Friday, October 23, 2009

The Conductor

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 was the last performance of the season,
Beethoven’s 9th Symphony, which required extra effort from the basses at the end.
They were all plastered.
Then he knocked over his music stand.

As he stood in front of his orchestra,

it was the bottom of the 9th, no score and the basses were loaded.

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 ninth chapter in the exciting ongoing adventures of Sir Laughsalot and Robberhood. The ballad of the throne taken from the palace archives.
The entire story to date is HERE
The most recent chapters are HERE

The Gray Knight sat in his thatched roof cottage drinking beer.
Above him, in the loft, he had stowed the king's precious golden throne.
He was laughing when the ceiling gave way and the throne crushed him to death.
There is a moral to this story
People who live in grass houses shouldn't stow thrones.

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


Anonymous said... your 55. OMG The Gray Knight 55 is just too funny. I really liked that one :)

quilly said...

Both of these puns are top of the line funny! You're the MAN, Dr. John!

Nessa said...

Oh, they are all so good. I love the video.

Flash 55 - Home of Our Own

anthonynorth said...

Both excellent wordplay. Marvellous.

♥ Boomer ♥ said...

You have outdone yourself! How can you do that so often? Amazing ... your gift with words!

Dulce said...

Really funny one... I imagine that knight falling not being my favourite ONe >You!

lime said...

bwahahahaha. i love a good pun.

boots said...

I loved the pun as well! I love those kinds of stories/jokes. funny thing is I forget the ending quickly so you could probably tell me again next week and I would love it all over again! put up my 55 HERE

Hootin' Anni said...

Dang Doc...I keep saying this over and over each Friday...but your 55 is once again, excellent.

My 55 is posted, if you'd like to stop by and read along with me. As always, scroll down below my Show n Tell Friday submission. Click HERE

Have a glorious weekend.

Brian Miller said...

not just one groan but thanks for the chuckles this morning. spectacular 55s!

mine is up!

Susan at Stony River said...

That's my kind of symphony! LOL But the demise of the Gray Knight---Oh, I've got to pass that one on, it's too good!

Anonymous said...

I love coming here every week. The puns are great, the imagery terrific and I always leave with a smile on my face. Thank you, thank you.

You'll find my 55 here:

Friday Flash 55 ~ Drifting.

Enjoy your weekend,

Chef Kar

Ofira Sephiroth said...

lmao...this is awesome.

clean and crazy said...

you have me giggling still!! i love your 55!!! mine is up too!!

Alice Audrey said...

Grooooooan. That's awful! *huge grin* Both of them.

Mama Zen said...

That totally cracked me up, Dr. John!

Lulda Casadaga said...

Liked em both...Did the Yankees win yet?? :) mines up...

Melli said...

ROFLMBO!!! You are sooooooo funny! I LOVED this! Especially the first one!

Mona said...

You always outdo yourself!

hope said...

I usually save your 55 for last so I can grin the rest of the day. :)

Felicitas said...

Very funny! However, I am now going to have to get to know the Gray Knight a little better - as this was only my introduction to him. (Looking forward to reading the archives!)

Steve E. said...

When I played in the symphony, the violinist was loaded...ME! Thanks for the laugh!


G-Man said...

NEVER say anything about my groaners!!
Wow...I'm still emiting a low gutteral sound!
Excellent 55 though...:-)
You Rock Neenah, Peshtigo, and all parts South of Eagle River!
Have a Glorious Week-End...G

Jim said...

Hi Doc, I hope the best for your exam grades. I didn't know you were a student, an enrolled one, that is.
I would say I learned my lesson, hoarding can be bad for you.
I won't play but finally Quilly picked a word I know. Pigritude.

Larry said...

Dr John
Thanks for stopping bye my place to leave a comment .loved it . Thanks Again

jabblog said...

What a supple mind you have - great stuff!