Friday, November 13, 2009

55 Time

“Let me get this straight,” he replied, eyeing her oddly. “You write for free and in return strangers you don’t know, never met, make comments. And this makes you feel good?”


“Strangers are just friends you haven’t met yet,” she smiled.


Blog world.


Confusing place to the non-computer literate spouse.


Playground to those who understand.




If you write one of these 55 word stories, be sure to let the G-Man know.

22 comments:

anthonynorth said...

And an excellent playground. Good 55.

Alice Audrey said...

You need to do what I did, and get the spouse hooked.

Brian Miller said...

lol. too true...have had a couple of those let me et this straight conversations...buts its just so fun...great 55! have a great weekend!

mine is up!

Monkey Man said...

Perfectly stated. I like the playground and have a spouse who contributes. My 55 is up and here.

Susan at Stony River said...

LOL! Reminds me of my husband's bewildered stare when your wonderful box showed up for the kids! OMG, her invisible friends are REEEEEAAALLLL!!!
ROFL
What a great 55!

Winifred said...

Oh this was good. It reminded me of those Bob Newhart monologues I used to love.

"You set fire to it, and then what happens, Walt? You breathe in the smoke. ... You call them a cigarette!"

Kerry said...

I stumbled upon your site through the "55 club". I am new to blogging and my blog has no bells or whistles, just writing, but I am so enjoying following such great people. I live in France so don't share a time zone but have a love of words in common.

Kerry said...

sorry. my blog wouldn't come up, maybe because it is wordpress, so here it is, kerrycharacters.wordpress.com

savannah said...

i love the 55 concept, sugar, but i swear, for the life of me, i can't even comment in under 55 words about why i can't write a short story in 55 words! ok, maybe this time i did come in under 55, but it's a fluke! i LOVE your entry by the way! xoxoxox

Jimmy Bastard said...

Very clever...

Dulce said...

Great 55. It says so much about some people...?
Mine's up as well.

enchantedoak said...

Funny, my spouse thinks the same thing. Mine is up.

Chef Kar said...

Ah yes, a playground of strangers where we all seem to play nice and get along. Wonderful 55 capturing what we do and, perhaps, why.

Mine is up:
Friday Flash 55 ~ DELETE

mapstew said...

When I stopped blogging, for a couple of weeks, my wife pushed me back into it! She reckons it's my therapy!

Have a good weekend.

xxx

Tall Kay said...

Awww! This is so true! To someone who has never done it, it must sound really crazy! But we KNOW differently, cause we Know! Brilliant 55 story that really does say it all!

G-Man said...

You hit the nail on the head with this one!
It's our Great Escape without leaving the house!
Excellent 55 Hope...
Thank You for this Rockin Contribution, and thank you for visiting...
Have a Wonderful Week-End....G

Titus said...

Meet you at the swings! Or roundabouts ...?

hope said...

It is a fun place to play, isn't it anthonynorth?

Alice Audrey, he doesn't even want to turn the thing on! I have to check the business e-mail for him. ;)

Brian, isn't it fun to watch people's expressions?

Monkey Man; that's good but hubby's not interested. He's an outdoors kind of guy.

Susan, I wish I COULD'VE seen that! :)

Winifred, you're exactly right!

Kerry, glad to have you! I'll be reading everyone later today...after my chores are done. Saturdays are catch up days for me.

savannah, I swear you should try it. I use to look askance at the editor of the kid's magazine I wrote for when she'd say, "Less than 500 words!" And yet I've learned and it is fun.

Jimmy: I just love a man of few words who can still offer a compliment. ;)

Thanks Dulce and enchanted oak. I'll be visiting you both later.

Chef Kar, can you whip us up something special that will make us ALL play nice ALL the time?

Map: it's not only therapeutic, it keeps the family happy...because I can complain to y'all instead. ;)

Thank you kindly Tall Kay [says the short little hope person].

G-Man I aim to please...and knowing that the Grand Poobah of 55s likes, is a good feeling.

Titus....I prefer the swings. Makes you feel as if you can fly like a bird. :)

Larry said...

Hello hope:
I just wanted to come see what all the hooopla was all about sometimes poople have a hard time with the realness of people on the internet. I enjoyed your 55 you said it as it was. Thanks for dropping by This Blog OF Mine and leaving the comment you left was sweet. I look forward to reading you again...

see you next Friday.
Larry Moon


This Blog OF Mine

Bubbie said...

You said that SO WELL!!! Like it was all meant to be said in 55 words! We can ALL relate.

hope said...

Larry, the best thing about 55s is getting to read folks you might never have found. Have a good week!

Thanks Bubbie. Hope to see you again.

Mona said...

indeed! that is what it is about!