Friday, November 20, 2009

Foolish Flash 55 for Friday

I thought I'd try out another Flash 55 event today. The idea is to write a story using only 55 words. Now, for Kurt's benefit I'll preface this by saying that the 55 is only that which is in bold and in blue text for this post.

But before I get to that, I'll confess that I have a secret. I've been keeping two blog lives. I had been running another blog called "Gut-Wrenching Real" and doing some more series stories for the Theme Thursday events. I've dropped that blog for a revamped one called "A Tale of Words" and I'm featuring my short works of fiction there. That included a couple of the stories from here (Chin and the Button Outfit and The Kissing Contest) as well. I'll put up a little link on the sidebar if anyone is interested in the more serious stories I create; nothing fancy, I don't even promote myself very much.

Ok, back to the Flash 55 (finally)...

Here you go:


At the Boring Other Other Stock Market (BOOSM) they were trading anything.

“Why’s that stuff trading so furiously?” asked the reporter covering the opening of the new market.

“Oh that? Its fool’s gold,” said the President of the BOOSM.

“But that stuff is worthless!” cried the reporter.

“Yeah, but the markets are full of fools.”

30 comments:

monica said...

so - going a bit schizophrenic on us, uh, Ve?? playing on several horses uh? good on ya.. must go read your stories:o)

Mrsupole said...

Dang it, I was slacking here again. I was watching about Martha Stewart, then Jimmy Kimmel and makeovers on Oprah. I got so focused on the changes of how these men look that I was mesmerised. And now I know what to buy for hubby's new wardrobe, well if I had any money to do that. Sigh.

And are those really your new blogs or secret blogs? I guess I gotta go see.

Great 55.

God bless.

Quirkyloon said...

Two blogs?

Yowza.

I liked the acronym BOOSM like bosom like boobies?

Am I on the right track?

HA!

ReformingGeek said...

BOOSM? Secret blogs? What are we fools in for over here?

Anne said...

cute.

almost makes up for the puke pic.

almost.

anthonynorth said...

Your 55 is so true about most markets.

Brian Miller said...

shwing! nice 55..and true...chasing the dream!

mine is up!

Roy Scribner said...

It can't be worthless - I saw it on Fantastical Nonsense! Oh wait...

VE said...

monica - Yep, you should have known I'd be schizophrenic. Who else would live with all these gnomes? Besides, the stories didn't have a place on here; this is nonsensical stuff and that stuff is more serious and I've learned from Kurt that if I'm going to have a humor blog then I'd better be funny...

mrsupole - What, second? This will not stand! Oh yes, but only one other blog (ok, I have another secret blog on mazes that I never told anyone about. I haven't updated it for two years now because I don't have the email address to do so anymore). Dare you to find that one!

quirkyloon - Now why do you immediately assume that BOOSM has any reference to boobies? Probably cause you've been reading my blog for too long. Ha! Ok, you're right...

reforminggeek - The only fool is me. As if one blog isn't hard enough...

anne - I'm working on it...

anthonynorth - Ain't it the truth...

brian - Your 55 was intense as usual and with a bazillion comments I might add!

roy - The gnomes are laughing at that...quit taking their side...

Elizabeth said...

Wow, I'm inpressed, that must be a lot of work to keep up two blogs. I can barely keep up my one!!

Mona said...

Of course, that is the 'politics' of marketing!

Alix said...

Hi VE!

Thanks for stopping by Casa Hice and leaving a comment! You're right... we DO have similar taste in profile photos. Coincidence or conspiracy?

PS: I see Brian Miller is a fan. Wherever I go, there he is. I consider myself in excellent company.

Cheers!

Ronda Laveen said...

Well, it's gonna be ugly when the "bottom" drops out of that market.

Perpetual Chocoholic said...

LOLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLL!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Nessa said...

Very real 55. Good job.

Flash 55 - Favors

Perpetual Chocoholic said...

Kurt Who?

G-Man said...

A wry bit of writing VE..
And as with anything coming out of that quirky head of yours...MOST EXCELLENT!
Thank you for joining the Friday Funfest once again, and please have a Kick Ass Week-End....G

lifeshighway said...

Everyone knows fools will invest with Boosm. I found that out by about age 14.

Chef Kar said...

So true, isn't it? Love the BOOSM :-)

Mine's up:

Friday Flash 55 ~ The Boy on The Tram

Dr.John said...

That would be funny if it wasn't so true. Good 55

Mama Zen said...

Amen to that!

Janna said...

"President of the BOOSM"... LOL.
Sounds like a job you might actually enjoy, assuming you decided you felt like working again. :)

Matty said...

Now I feel like such a fool. :)

Gladys said...

I bought 550000 shares of that stuff from some guy named Madeoff

VE said...

elizabeth - I only post on the other when I have a story done worth posting...

mona - True...so true

alix - Yes, Brian gets around...well, not like that! ;)

ronda - Sort of like the real estate market...

perpetual chocoholic - It's a lol or an ewww...I got a lol tally today...

nessa - Sadly so

perpetual chocoholic - I'm bummed that he's taken OPE down...

g-man - Thanks for hosting another kick-ass Friday...

lifeshighway - Ha! Good one. Very true. I was more of a legs and ass man though...

chef kar - Have to have a nifty acronym before you name something these days...

dr. john - As long as it keeps the fools occupied and away from me...

mama zen - They'll lose all this money and start over on some other ridiculous venture...

janna - Yes...I might be a BOOSM buddy...

matty - Sell, sell!

gladys - Sell it to Gates...

Candie Bracci said...

ah nice one!;)

Baino said...

Not so far from the truth . .nearly died laughing when I found out there's actually a 'fear index' on the stockmarket!

Maureen said...

OMG ... as if writing every frickin' day isn't showing up the rest of us enough. You have to go put up ANOTHER blog.

Damn you. And here I was feeling good getting a post a week in.

Yes, I'll go visit. Geesh.

VE said...

candie - Thanks

baino - Really? Classic...

maureen - There's no tally over there and you needn't even comment; I won't be replying to them. I merely offered up the stories to share. It is a writing blog so feel free to be critical too; I don't mind at all. If you do that here though, the gnomes will come get you...

Jaime said...

nice one. how do you keep up with more than one blog? i can't