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, August 2, 2014

Flash Fiction 55

Once there was an old woman who lived in a shoe. She had so many children, she didn't know what to do. In fact, she had precisely fifty-five children! There was Susie and Judy and....well, have you ever tried to keep fifty-five names straight, fix dinner for fifty-five every night, AND find time to write?!? 

It's that time, everybody. Time to write a poem or a piece of flash fiction in exactly fifty-five words, no more, no less. Any subject; children, shoes, nervous breakdowns, whatever floats your boat! 
 

21 comments:

Kerry O'Connor said...

Hi Shay, thanks for bringing us the Flash 55. My poetic brain cells seem to be on leave at the moment. I hope I can string the required number of words together for this.

Mama Zen said...

Flash! Ah - ahhhhh!

hedgewitch said...

I normally write my 55's in advance, but I had a dream far too weird to pass up--I only wish G-man could have the opportunity to read and not understand it. ;_)

Magaly Guerrero said...

Flashing shoes and nervous breakdowns, huh? Lovely. I shall write something for it... mañana!

Fireblossom said...

LOL @ Hedgewitch.

Everyone feel free to grab our 55 badge from the top of this post.

Fireblossom said...

ps--I have pandered shamelessly to our South African head Toad with mine.

Björn Rudberg said...

Hi all.. Been on hiatus for a while.. But couldn't miss a 55 .. Hope summer is treating you well..

Hannah said...

Thank you!! Great fun. :)

Susan said...

Hey! I'll be back to read in 8 hours or 10.

Margaret said...

I hope this goes through Sunday - I'll be back then to post. Just wondering… Galen, is he off vacationing and enjoying the summer? I hope he is well (I've been a little worried).

Lydia said...

(Yes, indeed, LOL, Hedgewitch!) What a fun twist on the old rhyme...great 55.

Kay L. Davies said...

Hi Shay. Thanks for the "comical" prompt. I made my way back to the garden with the help of my blind seeing-word dog, and somehow managed 55 words of real doggerel.
It's almost 4am now, and Lindy is snoring loudly behind me, so I'm off to bed again.
Luv, K

manicddaily said...

Hey Shay--I should have gone comic but have not felt so comic lately! Thanks, as always. k.

thedovecot said...

This was fun! Mine actually turned into an erasure poem - I started flipping through a novel I was reading and pulling words out to create this piece.

Other Mary said...

Thanks for keeping the 55 alive! :o)

Arushi Ahuja said...

i think am a bit late,... its been a longtime away from home so got a bit busy around!! :) quite happy to be back!

The Bizza said...

I just accidentally tried this. Bob Ross calls them "happy accidents". :)

Margaret said...

Whew. Got this in late and will post it to Open Link Monday. I'll be back here in the morning to visit and comment.

grapeling said...

late, so posted to OLM. back to read later ~

Marian said...

super-late. oh, well. 55!

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