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Friday, December 19, 2008

Friday 55

Welcome to Friday 55. The object of the exercise 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.

Want to play along? Let me know if you do so that I can come read your entries.

Elbow pads, check. Knee pads, check. Steel toed boots, check. Flack vest, check. Helmet with face shield, check. I wish I had a riot control shield, but hopefully…this will be enough. I have to drop into a real hot spot. Picking up essentials at the local Wal-Mart this time of year is pure hell.

As it is that time of year, I have a special present for all of my readers: A free short story.
You can read it Here.

Happy Reading!!!!



At 5:36 AM, Blogger Breazy said...

I left you a comment there as well but wanted to leave one here too. The story was great!

I hope you and your family are all doing well and are ready for the upcoming holiday.

Have a great weekend! :)

At 6:02 AM, Blogger Mona said...


LOL! Indeed it is a rushy time!

At 6:07 AM, Blogger lime said...

ain't it the truth! i have tried to avoid that place completely but there is something i haven't found anywhere else. can i borrow your gear?

At 7:57 AM, Blogger barman said...

If we go in in numbers we should be OK. I will take the blocking position since I am a big guy. You guys can flank in behind. WE CAN DO THIS!

Happy Birthday James.

At 8:25 AM, Blogger Breazy said...

You will have to excuse me James, my brain is muddled this morning with thoughts of everything I have to do today and plus dealing with a nasty little sinus infection. I meant to say when I commented earlier here and when I read the short story.....


Good grief, I am horrible aren't I? I was in the kitchen finishing up the fruit tray for my sons Christmas party in a bit and I thought...OMG I didn't tell James Happy Birthday. Anyways, I apologize for the delay.


At 8:40 AM, Blogger ciara said...

happy birthday, james! hope you're day is just wonderful and filled with lots of love & laughter.

can i tell u that i HATE shopping @ walmart, but i do it cos sometimes they have the lowest prices. :-/ funny 55 :) gonna go read your story. xo

i have no 55 again this week, but another poem. if you have time, check it out.

At 8:43 AM, Blogger Rastaman said...

I stay out of there whenever possible, lol.

At 10:40 AM, Blogger Akelamalu said...

It's your birthday??


Oh the there's so much truth in your 55 words - it's hell out there!

At 5:50 PM, Blogger g-man said...

No Kidding, especially on Black Friday!!

Excellent Twist Birthday Boy!!!

Great 55, thanks for visiting, thanks for playing, and have a Wonderful Christmas!!!

At 9:11 AM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Happy Birthday!!! And if that 55 could be any more true, then I don't know about it. People are INSANE right now.

At 2:39 PM, Blogger Donnetta Lee said...

Hi, James: Hope all is well with you. That WalMart is a war zone, sure enough! I'll run over and read your story. How are things going in your part of the state? It is COLD here in Edmond. Stay warm. D

At 6:37 AM, Blogger Mona said...

Merry Christmas James & family!

At 5:38 PM, Blogger Donnetta Lee said...


At 9:01 PM, Blogger Jerry said...

Merry Christmas, James!

At 12:56 PM, Blogger Anny Cook said...

Happy Birthday, Merry Christmas, and Happy New Year! Excellent 55!!!


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