Thursday, December 9, 2010

Friday 55 with a twist






Hey all!

This week I am participating not only in Mr. Knowitall's Flash Fiction Friday 55, but am also linking to Ghost Hunting Theories first annual Blogger Zombie Walk.

So here is my 55 word entry for the Zombie Walk. It allows me to feed my addiction to G-Man's 55 and to fulfill a promise to GHT. Besides....it's fun and isn't that what this is all about?


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A muffled shuffling sound came down the chimney flue
as the excited children gathered around the hearth.
Their eyes and hearts filled with anticipation
as sooty dust drifted out toward them.
First one black boot, then another.
Followed by a red and white suited figure.
The children screamed
as the ashen faced creature mumbled
“Brains!”


For more Flash Fiction 55's Visit Mr. Knowitall.

For more Zombie Walk offerings check out these participating blogs: Ghost Hunting Theories; Gnostalgia; The Caffeinated Zombie; Improbable Frontiers; Anything Horror; Above-The-Norm: Bizarre Arizona; The Digital Looking Glass; Strange State; Hayes Hudson’s House of Horror; Echoes In the Abyss; Not Worth Mentioning; The Misadventures of HalloweeNut; Haunt Jaunts; Holly's Horrorland; and LeoGodin.

46 comments:

moondustwriter said...

ok so merry creepy christmas MM

that's some 55

ck out mine
Happy Birthday Galen

liv2write2day said...

Yikes. You drove me to turn on the fireplace. (That and the fact the it's soooo cold.)

My one shot: http://liv2write2day.wordpress.com/2010/12/07/rediscovery-a-random-word-poem-for-jingles-poetry-potluck/

clean and crazy said...

great 55!!! thank GOD i don't have a chimney!!!

Myrna R. said...

Scary, creepy Santa. I'll be looking out for him.

Titanium said...

It's cold enough here that even the zombies take a pass. Supposed to be -45 tonight (none of that goofy wind-chill nonsense factored in, either).

Glad to have this 55 to get me all creeped out :)

Jingle said...

haunting 55.
eloquently illustrated.
Thanks for the chill.

Autumnforest said...

You are starting tomorrow's zombie walk in fantastic style! I wouldn't change one letter of it--perfection!

G-Man said...

Zombie Claus eh?
Sounds like a fun thing to do!
Loved your 55 MM..
Zombies are a favorite of mine!
Thanks for playing, and thanks for the chuckle...Have a Kick Ass Week-End...G

Me said...

Hahaha! Awesome, just awesome! :)

razzamadazzle said...

What an awesome zombie Santa story!

Teresa

Brian Miller said...

ho ho hurk...santa has lost some weight...smiles. nice one monkey!

Mama Zen said...

So wrong, but so cool!

Alice Audrey said...

Zombie Santa?!!! What a nightmare.

Mine is here

lime said...

zombie claus? now that IS a terrifying concept!

kkrige said...

ahhhhhhh!

KB said...

That pic is soooo creepy. Excellent 55 MM.

Thom said...

LOL...loved this. A spooky one and your photo is awesome to go with it. Have a wonderful Friday :)

MorningAJ said...

And to think most people thought the spirit of Christmas died when Lidl started selling reindeer steak!

HOOTIN' ANNI said...

Ohhhhhhhhhhhhhhh, this one is great!!!

Here's mine

Hope you can find time to visit.
Happy Friday
Happy weekend.

sheila said...

EEEK! LOL, yep, that would freak out even the oldest kids.

the walking man said...

I have no fear of Zombies because i have always known they can not take what i do not have.

izzy said...

That is a shocker Yikes!

iZombie said...

zombie santa... merry holidazes...

Eric Alder said...

Looks like somebody's been naughty this year! LOL!

Weird 55, MM!

hedgewitch said...

Zombies rule and the internet definitely needs a blogger zombie walk (--an official one, that is--plenty of zombies out there blogging around already imo.) Strangely, as I just made it here, my entry is also zombie-ized, though not in such a festive holiday, christmas-y way. Great minds,etc, and a great 55.

Strummed Words said...

Not so merry Christmas! Yikes! A new take on the holidays.

TALON said...

I guess they won't be having sugar plum dreams this year :)

Loved it, Monkey Man!

Akelamalu said...

A zombie Santa???? The kids will never get over it! :0

Claudia said...

ha - monkey man - you've watched too many horror movies...smiles..nice one!

Pangs said...

Beautiful. Zombie Santa knows when you are tasty. He knows when you'd go good with milk.

Courtney Mroch said...

BWAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHA! This was freaking EXCELLENT!!!!!!!!!!! I loved it! The pic at the end just cinched it. Beautifully done, and in so few words! Marvelous!!!!!

Bandhura said...

LMAO! Santa Zombie, send something down the chimney for me! BRAINS!!!

T-Dear

Lulda Casadaga said...

Ho Ho Ho..love me some brains! :)

Leo Godin said...

Fantastic! Not one wasted word. I love microfiction

Stranger said...

OMG! I just saw zombie santa a couple of days ago and he's terrifying. In years to come, kids will be putting out plates of brains for Santa in hopes they'll be spared.
Lovely Zombie 55!

Someone Is Special said...

zombie santa was great and the way you penned down made me love madly..

--Someone is Special--

Quilly said...

See, that's why we don't put up a tree and there is always a fire in our fireplace!

Sandra said...

The creepy Santa skeleton definitely added to your poem (that's what it is right?) However, your words are poignant all on their own. And when Santa comes down the chimney chanting about brains, you know you better run and forget all about your fricken wishlist.

Caty said...

that was fun :) I think I would have screamed too-love the picture!

Scott said...

fun fun, creepy fun!
I even waited to scroll down until I finished the read. Perfect!

Tina said...

Snort. THAT. Was funny. Good one Monkey Man!

Kelley said...

Ha! You are such a good story teller, but you are scurrrrin' meh! (BTW, I loved that you incorporated Nadine & Flo in your definition on Friday. Ha! They said thanks.)

Finding Words said...

Here from Rosaria's. Enjoyed the whimsical ghouly story!

Shadow said...

eeeeuw! not quite what i would expect to see either...

kavisionz said...

Super creeeeeeeeeeepy!!!!
That Goodness it's fiction! :)

But for whackos like me, I probably would have giggled if this happened.. heheheh
Loved your 55, MM!!!!

Marla said...

MM, you seriously crack me up.