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.


Mrs. Jensen answered her door and discovered two police officers standing on her porch. Jeremy, her 5 year old, was with them. Mrs. Jenson was shocked. “What’s going on? Jeremy is supposed to be in school!”

“Yes ma’am,” Sergeant Friday said. “He ran away during nap time. We could cite him for resisting a rest.”

Antarctic Compassion

Did you ever wonder why there are no dead penguins on the ice in Antarctica?  Where do they go?

Well, wonder no more!!! It is a known fact that the penguin is a very ritualistic bird which lives an extremely ordered and complex life. The penguin is very committed to its family and will mate for life, as well as maintaining a form of compassionate contact with its offspring throughout its life.

If a penguin is found dead on the ice surface, other members of the family and social circle have been known to dig holes in the ice, using their vestigial wings and beaks, until the hole is deep enough for the dead bird to be rolled into and buried. The male penguins then gather in a circle around the fresh grave and sing:

“Freeze a jolly good fellow.”

Then they kick him in the ice hole.

What?! You really didn’t believe that I know anything about penguins, did you?

Punny Monday #9

What verb (action word) does this photo represent? EMAIL your answers and leave a comment designed to either help or confuse your fellow game players.

The first contestant to EMAIL me the right answer wins a featured link in my blog which will display until next Monday when we’ll play this little game again. Enjoy.

PLEASE, do not write your guess in the comments. It spoils the game for the other players. Your guesses will be shared when the game ends.


What is it?


March 2nd, 2009, 7:25 a.m. — Mar — announce

Wacky Wild Guesses

March 2nd, 2009, 12:o6 a.m. — Jientje — measuring

March 2nd, 2009, 12:14 a.m. — Paco, for Alice — an ounce of prevention

March 2nd, 2009, 12:18 a.m. — Caryl — shotput, shotful, full shot, blounce, flounce, bounce

March 2nd, 2009, 12:21 a.m. — ArtsyGEL — milk shotting, milked, milking

March 2nd, 2009, 12:29 a.m. — Thom — Measure Up

March 2nd, 2009, 12:37 a.m. — Polona — Engage

March 2nd, 2009, 5:30 a.m. — Melli — Milky Way; Measure; Flounce