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55 Flash Fiction Friday

Flash 55 is hosted by G-Man (Mr. Knowitall). Click the icon below or the link for more information. All you have to do to join in is write a story in exactly 55 words then trip over to G-Man’s blog and let him know you’ve posted your 55.


When nine ice skaters plunged through the ice and into the frigid lake at Thyme City Park, ten year-old Justin Stitch witnessed the event. Thinking quickly, he grabbed the donut from the lifeguard stand and pulled everyone to safety. Today, Thyme City gifted Justin with a medal engraved: “A Stitch in Thyme Saves Nine.”


    1. Mama Zen — I learned it by studying his, so it only figures I would remind people of him. I only wish I had his brilliance.

  1. Good one, Quilly. It’s odd though because I read a sad story behind a tombstone where parents witnessed all five of their children perishing in the ice when a frozen lake collapsed back in the 1800s. I couldn’t imagine…
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    1. VE — my grandmother used to tell a similar story about her childhood, although it was the entire family, mom & dad included.

  2. Well welcome to the 55 club. It’s about time. Love this. But a donut? Wouldn’t that just rip apart I mean all it is is dough? Dr. John would be proud of you I think on this one. 🙂 So himm. And by the way why am I getting bad juju just happened click the red arrow here? It happens all the time here. What the hell is juju? Well done 55 you witty woman you!!!

    1. Thom, I have no idea what life guard rings are called or made of in Hawaii, but at the pool I frequented as a kid, the ring was made a a tough, strofoam type materal and called a donut. You can eat them if you want, but I imagine they’re less than tasty. As to red arrows and juju, I have no clue what you’re babbling about. Should I?

    1. Susan — I actually started with the thought of naming the boy, Justin Thyme, but as the idea progressed the idiom came to mind and the rest is history.

  3. Quilly….He’s proud!
    I’m so thrilled that you are now a contributor.
    Excellent 55 My Dear.
    Thank you as well for visiting and supporting others.
    You Rock Baby!
    And please…Have a Kick Ass Week-End!

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