Friday, February 19, 2010

Friday 55

Our snow was brief, meaning my fingers thawed out in time to write a story in 55 words. You really ought to try this. Better than a shrink and cheaper too. And when you do, make sure you let the G-Man know you came to play.

“What’s that?” Sam asked, pointing at his friend’s list.

Bill Gates
John Q. Public
Auto makers
AIG Executives
Pharmaceuticals prevent this from working
In cahoots with pharmaceuticals
What I want to be when I grow up

“My childhood is calling. Some things never change.”

Rich man
Poor man
Beggar man
Indian chief


Susan at Stony River said...

See you on the reservation, my friend! ROFLMAO

Brian Miller said...

lol. loved your list...great 55!

mine is up!

Monkey Man said...

Biggest smile I've had all morning. Great 55. My 55 is HERE . Come see what's up.

Anonymous said...

LOL. I love this and so appropriate. I'll see you and Susan on the reservation :) Have a great Friday :)

Catherine @ Sharp Words said...

Nice one Hope!

I was interested in the rhyme though - the one I learnt as a child here in Britain is "Tinker, tailor, soldier, sailor; rich man, poor man, beggar man, thief". There's a definite American twist on yours!

Titus said...

Loved it, and couldn't work out where it was going until the second list!

Quilldancer said...

LOL! The first list made much more sense after I read the second one!

Eryl Shields said...

Oh, me too!

You made me laugh, again, you're good at that.

Peter Stone said...

That's brilliant, the revelation that came when I saw that the first list was the childhood list, was great!

My 55 is Meandering Streams

Mona said...

Lol! That is a great list

G-Man said...

Always a Gem from you My Dear!
I Loved your 55...
Thanks for being such a great contributor and supporter to our little Friday Funfest. You Rock Baby!
Have a Kick Ass Week-End...G-Daddy

hope said...

Susan, even as a little kid, I wanted to live with the Indians...or Native Americans if we're going to be politically correct. Sigh. I still hope to find a Cherokee in my family tree...everyone else wants me to find someone famous. :)

Thanks Brian. The weirdest things combine in my brain sometimes.

Monkey Man, glad to have added to your smile quotient for the day.

Thom, there's more than enough room for you in our tribe. However, I am partial to the Cherokee..did you know it was their WOMEN who decided if and when they went to war? Only tribe which allowed the elder women to sit alongside their male counterparts to make decisions together.

Catherine, I've heard the first part of yours either as the title to a book or movie, can't remember which. It is interesting how things change when they move across the pond.

Titus, to keep you guessing for even a moment makes me grin.

Quilly, thanks for being patient enough to put 2+2 together. I fear some folks just think I had a mental meltdown. :)

Eryl laughing is good for you...and hopefully will keep YOU healthy!

Peter, my mind works in mysterious ways sometimes. This one actually hit me listening to NPR radio on the way home from work. Someone was complaining about giving tax dollars to big companies and my little brain began to chant, "Rich man, poor man...."

Thanks Mona! Glad to see you again.

G-Man, your game gives me something to look forward to each week. I should be thanking you.

Doctor FTSE said...

The match-up between the first and second lists is clever. Great post.

Peter Stone said...

Inspiration while listening to the radio, that's cool. I wonder how many different things we writers could find that inspire us if we did a brain storm on the topic :)

Congrats too for your 30th anniversary - and indeed, where does the time go?