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

Friday, December 14, 2007

55 Flash Fiction/

Two Falls

He had invested all his money.
Hi-tech stocks all the way.
After all, they still had three girls to send to college soon.
The plunge came. Bad.

What would he do now?

His wife called him at the office that day, worried.
The secretary answering "I'm sorry, he just stepped away".

And out the window.



Patti said...

I hope this is fiction

buffalodickdy said...

Always work on the first floor of a building....

Matt-Man said...

Ha...Very good, but I refuse to scroll down for Happy Dance Friday, and you can't make me. Cheers!!

Paul - ShadowofDiogenes said...

Now that was some flight !!

Loving Annie said...


Roger said...

Magnificent & magnanimous!

Christy said...

Eeeek that is quite a bummer. What a sissy to leave his wife with the troubles.

Akelamalu said...

How sad, but a great 55. :)
Mine's up.

M@ said...

I love your flash fiction. One tiny, tiny criticism? The ending.... I don't buy it. Maybe he's having an affair. Maybe he's an overeater. Or an alcoholic. Something.

I like it.

Open Grove Claudia said...

This is well played Odat. I'm fresh out this week - but yours is really great! :)

Real Live Lesbian said...

You are amazing at the 55s! Great one!

heartinsanfrancisco said...

I have chills.


You are really, really good at this!

Patti said...

What is 55 Flash Fiction Friday?

Do you have to be over 55 to play?

Odat said...

Patti, Yes this one is...and 55 Flash is a story in 55 words, that has a beginning, a middle and an end...If you go to the site listed first on my list, you'll see more about it should do it!

Buffalo, For sure!!!

Matt-man, thanks...No soup for you!

paul, uh huh...poor guy.

annie, yup! ouch indeedie.

roger, so whadda ya really think?

christy, punk man.

akelamalu, Thank you so much...yours is great too ;-)

M@ Thanks..what happened here is that I thought up the punch line first...about "he'stepped away" and "out the window" and I worked my way back. But I do see your point.

claudia, thanks...I can't believe your "fresh out"!!! No way!

real and heart,
Thanks so much!!! I like it cause it's short...I like to hit and run...(the story of my


Anonymous said...

A bad day at the office can be a real killer.

katherine. said...

there was an article about ten years ago that pointed out (unlike financial buildings) the buildings in high tech are only a few stories tall cause they are in earthquake country....I should try to find it.

Mimi Lenox said...

I never saw it coming.
Great Flash Fiction!

Travis said...

Best to work in a sprawling single story building.

Good story and nice twist.

Patti said...

thanks for the explanation ;-)