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Saturday, March 13, 2010

THAT'S ENTERTAINMENT

For Friday Flash 55


THE SHOW HOST

The show host was a toothless midget, with a few strands of hair clinging desperately to his polished head. His body was wrapped in a designer suit; two sizes too big for him, and it took both hands to hold the microphone.

Sorry, that's 55 syllables - here's a few more words to make up the deficit.

He introduced his next Special Guest; a basketball player... as his twin brother.

16 comments:

  1. You paint quite the picture with your 55 words. Nice to see you Mr Ski!

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  2. Stan, welcome to Flash 55.

    Your words are a visual treat. However, you need more words! The story must have 55 words.

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  3. Thanksto:
    KB; 42 actually. I was thinking syllables.
    Buzzard. Thanks for that. I shall edit.

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  4. I really like this 55. Fantastic first try too! I look forward to reading more. Thanks for visiting mine :)

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  5. Thanks Susan. I got there in the end - and as Arnie might say "I'll be back".

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  6. smiles. nicely done 55...glad you joined in this week. a basketball player...lol.

    my 55 is up!

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  7. Thanks to:
    Cloudia; Sawasdee Khrap from Thailand.
    Brian; A tall story... I intend to contribute regularly.

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  8. LOL! That is a very nice visual imagery here. The host actaully reminds me of someone ;D

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  9. Thanks Mona; We must have the same taste in TV shows!

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  10. Stan...
    Each Friday compose a story that has a plot, a central character, and EXACTLY 55 words.
    Thats it.
    It's creative, it's challenging, and best of all, it's FUN!!!
    You did just fine for your first attempt.
    Please join us again next week...Galen

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  11. Thanks G-man; I'll see what I can come up with in a week's time.

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  12. Brings to mind sepia scenes of carnival freaks shows from the 30's.

    Weekend Reflections - Green Beer

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  13. I loved the ending!

    You did well for your first and you'll soon find it's addictive....in the very best kind of way. This is a fun group of kids to play with and G-Man provides a great playground. :)

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  14. Thanks to:
    Nessa; He's not your average show host.
    Aayushi; I've been doing a lot of syllable based stuff and just had syllables stuck in my mind when I did the original post.
    Hope; I'll make a habit of posting.

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