Friday, April 9, 2010

Friday Flash 55


Cruising Princess

She followed her bosom across the room.
It was the prow of a ship, splitting the sea.
Behind her, the coconuts in the palm trees
looked like a lesson in cell division.
The sighing of waves on the sand
could have been human. In her wake,
laughter is the same in any language.


This is a Friday Flash Fiction 55. If you want to tell a story in exactly 55 words, post it and go tell the G-man.
(P.S. this is not my own own photo)

28 comments:

John's comments said...

And a jolly time was had by all until...My 55 is here

RNSANE said...

Oh, that really makes me want to be on my 89th cruise somewhere, anywhere!!!!

Brian Miller said...

teehee. the picture this one gave me...and i thought of jealous coconuts...oh well. happy weekend!

Hootin' Anni said...

If I followed MY bosoms, I'd not go across the room, I'd fall through the deck!!! Mine go where gravity takes 'em.

Here is my Flash 55 for the week. [scroll down below my Show n Tell feature]

Have a wonderful Friday.

Alan Burnett said...

"laughter is the same in any language" I like that. Actually, I like the entire 55 word creation.

Secretia said...

Boobs lead the way always. Conversation always follows.

Woman in a Window said...

The imagery of the coconuts is great, Chris. You have me thinking though, on the truth in the last line. Is laughter the same in any language? I imagine a multitude of skin tones and variable materials and colours. I imagine our north american unapologetic laugheter and then think back to the Chinese women's laughter behind hands, even there in Taiwan, an international hub, a democracy and world economy, and I wonder on all of the social pressure in two directions, toward history and toward a very modern world, and I wonder if our laughter is the same in its origins? Truly, this has me thinking.

Good morning.
xo
erin

Scott said...

kool story :-)

Felicitas said...

LOL! I've never taken a cruise, but I can imagine this is a familiar sight!

Syd said...

Nice one. I love to see ships passing by. Great photo!

Woman in a Window said...

Chris, I hope you don't mind, I linked to you today. You let me know if you'd like me to pull that link, ok? Your story (and your mom's) has obviously impacted me.

xo
erin

Magpie said...

Great 55!! Very well done.
Glad you're getting back into the swing of things. Blessings.
(And Hootn' Annie is a hoot!)

clean and crazy said...

great 55 i would love to go on a cruise

PattiKen said...

Oh, my, somewhat graphic images formed in my mind with that one. It reminded me of... well, never mind.

Lulda Casadaga said...

How come my boobs always have morsals of food on them? :D
Loved this 55!

Gee thanks, now I want to go hang out under a palm!!

g-man said...

Chris...
Loved your imagry!
You sure can paint a picture in the mind.
Excellent 55 My Dear...You Rock!
Thanks for visiting, thanks for playing, and have a Kick Ass Week-End...G

TechnoBabe said...

Glad you are feeling like writing for the 55. The cruise ships are so large and like mini Las Vegas with all the lights and 24 hour activities. I like how you bring up the fact the everyone enjoys the get away no matter what language is spoken.

Dianne said...

Wow I laughed out loud at this one. Anyone I know? Those leering sands!
Cruise ships are the convalescent homes of tomorrow, I hear they are cheaper!

Metaphores be with you!
Di

chitowngreg said...

Nice. Thanks for the poem and photo. It's gotten a little chilly here again, so a cruise and tropical weather sounds pretty good. Have a great weekend!

Vodka Logic said...

love the visuals..

thanks


my 55 is up

Buzzard said...

Did you see where they put all the umbrellas for the drinks?

Larry said...

Very nice flash 55 Chris I seen your link as i went to mr knowitalls place and posted my 55. I couldn't resist clicking your link and I arrived safely to your site fun isn't it.


Zephyr's Revenge Part#7


thanks for stopping by.

Tracy said...

Beautifully done!

SandyCarlson said...

Oh, sweet....

Collette said...

Beautifully scripted! I could almost hear the waves. (((HUGS)))

Sherry said...

Dianne wanted me to alert you to my post from yesterday - it has to do with boobs! I enjoyed your 55 - am possibly planning a cruise in Europe soon!

hope said...

I like the line about laughter because it's so true. Well done!

Mojo said...

So many ways to read this. But my first thought? "Those cannot be real."

*snort*

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