Thursday, February 17, 2011

Going beyond - 55

As his hand gripped the door,
emotions flooded his mind
and ghostly presences
drifted coldly through his body.
He knew he had to ignore
all these feelings
and face those demons
that had haunted his past
and at one time defined him.
New job anxiety
was soon replaced
by friendly smiles
and warm hand shakes.

This is a Flash Fiction Friday 55
hosted by Mr. Knowitall.
For more 55's pay him a visit -

Fact is I love to read and prefer books to the cold flat digital screen.
I always have at least one book in progress and several on deck.
What's your latest love on the book scene?

If you want yet another challenge

write a Sunday 160.

Like a text message,
the Sunday 160 only uses 160 characters (including spaces)
Keep on schedule - post Sunday
Let me know you have posted via a comment on my site
Visit at least one other Sunday 160

I promise I will read your 160 and post a comment.
I will admit I'm lazy Sunday mornings lazy, so please be patient

Wednesday, February 16, 2011

What The Hell Wednesday - Live Forever

This week's edition of WTHW will be very short. You see, someone is actually paying the Monkey Man money to show up on a daily basis and perform a task for which he is suited. Okay, wise guys, I know you are going to comment on that and that alone, but please at least take the time to consider this little excerpt I took from my daily local paper - The Oregonian.

The article, "Sit-up, take notice and live longer", written by Joe Rojas-Burke, says : "Researchers tested muscular fitness in more than 8,000 Canadian men and women and tracked their survival for 13 years. Those with the lowest sit-up scores were twice as likely to die as those able to do the most sit-up."

First, I had no idea Canadians could do sit-ups without spilling their Molsons. But the BIG deal here is that you can now live forever if you do sit-ups. I mean, it says it right there - if you don't do sit-ups you are "twice as likely to die" meaning no sit-ups = death while sit-ups = eternal life. WOW! I am guessing Jack LaLane must have stopped doing sit ups.

So that's all my friends. As I am sure you are all saying to yourselves "Someone hired Monkey Man?? What the Hell?"

Monday, February 14, 2011

What day is it?

Happy Valentine's Day!

It's a rainy day
Great for puddle stomping
hand in hand

Sunday, February 13, 2011

Sunday 160 - Cold Turkey

Restlessness replaced sleep.
Nausea and cold sweats enveloped him.
The craving was intense
but he knew he could no longer get his fix.
Football season was over.

If you wish to take the Sunday 160 challenge, here are the rules:

1. The Sunday 160 only uses EXACTLY 160 characters (including spaces).
2. Keep on schedule - post Sunday.
3. Let me know you have posted via a comment on my site.
(Be sure to mention you have posted a 160. Provide a link if you can)
4. Visit at least one other Sunday 160 writer.