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Friday, April 04, 2008

Friday 55

Alright folks, the object of the game is to write a story using exactly 55 words. Susie is the one that started it all, but she has passed the monitoring duties into G-Man’s capable hands. So if you participate, be sure to leave a comment on his blog so others will know how to find your story.

Fingers grip me, tender, rough, urgent. She gulps in air between the moans. Her body glistens with sweat. My hands slide under her, grip her shoulder, brings her closer. She gasps. She pushes. Her body falls limp. I grip her hand. The baby’s cry pulls me away. Tears of mourning fall on tears of life.



At 4:53 AM, Blogger G-Man said...


Gosh everyone has this sad little twist today.

Very descriptive, very well done, and thanks for playing...G

At 4:58 AM, Blogger James Goodman-Horror Writer said...

Yeah, I'm starting to see that as I make my rounds, Galen... lol, great minds and all that. :D

Thanks for the kind words.

At 5:39 AM, Blogger Breazy said...

I think this is one of the best 55's I have ever read. There is nothing as beautiful as a new life entering the world.

Have a great weekend!

At 5:47 AM, Blogger lime said...

i remember this one from the first time you posted it. it is so incredibly powerful. takes my breath away.

At 5:53 AM, Blogger James Goodman-Horror Writer said...

Aw, thanks, Breazy. Death and life, the cycle...it truly is a wonderous event. You have a great weekend too. :D

Thanks, Lime. I've been slammed this week with the day job, so I didn't have time to write a new one. :D I'm glad you still enjoyed it though. :D

At 6:21 AM, Blogger Akelamalu said...

Oh dear, we're all melancholy this week aren't we?

Great 55 James it brought tears to my eyes. :(

At 8:06 AM, Blogger S said...

If I had the time to write a 55 today, I would have written it about murdering someone in my life who is really playing dirty.

I might do it later.

Have a good weekend James

Is this a true 55? I hope its fiction.

At 8:17 AM, Blogger James Goodman-Horror Writer said...

Indeed we are, Akelamalu. Sorry for the tears...

Oh, that sounds like an interesting 55, S. If you do it, let me know so I can read it. :D

No, thankfully, it's a product of my imagination.

At 8:27 AM, Blogger ciara said...

crikey! tearful 55s everywhere! great one though :)

At 8:34 AM, Blogger James Goodman-Horror Writer said...

Thank you, Ciara. :D

At 12:42 PM, Blogger snowelf said...

James, this is both brilliant and beautiful. Isn't it funny how we all seem to conicide our moods sometimes? (Although I didn't write a somber 55 today-mines just getting to some more action! :) )

I just had to come and see you and thank you for coming by to visit me. Have a great weekend James, and I will be adding you to my blog roll soon too.

take care,


At 12:46 PM, Blogger James Goodman-Horror Writer said...

Thank you so much for the kind words, Snowelf. I'm looking forward to reading more about Delia. :D

I appreciate the visit. Drop by any time and I will add you to my blog roll as well. :D

At 5:12 PM, Blogger Mona said...

now THAT is s true horror story!!!

What horror to have a baby! I remember my 'horror' experience...

I have it all documented in one o my posts out there on my blog :)

btwn: as usual, excellent expression!

At 8:16 PM, Blogger Donnetta Lee said...

Hi, James: I like this exercise. I did one before my last post. May do another! Enjoyed this one of yours. Aren't these fun?

At 12:44 PM, Blogger James Goodman-Horror Writer said...

Thank you, Mona. I'll have to search for that post. :D

Hi, Donnetta. Oh, I do enjoy the 55. I'll swing by and check it out. :D

At 6:04 AM, Blogger G-Man said...

Enjoy your 'mini' vacation over the week-end James?


just teasing..
I usually don't post for 2 days after my 55, it's a nice break...G

At 6:20 AM, Blogger James Goodman-Horror Writer said...

lol, G-man. Once the weather starts getting warmer, we're hardly ever at home on the weekends. Definately not long enough to post new blogs. :D

I normally have one up early on Monday morning, but I was running a bit behind today. :D


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