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

Friday, December 2, 2011

Reunion At Luskey's (a flash 55)

He turned right
And she turned left.
He thought he had her figured out—
reduced to adjectives
on the back of a frame.
But he didn’t.

He called her over
to guess his name.
Like a pop quiz.
Thinking to trip her up
with his freckles and green eyes.
Thinking to make her fall again.


In between researching patterns for Christmas booties and bemoaning the lawn chairs left out in the snow and worrying about what's for breakfast, lunch and dinner in the house down the road (if we could harness the worry in my family and convert it into energy we could power the whole State of Michigan), I had to post a Friday Flash 55 for the incredible G-Man. Even if you don't have a story in 55 words that you want to share, you should definitely pop in HERE for the scariest thing I've seen this week.

TGIF.

8 comments:

Brian Miller said...

i got the green eyes but no freckles...and who wants to be figured out completely, how constraining...

hope said...

And I've got both..but I'm a girl. :)

But I still want to hear the rest of this story.

G-Man said...

Howdy Doody?
Yvonne Osborne...You are so creative!
Loved your 55.
Sorry you had to truncate one of your tomes to fit the prompt...:P:P
Thanks for playing, and have a Kick Ass Week-End

Monkey Man said...

Alfred E. Newman? If my guess is wrong it doesn't matter because my mantra is "What? Me Worry?"

Yvonne Osborne said...

Brian,
True. I don't like people digging around in my head. Thanks for commenting!

Hope,
Thank you so much. There is more to it.

G-Man,
Thank you! I'll truncate for you any ol time!


M&M,
Wrong! But can I have some of those "no worry" pills?
Thanks for coming over!

manicddaily said...

Intriguing 55. Hard to break loose! K.

Tricia J. O'Brien said...

Oh, wouldn't it be fine to harness all our wasted energy, put those grinding wheels to work.
Nice 55. ;)

Yvonne Osborne said...

Manic,
Thank you so much. I appreciate you reading and commenting.

Tricia,
Thank you! Yeah, I'd be sending back hundreds of kilowatts into the grid.