Friday, April 17, 2009

Friday Flash 55

Today's Link
Blind as a Bat

Today's Saying
Better to write for yourself and have no public, than to write for the public and have no self. ~Cyril Connolly

Today's Picture
Sick Ella-On the Couch

Flash Fiction 55 -The Outsider

My name is Hessa and I’m a slave or servant .

They paid Three hundred dollars for me. I’m not very
talented so mostly I just fetch and carry. But they
are nice to me. Sometimes I sleep With the Master.

I eat well. I think they love me as much as you can

a dog.


Since I discovered it was okay I am writing a second flash 55 which will be a continuous story but a complete story every week. Here then are the ongoing adventures of Sir Laughsalot and Robberhood

Once upon a time there lived a marvelous Knight named Sir Laughsalot. Sir Laughsalot laughed a lot. He laughed when he was riding his horse. He laughed when he was fighting. He even laughed when he was making love to the fair maiden Grinaveer but that As anyone can tell you was a hetonious mistake.

Friday 55 Flash Fiction is brought to you by G-man (Mr Knowitall). The idea is you write a story in exactly 55 words. If you want to take part pop over and let G-man know when you've posted your 55.

News from Pigeon Falls
The little town in my basement where the trains still run, dragons fly, and life is back to normal Now Jon Bergall has reported three of his cows missing. So it would seem as if Pigeon Falls has a cow thief . Constable Marlin Snyder, who you will remember got his CSI training watching television, said, “ This is a very hard case to crack because there is no crime scene. Those city detectives have it so easy.. But here nobody know if the cows were in the upper or lower pasture or even out on the back fourty. They run free all day and wander in to be fed in the evening . But last evening three didn’t wander in. “
He went over the fields as best he could but didn’t find any blood or odd tracks. He thinks there is the possibility that some people in a neighboring town lost their job in the economic turn down and are getting some meat for the table. So he has called all the butcher shops in a hundred mile radius to ask if anybody killed a cow and brought it in for them to cut up into roasts and such. But so far that hasn’t located a single cow. He also checked with DR. Fortress to see if anybody moved cows by train but no one had.
The town council has informed him that if any more cows disappear they are going to have to call in the State Police and some tracking dogs.

Wrap UP
The dragons are joining today you can see them HERE
Or Scroll down and see my poem for the day.
On Monday Ella was sick , probably from all that candy on Easter. But she still wanted to be where everybody else was so we set her up on the couch. Elmer kept looking after her. He's such a good grand elephant even if Granpa gets his name wrong half the time.
I had a good day. I visited every blog on my friends list. I updated the bulletin on St. Mark's Website. I visited the blogs of people doing Friday 55. Now I need a breathing treatment.


Anonymous Anonymous said...

Excellent 55 as par for the course. Uh Oh Cow stealing in Pigeon Falls...hmmmmmmmmmmm

3:38 AM  
Blogger Melli said...

I do hope that picture of Ella was from a few days ago... when she ate all the candy. I hope she's better now.

Loved the 55's today - especially the first one! Looking forward to more giggles from Sir Laughsalot!

These missin' cows is a bloomin' mystery! The constable oughta look HIGH and low... I understand sOMe folks keep cows on their roof!

4:26 AM  
Blogger Shadow said...

oh, my 'servants' sleep with me all the time, heee heeee heeee. what a cool 55! and isn't ella lucky to have edward looking after her..

4:29 AM  
Blogger g-man said...

Dr. John Rockin the House!!!
Loved your Doggie 55..
So far the continual 55 is readable, and funny...Thanks
Have a Wonderful Week-End...G

4:35 AM  
Blogger Akelamalu said...

Love the doggie 55 Dr. John. I'm happy doggie is being treated kindly. :)

4:51 AM  
Blogger Hootin Anni said...

....and here I had it pictured that maybe it was Thomas Jefferson's Sally Hemmings...but nope. What a boner. [oops, sorry]

My 55 is posted. Scroll down below the Friday's Show n Tell to find it. Have a super weekend.

4:59 AM  
Blogger One Prayer Girl said...

Thanks for visiting my site and your comment.

This is my first visit to your blog and I really liked your 55 and everything else I found here.

Prayer Girl

5:26 AM  
Blogger lime said...

hahaha, seems i am not the only one with a surprise at the end of my 55.

6:14 AM  
Blogger Carver said...

Love the quote of the today. Also, enjoyed the glimpse of Sir Laughsalot.

7:12 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Poor Ella! I hope she feels better soon. :)

8:06 AM  
Blogger Connie T. said...

Nice slave dog 55.

8:47 AM  
Blogger Cha Cha said...

I wonder what my little kittie would write if she were to delve into the World of 55....

She does like to try and type just like her mommy. She even tries to text with me on my cellphone.

I, too, am enjoying the li'l Ella picture. :)

9:14 AM  
Blogger Robynn's Ravings said...

LOVE the quote....might have to post it on my site one of these days, if you don't mind. I think it's the reason most of us start out here in Blogland. And how you do all that in 55 words is amazing! Brevity is never what I lead with as YOU can tell, I'm sure. :)

Thanks so much for stopping by and I'll bet you have stories GALORE about your pigeon time. I squeeze life for stories like I squeeze a dollar. I make it go as far as I can ut we don't always eat well. lol

9:17 AM  
Blogger Maude Lynn said...

I love the 55s!

Get well soon, Ella!

9:30 AM  
Blogger Nessa said...

I like your quote today and I like the ongoing flash 55 story idea and since when do you need permission to make up your own rules?

10:46 AM  
Blogger Vicky said...

Oh I am wising up and suspended my beliefs till I got to the end of 55! But you make it oh so hard to do so. I too love the quote!!

10:52 AM  
Blogger juliana said...

i absolutely love the quote, and both 55s were great!
more mystery in pigeon falls? phew!

11:16 AM  
Blogger Jientje said...

Poor Ella!!

Sir Laughsalot mae me smile! he's some character!

11:22 AM  
Blogger Kathy said...

Oh poor Ella. Give her a hug & kiss for me.

2:18 PM  
Blogger Mona said...

That is a great 55ve with a surprise ending! :D I love it!

3:12 PM  
Blogger Voegtli said...

I like this 55 thing. As soon as I have settled again, I will start it. Right now, I am a bit tied up, preparing my Sri Lanka mission.

8:13 PM  
Blogger Eaton Bennett aka Berenice Albrecht said...

Oh a dog should know without a shadow of a doubt he is loved...poor puppy, I thought he wasn't really sure. Sir Laughsalot put his life on the line laughing at Grinaveer during...~blushing~ Fun 55's :))

10:44 PM  
Blogger aims said...

I miss one day and come back and look what's happened! You've posted a TON of stuff to read and they still haven't got anywhere with the cows.

Poor Ella.

10:26 AM  
Blogger Noe Noe Girl...A Queen of all Trades. said...

Awesome 55!
Whats wrong with Ella?

1:14 PM  

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