Friday Flash 55: Wipeout

Big Wave Surfing Teahupoo Tahiti on Flickr - Photo Sharing!

It's common wisdom -- never ask for signs.
But why? A sign could reveal the right choice.
Concentrate on writing or concentrate on my business?
I wanted a bold, clear sign.
But 1600 gallons of water into the business?
I think I could have got it with a smaller hint --
a post-it instead of a billboard.


Okay, this wasn't fiction, but I wish it was. Wait. No, no. I don't wish anything! I take that back! Anyone else ever had a wish go wrong in a big way? See what other Friday Flash 55 participants wrote about.

Today is the last day to get your name in for the Earth Day giveaway. I'll announce the winner tomorrow.

Note: The insurance claim is all wrapped up.  I turn in the keys to my old shop today and I'm all moved in to my new place. I'm working on an exciting new story with Orchid Games, so it's all good.


  1. Careful what you wish for... Gone for a poem this week based on the Etheree form created about twenty years ago by an Arkansas poet named Etheree Taylor Armstrong It normally consists of ten lines of unmetered and unrhymed verse, the first line having one syllable, each succeeding line adding a syllable. I added an extra row for the word count and the punch line. See what I mean here.

  2. yeah...when life wants to get your attention it does not hold back...lol. nice 55...

    mine is up...

  3. Yeah, I've had plenty of wishes go very, very wrong. It's enough to make a body wish to quit wishing.

  4. Flood? Yikes, that can't be god. Sounds like it is turning out okay though. My 55 is HERE.

  5. Nara Malone...
    The best inspiration come from real life!
    Excellent 55 My Friend.
    Thanks for sharing your excitement.
    You Rock The Planet!
    Thanks for visiting, and have a Kick Ass Week-End!

  6. subtlety works here... i will think again before i ask for a sign...


Thanks for sharing your thoughts.