Thursday, March 27, 2014

Friday Flash 55.....

Remember when Dick Sargent replaced Dick York as Darren on Bewitched?
How about when Johnny Weismuller was replaced by Lex Barker as Tarzan?
The point is, My replacements will do a Kick-Ass job.
Give-em a break!
Ob La Di Ob La Da Life Goes on...Bra
La La How The Life Goes On......

And just as the Pope abdicated the Papacy. G-Man abdicates Friday Flash 55!
The Flash Fictioners will now be guided by Pope Fireblossom I, and Pope Mama Zen I.
They will be sharing the hosting chores starting TUESDAY April 8th.
If you or anyone you know has abdicated, or has written a Friday Flash 55
Please come tell The G-Man (For the Last Time)
I will visit, read, enjoy, comment.....Then BOOK!!!
So from the most Thankful Host from coast to coast....
Have a Kick Ass Week-End!!!
Please visit Shay (aka Fireblossom) as she hosts Flash Fiction 55 on TUESDAY April 8th.


Mary said...

G-Man: No one does it like you do!!!

Here is my last 55 for you, Galen:  Gray Day.

Jannie Funster said...

Oh cool that Shay and Mama Z will be taking over!!

Love you!

My Final 55 Offering.


Gabriella said...

I do not know anyone who has abdicated, Galen, but I have written a 55! Good evening, G-Man! Here is my latest offering: Bye.

Grace said...

I will miss you ~ Am joining in to say No one does it like you ~ Cheers ~

everyday amazing: Pretty in pink

author.nara.malone said...

I know Shay and Mama Zen will do a wonderful job. But I'll miss you.

For you: Farewell for G-Man

Mary said...

Galen, if you ever ride that bike around the big lake, you know where you can find me. I'm serious......and we have the Harley Museum here too. Consider it.

Margaret said...

I do adore the new appointed Pope-ettes, but No One will ever be a more gracious host than you. I am wondering - is there more - are you retiring as well? It just sounds like there is more…

I'll be back later this evening.

hedgewitch said...

Galen, you may look like Dick York or Johnny Weismuller, but it's not very nice to hint that Shay and Mamma Zen do! But I'm sure they forgive you.

This is my 135th 55 for you, G--I call it:

Ode to You Know Who and it ain't Billy Joe

I hope you will still occasionally lend your Unique Presence to the 55 fun. Happy Trails, brother.

Fireblossom said...

I'm a co-Popette! Kewl!

Yours are big shoes to fill, but if each of us takes one, maybe we can make a start!

Brian Miller said...

i will be back to give you an appropriate send off with my last 55 in the morning....

Helen said...

I will miss you .. wow did you ever score a coup!

Here is my 55 ...


lime said...

I've posted my tribute and thanks here. Thanks for so many years of consistently terrific 55s and helping build community of fun and creativity.

best wishes to fireblossom and shay and mama zen in the next chapters!

TALON said...

Nobody does it better...though you found awesome people to host, G.

My 55:

The Finality of 55

Brian Miller said...


i grew up eating elephant


out a dirty-windowed cart at the small mall

attached to Kmart

it's now a community college, full of students

who read books

& have no idea what a treat sundays

were as a kid

they circle the parking lot, packed tighter

than then

no sugar on their lips.

Brian Miller said...

sorry for the rather sombre 55 g. thank you for the years of fun...and for talking me out of quitting this online world 3 years ago...and for being have taught me much.

best wishes in whatever you do and will see you around...

Anonymous said...

But you're going to make me cry. I'll miss you here every week.

Mine is HERE.

Ann (bunnygirl) said...

No one can replace you, of course. Enjoy your 55-retirement!

Here's mine: Insect

Alice Audrey said...
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G-Man said...

You have always shown your appreciation of my Fatherly ways.
Me and about a thousand other people are glad that you stayed in Blogging. You are a legend.
A legend that has always been very supportive of The Friday Funfest. Thanks a million...Pops
Have a Kick Ass Week-End.

Margaret said...

… tears

Farewell Friday Flash 55

Brian Miller said...

on finding skittles in the cushions

snow melts, grass grows

& i think of you

as i walk down the hill to the shed

where the lawn mower waits

to roar to life, cutting

heads off dandelions, spraying dismembered

clippings across the side walk

the gas can is empty though

so i go back inside

to a couch

with no arms.

Brian Miller said...

#3 private parts

spring is new life & naked people

in search of full body tans before the bikini

days of summer

on my twentieth birthday i ran a bare block

& reaching

the stop sign, was chased

by an ambulance - full lights & flapping awe

till i jumped in a bush

which i imagine

felt like a sunburn

G-Man said...

Somebody Slap that boy, he's spittin out 55's like watermelon seeds!!!!

Margaret said...

FYI, Galen. Talin wrote this in my blog comments

"He'd better stick around on some level or we'll all have to go and, you know, kick his ass!

ha ha. I agree whole heartedly.

G-Man said...

Alice Audrey, that an OLD 55!!!

Margaret said...

BRIAN ! You are awesome.

Anonymous said...

Hey, hey, my, my,
rock and roll will never die
It's better to burn out
cuz rust never sleeps...

Thanks for the mammaries, er, memories, G-man. Took you leaving to get me out of my cave - hope you'll tip an extra cold one back as you enjoy all that spare time.

Mine's up ~

Alice Audrey said...

Oops. Guess I got all emotional.

Let's try here

Alice Audrey said...

Ok, that first link was just weird. Sorry about that.

Anonymous said...

guess I couldn't leave well enough alone, and ended up penning another 55.

so, here are some more scribbled lines ~ for ya, G-Man ~

Kerry O'Connor said...

Many thanks for all you have done to encourage poets and bloggers. Yours was not a small gift, and one generously given.

This one's for you.

Mr. Charleston said...

Wow, Brian must have eaten his Wheaties! I'm not that eloquent G-man but it sure has been a grin.

It's Been A Grin

the walking man said...

Yeah I remember Lex barker didn't have quite the same call as Johnny Weismuller.

I wrote one a palm leaf of sorts

Relays are long paced races and your time carrying the baton has been fun. I am sure Fireblossom and Mama Zen won't drop it until their turn is done. Be Well ol' man of Hog.

Lydia said...

Methinks this is too much change. But what can I do, other than to say, once again, thankyouthankyou for this 55 venue that spoke to my heart. All best wishes to you, G. ♥

Last Call

Lydia said...

Brian ~ Your send-off for Galen is great. I love all three of your 55s!

Fireblossom said...

My job application, in 55 words, is up!

I feel a little like whoever took over from Bo Schembeckler. Yeah, who WAS that? I'll be lucky to duck the rotten veggies!

Unknown said...

My dearest Galen,
YOU are STILL ROCKING it like ever before, sweetie!
I am back just for this.
Mine is here
Have you a great weekend.
I love you my friend.

Anonymous said...

Hey Galen! They are great and even possibly Kick-you-know-what (doesn't rhyme with butt) but you ARE the host with the most.

I will be getting mine up later today. It is just a plain old 55.

Love you. Hope all is well deep down. It's a hard thing to take a break but this hosting stuff is a lot of work and seven years can bring on a powerful itch.

Will be back later today. k.

izzy said...

Gotta say there are no replacements.
All those attempts ought to have focused on appreciation and THEN introduction. Drumroll!
We can never express enough gratitude- It is a joy to join in on Fridays! Humor and FLASH have brightened my page! Thank you.

Yvonne Osborne said...

I will miss you but you have picked too great successors and I'm sure they will make you proud.

Thank you for encouraging me to write succinctly, a hard thing for a writer to do.

Of course, I have something for you.
Swan Song

Adios Amigo.

Maude Lynn said...

Do I get a pope hat? Do I? Do I?

I'm up, G-Man. Wouldn't miss this one for the world.

John (@bookdreamer) said...

Oh no, good-byee. good-byee

No time to do a fresh 55 so here is my first for your host.

moondustwriter said...

how exciting for you!!!
moving on is so freeing.
You have given so much of your time so others could enjoy blogging - Thanks.
There must be at least 50 ways to leave a blog!
Wishing you all the best

brudberg said...

HA.. yes I have just recently started to enjoy this opportunity.. and yes it has been a great play.. so now I will continue to write my 55 words - yay.. but no kick-ass weekends... hmm

Pay a simple spray

Anonymous said...

Hey Galen -- I hope I've made the cut! Time wise.

I never could learn to do that right. I'm going to post like this. then try again. K.

Anonymous said...

Here it is again. (I was running out of battery.)

So great to know you will still be blogging! And best wishes for all else.


Other Mary said...

I had to be fashionably one last time Galen. I miss you already. xo

Here's my final 55 for you:
The Art and Science of Desire

Jannie Funster said...

I also had a hard time when they switched out the Carlys on General Hospital. And Jason on the show too. Or was it Jake?

Anyway, the 55 torch is being handed to two wonderful ladies I look forward to popping in on from time to time.

Okay, c ya l-r. Just wishing you another Happy 55 Retirement. You kept at it going so faithfully, and that is one cool accomplishment. 7 years has a lucky ring to it too. Good on ya, Mate! xo

Janna said...

Gaaahhh! Noooooo!
I'm sick for a few weeks, and I log back in to find this?


I'm so sorry I missed this!

(*hangs head in shame*)