Saturday, September 17, 2011

Sunday 160 - Ho Ho No

Skulls, skeletons, monsters, 
vampires and werewolves 
frightened him not. 
But the laughing fat man 
in the red suit 
was too much. 
He ran screaming from the store.

1. The Sunday 160 only uses EXACTLY 160 characters (including spaces).
2. Keep on schedule - post after 8:00 PM Pacific Time on Saturday.
3. Let me know you have posted via a comment on my site.
(Be sure to mention you have posted a 160. Provide a link if you can)
4. Visit at least one other Sunday 160 writer.

Thursday, September 15, 2011

55 - Second Time Around

Reaching back into history, 
he fumbled around 
looking for a lost soul 
no one might remember. 
This one? 
No, too depressing. 
This one? 
Too sappy. 
Then, feeling around 
the bottom of a pile 
of mixed emotions, 
old hard feelings 
and bad humor, 
he found it. 
An old 55 he was sure no one would remember.

I was so seriously considering going the lazy way and digging up an old 55 hoping no one would notice and you probably wouldn't that I drew from that inspiration to create this 55. However, I also couldn't resist this old number from two years ago. I hope you enjoy the replay.
55 - In Fear
September 17, 2009
It permeated the room.

Curling and twisting

as if it had a mind of its own,

leaving nothing

but destruction in its wake.

Children ran screaming.

Adults cringed in fear

as nausea overtook them.

Alone, I stood before the beast.

“Please,” I pleaded.

“Stop feeding the dog table scraps.

You know it makes him fart.”


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

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Come join me for a Sunday 160.
A challenge using exactly 160 characters
in a story, poem or writing of your choice.

Tuesday, September 13, 2011

What The Hell Wednesday - Speed Dial-a-Date

Just like last week, we tromp off into the international world of crazies for our weekly What The Hell Wednesday. This one comes from Amsterdam. I wonder what got into this woman to do such a thing.

Woman Calls Ex-Boyfriend 65,000 Times

AMSTERDAM - Dutch prosecutors are charging a 42-year-old woman with stalking after she allegedly called her ex-boyfriend 65,000 times in the past year.

The 62-year-old victim from The Hague filed a police complaint in August due to the persistent phone calls. Police arrested the suspected stalker Monday, seizing several cell phones and computers from her home in Rotterdam.

Hague prosecution spokeswoman said Thursday the woman argued to judges at a preliminary hearing she had a relationship with the man and the number of calls she placed to him wasn't excessive. The man denied they had a relationship.

The court ordered her not to contact him again.

"The number of him wasn't excessive." That is a great quote. Here, let me work this out for our 42-year-old from The Hague. What kind of a name is that for a city? Hi, I'm from The Houston or The Philadelphia....oh, wait, we actually have a town in Oregon named The Dalles....forgive me, The Hague. Ms. Not-excessive called Mr. Irresistible 65,000 time in a year. That's 5,416.66666666...times per month, 178 times per day, 7 and a half times per hour or every 8 minutes. Not Excessive? Does she work for a bill collecting company? Not that I would know from experience.Did she sleep? Eat? Work? 

Boss: "Ms. Not-excessive, please don't use your cell phone during staff meetings."

Ms. Not-excessive: "Sokay, I am just ordering lunch."

Boss: "For the 8th time in an hour?"

I won't even mention that the guy is 62 ooops, I just did. Now I'm not saying 62 is old but it is twenty years older than she is. Don't you think you could excessively call someone closer to your own age, Ms. Not-excessive? She is quite a piece of work. He even denies "having a relationship" with her. Well, he did have a relationship. He was the stalkee. 

I bet you can just imagine what Mr. Irresistible said as he answered his phone for the 64,999th time. Yup...he said "Wat in hemelsnaam?" (Translation - "What the Hell?")