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Friday, May 09, 2008

Friday 55

Alright folks, the object of the game is to write a story using exactly 55 words. If you participate, be sure to drop a comment at G-Man’s blog so others will know how to find your story.




The aroma of Listerine and dime-store aftershave barely covers the smell of Black Velvet. A gnarled hand touches my shoulder, a nod, a smile, a hint of mischief in his eye. He leans back in the chair, knee proffered. It’s story time. I gladly accept. I wake before the tale begins. I miss my grandfather.

I also wanted to remind everyone that I’m blogging over at Oh, Get a Grip! tomorrow. This week’s topic is Predators of the human variety(loosest sense of the word I’m sure).

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14 Comments:

At 5:27 AM, Blogger lime said...

oh, i can so totally identify with this one. wonderful conjuring, james.

oh, and....YAHTZEE!!!

 
At 5:33 AM, Blogger James Goodman, Author said...

lol, yahtzee indeed. :D Thank you for the kind words, Lime. :D

 
At 6:04 AM, Blogger Kelly Kirch said...

Your music is cool, but I never expect it and am forever startled when it starts up. Sigh.

Good 55. I was expecting death wrapped in velvet and gnarled knees. :)

 
At 6:10 AM, Blogger James Goodman, Author said...

lol, if it's any consolation, it startles me too. :D

 
At 6:22 AM, Blogger Kelly Kirch said...

Actually yeah, I do feel better knowing that. :)

 
At 8:43 AM, Blogger ciara said...

i see i'm not the only one who was startled by your music! LOL

wow, a great 55. very touching :)

 
At 10:12 AM, Blogger Akelamalu said...

A touching 55 James, I was expecting something sinister - I'm pleased it wasn't. :)

 
At 11:23 AM, Blogger snowelf said...

I was expecting something sinister too--I love being surprised either way. And I can totally smell the cologne from your description. :)

have a great weekend!
--snow

 
At 11:39 AM, Blogger smarmoofus said...

Wistful... I love it! I guess I don't know you well enough, James. I was not expecting something sinister. I think it was the hint of mischief that reassured me. Sinister deeds are rarely preceded by mischievous glances. Sinful sometimes, maybe, but not sinister.

-smarmoofus

 
At 12:10 PM, Blogger Mona said...

:(

Now I miss my Granny ( Sniff!)

 
At 12:21 PM, Blogger James Goodman, Author said...

lol, Kelly I'm glad. :D

Sorry for the scare, Ciara. I'd much rather move you with my words that my choice in music. :D

lol, AK... I can be wistful as well as sinister. Horror writers aren't all bad. :D

Aw, thanks, Snowelf. I love giving surprises either way. :D You have a great weekend as well.

Hi smarmoofus, wistful is exactly what I was going for. :D Indeed, to me mischief is the predacessor of kind hearted acts of anarchy. :D

Ah, sorry for the sniffles, Mona. But I'm glad you were moved by the post. :D

 
At 3:39 PM, Blogger G-Man said...

James...
Wonderful Imagry!!
Very touching, and it brings back swell memories also!!
Thanks for playing, and have a great week-end!
Galen

 
At 5:45 PM, Blogger Donnetta Lee said...

Sweet. Makes me think of Grandpa Breeze. Brought it back to me, James. (my 55 is up) Donnetta

 
At 7:37 AM, Blogger James Goodman, Author said...

Much obliged, G-man. You have a great weeked too.

Thanks, Donnetta. I'll swing by an check it out. :D

 

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