Thursday, April 21, 2011

55 - The Ultimate Price

This is a Flash Fiction Friday 55
hosted by Mr. Knowitall.
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A rhythmic pinging
was accompanied
by a constantly changing
digital display.
Numbers advanced
at an astronomical pace.
Blood pressure increased
with a dizzying upward spiral
followed by an out of body experience.
Looking down upon himself
from an other worldly state
he asked,
“When will these gas prices stop going so ridiculously high?”


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The Bipolar Diva said...

as always, I love it! Great!

Anonymous said...

Thank goodness someone came through with some solid good humor to take us through Friday 55! This is great, MM.

G-Man said...

This sign is for REAL!!!
Monkey Man...You Da Man!
Loved your 55 Brother.
Thanks for playing, and have a Kick Ass Easter!!

steveroni said...

Monkey Man, YOU DA MAN, with YOUR surprise endings. (I love 'em too!)
Really good. Thanks!

hedgewitch said...

Ah, you really had me going there, MM. I was still laughing from the frying pan incident below and trying to absorb the seriousness, and then realized I didn't have to. No joke, man--we need solar cars. Great 55.

Me said...

I love trying to guess where you're gonna take us next. :)

I feel your pain...gas prices are STUPID high. We have a 2.5hr trip (one way) will be a pricey visit to the folks this weekend, I think.

Unknown said...

I fear they will never come down again.

- Alice

Brian Miller said...

i am thinking of buying a really....

Author Joshua Hoyt said...

I was not expecting the ending at all. great job. I try not to look at the price so I don't get to upset.

Janna said...

I'm trying to invent a car that will run on dryer lint and cat hairballs.

With any luck, I may never need to buy gas again.

MorningAJ said...

I think that's great - but you have to know that petrol over here is currently running at around 11 dollars a gallon - and the prices have gone DOWN recently!

You might find you need to sell your soul as well.

Good 55!

Belinda Munoz said...

Great 55 and image! Shall we revisit that film Who Killed the Electric Car?

the walking man said...

Take the hedge out of commodities and make them play in their own sandlot which almost economically destroyed us and the prices will come down. Watch the oil companies are going to have record profits again, hedge fund managers are going to get record bonuses again and pretty soon you will eating grass because they are spreading through the entire commodities market.

Just another upward shift of wealth. No big deal we like it this way or so this is what they keep telling us.

izzy said...

Oooh I can feel the pinging- through and through- Nasty high pitched thing! it
resonates all the way to the pocket
and then lodges in a corner of the gut...

Ami Mattison said...

Who can afford to fill up their tank anymore? Certainly not me. Thanks for a laugh this morning.

Pheromone Girl said...

Just think of how good all that walking will be for you.

Bubba said...

I'm predicting $5 a gallon by year's end and an extreme rise in electric car sales.

Maude Lynn said...

Exactly! Great 55, Monkey Man!

PattiKen said...

I remember being appalled when gas prices hit $2. Sounds like Nirvana now. I have such sympathy for those with a long commute.

Nessa said...

Your 55 highlights a very dizzying situation.

hope said...

Amen! :)

Helen said...

I was going in the elevated BP direction ... until I got whammied with the gas price! Good 55!

RNSANE said...

I don't doubt that one's blood pressure goes up in direct relationship to gas prices!! Great 55.

My Friday Flash 55 is at:

Happy Easter - have a great weekend.

anthonynorth said...

The OBE I can believe, but prices coming down?
Nice one.

Lisa said...

Love that post....didn't see that coming.


TALON said...

Pure brilliance, Monkey Man. And those prices can definitely get blood pressure sky-rocketing!

Olivia said...

I loved the pun indeed! A serious issue all around..

Very well written..
Hugs xox

joanna said...


Wish your FF 55 wasn't so true,,,the news to night said something like it was going to be 5.00 here shortly. sigh, P-town regardless what any ones tells you is not a walkable city.

Have a good Easter,


moondustwriter said...

We just had the wheelbarrow tuned up in case we need alternate transportation

Love the sign!!

Amropali said...

I don't even own a car yet, and I worry about it!
Makes me wish I had a flying carpet!

Shanae Branham said...

I'm with you! I love it. Great post! My first born has already moved he's out and I need both my arms and's coming!

Claudya Martinez said...

No @#$!!!

GEM said...

Left Nut