Friday, October 16, 2009

Not just a glance

The dagger was thrown
with the skill and accuracy
of years of practice
and a finely honed talent.
The edge glint
in the sun light
as it neared its target.
A deadly steel
that could rend flesh
so easily if it hit is mark
as the thrower
had envisioned.
If only looks could really kill.

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...

Great 55. If looks could kill, we'd all be dead in jail.

Death and mayhem in my 55 HERE.

Tall Kay said...

That is a GREAT picture! I love all the misses in the background...yikes. Excellent 55 filled with suspense!

*ps: It was a coincident :o)

Unknown said...

I'll say that was not just a glance.

anthonynorth said...

Great words to accompany the pic. And it's quite a picture.

Susan at Stony River said...

Oh my God you just wrote a story about my grandmother.

I read it twice over; I LOVED IT!

g-man said...

Oh yeah....I've been the recipient of many a Icy Stare in my lifetime.
Excellent 55 My Friend!!
Thanks for this fine contribution...You Rock!
have a Stellar Week-End...G

clean and crazy said...

ooh, yeah I know those looks, got um yesterday from my kids when i took away their candy!! thanks for stopping by, great 55!!

Anonymous said...

"If looks could kill" combined with my knife skills...I'm inspired now :-)

Nice job MM.

You can find my 55 here.

Have a great weekend,

Chef Kar

Brian Miller said...

love the last line...i must have more lives than a cat then, lol. thanks for dropping by hope you have a wonderful weekend!great 55.

Enchanted Oak said...

I loved it! Very clever!

One Prayer Girl said...

Loved everything about this 55. Quite clever.


Bubbie said...

I agree with the above comments. I, too, loved the last line. And, I liked how it can be intrepreted in different ways. I like when art - whether it be words or a drawing - can mean different things to different people. Glad I came to look at yours. Well worth it!

Larry said...

reminds me of my Father I remember him throwing knives when I was a young boy when he told me to stand against the plywood I always said no ..
sure glad I did ... Nice 55 you'll find mine below..
flash 55 here

Gucci Mama said...

That was really nice. I pretty much feel like that guy in the picture at any given moment...;)

Shadow said...

mmmmm, you're not gonna get me to stand there, no matter the skill of the thrower... nicely done!

Anonymous said...

Thanks for stopping by my playground. I appreciate it. Great 55. Shoot...if looks could kill I'd be dead LOL Have a great weekend :)

the walking man said...

Oh I know what it is like to be slain with a glance.

hope said...

And I wonder how many of us would be dropping like flies if looks could kill?

As usual, yours is always a fun and spirited 55. Have a great weekend!

Dul├že ♥ said...

Well... this is thrilling, magnificent. At the very edge!
Great 55 Monkey Man

Jessie said...

sorry for being late ...

a great 55 for sure!! i've tossed quite a few of those myself -- but not yet today!! lol