Friday, April 24, 2020

Flash Friday Fiction 55 Special April Edition #4








It's time to reprise the 55 for the final Friday in April. This time, perhaps because of the current situation globally, I have really been thinking about Galen and his platform and how lighthearted it all was, and yet how it managed to bring many different kinds of people together in all the best ways, and inspire some truly funny and/or amazing poetry and flash fiction, along with all that camaraderie and kickassery on the way. 

So I ask all who were around at the time to remember him today as we play with Galen's meme.

The rules are the same, 55 words of prose or poetry no more no less, and link the url of your effort in the comment section.


The prompt will be live from
Friday at 12:00 AM to Sunday at 4:00 PM



Below you will find a link to a 55 of mine from 2013, including comments, to bring on some nostalgia for the G-Man and illustrate, perhaps, that time. I encourage all who have one
 to share an old 55 with comments as well if they wish. We do need to remember the good times in the midst of the bad.





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My 55 from the Wayback Machine:

 






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17 comments:

  1. Fleck is one of those onomatopoeic words, isn't it? Ah, G-man, RIP. I enjoyed his comments and his welcoming spirit.

    Here's mine: https://grapeling.wordpress.com/2020/04/24/globes-10/

    Hope you have a kick-ass weekend, such as it is. Cheers to ya ~

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    1. Yes, he never failed to crack me up. Thanks for playing today, M.

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  2. Just seeing the pic of our G Man made me smile wide. :-)

    I dug up this nonsense from yesteryear:

    https://fireblossom-wordgarden.blogspot.com/2013/02/when-limpid-light-upon-mine-eyes-shines.html

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    1. This was the perfect choice Shay, and I was dying laughing the whole way. Thank you!

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  3. Your "Fleck" poem is wonderfully Edward Lear-ish, but always distinctly Hedgewitchian, too. And I love the exchange between you and the G Man in the comments! Have a kick-ass weekend, Witchy.!

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  4. Thanks everyone for entering into the spirit of the thing.

    The Walking Man has also found a 55 from the past, his first. He posted the link on Fleck, above, but I'm putting it here as well:

    http://themanwhowalksalonewalksfaster.blogspot.com/2013/06/numbering-cyphering-and-tired-of.html

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  5. "Fleck" is still a pretty amazing 55. And I now want to use the word Hedgewitchian all the damn time! Here is a G-man era 55 of mine. Gosh, I miss that guy. Thanks for reminding us of better times, Hedgie. Have a kick-ass weekend, as always! https://writinginthebachs.blogspot.com/2013/08/speaking-in-tongues.html

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    1. Thank you Mary for find such a beautiful 55, and one with such great comments to remember.

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  6. Loved when he posted a photo of him as a Cub Scout ...

    http://woonietest.blogspot.com/2013/01/fridays-55.html

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    1. I'm indebted to you for sending me this photo of him, Helen. Thank you so much. Now I'm off to read.

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    2. I love those pics! And Galen with his Junior members of the NRA! Thanks so very much. <3

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  7. I am having gobs of fun revisiting old 55s (and new.)

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    1. I'm so glad, Helen. I have also gotten a lot of pleasure from reading the old ones and seeing the fun we had back then.

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  8. Apparently I do not follow directions well. I posted this in the "Fleck" comments.

    I am a moron.

    http://themanwhowalksalonewalksfaster.blogspot.com/2020/04/this-week-at-55-corral-and-cabin-we-are.html

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    1. No you're not. I am for being unable to figure out a better way of reposting my old poem so it would all be on the same page! I only realized afterwards that I could have edited it, than re-scheduled it to post all at once.

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  9. I managed to round my poem of the day off to 55 words!
    https://kerryoconnorsother.blogspot.com/2020/04/entrancesdeaths-asylum.html

    Thank you for hosting through April,Joy, and sharing the memories of Galen and your poem, Fleck.

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    1. It's been my pleasure, Kerry. So glad that you could find a 55 in your garden of earthly delights.

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"We make out of the quarrel with others, rhetoric, out of the quarrel with ourselves, poetry." ~William Butler Yeats