Thursday, June 16, 2011

Friday Flash 55.....




The bearded 'Street Prophet' approached her
quietly. "This Talisman will save your life".
He then slipped the orange crystal into her
hand....And disappeared! She thought, 'What a
Crazy Bastard'. This delayed her crossing the
intersection by about 5 seconds. As the caution
light flashed, she decided to cross anyway....BOOM!
The Semi crushed her......(So much for Talismans)




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!

64 comments:

Cloudia said...

tried to warn her!



Aloha from Waikiki :)

Comfort Spiral

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Jannie Funster said...

Crap -- that just ain't right! Like the old man Alanis sang about who turned 98, won the lottery, then died the next day. Oh well...

My"Hearst Castle" one is here.

xoxo

Jannie Funster said...

Congrats, Cloudia!

xo

Monkey Man said...

Wait!?! That's not what's supposed to happen. Oh, yeah. I know this isn't my 55.

HERE is my 55 for this week.

Steve Isaak said...

Entertaining work.

Here's mine, the next story-chapter in The Microserial.

Brian Miller said...

haha...you got to listen to those street prophets i am telling you...but talismans nah...smiles.

i am up...

Millie said...

What a painful irony! The human has a 55 here. http://razzamadazzle.wordpress.com/2011/06/16/for-helen/

5thsister said...

What the heck good was that talisman anyway...beware those crazy ol' bearded farts! (present company excepted, of course)

Mine is a documentary of my vacay to NYC. It can be found HERE

hedgewitch said...

Ha! By G-Man by way of Alfred Hitchcock? Or maybe even a bit too realistic for him--ironic enough, though.

I'm playin--mine's a bit on the serious side, but writers can't be choosers and it's what turned up this time:

Things Endure

Margaret said...

...I can see why this "Talisman" is walking the streets! The "prophets" these days just aren't at the top of their game...

Here is mine: The Rain Dance

Elaine said...

Oh no...I was hoping for a "happily ever after". A very clever write G-man...even with the ending!

Mama Zen said...

Sounds about like a talisman I'd get!

Mine's up, G-Man!

Janna said...

Note to self: Switch to green crystals instead.

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

libraryscene said...

Well, that is just brutal, G! Loved it!
Speaking of 'crazy bastard', Inspired to write booty call after watching TV in doc's office today (making sure I hadn't busted my foot on a railroad tie!)

Alice Audrey said...

Those rotten talisman. You can't trust them at all.

Mine is up

Chef Kar said...

Seems to me she should have minded the caution light flashing!!

Here's mine: Friday Flash 55 ~ Daytime Mask

Pheromone Girl said...

OUCH. That'll leave a mark...

It seems that death might be a Haunting theme this week...

Serena said...

It just wasn't her day, was it? She could have used a better prophet with a better quality talisman.:)

Fireblossom said...

That wasn't a very good talisman!

mine is up :-)

http://coalblack.wordpress.com/2011/06/16/pass-that-bottle/

TALON said...

OUCH! Well, that's what happens when you don't listen to crazy bastards. ;)

Loved it, Galen!

My 55: Level-headed

Christine said...

There are signs everywhere, we're just too busy to see them.. Thanks for the picture prompt. I used it in my 55.

Christine said...

Oops here's the link.

http://aninklingofsorts.blogspot.com/2011/06/cluck-cluck-whos-there.html

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brenda w said...

Serves her right for talking to vagrants.

Here's my piece, thanks for the invite.
The Sideshow Gal

moondustwriter said...

Now that would ruin anyone's day

thanks for the weekly chuckles G

why did he leave????

bunnygirl said...

I'm new here, but not new to the flash community. Here's mine: Expectations

Olivia said...

ohhh!!
well, yesterday I was delayed by several minutes because I stopped to get some kulcha- bread. Nevertheless, I was still hit and survived without a scratch.. it could have been a deadly deal for others too!

wishing you a nice weekend..
hugs xox

Sun Salve

Monika said...

Oh crap! Talismans and these prophets.
Well, have a look at mine. Might be a little more spooky.

http://rationalsensualities.blogspot.com/2011/06/hes-here.html

magiceye said...

tough luck!

check out the mumbai wet weekend at http://goo.gl/1Lln4

Shadow said...

noooo!!!!!

Akelamalu said...

Ah but if she hadn't delayed and taken him at his word..... who knows?? ;)

Mine's up.

joanny said...

Yikes--she didn't tip him.

I have been MIA lately sigh, too much work/research, unwinding from too much brainy work,

joanny

unzipped-change-my-day.html

MorningAJ said...

Oh boy! You really can tell them, can't you?

I'm slightly confused in my 55 today.

Belinda Munoz said...

Oh geez. Did either of them read the manual? It could've been a case of operator error.

Mine is here:
http://thehalfwaypoint.net/2011/06/the-evolving-kind/

Me said...

No wonder the guy was giving his talisman away. It was obviously faulty. Wonder what bad things happened to *him*? Maybe Monkey Man could write a prequel!

Musical 55 for me once again (yes, it's almost over, G. This is the last Friday that falls in the 30-day Music Challenge...).

It is HERE.

Pranavam Ravikumar a.k.a. Kochuravi said...

:-) Nice!

the walking man said...

ha ha ha ha ha ha! To thine own self be tru. If he'd not bothered her she'd have been paying attention.

Gowthami Nandigala said...

Hi,I am new to this space,but I luvd it so much at my first glance itself!

I take the pleasure in inviting you all to a grand 'wedding ceremony!'

please do visit!

Gowthami Nandigala said...

yes,so much for talisman
well written..njoyed it!

Linda said...

Don't trust talismans and don't walk against the light.

Mine is here at Roses to Rainbows

Raven said...

I love irony.


Work has left me nul in the creative department. ::sigh:: But I'm participating anyway :)

http://autumnraven.wordpress.com/2011/06/17/friday-flash-55-2/

TALON said...

Apparently my link isn't working...hope it's okay to repost it, Galen.

My 55: levelheaded

Leo said...

Maybe the talisman has a time limit? Unlucky her!

Here's my 55 for this week

Olivia said...

That's my 55 for this week.. :)
Yup a September post!!

Linc said...

Wow, that's a good one, G-Man.

Here's mine (rated R):
Doing It

lime said...

it was a plot from the prophet. not enough people listened to him about the end of the world coming so he's determined to do it a person at a time.

PattiKen said...

See, she shoulda listened...

Other Mary said...

I hate it what that happens!

Here's 55 words worth of Friday

http://writinginthebachs.blogspot.com/2011/06/dragons.html

RNSANE said...

Quite a story there, Galen. Mine is doom and gloom as well. Guess I'm feeling that way after my five day hospital stay. At least, I got out last night to see my jazz singer friend who is in town...glorious...and there are two more of her gigs to go!

My 55 is at:

http://rnsane.blogspot.com/2011/06/friday-flash-55-he-love-me-he-loves-me.html

Eric 'Bubba' Alder said...

Better late than never... TEXT
Shelf Life

Tino said...

Wonder where I can buy one of those, I know the perfect recipient!

OK, had a shot, here it be,

http://pspacer11.wordpress.com/2011/06/17/that-noise/

Kavita said...

Poor gal, I tell ya!! She could've just flashed the talisman at the oncoming car! Maybe that'd have done her some good.. Maybe that's what "profit making prophet" had meant anyway... wheww..

Anyyyhooo, here I am with my Mr. Know-it-all.. umm.. I meant Mr. Owl :)

snowelf said...

:) Hi Gman!!

Never trust a crazy dude with a beard. ;)

--snow

hope said...

Ah crashes. I know about those.

My computer crashed Sunday night. Today it was pronounced DOA.

Good news is that by next Friday I should have a new keyboard to try out for Friday 55. :)

kkrige said...

Voila! I have characters. I don't have death or mystics, but it might satisfy the niche you requested. :)

Stranger said...

Now that she's no longer needing, it, may I have the talisman? It's such a pretty pendant!

Sorry I'm so late, but I just posted mine here.

Enjoy your weekend!

bharat chandran said...

May be talisman saved her life
From the life that she had been living ! :-)

Marcia said...

Hello. What a weird photo-meme.

Anyway, this is my first visit. I hope this what I'm supposed to do - leaving a comment with the url to the poem I just wrote about this. If not, well, just act normally no one will know...

http://stonesavage.blogspot.com/2011/06/talisman-gmans-friday-flash-55.html

bunnygirl said...

Wrong talisman, maybe? We all make mistakes...

secret agent woman said...

Not much protection there.

Life@Cee said...

If she hadn't stopped to get the damn talisman she might have crossed the street safely.

gautami tripathy said...

Well, you twisted the ending! Like it!!

And I am late:

darkening light

HijiBijBij said...

nice one...here is one blog where i have read some of the finest 55.

HijiBijBij said...

http://diptakirti.blogspot.com/2007/03/seven-deadly-sins.html