Thursday, January 14, 2010

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 at 20 words)
alternate reality, shadows, frantic, tomatoes, field, lilies, DVD, snow mobile, aggravation, music, grounds for divorce, pink panther, salutations, wavering, lasagne
Strange DVD
In the alternate reality DVD she married the frantic pink panther who grew tomatoes in the snow field next to the wavering lasagne lillies.
Life was wonderful except for his dreadful snow mobile music salutations which she considered grounds for much aggravation but not sufficient grounds for divorce. So she wept in the dark shadows.


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.( Because Quilly had no new words this week we dug these out of the achieves)

Life Changing Wife

His acrasia ruined his life
Filled it with constant strife
He adimpleated with his pain
Then he would loudly complain
Like a aeipathy it grew
Not allowing a life new
Lost his big amanuensis job
Resulting in many a sob
A Confabulation changed his life
Took him out of strife
And got him a wife


  1. mobile musical salutations will do that every time. smiles. nice 55 dragon! as far as the quivel, the right wife will do that every time too.

    mine is up!

  2. A confabulation all right!
    Excellent 55 as always Hot Breath.
    You operate on a level far beyond mine Mon Ami!
    Thank you for this fine contribution, and have a Kick Ass Week-End....G

  3. How do you grow tomatoes in a snowfield?! I must know! *loves tomatoes* But, yeah... unless they're especially talented (and I know some who are), a mobile music salutation can really grate.

    Happy Friday!

  4. For some reason I really, really like the phrase "wavering lasagna lilies". :)

    Fun stuff as usual!

    My own Friday 55 is ready too, right here. :)

  5. Very well done my friend. Loved it :)

  6. Some DVDs can do this. Enjoyed that :-)

  7. confabulation?!! Whoa....this is deep.

    My FF55 is fiction to some, but to others not so. It's...


    [scroll down below my pencils sketches to find "The Shaft-a"]

  8. Every time I read your 55s/challenges, I see a good dozen amazing novel titles or names of rock bands. I just love how you put those words together!

    Meanwhile I'd love to hear someone try to say that quivel out loud without stumbling somewhere LOL

    My 55's up too.

  9. Some people think the pain comes AFTER the wife, rather than before.

  10. a quival!!! love that word.. talk about spinning dragon lair..are a pro. Sarah

  11. can you make lasagna out of lasagna lilies?