Friday, September 25, 2009


Flash Fiction 55
Friday 55 Flash Fiction is brought to you by G-man (Mr Knowitall). The idea is you write a story in exactly 55 words. If you want to take part pop over and let G-man know when you've posted your 55.Here is today's story:


It put him down.
It kept him down.
He felt oppressed.
He tried to right the situation
He tried to set himself and others free.
He knew that some had succeeded.
Some had broken loose.
He saw them on TV in their freedom.
He was forever doomed to be held down.
He couldn't escape


Since I discovered it was okay I am writing a second flash 55 which will be a continuous story but a complete story every week. Here then is the twenty fourth chapter in the exciting ongoing adventures of Sir Laughsalot and Robberhood
The entire story to date is HERE
The most recent chapters are HERE

Sir Laughsalot had stopped laughing .
In fact he was crying.
He could not ride a six inch horse.
He could ride a large frog, a giraffe, and perhaps a snail but not a six inch horse.
The incompetent wizard Moreless waved his hand again.
Puff. The real horse was back.
And laughter returned to Laughsalot..

Of course the dragons were busy today you can see them HERE.


Anonymous said...

Once again, you have out done yourself. Very clever. Well done my friend. Gravity...too funny ;)

boots said...

Dr. John,
You have alot of talent here! I love the pics to help tell the story. (My fav is road runner)and nope I didnt know who was holding him down!

My 55 is HERE.)

Anonymous said...

Great little twist! Please enjoy my 55 for this week.


Chef Kar

Hootin' Anni said...

Beep beep....the roadrunner's after you.

Mine is posted always, scroll down below my Friday's show n tell.

Anonymous said...

Enjoyed it very much, especially that coyote, he's such a crazy clown.

lime said...

LOL, i too fought gravity and gravity won.

anthonynorth said...

As always, loved the ending.

Melli said...

I did NOT see Gravity coming! I was wondering what WAS coming... but I definitely did not "get it"!

I'm so glad Laughsalot got his horse back!

Alice Audrey said...

You have to go to some extraordinary lengths to get away from gravity.

Dulce said...

Love it. Especially that ending, surprising... I like your poems, they are good yes they are.
Thank you Dr.

Bill ~ {The Old Fart} said...

Gravity ~ A Heavy Subject

Mama Zen said...

You know what they say; gravity sucks!

G-Man said...

You obviously understand the gravity of the 55 Doc!
Outstanding contribution to the Funfest...
Thank you as always for visiting other 55ers, and have a Great Week-End...G

clean and crazy said...

Ha,Ha,HA, ha HEE hee, hee
this is too much, i thought it was going to be really profound!!

and for this one i know Mel Blanc is tipping his halo to you sir!! great job!!

Susan at Stony River said...

I'm glad Sir L got his laughs back; I had one too when I got to "Gravity". Love it!

Connie said...

I like them both. I could not, would not like to ride a large frog. They would always be jumping in water, or going into holes under the house and then there would be large spiders to contend with.

Cat said...

I think I am fighting gravity as I write this...Great 55! or two even!

Tall Kay said...

Your 55ves always have such a wonderful twist! The pictures really make it fun! Great 55!

hope said...

Gravity...I actually have a Wile E Coyote plaque on the wall in my office.

Hey, I work for local government. It ALWAYS feels like that rocky ledge under me is starting to crumble. :)

As always, thanks for the giggle.

CJ said...

Clever, as usual. I always enjoy your twists at the end. You're a modern-day O'Henry.

Find my Flash 55 for this week HERE.

Mona said...

dr. john I always love your word play! :)

& That header is cool!

jabblog said...

Very good - where would we be without gravity?

ciara said...

gravity is good for the most part...except when women get older if ya know what i mean lol

i'm glad laughsalot can laugh again ;0)

great 55s.