Thursday, March 3, 2011

Dare I? - 55

With his mouse gliding over a pad 
in a series of furious click, 
he searched his archives 
for just the right file. 
It was a tricky assignment, 
but he knew he was up to the task. 
The only question that kept on repeating in his mind was – 
“Was it plagiarism to recycle his own 55?” 

No! This is not a recycled 55 
yanked from my archives 
because of lack of creativity. 
I do well enough on that front 
without reaching for some used bit of copy.
But I have to be honest. 
The thought crossed my mind. 
However, since I didn't act on it.
Well, that makes this fiction.

Just trying to follow the rules, G.

This is a Flash Fiction Friday 55
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Brian Miller said...

um nah...recycling is good for the environment right?

dustus said...

Ha! Clever, and a two-for-one. Good deal.

moondustwriter said...

Ha to Brian's comment

Dont stress on the small stuff MM

just glad to have your friendly face

Hope to see you with a 160 :)

Unknown said...

I sure hope not, though I haven't had to resort to that yet.

- Alice

Me said...

Haha! Devious plot, and you might have gotten away with it too, if it wasn't for us pesky kids.
(Hmmm - a little Scooby Doo flashback, sorry).

My 55 isn't up yet, but I'll come up with something. Eventually...

Anonymous said...

So much fun! Recycling is good. New creativity is even better!


G-Man said...

It's yours, Do What Thou Wilt....
I do it all the time!!!
Nice one Double M...
Thanks for playing again and again and again, and have a Kick Ass Week-End

Cloudia said...

GO for it!

Aloha from Waikiki

Comfort Spiral



Sharon Day said...

I like that you're honest enough to say you considered it. Still, you never seem to run out of material, even if the material is about trying to find material.

knot eye said...

so uhhh, errr...
can I save this one for next week? take...I confess, I dig the 55's so much, I have reworked several and have them in a box, under the steps, by the aloe plant

help yourself :-)

Peace, hp

thanks for stopping by

MorningAJ said...

Well that's a moot point isn't it? It's not plagiarism if it's your own work. But.......

Nice thought provoking 55.

the walking man said...

You keep stuff in files...I should try that. Might clean up my documents folder.

Ami Mattison said...

Fabulously fun! Reuse, recycle--isn't that called "writing." ;)

Austin said...

This is so funny cause I was reading back at my first one today! This is not it though!

Rockets and Wings is my 55 this week.

Dulce said...

A few 55s I keep in my archives... some idea you've given me- LOL

Julie Ferguson said...

Don't sweat the recycling... you seem to have an endless amount of material. I'm jealous because there are days that I have nothing new to post and have considered recycling an old post especailly for those newbies who are following or just lurking on my blog.

Katherine Krige said...

and a fun fiction to boot. Sometimes hard to spark up a creative bit by the end of the work week. :0

Maude Lynn said...

Ah! Very clever, Monkey Man!

Jannie Funster said...

I LOVE it!!

We sit to write a 55, not knowing what the heck we will write and something brilliant like this comes out.

Creativity and Monkey Man so totally rock!!


Bubba said...

I think it's funny how often people's 55's are about 55's themselves. Nice one, MM!

Linda Bob Grifins Korbetis Hall said...

that's good news.
look forward to more 55's packed with wit and humor.

enjoyed your entry.
Happy Friday!

lime said...

hahaha! we all have weeks like that. cute 55 to express the conundrum that is writer's block.

Anonymous said...

hehehhe... what an awesome thought, MM!! Besides, I wanna go green too, you know...
And like you said, it ain't really plagiarism as long as the writings are your own!! :))
But thank goodness for those little things called muses... whhhew!

TALON said...

lol! This was awesome! Always a delight to read your 55s, Monkey Man (and I think that would definitely include recycled ones, too)

Claudya Martinez said...

Nothing wrong with recycling. You could just say your posts are in syndication.

Olivia said...

This is pretty neat..
You come looking for one- and get another one to read right after it.. :)
I believe at times you make some nice recycled bunch- kinda after- thoughts. It's my own work after all!

wishing you a fab weekend

Matty said...

Brilliant. But it's your blog, and you can cycle or recycle. Your choice.

anthonynorth said...

No, definitely not plagiarism. No, definitely not plagiarism. No ....

Doctor FTSE said...

You're set for life now! You can paraphrase this 55 week by week . . . after all, you can hardly plagiarise yourself, can you?

Mona said...

nah! Everyone knows it was yours to begin with. I have recycled a lot of my posts in the past " for those who came in late"

Sandra said...

Pretty sure it's not plagiarism! You're good to go for future reference.

Evalinn said...

Lol, that´s funny! :-)

Marla said...

What? We aren't suppose to recycle our posts? I may be in deep doo doo then.