ~ Fortress

  16. Great fifty five. I agree.

    Mine is up Here