Friday, December 10, 2010

Flash Fiction Friday 55 - "The Missing Ring"

Mrs. Tidwell was in a cheery mood, which was not always the case.
Today she was putting up decorations for the holiday.
As she searched in the box, she discovered the ring.
It was given to her by Simon, her first love.
He never returned from the War.
Mrs. Tidwell knew this would be a special holiday!
If you have a 55 of your own...take it out of your box and go over and show the G-Man at Mr. Know-It-All.

Friday, December 3, 2010

Flash Fiction Friday 55 - "The Party"

The divorce party starts tomorrow night.
Just a little celebration to say good riddance
and hello new world.

Many friends will gather together to help Mary
ride the wave of freedom.

Freedom from any more emotional pain and strife.
The cackling hens offering advise and chocolate.

Secretly hoping Mary would put on some
more weight!

FFF 55 is sponsored by G-Man at Mr. Know-It-All.

Wednesday, November 24, 2010


To all my Blog friends out there in BlogLand, Have a safe, healthy and Happy Thanksgiving!

Friday, November 19, 2010

Flash fiction Friday 55 - "Ode to a Suitcase"

Time to bring you out my friend for another adventure to share.
I'll take good care to roll and tuck my pants, shirts, and
You won't resist my every twist, to turn and fit one more pair
of shoes, I'll probably never wear.
I zip you up...
Handle up...
Time to roll and Go!
If you have your own 55 roll on over to see the G-Man at Mr. Know-It-All and be sure to visit the other 55ers!

Friday, November 12, 2010

Flash Fiction Friday 55 - "Reds Recycling Again"

Some called her the "Red Fox", others
called her a whore and some, crazy.

So what if she was married nine times!
She was now thinking of going
back to number seven!!

Her current husband was such a bore.
He was a cad and a lier.

It was time to develop a plan of attack!

If you have your own 55 go on over to visit the G-man and let him Mr. Know-It-All!

Friday, November 5, 2010

Flash Fiction Friday 55 - "Hope"

This 55 is dedicated to my students that will graduate tonight! I'm very proud of them all...
They walked across the stage beaming
It took 14 months to get here, but was well
worth the struggle.

Every week night, sitting in the class, backs stiff, eyes dozing and
minds wandering...But certain words snapped them back to attention.

Here's to their better future...
Cash in their pockets...respect.
They finally made it!!

If you have your own celebratory 55 then go and check in with the G-Man at Mr. Know-It-All and have your own celebration!

Friday, October 29, 2010

Flash Fiction Friday 55 - "Pumpkin Patch"

When the witches go riding, and Black Cats are seen,
the moon laughs and whispers,
'tis near Halloween.
-Author Unknown-

(my55 Below)

It was time to go visit the Pumpkin Patch again,
but I didn't mind, because we would find some
large pumpkins and that meant PIE!

As my dad pulled the car out of the driveway
he informed us that this year we would wear
something special for our HUNT!

Thanks DAD...HuGE SkeLeTon HEADs!!

Go fly on over to see the G-Man at Mr. Know-It-All and tell him you have a 55...

Friday, October 15, 2010

Flash Fiction Friday 55 - "Lickity Split"

I watched him lick at his vanilla ice cream cone...
Erotic thoughts danced in my head.

Walking back to my car he started a conversation.
Small talk...Lovely day - not many clouds in the sky.
Bye for now!

Erotic thoughts and fantasies bubbled forth...
Oh well, I thought, as I sucked on my vanilla shake!

If you have any words bubbling up inside your head, jot them down and go tell the G-Man at Mr. Know-It-All.

Friday, October 8, 2010

Friday 55 - "Message to a friend"

My dearest Hilary:
I miss you beyond words...
But find I still converse with you even though you have passed.
The latest joy was watching your niece give birth to a baby boy.
He is lovely. I so wish I could be there to share in the joy.
I keep them close even from afar.
If you have your own 55 message drop on by the G-Man at Mr. Know-It-All and let him share your words...

Thursday, September 30, 2010

Flash Friday 55 - "Regards to Mom"

You weren't the Best Mother...

or the Worst.

You kept us fed and clothed.

You made sure our environment

was clean and safe.

Although, I never heard "I Love You", I know you do.

You had a hard childhood

and times

were tough.

I understand your fragility...

Regards to you Mom...Happy 75th Birthday!

If you have your own 55 please go and check in with the G-man at Mr. Know-It-All...

Wednesday, September 22, 2010

Flash Friday 55 - "Wedding Day Blues"

Mrs. Tidwell had no clue as to what she would wear to her nephews wedding.
She was old and cantankerous and really didn't want to be bothered by the whole affair.
She knew a promise made to her dying sister could not be broken.

Mrs. Tidwell peered inside the closet and didn't notice the smell of mothballs.

If you have a 55 of your own go over the see the G-Man at Mr. Know-It-All let him know you played and then go visit other 55 players as well.

Friday, September 17, 2010

Flash Friday 55 - "Merde"

Marcel awoke with the sun shining in his eyes.
"Merde" he said, as he jumped up out of bed.

Over sleeping today was not a luxury he could afford.
Yvonne would be over at any minute.

Marcel scrambled to find a clean shirt to throw on his tired body.
"Merde", the future in-laws arrive today!
If you have your own 55 to tell go jump on over to the G-Man at Mr. Know-It-All and let him know!

Friday, September 10, 2010

Flash Friday 55 - "The Nose Knows"

The weather is changing as I notice the fallen leaves.
I am relieved to see the temperture drop.

I rejoice in bringing out my favorite lap blankets.
Open windows, turn off air-conditioner and enjoy the breezes.

I settle onto my spot on the couch and
cover up with blankie.

Oh it begins... SNEEZE!

If you have a 55 of your own go over to see the G-Man at Mr. Know-It-All and let him know...

Friday, September 3, 2010

Flash Friday 55 - "Circus Time"

A memory from my past - When I was a kid and went to the circus this clown "Emmett Kelly" was performing and he came and sat right next to me...but he just turned to the little girl next to me and didn't even give me a 2nd glance...I was very disappointed!
"Circus Time"
JoJo's memory of the circus was filled with joy and excitement.
He could almost smell the popcorn and cotton candy.
He remembered the thundering sounds of the elephants as they circled the ring.
As he wheeled himself up to the window, searching for the Big Top, he smiled and thought
about all those crazy clowns.
If you have a 55 of your own stomp on over to see the G-Man at Mr. Know-It-All...

Friday, August 27, 2010

Flash Friday 55 - "Hopeful"

Revisiting the city Dana grew up in caused her dismay.
Everything had changed. The whole waterfront was now developed
with new high rises and flashy storefronts.

Young people paraded around without a clue of the historical past
that haunted this place.

Dana was sad to give up the past...but hopeful to see this revision.

If you have your own 55 please drop by the G-Man at Mr. Know-It-All and visit other 55ers...

Thursday, August 19, 2010

Flash Fiction Friday 55 - "No Love for Betty"

Betty spoke about being sad knowing she would never have the chance to experience being in love.

Why? You are married, right? Yes, but that was arranged!

I tried a few times to love him, but it never worked.

Now, you do have a daughter...

At least you have the child to Love, I cried!

Thursday, August 5, 2010

Flash Fiction Friday 55 - "In a Ditch"

"Help", she cried, in a whisper.
It was no use to waste any energy.
Night was falling fast and no one would see her now in this musty, leafy ditch.

She tried to move her legs,
but the lack of circulation made it impossible.
Luckily, she could lift up her head and move her fingers.

If you have your own 55 get out of the ditch and go tell the G-Man at Mr. Know-It-All.

Thursday, July 29, 2010

Flash Fiction Friday 55 - "The Light"

Laura couldn't forsee the new bond forming between her best friend and ex-husband.
Why did she encourage this union?

Celia enjoyed her outings with Ben and was only being a confidant. Full of encouragement and understanding, as she herself was going through a divorce.

Ben longed for companionship and Celia was his beckon of light.

If you have your own 55 ...go and follow the light to Mr. Know-It-All and enlighten the G-Man.
Share your story with other weary travelers.

Friday, July 23, 2010

Flash Fiction Friday - "Miserable"

She was a miserable, anti-social woman.
She was plagued with ailments of every sort.
She turned people off with her mighter than thou attitude.
Being a vegan and an atheist only added to her negative charm.
Now, that she was on the verge of being evicted,
she turned to the only ones who loved her...
If you have a miserable or any other type of tale to tell go check in with the G-Man first at Mr. Know-It-All and then spread the word.

Friday, July 16, 2010

Flash Fiction Friday 55 - "The End"

The sun was setting and the time was quickly ticking away...
My vacation was coming to an end!
Lazy days of Summer are no more.
It's back to the hustle and hitting the floor.
At least I did get to settle my mind...
Play cards and drink some wine.
Happy to enjoy my free time!
If you have your own 55 give a shout out to the G-Man at Mr. Know-It-All and share in the fun!

Friday, July 2, 2010

Flash Fiction Friday 55 - "Popping Pills"

Maury listened to the conversation
and did not like where it was heading.
His son and daughter seemed oblivious
to him sitting there in his old leather chair.
I'll have him for three months and you take him for
three...the rest he can go visit those Florida friends.
Maury shrugged and started popping pills...
If you have your own 55 pop on over to see the G-Man at Mr. Know-It-All and visit other 55'ers
while you still can...

Friday, June 25, 2010

Flash Fiction Friday - "Time for a Vacation"

The cool, blue waters were calling her name...
A break was all she needed.
Lately her mind began to slip.
Was it the heat?
She wasn't so sure...but she knew it was
time to take a vacation.
She remembered seeing a brochure for a tropical
island with lovely white beaches...
Now, where was it?
If you have a 55 of your own let the G-Man know about it at Mr. Know-It-All before skipping out to your own white, sandy beach...

Thursday, June 17, 2010

Flash Fiction Friday 55 - "Sit Awhile"

Beautiful baby born to a child
come over here and sit for awhile.

Although, the distance may be long
I can distract myself with a song.

Oh, little one you know, I'll be here for you in tow.
When you're feeling low, you'll always have a place to go.

So, come here and sit for awhile.

This is dedicated to my friends niece who lives in England and who is pregnant and just found out today that she is having a boy!

If you have your own 55 dedication jot it down and go visit the G-Man at Mr. Know-It-All...

Thursday, June 10, 2010

Flash Fiction Friday - "Ahoy Matie"

The sails were hoisted high and the southern wind had picked up.
The crew below were excited to begin their journey.

The ship sailed past Devils Island and Rum Reef.
The sound of singing began with a familiar sea shanty.

Mary Read stood proud, for she was the famous
English, female pirate.

Ahoy, finally recognition!

Ahoy matie , if you have your own 55 shanty to sing let the G-Man hear about it over at Mr. Know-It-All.

Wednesday, June 9, 2010


picture of Daisy by Mallory Cox

Lately I feel like I'm buried up to my neck in SAND!
Hey, but I look at the bright side and rejoice in the fact that it is WED.
Hump day to most....look foward my friends.... Friday looms in the horizon!

Friday, May 28, 2010

Flash Fiction Friday 55 - "Drifter"

He drifted into town with a guitar and a bad habit.

Traveling had made him weary. He longed for a hot shower, shave and a cold beer.

His only friend was the open road, but now he even grew weary of that companion.

Las Vegas had taken a toll on his senses. He had to refocus.

If you have your own 55 drift on over to the G-Man at Mr. Know-It-All and let him focus on your work...

Friday, May 21, 2010

FFF-55 "Mrs. Tidwell's Garden"

Mrs. Tidwell was looking forward to the morning.
She would rise, have tea and then go tend to her new garden.
Mr. Jones would be over to inspect her plants
and stay for lunch.
She was thinking about getting a new hairdo.
Whilst peeking out the window she noticed
an old woman knocking on Mr. Jones' door!
If you have a 55 of your own go visit the G-Man in the garden of Mr. Know-It-All.

Friday, May 7, 2010

Flash Friday 55 - Past Relations?!

He grunted and was satisfied.
Clubbing to death his enemy.

He then set his sights on the strange, female creature that stood before him dazed.

He will take her back to his cave dwelling and
make her part of the tribe.

She was afraid but also excited at the same time.
So he was Neanderthal!
If you have a 55 of your own...don't be a it down and go club the G-Man at
Mr. Know-It-All!

Friday, April 30, 2010

Friday Flash 55 - "Mrs. Tidwell the Green Thumb"

Mrs. Tidwell circled the number on the calendar.
In 10 days these little seeds will sprout!

She was never a "green thumb", but decided
to try something new.

She never got the connection of human to plant.

But ever since that new neighbor Mr. Jones moved in
and started to garden...

She got the urge!

If you get the urge to plant your own 55 go over to the Master gardener
G-Man at Mr. Know-It-All and let him know you're in the garden!

Friday, April 23, 2010

Flash Friday 55 - "Naughty Natrium"

"Pass the salt", he said.
"Don't use too much", she said.
As they both sprinkled the crystals unto their canned beans.
They were both unaware of the highly present sodium content.

Their blood pressure rising like an active volcano!

"I wonder if I'll fly today", she said.
"I wonder if we'll strike today!"

Today's 55 was a reflection of what's going on in todays news! Switch to Sea Salt, take a train and don't forget to tip the doorman!

If you have your own reflective 55 please feel free to shake us up, but make sure you check in with our own 55 doorman...the G-man at Mr. Know-It-All!

Friday, April 16, 2010

Fiction Friday 55 - "Laid Off"

It was like a torn in her side.
"Laid off again" !
Those words pricked her ears...and her soul.
NOW WHAT? What will I do now?
Everyone offered suggestions.
Check out that store...go back to school?
All valid suggestions. All valid rejections.
I guess I'll just sit here and collect.
Open the want ads...
If you have any words of wisdom, stories, poems etc. make it 55 words and go visit the G-man at Mr. Know-It-All.

Friday, April 9, 2010

Friday Flash 55 - "Dog eat Dog"

In Moscow there are some 500 stray dogs that live in the metro stations, especially during colder months, but only about 20 have learned how to ride the trains, according to animal specialist Andrei Neuronov.

This is my brief 55 interpretation of one of those dogs morning ride...


Yorgi waited on the platform for the 8:15 to Tverskaya.
Others gathered round, reading papers or just snoozing.

Yorgi kept calm as the train entered the station.
Doors opened, the humans embarked and at the last split second he dashed inside.

Yorgi was happy and looking forward to arriving in Tverskaya.
Today was shawarma day!

If you have your own 55, ride the train over to Mr. Know-It-All station and check in with the station master G-man.

Friday, April 2, 2010

Flash Fiction Friday 55 - "Risen"


The smell of incense burned her nostrils.

"He has risen from the dead", she heard the priest exclaim.

Surely, this was a sign of a new beginning, a new horizon.

Life would be easier now that her abusive husband had passed on...

certainly to the depths of HELL!

This Easter Sunday she has RISEN again!!

If you have rise to write your own "55" please join us in celebration and make sure you visit the G-Man at Mr. Know-It-All and confess to our "55" father...

Friday, March 26, 2010

Friday 55 - "Little Timmy"

Little Timmy awoke to a tapping on the window.
A red faced, creepy man was grinning and offering him a donut.

Timmy was hungry and really wanted the chocolate treat.
He caustiously lowered the car window just enough to let the donut slip through.

It fell to the floorboard.
The man laughed and turned away!

This story was inspired by a true story from a friend of mine. We were reliving our creepy moments from the past!

If you have a creepy or not so creepy tale to tell in "55" words, please do so and don't forget to check in with the G-Man at Mr. Know-It-All!

Thursday, March 18, 2010

Flash Friday 55 - "What's a penny"?

A sign on the toll booth read....NO PENNIES

Hilary asked "What's a penny"?

"Oh, I's like a pence"!

That's how it started. A friendship that spanned a decade.

Today, I weep for you my I continue to find pennies in odd places.

Today March 19th, 2010 is the 1 year anniversary of my friend Hilarys passing. She lived in London and despite our distance we shared a strong bond. I miss my ole, dear friend...

My 4 visits to see her across the pond were some of my best memories. I still keep in touch with her sister and nieces. If you have any friends you haven't spoken with in a long time give them a call and just say "hi" I miss you...

Friday, March 12, 2010

Flash Friday 55 - "A change for Mrs. Tidwell"

Mrs. Tidwell sipped her Irish Breakfast tea and took her last bite of buttered toast.

As she gazed out her kitchen window, she noticed the birds chirping; the buds on the trees...
How fast Winter had slipped by her!

Work, home and sleep was all she knew.

Something inside of her longed for a change.

Thursday, March 4, 2010

Flash Friday 55 - "I am a Killer"

I am a killer.

My ancestors were killers.

I was taken away from freedom

at an early age.

No wonder, I hold all this rage.

I'm in captivity...I want to swim free.

These beings watching over me, have no clue what I can do...

More than Jump....Spit....and Chew!

If you have a Flash Friday 55 story to tell...go check out the G-Man at Mr. KnowItAll and do tell!

Friday, January 29, 2010

Flash Fiction 55 - "Bones and Muscles"

I'm sick of studying bones and muscles, Julia proclaimed.
Why did I ever want to be an orthopedic surgeon?
The answer was simple. To follow in her fathers footsteps.
The famous Dr. Wilbur Hetzog was now retired but not forgotten.
With a heavy sigh she turned the page.
She began..supraspinatus...scalenes...sternum...sternocleidomastiod!
If you have a 55 of your own check in with the G-Man at Mr. Know-It-All and check out some other fine fifty-fives!

Friday, January 22, 2010


It begins with one step and so I started that walk.
Every night around the track.

Solid soles hitting the crushed gravel.
And so it goes with one step...I start the journey of discovery.

Finding insight in the heavens above; breathing in oxygen to cleanse the solid soul.
Challenges await...

I continue to walk!

Friday, January 15, 2010



Sharp as a whip the cougar studied her prey.
Alone he sat watching from the shadows.

His heart started racing...he knew he was hypnotized.
He watched her approach.

Steadily she drew near her prey.
She could sense the tension.

Carefully, she stood next to him,
whilst sipping her MARTINI!

"Come here often, she asked"

Friday, January 8, 2010

FLASH 55 FICTION FRIDAY - "Snowflakes"

Little Charlie stuck out his tongue to catch the falling snowflakes.
Emma watched him as she packed up a snowball to throw at Little Charlie.

The children were excited to be out of school for the day.

Little Charlie saw the snowball fly by...Emma missed!
They savored the moment and knew that hot chocolate awaited.