Thursday, June 2, 2011

Friday Flash 55.....

The air...Thicker than usual.
A growing eerieness is approaching.
Stillness envelopes Everything.
The hair on your neck bristles.
You hear the staccotto of distant hail getting louder.
HELL...Is On The Horizon!!!
A garage floats by in slow motion.
Freight Train
Death is Calling
Then suddenly.....Silence!!!
Muffled Screams
Please don't forget our Brothers and Sisters
that have NOTHING left...
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!!!


Brian Miller said... happens fast man...the storms have been crazy this year...and in the blink of an eye...great textures...the silence then screaming...

my 55

and for Titanium

her 55

moondustwriter said...

Yes we need to be grateful for what we have and think about those who have lost soo much. Thanks for the reflection G

What Recession?

Grateful for all of you 55ers

Monkey Man said...

This has been a horrible season. Guess my NW rain isn't so bad.

HERE is my Smoking Section 55.

Unknown said...

It hits fast and hard and takes forever to overcome. Kind of like some boyfriends I had.

Mine is up

Myrna R. said...

Nice to remember the storm victims.

Also nice to be here again. It's been a while.

Unknown said...

Mother Natural is a powerful source. Very well written Galen.

I did as you insisted and wrote a 55 JUST FOR YOU! Enjoy.

hedgewitch said...

Well said. It comes fast and it leaves slow. It's not just the shock and the immediate loss, which are bad enough, but then everything has to be rebuilt and replaced.Thanks for reminding people.

I'm playin, with a Tale of the Weird:

Ghost Story

Maude Lynn said...

You've described it perfectly, G-Man! Great 55!

gautami tripathy said...

Scary situation. A reality now.

Here is mine:

vitally bereft

Me said...

Wow, well said, G. I am very thankful that I live in the part of the world that I do.

I have a 55 up. Still in Music Challenge mode...Mine is here.

Serena said...

You really captured the essence of a storm in 55 words. And what a horrendous storm season it's been.

lime said...

such a sadly common story this spring.

i actually played along this week

Millie said...

We goats are a grateful group here. I send Nanny Blessings to all those who've felt the wrath of the weather.
My human has a 55 here.

TALON said...

Such a gripping description of what must truly feel like Hell on earth, Galen. My thoughts and prayers are with all those who have been affected...

My 55:

Pheromone Girl said...

Worst tornado season in over 100 years I hear tell. Devastating. Where should we send money? Japan? Haiti? The tornao belt? Very, very sad that one of the worst years for storms is also the worst year for finances for many of us.

I coined a silly one this week. Or is it?

Another one of those nights

Olivia said...

Expressed very vividly.
We don't get those here but while working wit Convergys; I have almost "witnessed" how bad it becomes..

May the air dies down soon!

Weekend Hugs xx

amf said...

I got caught in your vortex, G - very fine 55. Touchdowns in MA, too, who knew?! I've gone for a bit calmer, mystical scene keeping with my techo-romantic side ~

Enchanted Oak said...

You describe it like you've been there. I live in earthquake country and have gone through two major quakes plus a gazillion lessor ones, and I'll keep my earthquakes. Tornadoes are too horrifying. Thank you for the reminder to pray for those who suffer at the hand of Nature.

I'm up for it this week:
Geysers, Glasses, Gray Skies

magiceye said...


Biter bit is my contribution

anthonynorth said...

I've heard its been bad over the Pond this year. Great write.

You'll find mine here.

Pratibha said...

Felt so cold ! chilling in all sense !

My post

Vinay Leo R. said...

It all happens in the blink of an eye.. and we should think of who was in the eye of that tornado..!

My 55

MorningAJ said...

We get tornadoes over here but somehow they are never as devastating as the ones you guys in the States have. My heart goes out to everyone who was in the path of the latest ones. I can't imagine the terror.

My 55 are here

Belinda Munoz said...

What a powerful and heart-wrenching 55, G-Man! The climate seems to get exponentially worse each year. Makes me appreciate each day with sunshine that much more. Thanks.

Mine is here:

Have a great weekend.

A Daft Scots Lass said...

Luckily we don't get tornados here but each part of the world has a different and devastating nature disaster

Anonymous said...

Thank you for the chilling reminder of what can happen in a tragic second of time.

I played again this week, but am light and fancy.

Flash 55 ~ You Brighten My Day.

Linda said...

You captured the essence of the storm, the fear, the devastation in 55 words. We've had so much severe weather this year, it's on everyone's mind these days.

Mine is here Roses to Rainbowbows

Linc said...

G-Man, that's two weeks in a row you've been Mr. Socially Conscious and I've been Mr. In My Own World. Your reminders are much appreciated.

Here's mine: FANTASY

PBJdreamer said...

You have that described perfectly

Tornados are terrifying

I played along this week:


Margaret said...

This is a very spine chilling poem and I LOVE how Sunshine is just popped into the middle of it! This might be one of my favorites I have seen you write. Chilling. I am hoping to get a late 55 in today. But these darn kids might just have me hopping to much this week what with graduations and end of school events. Sheesh - don't they realize I have things to do! :)

I will most likely just peruse through all my blogger friends blogs tonight - I have a lot of catching up to do.

Anonymous said...

Perfect reminder of how, even after the weather changes and the political climate shifts, loss and grief and shattered dreams will haunt families for decades to come.

Thank you, G-Man, for using your space and time to remember and to prompt all of us to be mindful.

Raven said...

The photos from Joplin left me without words.

My contribution

Mona said...

Galen! this world must be coming to an end! There are so many storms everywhere!

My 55ve is Here

Jannie Funster said...

That's gotta make you rethink life, for sure to go through one of those.

Nicely told, G-Man!!


Janna said...

No 55 for me this week.
Feeling depressed and sad and unloved and whatever.

Stranger said...

This is well said and well written, sir.
So scary - all the video footage chills me - nature can be so harsh.

Mine's here.

Shanae Branham said...

Wow! G-man you out did yourself. This is an awesome poem. Very real.

My Blog

Tammy said...

Well look at that...blogger is actually letting me comment on your blog!!

Mine is up for this week!

Have a most wonderful weekend everyone!!

Christine said...

Why am I always the last in line!!!I must be the only one with a "real" job around here. It was the day from hell today at the bank, but I kept my smile up, crashed and burned on the way home.

Here's my 55

Margaret said...

I actually am sliding this under the wire, late Friday night! I showed this to my 18 year old. Who says you can't learn anything from a younger brother?

<a href=">My 55</a>

Unknown said...

This is such a visceral poem for a one heartbreakingly violent aspect of mother nature. Great ff55!

Here's mine:

Little George Faraday

Cloudia said...

oh my!

Aloha from Honolulu

Comfort Spiral




Larry said...

yes the storms are terrible Mr Gman I wrote this out last night fell a sleep and forgot to post I hope you accept this as an apology and let me post it anyway.

hot Shower

PattiKen said...

That tornado in Massachusetts last week missed our humble abode by about 40 miles. That is WAY too close for comfort.

secret agent woman said...

It has been so crazy - it seems like few parts of the country have been spared, with tornadoes springing up everywhere.