Thursday, December 3, 2009

Friday Flash 55.....




WANTED: Private Detective.....

I knew the Dame was trouble.
She had more curves than Mulholland Drive.
And even though she looked like a Kewpee Doll,
she wasn't first prize!
SUDDENLY...Everything went blacker than a bruised crow.
Periods of consciousness were as brief as a paupers will.
(Throbbing Head)
I shouldn't have answered that Ad!!




Ahhh...The theater of the mind!
I subscribe to XM/Serius.
My favorite station is 164..Old Time Radio!
Boston Blackie, The Thin Man, Richard Diamond, Johnny Dollar.
Any old Private Eye programming uses such vivid description, you don't need to see it! Old radios, and Old Time radio...I Love Them!
If you or anyone you know has written a Friday Flash 55.
Come tell The G-Man!
I will visit, read, enjoy, comment...Then BOOK!!!
So from the most ancient host from coast to coast...
Have a Kick-Ass Week-End.......Pal!!!!

63 comments:

Fandango said...

We also love old time radio


Our 55 is up

HERE.
Leave a comment on ours and we will leave one on yours. Dragon
Promise.

Dr.John said...

I too have always loved old time radio. I love4 it as a kid when it wasn't old time.
I have finished my 55.
You’ll find it
HERE.
.
But it’s a groaner.

Susan at Stony River said...

ROFL More curves than Mulholland Drive! One classic hard-boiled line after another, this was a gem!

Radio theatre rocks.

Mine's up and my mother would be horrified about it, but ah well...

Happy Friday Galen!

Chef Kar said...
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Tall Kay said...

This is one of my favorites! Love old radio and mystery stories! Mines up too (without the linky thingy) :o(

Chef Kar said...

"More curves than Mulholland Drive" ~ love that line ... may use it in my own ad someday ;-)

I'm up:

Friday Flash 55 ~ Sobering 55

Brian Miller said...

g-man, that one takes the cake, right outta yer mouth...smooth as a plug nickle left in the freeway...nice 55!

mine is up!

Serena said...

There's nothin' like the original hard-boiled detectives.:)

Kathleen said...

LOL!!! Great 55!
Great image! "Bond, James Bond"
Love those old private eye types
Ever listen to Prairie Home Companion and "Guy Noir"?

Had a bit of a dry spell but I'm back in bid'ness!
-----

Mine's up (loosely based on true story this time):

http://inlindenhills.blogspot.com/2009/12/flash-fiction-friday-litter-mates.html

Alice Audrey said...

You've got the hard boiled detective down to a T.

Mine is here.

Roxy said...

So cool, love it! I haven't posted my 55 yet... will be back atcha later :)

♥ Boomer ♥ said...

We seriously lack the gift of imagination because of TV and movies. Old Time Radio cannot be beat.

My 55 will be up before you can count to 55 ...

MIke Kilgore said...

I used to love Saturday Mystery Theatre! Great 55 my man...

Got one up early!

Felicitas said...

I love this one! Galen, you could have a career writing for Old Time Radio!

Mine's up too.

Bubbie said...

Oh my gosh - as much as I loved your 55 G-man and it truly made me wince and smile - look at Karis's comment. Now that's funny!!!!
I did an exact 55 this time around. Based on an almost true story. . .

Mojo said...

Man I'm hearin' Bogie reading this one. Classic!

Mine's up but I had a schedule conflict so I'm just now posting up the link.

Enjoy ya'll!

Janna said...

For some reason, I can almost hear Garrison Keillor doing this as a Guy Noir sketch. :)

Nice!

Mine is ready, too... right HERE.

Prayer Girl said...

Could this be "Guy Noir"???

Loved it.

Mine is up

PG

Dianne said...

Fun, loved it!
Mine is up! (or down)

Lulda Casadaga said...

This is truly a different side of you G...I like it...mysterious! I punched out a 55 for ya! Enjoy your weekend and happy radio listening!

Larry said...

Well nice I do remember old radio shows and still like to hear them but it's been awhile since I've heard one. it's that time of week and I'm up just follow the link for my Flash 55.


Flash55

Roxy said...

g-man, okay... mine is now posted!

clean and crazy said...

this sounds like the start of a great detective yarn!! great job!! mine is up this week too!! sorry i missed last week

VE said...

Good one!

I have contributed this week too...a humor potporri on current media topics

Here

Kimberly said...

That's awesome, G! I don't have satellite radio, so I wasn't aware you could get those old programs. How fun! Radio drama!

I had a bit of my own drama, but I'm back online and better than ever!
-smarmoofus

Kimberly said...

[Erica] Hi, G-man! I'm away on holidays with my husband and child... we'll think of you in Hawaii! And I thought of you before I left, too! My 55 goes live at midnight, Pacific time. Which is 3am for you. Look for it!

-Erica

enchantedoak said...

My 55 is up at 12:30 a.m. Pacific time. Loved your old detective.

anthonynorth said...

A real flashback there. Excellent.

You'll find mine here.

Thom said...

LOL...more curves than Mulholland Drive. That is the best line I've ever heard! LOL. I wish I could remember those old radio days...sigh... Mine is up HERE. Have a great weekend :)

Cazzie!!! said...

Love it!

Shadow said...

your descriptions here are superb! have a rockin' weekend!

Dulce said...

he he he those curves can be so dangerous. I love it .
have a super weekend G Man. Mine's up, yes.

boots said...

taddum! Mine is up! and I loved listening to shows on the radio. Had forgotten them, thanks!

Nessa said...

I love the old detective stories. Everything is so intense and your 55 captured the essence so well.

Flash 55 - Love

Susan Anderson said...

That was great. Almost felt like a Hitchcock thriller ... Where's Grace Kelly? Didn't take her for a kewpie, LOL.

I'm Up
http://inappropriatesue.blogspot.com/2009/12/55-flash-fiction-friday-full-disclosure.html

And make sure you come back Saturday for Song Saturday and 55 Flash 55 connections!

Mama Zen said...

You do that style of writing really well!

Mine's up!

Hootin' Anni said...

Golly.....your 55 was like 'listening' to old time radio. And then, you go and add the extra segment to you post...indeed. Radio is still GOOD! I loved this one!!!!

Mine's posted below my Show n Tell Friday....it's hot...well, at least I'm wishing for HOT.

Here

Have a great Friday.

Jess Mistress of Mischief said...

Sweet pulp fiction with a twist of colorized cheeseball.

I LOVE IT!

Mines posted

the walking man said...

I think there was a doctor from Lake Orion who sorta feels the same way.

clean and crazy said...

Kinky Freedman!!! That is who this sounds like!! I couldn't think of his name last night he has a book called "The love song of J. Edgar Hoover" or is it story, but it is much like this!! You could really write one you know, I would buy it!!

Eaton Bennett said...

Hi Galen, That was like stepping back into some great old movie I remember from waaaaaaaay back. :))

my 55 is up as promised.

I will be visiting as many 55's as I can later in my Saturday -(Oz) . Have a great weekend.

hope said...

Ah, film noir for the ears...me like!

Mine's up...happy weekend!

Lou said...

Hubba, hubba...

Lynn said...

Good job, G-man!

Connie said...

I like this one.

I did one today.
http://connieemeraldeyez.blogspot.com/2009/12/friday-flash-55.html

Jessie said...

nice one!

mine is up -- it's not very good, but it is what it is...

lol

smiles,

Mom of Opiate Addict said...

What a great blast from the past 55!! Thanks for the back story on this, may have to check out that station. Have a super weekend!

Mine is up.

Akannie said...

LOL...delightful, G-man, absolutely delightful!

Mine's up...and I don't see this technotard linking anything here, although I can link to you on my blog, so maybe I'm learning something!

Frigid midwestern temps here today...so, the reason for my 55!


Happy frostyballs weekend up north where you are!!

xoxox, Akannie

Akelamalu said...

I love the suspense! :0

Fab 55 m'dear. Mine's up. x

buffalodick said...

I wish I had a pencil thin mustache- the Boston Blackie kind.. Jimmy Buffet....

myrtle beached whale said...

Late again.

Mona said...

Ok G man. I wrote one too. But mine is no detective story...its an open book!

Jadey said...

Hey there G, love your 55 and you were vivid I could imagine it without seeing it as well. Well I am happy to announce that my 55 is up and on time. By golly miracles do exist lol. Have a great weekend.

Monkey Man said...

Sirius offers great stuff. Those old programs are a lot of fun. Your 55 is a great throwback to that era. My 55 is HERE.

sarah said...

I have never listened to 'old time radio' stuff, but this is cool. Thanks for this G-man. It's great. mine's up.

lime said...

ya know i was the besotted mother of the bride in a radio production once long time ago

Donnetta Lee said...

Love the old time radio shows, Galen. Remember Eve Arden in Our Miss Brooks? I remember listening to that one when I was a little girl at my Nana's house.

My 55er is up! D

PS the Pratsie said...

loved this one !! super :)


mine : http://talentishere.blogspot.com/2009/12/he-hated.html

otin said...

I was picturing the movie, Mullholand Falls, when I read this!

S said...

Youre getting too good at this!
;)

Brian Miller said...

thanks for the great comment g-man...loving playing along and visiting everyone...some real talent here. yours included...smiles. have a kick ass weekend!

Larry said...

hey Galen just wanted to stop by and Thank You for the comment you left on This Blog Of Mine I enjoy your visits.
Larry.

secret agent woman said...

Do crows get bruises?