Thursday, October 20, 2011

55 - Death at Dinner


The family stood over the lifeless form in disbelief. 
Where there had once been the clatter of plates 
and an animated chatter of dinner conversation, 
there was now stunned silence. 
Seconds seemed like hours 
until a voice piped in, 
“You can play dead all you want, 
but it won’t get you out of washing dishes.”
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23 comments:

Me said...

Hmmm...I may have to try that one, maybe I'll have more success!! :)

(We don't have a dishwasher, it's sure worth a try!)

Brian Miller said...

dolp...yeah it did not help me either...haha...nice try...smiles.

nice 55 monkey!

G-Man said...

Boy, we all sure have been there eh?
Nice slice of life 55 KP
Thanks for playing, and have a Kick Ass Week-End

Yvonne Osborne said...

Yikes, that's a little brutal. If you drop them on the floor, maybe they won't make you do the dishes anymore....

Pheromone Girl said...

Spooky...

I played

Months and months and months

Cloudia said...

Dine & DASH!!!!!!


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MorningAJ said...

You really did that? I wouldn't be surprised!
I'm up here.

Jinksy said...

Macabre! LOL

anthonynorth said...

Ah, 'tis an inevitability, that chore ;-)

Linc said...

Oh, that is just too awesome. Love it!

izzy said...

Oh thank Heaven, Comic relief-
Whew!

Eric 'Bubba' Alder said...

Don't cry wolf too often, lest it lead to an awkward situation later.

("You're not really dead, now quit goofing around! Honey? Honey?")

Happy anniversary MM!

Helen said...

Love this!

hedgewitch said...

Some people will do anything to get out of the dishes. Loved your domestic cupcake abuser story, also. I could do serious damage to someone with my biscuits.

MomsJournal said...

Maybe let the winner out of dishes. It'll make for a nice quiet evening. LOL ;-)

PattiKen said...

I think one of my kids tried that...

Enchanted Oak said...

Could I skip the bill-paying this month by playing dead?

No? Well, better the dishes, and the bills, than the alternative.

bunnygirl said...

It's true that playing dead doesn't get the dishes clean.

Unknown Mami said...

I love your sense of humor.

Lydia said...

bwahahahah, that sounds like something my sister and I would have done to my mother back in the old childhood days. How we tormented her...and she loved every crazy minute of those times.
Wonderful 55.

mylittlewordz said...

Haha, I like it. An excuse to try at Xmas maybe?!
Jamie

Deb said...

Cute! I've done this trick many times....(and still do even in my adulthood!)

Kikit said...

Hey, if I were a member of your family, I'd love to do the dishes for you. It's the chore I hate the least. :D