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Friday, September 05, 2008

Friday 55

Welcome to Friday 55. 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.



Sand burns my eyes, but I don’t dare blink. They’re close, sounds like three of them. My rifle’s useless, a bullet smashed through its chamber in the ambush. The rest of my squad have fallen. The enemy still searchs. I grip a blade in each hand and spring from my hole. No one lives forever.

Don’t forget to stop by Oh, Get a Grip! today. This week we are discussing the pros and cons of series books.

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15 Comments:

At 5:39 AM, Blogger Mona said...

Yahtzeee!With an extra E

 
At 5:41 AM, Blogger Mona said...

yeah no one does! so do or die!
Way to go!

 
At 6:18 AM, Blogger Kelly Kirch said...

Excellent post, James. I can "see" it.

 
At 6:18 AM, Blogger lime said...

even with a mere 55 words you take us right into that hole with your character!

 
At 7:23 AM, Blogger Breazy said...

Excellent! Is this by chance and excerpt from one of your short stories that was recently published in a book with other authors?

Very good 55!

have a great weekend!

 
At 7:56 AM, Blogger Missy said...

Oh I likey this. Very suspenseful.

Have a great weekend James

 
At 8:02 AM, Blogger James Goodman said...

lol, exactly, Mona. :D

Thanks, Kelly. Oddly enough, I can too. :D

I aim to please, Lime. :D


Actually, no, Breazy. This is a stand alone piece, but now that you mention it, it could go nicely with that one. :D I hope you have a great weekend too.

Thanks, Missy. :D you have a great weekend too.

 
At 8:34 AM, Blogger ciara said...

i thought of war and how useless it can be. at least that's my take on your 55. LOL great job, james.

i'm up as well.

 
At 11:43 AM, Blogger Akelamalu said...

Oh very Gung Ho - I like it James. :)

 
At 11:55 AM, Blogger barman said...

Wow, very vivid. You can just feel all that is going on. Nicely done as always.

 
At 5:01 PM, Blogger G-Man said...

Wow James...Another Gem!!!
Very intense and powerful..
Thanks for sharing. Have a Great Week-End Brother...Welcome Back!

 
At 5:52 PM, Blogger Donnetta Lee said...

Right there with your theme, James. Hubby is trying to get help from the VA for his noise induced hearing loss. It happened in Vietnam. VA says he has to report the exact place and time of the incident that caused his injury. ha All he can remember is 1966 and Street without Joy--no specific time or city. Finally, he remembered the last name of one young man who died standing beside him when the unit was attacked. So, I've been searching on the internet for info about this kid's death--trying to establish that much to help hubby with the VA. So sad.
Donnetta

 
At 12:14 AM, Blogger Mona said...

& what twist are you talking about? there is NO twist in my 55ve!
..it is entitled 'Paper Boat'...

There is always significance in the title...

 
At 9:16 AM, Blogger James Goodman said...

lol, perhaps it was just a twist to me then, Mona. When I first started reading, I thought it was the fancies of a girl who made the paper boat, I wasn't expecting the story to be from the actual boat's perspective. :D

 
At 11:49 PM, Blogger Mona said...

Oh! now I think of it , it IS indeed a twist of sorts!

Thanks for pointing that out to me! :D

 

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