Thursday, August 13, 2009

Friday Flash 55.....




For one Glorious Harvest Moon Night.
Your orange armor protected a flickering light.
Sadly, your sinister grin was soon forgot,
You were left alone to sag and rot.
Your top caved in, your innerds scorched,
You turned to mush, and fell off the porch!!
But Mother Nature has a way...
Of reassuring a pumpkins stay!!



Yes thats right Ladies and Gentlemen, It's not quite the Eggplant that ate Chicago, but it's a pleasant and welcome addition to the household.
If you or anyone you know has written a Friday Flash 55.
Please come tell The G-Man.
I will visit, read, enjoy, comment....Then BOOK!!!
So from the most gracious host from coast to coast...
Have A Kick-Ass Week-End!!!!!
Peace...!!!

54 comments:

Devotee said...

This 55 rules the night, G-Man! Who doesn't love a good Jack-o-lantern?

I'm probably not playing this week, because I'm working like crazy to keep on schedule with my book. But I did write a blog entry that I'm pretty pleased with.

Fandango said...

Dragons like pumpkins but not to look at.
Cute 55
Ours is up
HERE.

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Serena said...

Well, since the pumpkin showed up unexpectedly and made you smile, I think you should carve a smile on the Jack-o-Lantern's face this year. I love a whimsical 55.;)

Prayer Girl said...

Hey, I love this 55. You tell it "just like it is"!!!

Mine is up.

PG

big Jenn said...

Love it. I posted my very first Flash 55. Lot's of fun!jeNN

Steve E. said...

Hey, I bet you beat Walmart this year with the Jack-O-Lantern (what do I know, I never go there!).

I put up two today. I want to be a "happy" martyr.

MomsJournal said...

Pumpkins already? It's only August.

My 55 will be up at midnight Pacific time. ;-)

KB said...

Nicely done G. Thanks for the promts...LMAO! I hope you will stop by as I managed to use them all in my 55.

CJ said...

Loved your Jack-o-lantern poem. They do indeed turn to mush, don't they?

Find my Flash 55 for this week HERE.

I skipped last week while I was at a Twain conference. You can find posts about my wonderful weekend HERE and HERE.

Vicki said...

Very funny 55!!

Mine's HERE

Tall Karen said...

Carved eggplant this Halloween? Sounds pretty scary to me! Mine was really tough to do this week. God bless you!

evalinn said...

Lol, great 55 G-man! :-)

Chef Kar said...
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Chef Kar said...

G-Man,

I just started blogging several days ago and ran across this Flash 55 thing. I found it inspiring, fun and challenging. I thought I would try my hand at it.

Yours is fun, creative and I enjoyed reading the others that have been posted so far.

Please read mine (I did 2, just in case).

[cool - that was just 55 words too]!

Alice Audrey said...

My Jack O Lanterns always end up like that.

My 55 is here.

ciara said...

loved the 55, g. i truly hope you can comment on my 55 this time. btw, sure hope you're not using i.e. either lol anyways, i'm up.

unlike the dragons, i'd rather look than eat pumpkins.

ciara said...

p.s. you should really let me set up a mcklinky for you. mr. linky is a pain these days, but it would help all that play 55 to visit everyone a little easier. let me know what you think (just email me)

anthonynorth said...

Loved the poem. It combined two of my favourite subjects - the mysterious and the environment.

You'll find mine here.

Thom said...

What a great 55 and the picture was great as well. But pumpkins in August? LOL. Excellent. Mine's up HERE. Have a great Friday.

Akelamalu said...

Ah that the plant that's taking over your house! LOL

I love this 55 G-man - it tells of demise and rebirth. :)

I'm just on my way out for the day but couldn't resist popping by to see you before I leave. x

Mine's up.

Lou said...

Aww..such a fall from glory.

Mine is up. Can't get the linksy to work but you can paste it

http://brokenheartedmom.blogspot.com/

Dulce Rosales said...

Great 55, G-Man

Mine is UP now as well.

Thanks everyone for reading me :)

Eaton Bennett said...

That is a cool 55! We don't celebrate Halloween as a national event...some people go Trick or Treating. It is becoming more popular but it's not my kind of thing, as you said Galen, I'm a romantic. Ghosts and Goulies don't appeal. :))
Have a great weekend...

my 55

the walking man said...

It's when they turn all mushy like that, that they make the best mess when thrown in a pumpkin fight. Ah sweet youth where have ye departed too?

boots said...

Nice of you to ponder the thoughts of a pumpkin! I never realized how "forgotten" they really are after that great night of fame!

I posted my first attempt at this Friday Flash 55~not sure how to link you to it though..
http://jennasboots.blogspot.com/

Hootin' Anni said...

First...HALLOWEEN is my favorite time [day] of the year!!! 2NDLY, I love the jack-o!!! And 3RDly...what a wonderful, super 55. I so love the rhyme and rhythm.

Mine once again is shared. You need,as always, to click on the link at top or scroll down my entire Friday blog.

Have a great weekend.

Patrick said...

I've always hated rotting pumpkin, ewww.

Mine is up.

Patrick’s 55

Brother Frankie said...

its the great pumpkin charlie brown.

Brother Frankie
A biker for Christ

first 55

http://spankieg.blogspot.com/2009/08/my-first-friday-55-simple-prayer.html

♥ Boomer ♥ said...

My print is messed up but I did my first one...
http://boomerbabybliss-bfs.blogspot.com

Dr.John said...

How did you know we just took what was left of the pumpkin off the porch.
Good 55

Mine is published
HERE.

Monkey Man said...

Just like your pumpkin eggplant, my 55 is alive.

Cat said...

the eggplant that ate Chicago!!!

Mine is up good sir!

Have a wonderful weekend - I am headed out to the air and water show tomorrow!

clean and crazy said...

sweet 55!! mines a little late but finally posted!!

Lulda Casadaga said...

ummm..I'm thinkin Eggplant parm and some pumpkin bread!! :D I'm back with my thinkin cap...should have a 55 up soon! ;)

Susan at Stony River said...

Congratulations on your new 'baby'! I loved the rhyme.

For two years I've blogged daily, updating at least ONE blog every day... this week I failed all my blogs completely! If it weren't for you I never would have sat up in bed at 2am this morning shouting GOOD GOD! FRIDAY! 55! BLOG! ... and then fell asleep again. When my husband told me about it in the morning, I wrote this.

ROFL

g-man said...

Hi Everybody...
I'm at work today, and I am able to read some 55's. But we are still busy so please be patient with me. I'll get to everyones sometime today....G

g-man said...

PS...It's NOT an eggplant, it's a pumpkin!!
That was just a metaphor!!

It's a Wild Pumpkin!!!

Donnetta Lee said...

Hi, Galen: I'm still in Florida and can't get to a computer easily. BUT, I managed to get my Friday 55 posted! Just missing out on visiting everybody. Ah, well.

I enjoyed the pumpkin. Reminds me of Humpty Dumpty! D

lime said...

that was a fun one. made me grin like the jack o lantern. sorry i am so late getting here. my connection has been very spotty today but i am up.

Jessie said...

i really enjoyed your 55 Mr. G-Man. no pumpkins or eggplants in my sphere, but i do have a 55 that's up.

smiles,

buffalodick said...

True and well, done!

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Her Big Sad said...

I had two pumpkins in my little garden this year! Pumpkins make me smile!

I tried the 55 again; you'll find it here...
http://herbigsad.blogspot.com/

Happy weekend! :)

Q.J.D said...

Hey G-Man

I came to your site through another persons blog. I love the pumpkin 55, it was inspiring. (not to sound like a brown nose) ;)

But this is indeed My first 55. And I don't want you be gentle. I'm the type of girl who likes it rough.

Qjd

Mama Zen said...

This is so cool!

secret agent woman said...

We used to get volunteer tomatoes and squash from seeds that washed out of the pig pen. Always well fertilized, of course.

G-Man said...

Hi Folks...
I left off with Dr, John...
I'll finish them all in the AM..
G'Nite....Galen

smarmoofus said...

Mygosh! 48 comments? Really?!

Anyway, adding mine makes it 49... and all it says is: I'm up.

-smarmoofus.

Jadey said...

Hey there G,

I really like your 55 mine is not up yet but will work on it this weekend. Wanted to thank everyone for the comments that were made on mine from last week I don't think I got to look at many due to my son being ill and in the hospital. TGIF to all and have a fabulous weekend.

Cazzie!!! said...

Huggs mate!

snowelf said...

Galen, this may be one of my most favorite 55's you ever wrote. It's so cute--just like you. :)

I really need to get back on the 55 wagon someday.

--snow

Ghost Dansing said...

awesome.... i'll never forget you.....

Heather said...

Very good .