“I know not with what weapons World War III will be fought, but World War IV will be fought with sticks and stones” — Albert Einstein

Thursday, April 1, 2010

Sabotaged (friday flash 55)

Everything’s her fault.
She missed the UPS delivery
sunning by the pool.
She left the shutter open
on the camera
ruining the battery.
He sets her up for defeat
as he anchors the house.
She takes her masters in February
but she’s defensive as a naughty child,
hobbled as the three-legged cat
she furtively feeds.

If you write a Friday Flash 55 (a story in 55 words, no more, no less) make sure you let the G-Man know.


Felicitas said...

So often, we really are our own worst enemies. A very thought-provoking 55, Yvonne.

Anonymous said...

You wrote this one with style, flair and barely-concealed fury.

Fiercely done, Yvonne!

Sh@KiR@ CK said...

Oh dear... sounds like my eldest daughter's thought of the day.
It is sad that she thinks her daddy
always disapproved of her.
I love your 55!Says so much in just 55!
Happy Easter!
Mine is here

Tina said...

Wow, the story behind the story. Well done.

The Clean White Page

Brian Miller said...

mmm...nicely done 55...could feel the emotion...

my 55 is up!

John's comments said...

Time to load the car and leave! My story is here.

Hootin' Anni said...

there is a story within your story...I like it, I like it a lot!!

Mine is posted HERE. As always, scroll down below my Friday Show n Tell to find my 55.

Have a great holiday weekend.

Peter Stone said...

The anger at the injustice shines through that first sentence. Great 55.

My 55 is Sackcloths of Despair

Anonymous said...

I enjoyed your 55 a great deal. Marvellous work - thanks also for taking the time to stop by and see mine. Feel free to come by any time. :)

Nessa said...

I think that Tom needs to be spade.

Nisa said...

Talk about one of those days... Poor woman! Nice flash 55.

Anonymous said...

"he sets her up for defeat as he anchors the house"

"defensive as a naughty child"

Great lines, very insightful--thanks so much!

Greg said...

Oh my, not a great day indeed. Well written - I like it.

My 55 is here if you'd like to read.

Anonymous said...

Yvonne, as always, great job on putting so much emotion in to so few words.

I've had those days.

Vodka Logic said...

Nothing like being set up to fail.. great words in 55

Mine are up

g-man said...

The UPS guy is the one that missed out...hehehehe
Loved your 55 Yvonne!
You have a very clever and creative way about you.
Thanks for visiting, thanks for playing, and have a Kick Ass Week-End...G

Jemi Fraser said...

You're really good at these! :)

Mama Zen said...

This is outstanding!

Dulce said...

Wow This is really poignant

otin said...

Sounds like someone is just a wee bit annoyed with someone else!

SandyCarlson said...

Ah, to buy into that thinking is to surrender to the enemy. So sad. Been there! Poignant post.

Yvonne said...

Thank you so much!!

Thanks. I like that.."fiercely done" Appreciate you here.

Hi! Thanks for stopping. That is sad! I tried to read yours but hasd trouble with it loading. I'll try again.

Hi Tina,
Thank you. Glad for your insight.

Yvonne said...

Thank you. I appreciate that.

Everyone can't always do that. Life sure gets complicated. Thanks for stopping.

Thank you so much! Happy Easter.

Thanks. Yes, anger is the underlying emotion.

Thank you so much. And I will!

Tom? Who's Tom? :) Thanks!

Thank you very much!

Folding Fields,
Thanks! I appreciate your comments.

Hello. Thanks for stopping by. I haven't read yours yet. I'll be by.

Thank you! I always love what you have to say.

Thanks!! I'll be over for a visit and a drink. lol

Thanks for your kind words. Yes, the UPS man musta been bummed!
I don't know how you find the time to do all this and visit everyone. Man....I just can't keep up!

(but you know I was looking for you!)

Jemi, Gosh....thanks so much!!!!

Mama Zen, and thank you too!!!

Dulce....thanks. I loved yours.

Otin, thanks. You crack me up with your earthmover!

Sandy, Thank you. I appreciate that.

Thanks everyone for making my day!!!



Jingle said...

when one is on fire,
one does this...
blame game...
true but sad to hear..

Happy Easter!
powerful and thoughtful 55.

Jingle said...


here is mine!
thank you for the kind feedback!

Buzzard said...

Yea, I saw you sunning by the pool. I new immediately it was your fault.

President of the, "Don't Blame Me Society."
Charter member of, "It's Not My Fault Associations."
Founder of the, "I Didn't Do It Clubs of America."

Yvonne said...

Thanks a bunch!

It was you! Next time come around back cause you know I can't hear the doorbell when I'm by the pool.
It wasn't my fault!

Yvonne said...

If you come back....I couldn't leave a comment on your blog, but I liked your school bus story

She Writes said...

I hope this isn't true about him!

Suzanne Casamento said...

Wow. Not sure if everything is really her fault or he tells her it is.

Yvonne Osborne said...

But of course, nothing is truer than fiction.

Hi! I think it is part of the domino theory.

Mojo said...

Damn. I've felt this one. And it sucks.

Yvonne Osborne said...

Thank you. I saw you here and wanted to say hello.