Thursday, July 15, 2010

Be my guest 55

“Guest post on my blog?” I asked hopefully.

My head in her hands, she whispered. The words warm with love and gentle as a summer breeze, “Peanut butter toast, Grandma Betty, August 3rd, Lasagna, Amelia Earhart, shrubbery, Dorothy, garden tomatoes, keys, Irish Whiskey and Anastasia.”

Each word a story unto itself of our shared lives.
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This is a Flash Fiction Friday 55.
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31 comments:

moondustwriter said...

I think you needed more than 55 to develop this

Happy 55 and thanks for visiting mine already

Titanium said...

As always, you leave me wanting to hear the whole story and then some.

55 words to ponder...

g-man said...

MM....
Shrubbery and Anastasia in the same paragraph?
This is a family Blog!!
Excellent 55 Oh Cryptic One...
I'm sure it's much deeper than it appears..
Have a Kick Ass Week-End

Prayer Girl said...

What a wonderful 55 full of mystery.

PG

Stan Ski said...

A few of her favourite things...?
Great 55!

Brian Miller said...

amazing how mere words can ring wiht so much memories...nicely done monkey. that is a guest post and much more. smiles.

willow said...

Shrubbery is near and dear to me in a Monty Python kinda way.

C.M. Jackson said...

that's just sweeter than tupelo honey and a perfect way to end a week---here's to hearing more about that story---kudos monkey man

Mama Zen said...

This is really cool and unique. Nice!

PattiKen said...

Great 55, MM. Those words tell such a story, and leave us all wanting more.

Greyscale Territory said...

People + things = memories!. All these images are like keys to old kingdoms - including the keys. Interesting piece!

ladynimue said...

there seems so much more to this !! interesting :)

evalinn said...

Nice 55! Have a great weekend. :-)

mrsnesbitt said...

Family names and dialogue! I love it - it brings back such sweet memories!

Love 55 I am a fan now for sure!

anthonynorth said...

You leave a lot of questions in this one.
That's what writing should do.

A Daft Scots Lass said...

intriguing.

Yvonne Osborne said...

Funny how a single word can be a story in itself. Nice job. Speaking of garden tomatoes, we picked our first ones yesterday!

Eric Alder said...

Did somebody say 'Irish Whiskey'?

(I'd like to hear a few chapters of THAT story!)

Nice 55, MM!

Claudia said...

I like your shared lives 55 - sounds like an interesting combination.. ;=9 - but I would die for a peanut butter toast right now..!

Thom said...

Hmnmm I'd love to read more about this. Very intriguing. Filled with lots of love :) Excellent. Have a wonderful Friday :)

5thsister said...

I hope future 55's will be a sharing of this wonderful collection of words. A very unique 55 Monkey Man!

Tina said...

Will you be sharing some of those stories with us? Nice job getting me curious. And thanks for your visit to Life is Good. Appreciate it!

justsomethoughts... said...

soft and beautiful.

well done.

magiceye said...

wonderfully compressed!

naramalone.com said...

I love it, the secret stories, the language shared from a life shared. So very romantic.

John's comments said...

Tea you have to include cups of tea and the unsaid emotions as it handed over. Sadly, my evil employer expects me to work occasionally for my wages and this week has meant a whole lot of lobbying, prize-giving, speech-making, and back-room politicking - oh and lots of trains and planes. So thanks for dropping by and the comments. I would add that the story has no reference to anyone I know - living or dead. And that mean my wife...because she reads the blog.

Akelamalu said...

Ah what our imagination can do with those words! You leave us wondering. ;)

Me said...

This was *beautiful*, MM. I don't even need to hear the stories...just knowing they exist is kind of the point, right?

Thanks for stopping by and commenting on mine as well (even if I did sort of gross you out a little bit, lol!)
-C

hope said...

I love how one word can tell an entire story between two people. :)
Nicely done!

Mona said...

Life links in strange ways!

Marla said...

Oh, I love this. So....do we get to hear the rest of the story?