Thursday, November 19, 2009

Can't....Stop....Evil....Worm


The brain worm swam
through the grey matter
as easily as a bird floating
on currents of wind.
Damn worm.
The dizzied victim wobbled,
knowing the source
but unable to do anything about it.
Sinking further into a mind scrambled coma,
he shared:

It’s raining men.
Thank you VH1 One Hit Wonders of the 80’s.”

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This is a Flash Fiction Friday 55.

If you want to know what the hell that means visit g-man.
The challenge is on.
Or come back on Sunday to try my Sunday 160.
If you can fill a text message, you can do this.
I am dedicating this 55 to my daughter, who watched VH1's One hit Wonders of the 80's last night and planted any number of awful brain worms in my head. Since I couldn't shake them, I had to share. So to all of you who have read this - You're welcome! Hope you enjoy this torture as much as I did. Perhaps my playlist will override It's raining men, but I doubt it.
Enjoy your weekend. - MM

42 comments:

big Jenn said...

THAT was hilarious! what a wit. I call'em ear worms. LMAO! jeNN

Tall Kay said...

That was definitely a surprise ending! I know all the words to that song! :o)

Dianne said...

Yeah
takes a re-read it's that good. I've been anticipating Flash Fiction 55 Friday
It has the feel of Haiku, so I want a try....
later

Janna said...

LOL! I love it.
And the picture makes it just that much better. :)

Great 55.

Mine is posted here.

Marla said...

So glad I found your blog through Janna. Worth reading ... plus I like monkeys. :-)

Prayer Girl said...

Very cute. I had to look up the lyrics. (Hated to admit that!)
LOL.
PG

Shadow said...

love the lighthearted feel here. perfect for a friday 55!!!

anthonynorth said...

Very nicely done, and I loved the pic, too.

the walking man said...

I was in a coma for the 80's so there is no worm there for me to have to dig out.

Hootin' Anni said...

This is great.

My 55 is Winter's Rime today...scroll below my show n tell to read. Click Here

Brian Miller said...

ha. that is awesome...80s music is great for brain worms...i imagine you will still be singing them all day... great 55!

mine is up!

Chef Kar said...

I really expected this to go somewhere it didn't! So glad for the ending, except I'll be singing "Hallelujah, it's raining men" all day now. Loved the picture too, by the way...I'm big on visuals.

Mine is up:

Friday Flash 55 ~ The Boy on The Metro

Lou said...

It was early 70's rock at the gym this morning.
Reo Speedwagon, Meatloaf..you get the picture.
I have big time brain worms now.

You are such a clever monkey;)

The Peach Tart said...

You're getting really really good at this.

G-Man said...

Music of the 80's sucked!...Mostly
But I liked your 55 Lots MM.
I keep thinking of the Earwig...Eeeewwwwww
Thanks for playing, and have a Kick Ass Week-End!

enchantedoak said...

You're raining men and I'm raining Victoria's Secrets. Come over for a look-see

Mona said...

That reminds me of a friend who really was in a coma because of a worm that reached her brain!

VH1 really takes you to a journey down the lane!

Mama Zen said...

That's hilarious!

Nessa said...

You are very mean with your 55 today. How am I going to get rid of it?

Flash 55 - Favors

Dr.John said...

I hope its not catching.
Great 55

Alice Audrey said...

Oh no! Not a tune worm! They can be deadly. :)

Dulce said...

Yeah! Really funny One . Yes it is catchy oh gosh
Great 55

MeAnon said...

It had to be It's Raining Men! Damn brain worms. They never sing good songs.

Thom said...

OMG...I love The Weather Girls...What a funny 55. Great job. Have a wonderful weekend :)

Green-Eyed Momster said...

I saw the end of that show on VH1 and I've had the worst ear worms ever since. It was really bad but interesting that they guy who wrote She Blinded Me With Science invented ringtones for cellphones.

Have a great weekend!
:)

Cameron said...

ahhhhhhh, one hit wonders. they are sticky sticky in the brain
Cameron
www.conqeurthemonkey.com

Susan Anderson said...

Soo funny! Ever hear Gerri Haliwell's version? A tad bit better I think. Thanks for visiting!

otin said...

HAHA!! I'd hate to have that song drilled in my head!

Lulda Casadaga said...

I never was a great fan of the 80's even when I was living in it...:D Have a DRY weekend!!

swapnap said...

Brain worm...and raining men...what a fun to read.Enjoyed the 55. Have a great weekend.

Felicitas said...

Very funny! Though I'm not sure which is worse: the worm or the song!

Mom of Opiate Addict said...

Very witty 55, and the picture was perfect.

Unknown Mami said...

Hallelujah!

ivan said...

You and FDR.The divine worm. Does it take sort of not being "alone" for greatness?

sarah said...

too funny

clean and crazy said...

eew that was gross, mine is up too

lime said...

hahaha, i really wasn't sure where that was going at first. those earworms can be insidious though.

Ofira Sephiroth said...

I love that song. But then again, I love the 80s

hope said...

Agh! I call them "ear worms" but they do stay forever, don't they? And just last week when it rained the DJs played that song and it stuck in my head for 3 days!

Have a great week. See you next Friday!

Marla said...

Hey Monkey Man! Swing by http://buttsandashes.blogspot.com/2009/11/you-like-me-you-really-like-me.html and pick up your award. You earned it, brother!

Akelamalu said...

Excellent 55! I think I have a brainworm in the guise of 'Hey Jude' since watching Children in Need on Friday night! :)

MomsJournal said...

haha great 55 - love the accompanying picture too :-)