Thursday, November 5, 2009

Flash Fiction Friday

You know the drill. Oh, new here? The drill is simple: write a story in only 55 words (yes, really). Then let the G-Man know all about it. Have a great weekend!

“Okay troops. Go!” chanted the leader.

The first one out laughed, “Geronimo!”

One by one they flung themselves into the autumn air.

“Looks fun,” sighed the pine tree as the leaves flew past.

“Yeah, until THEY arrive,” snickered the second pine.

Running toward the leaf pile,
the children flung themselves into the air yelling, “Geronimo!”


Brian Miller said...

too cute. my boys love to play in the leaves...i imagine we will be raking piles this weekend. great 55.

mine is up!

Susan at Stony River said...

Be careful what you wish for!
Love that photo.

G-Man said...

Hope....I LOVED this !!
Excellent 55 My Dear.
One of the best Autumn 55's yet!
You Rock baby!!!
Thanks for this fine contribution, and have a Kick-Ass Week-End...G

hope said...

Brian I use to love doing the same! Then again, I would help Dad re-rake the pile. :)

Thanks Susan...this one kind of wrote itself. I was on the way to that second place when I drove under a tree. There was a light breeze and I was literally in a shower of leaves. :)

G-Man, you have made my day. Always good news to hear one has pleased the Master. ;) Good weekend to you too!

Peggy said...

Loved to watch my children jump in the leaves. Great time of year and great Flash Friday subject!
Today was a beautiful day up here and it looked just like your photo!

Bill ~ {The Old Fart} said...

Wonderful, love your words.

mapstew said...

There is a beautiful forest just a short drive from where we live, and it is just wonderful in the Autumn.
Now if only the bloody rain would stop for a while!


Larry said...

Oh yes I remember a few Autumn days enjoyed lying around in the autumn leaves and sun with Linda. GREAT 55 Hope was nice to recieve your comment made my day it did at that. GREAT 55.
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Mona said...

That is such a cute 55ve! Love the imagery!

Susan Anderson said...

This was the best one I read this week! Awesome 55. Thanks for stopping by. Care to play a new game I'm starting?

hope said...

Peggy, sounds like you're having lovely weather! This is my favorite time of year [after the pollen is gone!]

Thanks Bill! The kid in me will never grow up.

Map, wish I could trap some of the sun outside my window and send it your way!

Thanks Mona! Leaves should be for something more than dressing the trees. ;)

Hi Larry! These 55s are one of the highlights of my week and I enjoy finding new folks like you to read.

Susan A. I'm headed your way to check it out.

Akelamalu said...

Oh what fun - I loved it! :)

Jimmy Bastard said...

Such greatness of fun to be found here for all of those with a passion for words.

hope said...

Akelamalu...thanks! Falling leaves should be good for something other than raking. :) should try this. I'd love to see what you come up with in 55 words.