Friday, August 28, 2009

Friday Flash

It's that time again! If you write one of these 55 word challenges, [yes a story this short is a challenge, at least for me!] make sure you let the G-Man know.




There hadn’t been a plan. No, it was a random moment. One born of ignorance and innocence. Yet permanently life changing.


The choice would one day evolve into a family joke: keep the brand new, baby blue Chevy convertible….or the baby on the way?


At times I wonder if they wished they’d kept the car.




Okay Susan....does that sound like the opening to a memoir? :)

16 comments:

g-man said...

Hope....
Excellent 55!!!
I'm glad you are partaking in the weekly exercize of fun, challenge, and creativity.
You do a Damn Fine Job!!
Thanks for visiting, and have a Kick-Ass Week-End....G

g-man said...

God I LOVE being FIRST!!!!!
It makes me wanna yell....
YAHTZEE!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Poetikat said...

Sounds like the opening to a novel - one I would want to read.

Kat

Mona said...

awwww, That is so sad! did they lose both the car AND the baby? It seems so...

Mom of Opiate Addict said...

A great 55! A choice many have had to make I am sure.

Susan at Stony River said...

ROFL, an EXCELLENT memoir start! It wasn't about you, was it? (OMG)

Love that Yahtzee comment you got---roflmao!

Dulce said...

You've got great imagination.Nice 55... Will it continue. I agree it's like the beginning of a novel
:)

hope said...

G-man...thanks, twice. :) It has not only been fun, it makes me think twice about how I write.

Ah Kat, don't get Susan started on me about that. :)

No Mona, they chose to keep me. I have had to hear about the car's sacrifice, however, for my entire life. ;)

Mom of...glad you dropped by. I tried to break them in slowly, as parents.

Susan...oh yeah. I was the "honeymoon surprise"...the little souvenir they had to raise. That wasn't even the worst of it. They were convinced....maybe, next week. ;)

Dulce, only time will tell. You see I've been sitting on a particular 55 for over 2 months now because there's a photo to go with it...that my senile little brother can't remember to bring me. Then again, he's now over 40, so maybe it's a serious memory problem at this point. ;)

steven said...

yeahhhh hope that kicks butt!!!! nice piece !!!!! wooooohaaa!!!!!! i'm right inside the car with her thinking that thought and wondering what she's thinking . . . . . steven

Titus said...

Oooh brilliant!

And now I've read the comments I want more, more , more (which kind of defeats the 55 words, but come on ....)

hope said...

Steven, the only time I ever "talked back" to my Mom was when she was telling that story for the 50th time and 15 year old me smarted off with, "You should've kept the car!"

Maybe I should point out that I wasn't actually conceived in the car. That I know of. They did drive it to Florida for their honeymoon. Hmmmm.

Titus, I was just thinking that since I can't decide what I want to be when I grow up,[and get a job better than the current one!] perhaps I should write a book of 55s. You know, "Stories for people with not a lot of time on their hands...or the attention span of a flea." ;)

Monkey Man said...

Soooo glad they didn't get the car. If they did, we would have been robbed of the opportunity to read this great 55.

Matthew said...

This is exceptional and I loved the idea in yesterday's posting too. I shall return, if you don't mind? :)

Cat said...

Amazing 55 Hope - so good I want more.

hope said...

Monkey Man, actually they already HAD the car...which is why I was tormented throughout childhood by being teased that they'd decide to keep me and sell the car. ;)

Matthew well I certainly hope you'll come back! In fact on my list of things to do is visit your blog again.

Cat...if Susan gets her way, I will be gently encouraged to keep going and make it a series. :)

Hope everyone has a great weekend!

Lou said...

Thanks for starting with me this week. This week, I end with you;)

What a charming 55, really good! And as a mother of two adult children, I'm certain they would not have changed a thing.