Thursday, March 17, 2011

Friday Flash 55.....

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At 4:55 AM on a moonless July morning, he could see
the coastal silhouette of Ogunquit (Algonquin for"Beautiful
Place by the Sea") coming into view.
What a GENIUS set-up they had!!
Load a fishing trawler in Key Largo.
Work your way slowly and unnoticed up the Inter-Coastal.
Unload in Maine.........MAINE???
(Chuckles to himself.......)
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Uh Oh...I can hear a Glenn Frey song in the background...
"It's a losing proposition,
but one you can't refuse.
It's the politics of contraband,
it's the smugglers blues"!!!
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 clandestine host from coast to coast...
Have a Kick Ass Week-End!!!

68 comments:

Jannie Funster said...

Hey, I was born and raised right next to Maine! And I love me some Glennn Frey.

Mark Twain's iPhoneis mine.

xoxo

Jannie Funster said...

de wango de tango! :)

xo

Brian Miller said...

nice...great song...maine...dont they have lobster or crab there?

assisting Ti this week as well..

Titanium's 55

My 55

Brian Miller said...

jannie can i get a translation on wango de tango...it sounds a bit risque...

dustus said...

So that's how they do it. Come creeping up from The Keys. Cool 55. Glenn Fry/Eagles rock! For St. Patty's I distilled mine into 55...

Southern Discomfort

Millie said...

Key Largo to Maine--what a trip! The human's 55 is here. http://razzamadazzle.wordpress.com/2011/03/17/wearing-o-the-green/

Jannie Funster said...

Brian, Ted Nugent, I think? :)

G-Man said...

Yes indeed Kiddies.
The Motor City Madman...Terrible Ted Nugent!
I believe the songs about Dialing O on the Pink Telephone....:-)

Janna said...

Maine always makes me think of Stephen King. Creepy but interesting, in a "No, thanks, I'll stay here in Michigan" kind of way.

Thanks for another Friday 55!
Mine's here. :)

Steve Isaak said...

Fun work, good write.

Thanks again. =)

Here's mine.

moondustwriter said...

Well them folks in Maine had a good time I'm sure...

The monkey

Thanks for hosting us yet again G

Monkey Man said...

Pusher! Word pusher. Great kick off, G.

My 55 is HERE.

Serena said...

I like Glenn Frey. And the word clandestine.:)

G-Man said...

Why thank you Miss Begotten, I'll input that in my database...:-)

drybottomgirl said...

Great G-man I'm getting ready to go to bed and now I have the "Smuggler's Blues" running through my head! Liked your 55, and hoping you have a great weekend! My 55 is up!

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hedgewitch said...

'..Don't touch my bags if you please, Mr. Customs Man...'oops--wrong coast, wrong artist--same principle, though.

My mind has been playing in the cereal this week--more whole graininess from me here:

Wheatfield

hpicasso said...

aw man...I know how this story ends
"and now for our top story"...a 55 from 77'

Peace, hp



my 55

lime said...

that's one helluva a long haul!

i'm here...and then i'll be gone....

PattiKen said...

Well, it wouldn't be the most bizarre thing a smuggler tried. Still, a bit like taking coal to Newcastle...

I'm in here.

gautami tripathy said...

Love that photo..!! The words too.


lost in a maze

Larry said...

I don't get it

Pole dancers

avoid the clap said...

That's how most people end up in Maine (accidentally). Just kidding!

A mother's pessimism is described in my 55.

TALON said...

It all sounds so intriguing, Galen. And a wee bit dangerous, too. The sounds of the 80's. :)

My 55: The End

A Daft Scots Lass said...

Mine is up too, believe it or not.

Have a wicked weekend!

anthonynorth said...

Key Largo to Maine is quite a way, isn't it?

You'll find mine here.

MorningAJ said...

Nothing wrong with Maine. Just a very long way from Key Largo!

My 55 is up here

Nimue said...

I love the names of cities you mention here !!
Good lines in theend of post :)

My try for this week is here : Biscuits

Nessa said...

Traveling the extremes for a fun time.

Flash 55 - If Memory Serves

h said...

http://therummaker.wordpress.com/2011/03/18/uneasy-endings/

hey guys I put up mine

Belinda Munoz said...

No peaceful easy feeling, eh? Bet it's still pretty with a tequila sunrise...

Here's mine:
http://thehalfwaypoint.net/2011/03/waves-of-hope/

Akelamalu said...

Ah so that's how they do it!

Mine's up.

Jinksy said...

I'm aboard with my cargo
HERE

budh.aaah said...

'The smugglers blues' now thats a unique perpective

Fireblossom said...

You lost me at "4:55 a.m." LOL.

Mine is up, Mr. G Man sir. :-)

Olivia said...

Now I know.. :)
Nice song there Galen!

Hugs xx
Nature

Jerry said...

I think I get the Maine point...nice. I got a point too.

hope said...

Too funny.

Mine's up...no, really. :) Have a wonderful weekend!

5thsister said...

Really now? Who'd a thunk!

Mine is HERE

izzy said...

And a great Friday it is! with sunshine
warm temperatures, and a topic! Thanks for posting.Have a great weekend.
http://izzy-conversing.blogspot.com/2011/03/flash-fiction-55-31811.html

Lisa said...

Here is mine. Love the picture.

http://inspiredbylisa.blogspot.com/2011/03/sunset-in-cove.html

Linda said...

Good morning! I've seen that little town in Maine. Lovely coastline. Great seafood, especially fried clams. Yum! Great 55.

Here's mine at Roses to Rainbows

Jingle said...

an inviting escape for all,
exquisite 55 for many,
fabulous view ...


Happy Friday,
here is My 55,

magiceye said...

lovely imagery...

my 55 today deals with the tragedy in Japan at http://instantwords.blogspot.com/2011/03/natures-fury.html

Margaret said...

...lots of talent comes from Detroit, Michigan!

I have a You-Tube clip of my son singing. He wasn't born in Michigan, but we lived in Petoskey for 7 years and go back in the summer for a stint...

My 55

Helen said...

A tiny step into the Friday Flash 55 world.


link_words

Helen said...

Glenn Frey and 'Strange Weather' accompany me on my power walks!

Titanium said...

Smuggle me some coffee! Thanks to Brian, I only missed out on part of this week's fun. Zipping around to visit everyone now...

Thanks for another 55, G-Man.

Someone is Special said...

fun 55 G-Man..

Someone is Special

Eric 'Bubba' Alder said...

I've been to Maine - it was okay - a nice place to visit kinda thing.

I started working on a 55 this week, but then it grew into a 66 - then it became a 99 - so I just decided to let it grow and posted the end product - all 193 words of it!

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kkrige said...

Ha! You are a card Mr G. I am in here

Jingle said...

Hello,

I wrote one and did not post it until now, I believe that you deserve a tickle...

Here is my original 55:You, She I, Thanks for reading!

Happy Weekend....

Kavita said...

Oooh... I smell somethin' fishy here, G-Man.. ;-)
Going unnoticed is the "key"!!

My 55's up... here

Lulda Casadaga said...

We are planning on checking out Maine for Summer Vacation...;)
Hope to see you before midnight!

Donnetta Lee said...

Galen: I haven't forgotten you! I'm going through some rough personal times right now. Only have access to the computer off and on again. Tough times. But hope eventually to write some. Best as always. D

Pheromone Girl said...

I've always wanted to visit Maine...

I'm tardy, but I did play. Happy Friday, Galen!

What's in the little blue box?

andy said...

Here we go..really getting the hang of this now :)

My 55 offering this week as follows:

http://wp.me/p1hLXl-5I

:)

Mama Zen said...

Talk about a trip!

Good one, G-Man!

haiku love songs said...

i can just see the pink jacket with the sleeves pushed up ala Miami Vice. i have a feeling you and i are of the same generation. either that or you know a lot about recent history. {smile} loved it! dani

here's the link to my 55 ~

http://haikulovesongs.wordpress.com/2011/03/18/flowers-of-spring-weekly-photo-challenge-spring-postaweek2011/

Linc said...

I've gone and mucked up my blog with a bunch of old crap, so the 55 is no longer on top. Here's the direct link:
Broken

Doctor FTSE said...

Nowhere is safe now. Check that HERE.

Brian Miller said...

swinging through picking up the last couple...happy saturday g!

Cloudia said...

Heh heh.


Been there-
done that-

years back... similar, very similar... go where you are not expected, heh heh...



Warm Aloha to you
from Honolulu!


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S said...

65! Whoa now!
;P


i got got got no time
no time
no time....

Jingle said...

Good Evening, G-man:

basically scanned all the offers in 55 words,
enjoyed most of the treats.

Happy Sunday 2 u.

Have been out for the day, thus I am kind of late...

See you later.

secret agent woman said...

I've only been to Maine once - pretty, but I don't think I'd want their winters.