Thursday, February 16, 2012

Friday Flash 55.....




The eventual fatal weakness of Emperor Claudius,
was that he was easily controlled by his wife.
Agrippina started in...
"Eat your dinner darling, those Chanterelles came
all the way from Gaul. And tomorrow you WILL adopt
my son Lucius Domitius, then you'll have a WORTHY successor"!
(Henceforth known as Nero Caesar Augustus Germanicus)


The delicious Chanterelle is sometimes confused with the
deadly Webcap, also known as 'The Assassin Mushroom'
(Cortinarius Rubellus). The toxic effects of this killer often
takes up to TWO Weeks to dispose of it's victim.
What a Bitch eh?
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 toxic host from coast to coast...
Have a Kick Ass Week-End!!!

54 comments:

The Thirteenth Crossing said...

Looks like Aslan to me.

55 Flash Fiction Friday: Set Fire

Teresa said...

You just crack me up! What a great way to start the weekend with so much great writing!

Mine is here. http://razzamadazzle.wordpress.com/2012/02/16/the-birth-of-a-poem/

Heaven said...

didn't know that... mine is up:

http://a-sweetlust.blogspot.com/2012/02/question.html

have a great weekend ~

hedgewitch said...

All those episodes of "I,Claudius" suddenly come back to mind--lovin the mushroom lore, my friend. Did you know mushrooms are the only plant to provide Vitamin D?

I'm playin, with an oldie from out of the hedgewitchian Vaults:

Night Light

Be around to visit tomorrow.

Me said...

Every visit to your blog is educational. :)

I managed to find 55 words this week. Mine is HERE.

Brian Miller said...

yikes....def got to watch those kind of invitations...devious....

i will be in tomorrow in the AM>....

Monkey Man said...

'Shrooms!!! Love 'em. HEY! I played.

HERE is my 55 for this week.

Steve Isaak said...

Good scene-setting. Thanks for hosting this (again)!

Here's mine, Turn it.

Jannie Funster said...

The webcap, is that a nightcap after much web surfing?

Great picture. She's the witch, right? And the wardrobe is somewhere off in the distance?

Jannie has no 55 up, but jannie still loves you, G-Man!!

xoox

Nara Malone said...

Hmm, so that's what those are for. I've got them growing all over the back yard.

Mine's up: Flipping Out

TALON said...

You just can't trust fungi (or, apparently, wives - lol).

Have an amazing weekend, Galen!

My 55: Rara Avis

janaki nagaraj said...

Good we don't like mushrooms.

Leo said...

Agree with Teresa... this was hilarious! :)

My Flash 55 is here this week: http://artofleo.wordpress.com/2012/02/16/for-what-sins/

Matthew said...

You're very funny..... always a great visit.

I'm up with a minor announcement....

Margaret said...

History is always so interesting when I visit here... ha!
Orange mushrooms, though? That's just crazy - I'll stick with morel mushrooms!

I have a very sorry 55 this week - truly done in 55 seconds! (I spent what little time I had struggling with the haiku's. Sick kids are a calling me... but first, here is my 55 :)

Guilty

I'll be around sometime late tomorrow to comment.

Ann (bunnygirl) said...

I'd love to know how much of what Suetonius wrote was true. He sure made his people out to be a wild and crazy bunch!

Doll Collector

moondustwriter said...

Hmm the cupbearer on vacation?

Great epicurean 55 Galen
Thanks for the weekly inspiration

cold case

myheartslovesongs said...

blame it on the wife! {smile}

my 55 is up! have a FABulous weekend, G.

http://haikulovesongs.wordpress.com/2012/02/16/sinnerman-fmhcd16/

Alice Audrey said...

Yeah, she was bad. Worse, he was smart enough to see it coming.

Mine is up

Shockgrubz said...

Two weeks? That's heinous! I like your double five and Ceasar's original name.

Doctor FTSE said...

Psychedelic stuff for the week-end, eh, G-Man? Nice picture prompt.

My 55 words

MorningAJ said...

Is that the one that's also known as Destroying Angel? It's supposed to be the best tasting mushroom you'll ever eat. One to die for, you might say! ;)

My 55 are here. And maybe should carry a parental advisory note....

Someone is Special said...

OMG...! This is great G-Man... My 55 is here and I'm back home after a long time...

Someone is Special

anthonynorth said...

Deliciously funny :-)
You'll find mine here.

Akelamalu said...

Fun and interesting G!

Mine's up too.

Daydreamertoo said...

They were such a serious lot about killing their friends and relatives too, weren't they :)

Mine's up:
Somebody's Father

Have a great weekend!

drybottomgirl said...

Very cool G-man and thanks for the mushroom tip, its always good to know! My 55 is up so have a super sweet weekend!

Nimue said...

you are such a wonderful treasure of tales .. and you use them so good ..

Bridal dreams

janaki nagaraj said...

My 55 is here..http://janukulkarni.blogspot.in/2012/02/unsung-heros.html

Laura said...

LOVE it!!! How perfect for a week that started with valentines...that was some valentine she gave him!

Here's my 55:

http://www.shinethedivinecreativityisaspiritualpractice.com/2012/02/within-hands-breadth.html

the walking man said...

I Participated


MMMMMMMMushrooms. O the delicate hand that feeds on such a delicacy is a delight.

Other Mary said...

Hey, gotta watch out for those funny shrooms G-man! :o)

Mine is here:
http://writinginthebachs.blogspot.com/2012/02/cabin-fever.html

izzy said...

Vindictive much?!~ yikes-
Poor Claudius. Wheww-
Great piece if you want to kill someone off slooowwwly...
Thanks for 55's.
Back at it with Fammblee ( family)
'tis such a slippery slope! ;)

http://izzy-conversing.blogspot.com/2012/02/ff55-21712-definitive-preferences.html

Jannie Funster said...

She's baaaaaack.

:)

:)

:)

xoxo

And check your email, about to send ya one.

Brian Miller said...

yo man...told you i would be back...smiles...happy friday...finishing my trip around the 55 world and...

mine is up

yellowhousecafe said...

Dude, what are you smoking, or should I say eatin'? As they used to say at the Dead concerts, watch out for the funguys, bah ha ha... Seriously, I've not had enough sleep and am off to work, but you did so well with your lore, I'll offer you an idea for lunch, I got from the Grammys. cheers ~

Mama Zen said...

Two weeks? Yikes!

Raven said...

Lol...oops.

I made it today. Hope you have an amazing weekend :)

http://autumnraven.wordpress.com/2012/02/17/flash-friday-55-7/

happygirl said...

Funny. Gripping yarn with a deadly ending. I tried my hand.
http://beinghappygirl.blogspot.com/2012/02/my-office-space-in-55-words.html

gab said...

dont eat mushrooms! LOl sorry this was a very good one

Helen said...

Oops ... left my link on your Vodka post! No, I haven't been drinking ~ it's 9:52am here.

Helen said...

I'm thinking about shrooms in a new way ...

Iris Murphy said...

outstanding blog.

I wish to do a poem in 55 words, not sure if I am making it,

please visit me to check it out for me,
let me know.
thank you, gentleman.

Jannie Funster said...

Ahhhh, the direct link here to G-Manland from Funsterland works like a 350 in a Yugo!!

Works well, that is. Like a charm. A top.

THANK YOU!!

xoxo

hope said...

Ah, the high brow feast this week...what better way to cleanse our minds from some of those words you've been sharing! :)

Have completed the root canal. When my braincells return, I shall play again. Have a great long weekend!

Jannie Funster said...

I believe Jannie has recently posted a 55 HERE, Kind Sir.

xoxo

lime said...

ah the calculations. think i'll stick with the nice little button mushrooms and portobellas. seems safer that way.

PattiKen said...

Oh, what a scheming woman...

Manicddaily said...

Remind me to avoid anyone named Agrappina. (The name makes me feel a stomach ache coming on.)

Here's mine. A Flash 55 back to the days before GPS.

A Flash 55 back to the days before GPS

(i'm hoping I can do the link right.)

Glenn Buttkus said...

G-Man, been checking you out
for eons, since Jannie adores you.
Brian Miller too. So here is my
Friday Flash 55, OH CHRIST:
http://bibliosity.blogspot.com/2012/02/oh-christ.html

Donnetta said...

And where can you get this delicacy? hahaha

Mine is up. Says it all for me this evening.

Hope you are well. D

Secret Agent Woman said...

I've always wanted to pick wild mushrooms but I"m convinced I'd end up with the deadly ones.

Linda said...

Very cool. I love the way your mind works.

I'm running on empty these days, but here is my contribution at Roses to Rainbows.

happygirl said...

Mushrooms for dinner, with a kick for the bucket. I'm having dinner, too. Mine's here.

http://beinghappygirl.blogspot.com/2012/04/ken-cooks-dinner.html