Friday, September 14, 2007

55 Fiction Friday! September 14, 2007

It's time again for 55 Fiction Friday!
Quick explanation: 55 fiction is a very, very short story of exactly 55 words. It needs to have a character, conflict and resolution.

The Wikipedia article on 55 Fiction is here and some great examples are here..

If you'd like to play along, I tell you how at the end of this post.

CaveBtch is playing this week!
Is there a Chef in the House?

Damn, Helen hated making fried chicken. Too raw, too done, too greasy. The last time she made fried chicken it was just embarrassing and there were witnesses. Bad fried chicken and the bananna pudding that was like soup. Helen just shouldn't make Southern food; she sucks at it. She thinks she'll go to Popeye's instead.

Ima notes: Helen is a chef!

Lydia, at Nothing Rhymes with Lydia... Well, Except That, has started doing 55 Fiction with us, too. Go check out her first 55! I think she's got a real talent for this. I'm also so very excited as I will be meeting Lydia next weekend in Boston when all of TeamGDT gathers to Race for the Cure!

Here's my 55 for this week:
Thank You for Your Support

Designer Jacob Wilson announced today that he has developed the perfect brassiere.

“This bra hides embarrassing nipple erections caused by cold or arousal and eliminates bouncing of breasts by using lightweight, yet strong, structural materials,” he claimed at the press conference.

He was severely beaten by a crowd of angry men immediately after his announcement.

Another note: My 55 today is based on an old joke that I've modified for my Boob Week 55.
Come play! Add your story to the comments or put it on your blog and I'll link to it. It's fun. You'll like it.


Sgt said...

Melons of Life
My wife smiled as I held those beautiful globes. They felt great. Sure I can remember when they used to be firmer, but that was years ago. Everything changes. The admiration of knowing my children were nourished by them made them even more appealing.

So are the cantaloupes ripe?” she interrupted. “The store closes soon.

Ima Wurdibitsch said...

Excellent use of boobie subterfuge, SGT! I love it!

Lydia said...

Yay, boobs!

Thanks for the link, Ima. Also, I have a friend with the same name as your brassiere designer. He'd be sorely disappointed to invent something that takes such pleasures away from him.

Sgt said...

Thanks. I felt it appropriate.

MrWurdi said...

Such a Boob!

Every thing is fitting together like magic, creating the perfect scene. A beautiful, enchanting body of work, perfect shape and symmetry. Supported and ready for display, for the entire world to see. No artist could have drawn these pieces in concert as well.

Great! Now I’ve missed the post deadline, no-one will read it now…

Sgt said...

Excellent as always MrWurdi. You must have some muse for stories like this ;-)

Marcia said...

PowerPoint presentations can be pretentious, and quite power-less, especially when presenters print pages and pages for personal penning of propositions to propagate. Paula preferred the paper as she precipitously penciled profiles of participants. Paula peered at a person playing pensively with her portfolio, then pounded the pulpit, clicking the pointer for the next slide.

MrWurdi said...

Sgt, thanks!

Actually I have a spectacular pair of them... well, at my disposal at least. For my examination, or manipulation…. Is oglation a word?

Oh… you know that feeling when you’ve said too much… yeah

Sgt said...

@Marcia: Perfectly presented. Praises!

@MrWurdi: It's ok, I won't tell anyone. Oglate away.

Dagpotter said...
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Dagpotter said...

Sorry try again -

“What is it, Holmes?” asked Watson. The Great Detective answered. There are exactly fifty-five words in this story. It must be a clue!”
The Case of the Dead Author had puzzled them for weeks. He thought and read. “Aha, I know. Reading every fifth letter from the back of the story says “Eve killed me.”

phishez_rule said...

Why would girls want to hide nipple erections? They draw attention away from body flaws.

So if we want to contribute, do we email them to you?

Ima Wurdibitsch said...

Isn't nice how SGT and MrWurdi bond over boobies?? I love it.

Marcia, I loved your 55! Your alliterative ability amazed!

Welcome, Dag! I'm glad you decided to play with us. I'm still puzzling over your clue, though.

Phishez, I agree. Nipples should be celebrated for the good work they do. Please play with us this week!

I'm going to be leaving for Boston and the RACE FOR THE CURE early Friday morning but will post the 55 before I leave.