Thursday, August 19, 2010

A cutting 55


A carefully laid out selection
of steel instruments spread before him.
His eyes were wild with intensity,
his focus sharp.
His victim lay helpless, motionless.
With a blind fervor,
he plunged his knife into the breast.
Cleanly dissecting flesh like some mad scientist.
Never again would he pay such high prices for boneless chicken breasts.
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48 comments:

Cheryl said...
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Cheryl said...

Takes a tough man to make such a tender 55! Rocked this one MM!

Titanium said...

The right man and the right weapon for that job! Great 55, MM.

Brian Miller said...

so what is he marinating her in tonight...smiles. nice 55 monkey!

my 55

moondustwriter said...

I was waiting for him to slice into something really juicy. Muahaha

Nice 55 MM

But then I have no answers

Moon Smiles

Prayer Girl said...

Thank goodness he didn't turn out to be a "Hannibal Lecter". LOL

PG

Buzzard said...

Probably one of the bad egg layers we have been hearing so much about. Yeh!

G-Man said...

HEY!!!
Is that Cutco Cutlery?
You sure butchered this one MM.
Loved your 55.
Thanks for playing, and have a Kick Ass Week-End...G

Someone Is Special said...

Chicken breast.. great 55. and 160.. Came here via G-Man, enjoyed the stay..

My 55 is up, love at first sight

--Someone Is Special--

Stan Ski said...

Cutting edge 55.

Me said...

Haha! I had a sneaking suspicion that there was going to be a surprise ending....but even though I was ready for "the catch", you STILL made me laugh out loud when the punchline was delivered. Classic.

Great 55!!
-C

willow said...

So did she buy them?

PattiKen said...

I'm glad you weren't pulling a Hannibal Lecter on us, Monkey Man! I was worried there for a moment.

MorningAJ said...

Ha ha! I know that problem. They cost a bomb.

My 55 are here.

anthonynorth said...

Cutting edge poetry there :-)

mrsnesbitt said...

A sharp contribution! You should feel serrated! lol!

Greyscale Territory said...

O help! We are led into hoping for murder most foul and find a chicken! Great, teasing 55!

Claudia said...

..i'm glad i'm not a chicken…lol

mine is here

A Daft Scots Lass said...

Hey! Nice one.

I can't bear touching meat at all.

the walking man said...

What's that you say? You're not supposed to eat the bones too? Damn all of these years and i've been doing it wrong!

Tabor said...

I actually used to do this!!! Thanks for reminding me.

Eric Alder said...

This was a sharp 55!

Everybody should know how to do a bit of butchering. (It's an absolute must for hunting and fishing)

I buy pork loins instead of pork chops, whole chickens and turkeys instead of wings and breasts, and entire rib roasts or whole flanks instead of single steaks.

It's rare that I pay extra for my meat just because somebody else used a knife (or a bandsaw!) instead of me.

5thsister said...

All I need is a decent set of knives and I am with you on this one!

gospelwriter said...

as so often happens reading your 55's and 160's, I let out pent-up breath in the last line - good job!

Thom said...

LOL...too funny. On the cutting edge my friend. Excellent 55. Have a wonderful Friday :)

hope said...

Yep, the only way to get back at inflated prices is to take it out on dinner. :)

Well done...have a great weekend!

Lulda Casadaga said...

Have you noticed how many cooking shows are on now?! Excellent 55 and love those knives!! :)

Deb said...

Totally chickened out on 55! Props to you! :)

ladynimue said...

bloody steel !!!! ;)
cutting edge 55 monkey-man :D

joanny said...

I was wondering where this was going, great suspenseful 55er, and the visual added to the drama.

Witty clever, writing.

Cheers,
Joanny

Tina said...

You got me. Nice!

RNSANE said...

You are so clever. I wish I could do a good job of fileting a chicken breast. I'd probably save more money buying them already boneless!

Mine is at:
http://rnsane.blogspot.com/2010/08/flash-55-friday-woe-is-me-august-20.html

william said...

very well written friend, tender :)

lifeloveandmisery said...

slice! very nicely done!

razzamadazzle said...

Such violence against the innocent!

Teresa

KB said...

Glad to see he's keeping abreast of the situation.

Mine’s here.

Alice Audrey said...

Who needs a butcher when you've got surgical precision?

cindy said...

Haha, very good ... you had me thinking fava beans and a nice chianti!
(theonlycin here; would allow me to comment using my WordPress ID)

Joanna Jenkins said...

You had me going there for a minute. nice job.
jj

kavisionz said...

WOWWW!!! This was so full of suspense.. I actually thought he killed SOMEBODY!!!
Now, I just HOPE for his sake that his "victim" wasn't infected with salmonella! ;-)

Neat write, MM...

jingleyanqiu said...

great 55...

jingleyanqiu said...

http://jingleyanqiu.wordpress.com/2010/08/21/sunday-160-i-gaze-at-trees-in-breeze/

posted your Sunday 160, thanks!
Happy Weekend!
;)

Prayer Girl said...

I guess I'm ahead of schedule, but my Sunday 160 is posted.

I'll return later to read yours.

PG

she said...

bad egg layer...that is funny, Buzzard. Nice 55 - feeling angry about something this week, MM? (grin)

Dr. Heckle said...

I love chicken boobs.

Unknown Mami said...

Way to save some money!

C.M. Jackson said...

yiKes and cluck, cluck -great 55 as always MM--c

Marla said...

You crack me up, MM~