Life isn't about how to survive the storm, but how to dance in the rain!

Friday, November 23, 2007

Happy Dance Friday and Flash Friday Fiction in 55 Words



Happy Dance Friday.....I'm unable to post a video this week...so I'm conceding to Sarge Charlie as the winner! ;-) He always does a warm up for my Happy Dance. Go see his! Funny stuff.
I hope everyone had a great Thanksgiving and are enjoying a relaxing day today...I had a wonderful one. And I didn't even overeat for a change...At least I don't have that turkey/pie/icecream/eggnog/popcorn/etc hangover today.

I'm now participating in 55 Flash Fiction Friday, set up by Mike , the originator of the Writer's Experiment (see link on my list). It tells a story in 55 words. Here's my first:

A Brother

He was on top of the world, but he couldn't see that.
He was so high, he fell off and tumbled into the depths of hell, where he stayed.
He tried a few times to climb out, but he never made it back.
Now we'll never see his smiling face again.

He drowned in alchohol.

Peace

20 comments:

buffalodickdy said...

Your 55 was very stark, and it hits hard....

Matt-Man said...

Good job Odat. I hope yo uhad a good day yesterday. Cheers!!

Empress Bee (of the High Sea) said...

hi odat. i know that guy.

smiles, bee
xoxo

Loving Annie said...

Happy Friday to you, Odat !

Your flash Friday was sad. May he rest in peace. It sounds like you cared a lot - and still miss him a lot, too.

the 55 word thing is a good idea...

Loving Annie

Jeff B said...

Poetic tragity.

The true definition of 'sobbering'.

Open Grove Claudia said...

I love flash fiction. I think it's an excellent way to really bone up on writing skills - and yours is nicely done! It takes me days to do a flash - good work! :)

CS said...

That is a sad one, I'm sorry.

ANd Happy Thanksgiving to you, too.

Mike M said...

Touching 55 ODAT. Hugs from the Monkey King

heartinsanfrancisco said...

Wow. That's very stark, with not a syllable to spare.

I've never done a 55. Very cool.

The CEO said...

Happy Thanksgiving Odat! I hope you ate well, and are enjoying leftovers now. Relax, and kick back! And keep writing, you're good.

Monty

Sarge Charlie said...

I wonder where Miss bee knows the guy from, you should just give up every week, I have some in the bank......

Crankster said...

A hell of a story in only 55 words!

Dan said...

Hi Odat! Long time no see. So you're into 55 now! Cool. Nice one!

Happy Thanksgiving (day after). :)

Mona said...

That is very touching & poignant!

great 55 Odat!

Mine is up too!

Oswegan said...

Have a great day.

~Oswegan

Casdok said...

Loved your 55!!

Akelamalu said...

Great 55 Odat. I just joined too, did my first one last week.

Roger said...

Nice 55! Hope your Thanksgiving was good!

Travis said...

Excellent 55. Very powerful.

katherine. said...

I'm with the gang...wow.