Thursday, January 27, 2011

Endings - 55

In a daze he set down the phone,
took up pen and paper
then frantically began to write his list.
Knowing this day to day world
was about to end,
he searched his mind
for life’s projects left undone
and people who needed to know
the clock was ticking.
How would he say his good-byes?

Monkey Man is about to join the world
of the gainfully employed.
Details are being finalized and dates are being determined.
I know this will dramatically effect
my ability be stay in contact with the blog world.
I hope to find a suitable balance as I know many of you already do.

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

Or 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


Unknown said...

That would be a sad list to have to write out.

But in your case it's wonderful that you will be back to work


Unknown said...

You'll still be doing Sunday 160, right?

Caty said...

Good luck with the new job!

G-Man said...

Are you saying that working is like The End of Days?
I guess to the ones that HATE their job, that may be true!
I Love Gainfully Employed 55's
Thanks for playing, congratulations, and have a Kick Ass Week-End.

Sharon Day said...

Congrats. You place here is assured.

moondustwriter said...

Excited for you MM

I know that the gainfully unemployed has a few benefits - eating not being one of them.

Best and hope the 160s dont go away

Moonies best to u

Felicitas said...

MM congratulations on the new job! I'm confident that this will not be the last we've heard of you... though I understand COMPLETELY how tough it is to find balance.

Katherine Krige said...

Congrats on the new job. You will find your new rhythm in the blogosphere. Enjoy your free days while you've got them though. I like Moonie's take on the gainfully unemployed though. :)

Brian Miller said...

woohoo dude! congrats on the job! you will find your rhythm again in the after...but i am excited for you!

steveroni said...

On being gainfully employed and eating:

Breathes there the Peep who works in a restaurant, who ever has been heard to say, "Gosh, I'm hungry!"
Axiomatic it is that restaurant workers always,!

Good luck on the job--I suppose the 'good luck' was getting the job!

Remember: Always Tend to the First things...First!
Blessings, and PEACE!

Monkey Man said...

Sunday 160's will not be effected. See you Sunday as usual. I just may not be able to read as many of you or post as often as I have in the past.

Unknown said...

Awww, man! I'm going to miss you, MM! I'm going to miss your fun poems with a twist & your sarcastic & honest comments on my blog. I guess you've got to go to work. Best of luck!!

Shadow said...

most excellent news! good fortune on your new venture.

and that list??? can't be an easy one to write...

budh.aaah said...

A sad 55 but nice

MorningAJ said...

You'll find the time - you're too creative not to! Congratulations on the job.

Belinda Munoz said...

Exciting beginning for you, congratulations! And I enjoyed this Endings 55.

Anonymous said...

I could fill pages if i sit down to make that list ;) but then you realize how much time you are wasting in the effort .. better ust live !!

Larry said...

congrats with the new job... you'll find meHere

the walking man said...

How ever it would be I don't think it would be a note left on the counter.

Tabor said...

Certainly glad for you...I hope it is something you will like to do. Everyone needs to be working at something whether paid or volunteer. You love to write and you will find the time.

Bubba said...

Awesome news, Monkey Man!

I hope you'll still get around to your usual antics each week.

A happy 55 for sure!

Jerry said...

Congrats on the job. Instead of goodby maybe a "see you a little less" is in order.

Janna said...

Sad and stirring!
Yay for the job. :)
Please don't leave cyberspace entirely.
We would miss you.

And there would be a big gaping hole in the Jannaverse.

Thanks for another Friday 55.
Mine's here. :)

TALON said...

Congratulations, Monkey Man! Yes, it's all about the balance. Give yourself some adjustment time and I know you'll find it.

Loved your 55!

Mine is: Ladies

Uma Anandane said...

Congrats on the new job!..Waiting to see you in your 160....will be back with my 160 too...bye bye

Julie Ferguson said...

Congrats on the job. You will forever remain on my blog list and will keep my eyes open for any new posts..... later!

Deb said...

Hmmm, I can't even begin to imagine.
Great piece!

Anonymous said...

Wow what would I do.

Awesome write and grats on the new job. :)

Maude Lynn said...

Congratulations, Monkey Man!

Fay Campbell said...

Oh, no you don't. Work is not to interfere with blogging!

hope said...

Ah, both our lives are being determined by work this week....yours sounds better!

Don't worry, we'll check in to make sure you'll still breathing. Enjoy your weekend!

hedgewitch said...

Congratulations--hope all works out and its a job you can live with. It's always a bit of an adjustment starting a new gainfulness, so turn up when you can and don't sweat the small stuff.

Mister Sharaf said...


Strummed Words said...

A goodbye letter?
My Friday Flash 55

Akelamalu said...

That's a sad list to have to write.

Well done on the job front Monkey Man!

Claudia said...

congrats - that's really great - and for sure challenging.
i still struggle to find the right balance between a full time job, family and writing...not easy

izzy said...

I hope he wrote out thanks, I leave to: and apologies! Good one- and congrats on your job!

Mona said...

O No! That sounds Ominous!

Sandra said...

What? You're leaving us to go out and get a job? How could you????
...ok....well, it will suck for your wife that you will have to give up your time with her to keep up with your fellow bloggers who will miss you. But think of all the new blogging fodder you will get from leaving the house.
I'll miss you.