Friday, October 9, 2009

It's a Crime

The pulsing light of a television bled

throughout the room

as the only form of illumination.

The stench of soiled clothes

and months of dirty dishes

made this a crime scene

unlike any other.

Where do you start

or do you just turn around

knowing this is one case

that will never be resolved.


This is a Flash Fiction Friday 55.

If you want to know what the hell that means visit g-man. The challenge is on.

Or come back on Sunday to try my Sunday 160.
If you can fill a text message, you can do this.


Nessa said...

That is a horrible crime scene but a great 55.

Matty said...

Having raised three children, I've seen my share of crime scenes.

Green-Eyed Momster said...

Great 55, Monkey Man! I will be excited to have my house back to being clean after they all move out. I think I'll just put some yellow, crime scene tape around the girl's room for Halloween to add to our decorations!

I couldn't get this to publish. Sorry if there's a duplicate comment!

Unknown said...

LOL. Sure it'll be resolved. Eventually they move out. Hopefully.

anthonynorth said...

Oh, yes, so true. I remember it well.

Brian Miller said...

lol. i am sure carry my mothers sentiments well when i was growing up...a few more years before my boys get there. thank goodness...great 55.

Jessie said...

Loved how you ended this one! I know the scene well...

Susan at Stony River said...

ROFL!! Did you hear my scream of appreciation? We're still cleaning out our oldest daughter's room, now that she's on her own. Some jaw-dropping moments are happening in this house... oh, man.

Great 55!

g-man said...

Oh yeah...I still have one at home!
I can certainly relate!!
Excellent 55 Monkey Man...
Thanks for visiting, thanks for playing, and have a mess-free Week-End...G

One Prayer Girl said...

Great 55. The way I solved this kind of crime when I had teens in the house was to CLOSE THE DOOR! It worked just fine. Out of sight, out of mind.


♥ Boomer ♥ said...

This crime scene have pillaged the country!!! Great 55!!

Lulda Casadaga said...

Oh...Oh did you peek into my bedroom! :D
Love the pic and 55! Have a Mr. Clean weekend!!

Enchanted Oak said...

I loved your Flash. Had a teenage daughter...
Just writing to say I love you and I'm leaving the hospital tomorrow!!!
Chris A

Anonymous said...

I had to think a minute, then busted out laughing!

the walking man said...

Perfect and apt description of that alien species and their lifestyle.

Anonymous said...

A match? I seriously considered torching the basement when all 5 of mine were teenagers AT THE SAME TIME! No wonder I drank :-)

Loved the 55, not so much the reminder.

You can find my 55 HERE.

Have a good weekend,

Chef Kar

Mona said...

LOL! how true that is! :D

Inside our hands, outside our hearts said...

Oh how I can relate to this. MM, you must help me get into this 55 writing.

But I simply loved this!

Soft love my friend,

Tracie said...

Mine aren't teens yet. They still create crime scenes though.