Definition

One must make a distinction however: when dragged into prominence by half poets, the result is not poetry, nor till the autocrats among us can be “literalists of the imagination”—above insolence and triviality and can present for inspection, imaginary gardens with real toads in them, shall we have it.

Saturday, May 3, 2014

Mini-Challenge: Flash Fiction 55!


Hello dear Toads and pond people! Today, Flash Fiction 55 finds its permanent home at TIGWRT, and will appear the first Saturday of each month, hosted by either Mama Zen or me (Fireblossom). Of course, the welcome ghost of the G Man will surely be there, too! He ran the show in fine style for seven years before asking us to take it over.

FF55 is easy! All you do is write a poem or a piece of flash fiction in exactly 55 words, no more, no less. it can be in any style and on any subject. it can be funny or serious. Anything goes, as long as the word count is exactly 55 words!

Have fun!

18 comments:

hedgewitch said...

Good grief! It's today! Off to see what my scrambled brain can concoct.

Kerry O'Connor said...

Today it is! Welcome to the Flash 55, and to all regular participants from G-Man's place. We hope to keep the spirit of Galen's meme alive here in the garden.

Mama Zen said...

What Hedge said!

Helen said...

... what Hedge, Kerry and Mama said!

Björn said...

Yeah... I have missed the 55 :-) off to do some writing :-)

Magaly Guerrero said...

I never participated on FF55, but I'm off to give it a go.

Narrator said...

Oh, I like the look of this. Thanks for pointing it out Magaly. This will be a real challenge...

Narrator said...

55 words done. That was a lot of fun. I'll definitely be back!

Susan said...

I sneaked in earlier without speaking. Mine is 55 words about the use of a sonnet. It's wonderful that you picked up the 55 challenge. I hope we'll still have the "Words Count" too. I like the variety and feeling of randomness.

michaelt said...

My first try at this prompt. Thanks for the opportunity.

Hannah said...

I enjoy limits...oddly, it pushes me to be stronger in my choices.

I'm glad to try out FF55 Thank you!

Sumana Roy said...

fun & more fun.. thank you :D

ccchampagne said...

This was harder than I thought... First attempt, but so happy for the challenge!

Grace said...

I love writing the 55 words & miss Galen's kick ass comment ~

Also please note that Michaelt's blog is here:

http://summerstommy.com/

Happy weekend to all ~

John Doe said...

What is this I don't even.. Good luck though to the participants

Kenia Cris said...

I can't do Math, Shay, though I'm often telling my students to watch the word count when they are practicing writing essay for examinations.

I'm going to give it a try, because it's you asking. <3

Lydia said...

Writing on the fly for this one. So glad you women saved Flash 55. Many thanks for keeping the community going. As you can tell from my 55, I would rather spend time with you folks than others I know!
obligation.

Susie Clevenger said...

55 words...like the challenge although I struggled with the word count. Glad to see it become part o our garden.