Friday, January 24, 2020

Countdown to the 55









Just a reminder,  as stated earlier this month, next Friday I will be reviving the Friday 55. The 55 is a form I learned of from a great-hearted and generous man named Galen Hayes, also known as the G-Man, who in the earlier days of the blogosphere posted a writing challenge every Friday: to link a poem, piece of prose, prose poetry, or anecdote on any subject expressed in 55 words, no more, no less. He welcomed all comers, and all forms, though his own posts were usually humorous asides accompanying photos. 



 
After he passed several years ago, he handed the torch
to The Imaginary Garden poetry site, now archived, where it was continued as an alternate prompt. Then I took it up for awhile, til my personal situation made it difficult to continue, and Kerry O'Connor held the fort. Now that things are calmer here, I hope to be able to host this challenge again. 

It will appear on the last Friday of each month, starting next Friday, January 31st, beginning at 12 midnight CST, and lasting through Sunday. I invite anyone and everyone to have a fling with it (in exactly 55 words, no more, no less.) The challenge is for writers, and the form can be prose, poetry, non-fiction or fiction.


Look forward to seeing you next Friday!






15 comments:

  1. It is a worthy challenge, especially for the verbose!

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    1. Ha! That's exactly why I need it to do it. ;_)

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  2. So glad you are doing this again! I will be there! *salutes*

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    1. Yay! It wouldn't be the 55 without you, Shay.

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  3. If I do nothing else all month, I will do the Friday 55!

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    1. Thank you, Kerry. It will be wonderful to have you.

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  4. Hello! I am out of town for two weeks and wanted to post a 55. Next best option? I posted a 55-worder on Carrie's The Sunday Muse. Will be on board next time, promise!

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    1. That's great news Helen. I'll look for it over there. I wish I could do this every week; can't now, maybe someday. Have a wonderful and safe time on your trip.

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  5. I headed here via Helen's post....so I will be back next Friday and excited to participate.

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    1. That's great, Carrie. Look forward to seeing what you come up with.

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  6. Yeah! I will be traveling, but I hope to get one written and posted!

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    1. It lasts all weekend,Susie,so hopefully you'll have time; I hope so anyway. :-) Have a good trip regardless!

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