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Friday, 23 November 2007

Friday 55 Flash Fiction #2 No Choice

No choice



He put the pickaxe and spade in the trunk.


He knew just the place, it was dense, nobody would notice disturbed earth there.







Dark came, he trudged deep into the forest and started digging.

It was hard work but he’d no choice.







The kids wanted a Christmas tree and he couldn’t afford to buy one!


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If you want to have a go at the Christmas Carols Quiz you have until Friday next week to email me the answers.

40 comments:

LisaPizza said...

Nice disambiguation! You had me for a minute there. Please come check out my 55.

Flowerpot said...

yes you got me wondering!!

Queenie said...

Take a bow Missis.

Dan's Fi-ver said...

Thought Dad had finally snapped...but then how would you be posting?

We always had an artificial tree -don't tell me you used to have to dig that up every year!!!

buffalodickdy said...

Cute! I'll be donig a post on our "living Christmas tree" adventure in a couple of weeks.
It's a funny, but true story!

Akelamalu said...

Thanks for stopping by lisapizza, I checked yours out too - it's great!

Surely it should be a curtsey to your majesty Queenie? :)

We had to dig it out of the loft Dan! :)

I love true stories Buffalo, I'm looking forward to reading yours. x

Akelamalu said...

Ooops Flowerpot I almost missed you! That's just the reaction I was hoping for. :)

Dumdad said...

Suspense until the last sentence - excellent.

Mimi Lenox said...

Oh Lord. You had me for a sec. I thought "Hawaiian girl is going dark on me. NOOOOOO!"

Such a lovely (peaceful) ending.
Whew!

airplanejayne said...

I was afraid you were burying an overstuffed guest...

I'm up also

Akelamalu said...

Thanks Dumdad :)

Me, Dark Mimi? Never! :)

LOL, you never know airplanjayne! I'll be over shortly to read yours. :)

Miss Understood said...

Ok, ya got me!

Akelamalu said...

LOL really Miss U?

Linda said...

I had a sneaky feeling it was going to be something like that! I somehow can't picture you out burying bodies in the woods!

I'm working on the Christmas Carol quiz but it's tough!!! A lot tougher than the nursery rhymes!

Akelamalu said...

You sussed me out eh Linda? :) Looking forward to getting your entry to the quiz.

ciara said...

lmao...good job on the 55!

Akelamalu said...

Thanks Ciara glad you enjoyed it. x

Mike M said...

Great 55!!! Glad you joined us.

Come see:
http://55flashfictionfriday.blogspot.com/

Maddy said...

My giggle for the day!
Cheers

MarmiteToasty said...

We always go to the Southwick Estate which is the next village and pick a tree..... last years one was wellabit rubbish and was almost naked 2 days after crimbo....... I should of taken it back lol it was the first duff tree Ive ever picked....

x

CS said...

This was great - loved the twist.

Mona said...

LOL! for a minute I thought he had a dead body to hide!

Love the twist in the end!

Mine is up too!

Akelamalu said...

Thanks Mike, I'm glad I joined too, but it's taking over my life, I just can't stop writing them! :(

Thanks for dropping by Maddy, I'm glad you enjoyed it.

Hope you get a good one this year Marmie. x

Thanks cs x

That was the idea mona, glad it came over!

Smarmoofus said...

Awesome 55! Makes me want to help the man dig.

Anyway, I'm finally up.

Anndi said...

You scared me for a sec.. glad it turned out that way.

Akelamalu said...

Thanks smarmoofus, I'm on my way over to read yours now.

LOL was it scary anndi?

Sometimes Saintly Nick said...

That’s how the first Christmas trees of my childhood were gotten.

Akelamalu said...

And I bet they were beautiful weren't they Saintly Nick?

JoAnn - NL "My digital eyes" :) said...

Hi what a a nice christmas tree you have on the sidebar, aLook/listen to/at my Paris and Holland slides :)Have a wonderfull weekend:)

JoAnn:)
nd sure what a hard work digging ooow1

Akelamalu said...

It is pretty isn't it JoAnn, I saw it on someone else's blog and thought I must have one! :)

Charles said...

This made me smile. :D Great one.

Cream said...

hahahaha! That was funny, Akela!

ann said...

I thought it was gonna be like
Pauline's... a great 55; very
seasonal ;>)

Travis said...

Good job! Of course my mind went in a completely different direction. I blame Pauline!

Misty Dawn said...

At first... you had me wondering and settling in for a creepy story LOL
And, then, at the end...
you put a big smile across my face.

aCey said...

so sad...

Akelamalu said...

Thanks Charles. :)

I'm happy you got a laugh out of it Cream. x

Cheers Ann, it is only 30 days to Christmas so I thought why not? :)

Yes Pauline has a lot to answer for doesn't she Trav? ((wink))

Just the effect I was aiming for Misty!

You think so Acey, why is that honey?

CG said...

LOL, I see I'm going to enjoy Fridays!!

Akelamalu said...

Oh you liked it then CG? :)

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