"What do you plan to do with your one, wild, precious life?" -Mary Oliver

Thursday, December 22, 2011

Friday Flash 55

Love Me Hard

She picks up the disfigured,
the alcoholic and deranged.
She plays pool all night
and never pays.
The man with a limp,
and the lost lazy eye,
the scoundrels and the cads,
she plays with them all.
She takes them home and loves them hard.
They say that they’re lonely,
so why don’t they call?


If you can tell a story in 55 words, post it and let the most superb host from coast to coast know about it. He can be found HERE, ringing a bell. I had to do this one last time for 2011.
Now,
Tell me a story, tell me a story....

15 comments:

TALON said...

In 55 words you managed to convey such a heartfelt character - amazing!

Brian Miller said...

this is a little sad for me...for her actually...searching for love...

G-Man said...

Yvonne?
Holy Bar-Fly!!!
This was an unexpected masterpiece. WOW!!!
Of course I loved your 55, AND the character that you created.
Thanks for playing, and have a Kick Ass Holiday

5thsister said...

Powerful...glad you linkage finally worked. It was worth the extra effort to find my way over here.

Anne Gallagher said...

This was a very moving piece for me. Very real.

Have a wonderful holiday, Yvonne.

Jemi Fraser said...

wow - you're so very good at these character snippets! Another great one :)

Anonymous said...

It takes some serious crazy to scare off the broken like that.

Yvonne Osborne said...

Talon,
Thank you very much.

Brian,
Yeah, for me to. Thank you.

G-Man,
You make me smile. Thank you. Have a Merry Christmas.

5th Sis,
Thanks a lot. I appreciate it. I figured most would be put off by my failed link, so I'm glad you came, liked and commented.

Anne,
Thank you so much. Merry Christmas to you too.

Jemi,
Thanks. I'm so glad you liked it.

Anon,
Thanks for commenting. Scaring off the broken....yeah, reckon you're right.

G-Man said...

Yvonne...
You are such a treasure.
Merry Christmas My Fellow Michigander....G

Ed Pilolla said...

sounds like my kind of gal. just kidding. she'd eat me up. still, i like such a hearty and hardy character.
merry christmas:)

Yvonne Osborne said...

G-Man,
No, you're mixed up. You are the treasure. I'm just a groupie.

Ed,
She might eat you up but oh, what fun! Merry Christmas!!

Prime Aque said...

This is interesting my friend, well I am new here and I find your blog really a worth reading one! I will be here again soon, at least I have more blogs to make my blogging time worth it, and I may try writing such superb 55 words story, well anyway, emotions are not about the counts of words, it's about the feeling put into it. Have a great day :)

Yvonne Osborne said...

Aque,
Hello. Thank you for visiting and commenting. You should try the flash fiction 55. It's a good exercise if you are a writer.

Katherine Krige said...

An excellent way to end 2011! I agree with Talon, that your character comes alive in a sad way, but powerfully too, with so few words. Thanks for the brief dance with the broken hearted.

Yvonne Osborne said...

Katherine,
Thank you! The broken-hearted are everywhere. I'm glad you liked it.