Friday, 28 December 2007

Friday 55 Flash Fiction #7 Bad Time

Bad Time

“I’ll be happy when it’s over” she told him.

“Nothing but trouble, upset and strife.”

“What did we do to deserve such a bad time?”

“Never mind, things will probably get better,

I have to go now”

said Old Father Time as he walked away, leaving her with a brand New Year.



Auld Lang Syne

Should auld acquaintance be forgot,

And never brought to mind?

Should auld acquaintance be forgot,

And auld lang syne?


For auld lang syne, my dear,

For auld lang syne,

We'll tak a cup of kindness yet,

For auld lang syne!

And surely ye'll be your pint-stowp,

And surely I'll be mine,

And we'll tak a cup o kindness yet,

For auld lang syne!

We twa hae run about the braes,

And pou'd the gowans fine,

But we've wander'd monie a weary fit,

Sin auld lang syne.

We twa hae paidl'd in the burn

Frae morning sun till dine,

But seas between us braid hae roar'd

Sin auld lang syne.

And there's a hand my trusty fiere,

And gie's a hand o thine,

And we'll tak a right guid-willie waught,

For auld lang syne


Flowerpot said...

and a very happy new year to you too Ak!

buffalodickdy said...

Happy New Year! May it be a memorable one- in all the good ways...

G-Man said...

Very nicely done Ake!
Thanks for playing, and have a very Happy New Year...Galen

Mags said...

Happy New Year! And thanks for posting the lyrics to auld lang syne...It's one of those songs that you start to sing with everyone and then quietly mumble the rest (still moving your lips so no one notices).


Marlupe said...

those first two images were sad and a but unsettling. But you finished it up nicely. good post!

lettuce said...

and happy new year to you too! (a bit early i think, but i have to keep checking what day it is.....)

Linda said...

Hard to believe that it's the end of yet another year already. Where does the time go?

Even though it's early just in case I don't get here before then - best wishes for the best of years as 2008 comes rolling in to you, your MWM, and your Dad! Thanks for being such a great blog friend!

SignGurl said...

Bravo!!! Nicely done!

Happy New Year!

Dumdad said...

Nailed it again!

Happy New Year (although I'll probably say that again closer to the day).

Casdok said...

Lovely post! Happy New Year!

Little Wing said...

Great 55!!!!
I must get back to writing them!

smarmoofus said...

Great wrap-up to the year of 55s. I hope your year wasn't as bad as all that. And if it was, I wish for you that your story's hope comes true and next year gets better. Come to think of it, I had a pretty rotten middle-to-end-of-the-year. Maybe next year will get better for me, too. Happy new year!


Anndi said...

May your New Year be filled with Peace and Joy for you and your loved ones.


The Rotten Correspondent said...

I love the new header. It may have been up for a bit, but as you can see I'm in catch up mode. What a crazy time of year.

And the 2008 countdown is on...

JOY said...

I know the song and love it..It reminds me of my high school days!!!Happy New Year ahead...:)

Gledwood said...

Wow I never knew the words to Auld Lang Syne before... problem is even if I learned them now, if/when the time came to use them I'd no doubt be too drunk to remember 'em anyhow...!

Have a brilliant 2008!!

Akelamalu said...

Thanks Flowerpot x

Aw cheers Buffalo x

Glad you liked it G-man :)

I do that too Mags, thanks for dropping by. :)

Nice to meet you Marlupe, thanks for popping in.

I'm jumping the gun Lettie in case I don't get time on Monday/Tuesday.

You're right the years just fly by Linda. May 2008 hold everything that's good for you my friend. x

How kind of you signgirl to visit me and take the time to comment. :)

You're too kind dumdad, I'll be over before 2008 arrives! :)

Thanks Casdok :)

Cheers Little Wing, I look forward to reading yours honey. :)

My year was fine smarmoofus thanks, but I do know some who will be glad to see the back of 2007 and I hope 2008 will be kind to you.

Oh thank you Anndi and the same to you honey. x

Yes the new header has been up for a short while Correspondent but you've probably only just noticed it because I've taken the Christmas decorations down! :)

Happy New Year to you Joy. :)

I'd have to have them written down and in front of me in HUGE letters to remember them Gleds! I'll be lip synching with the rest on New Years Eve! I'm wishing for a brand new start for you in 2008 m'dear. xx

CS said...

And a happy New Year to you. But what the hell's a braes? Or a gowan, for that matter.

Sometimes Saintly Nick said...

Neat Flash!

Happy and blessed New Year to you, too, Akelamalu!

Akelamalu said...

I don't know cs it's Scottish! :(

Why thank you Nick x

snowelf said...

This is a very interesting twist on the new year! So clever! :)

Hope 2008 brings you wonderful things!! :)


Jo Beaufoix said...

Happy 2008 lovely Akela.

Mother of Invention said...

Clever! Happy New Year to you too!

Sally Lomax said...

Happy Christmas And Happy New Year Ak!!!!!

MarmiteToasty said...

I aint gonna wish ya appy new year yet cos there is still a couple of days to go :)

And YOU stop leaving such tearing jerking posts over on Twaddle will ya, or I'll ave to come up north and sort ya out :) gawds sake......


MarmiteToasty said...

ps...... ya clock is an hour fast LOL :)


Crochetoholic Debb said...

I love the Auld Lang song....Happy New Year

Ali said...

Just dropped by to wish you a great New Year. x

Travis said...

Another witty 55 with a twist. Nicely done.

Elween said...

yup new year is near. one year has passed so fast without us knowing it. well, i wish you will have a great year ahead, and all the best to your dad, and your knees too ( haven't hear about your knees, so i think they are doing great yeah? :)

Nea said...

Hi Akela, Happy New Year's to you and yours. smiling at you......and wishing you the greatest in the coming year...

Akelamalu said...

Oh thankyou snowelf x

And the same to you Jo :)

Cheers MOI

Thanks Sally :)

Whatever I said Marmie came from my heart x MWM checked the clock and said it's right???

Welcome crochetoholic Debb, glad you like the music. :)

Thanks Ali - right back at ya!

Why thanks Trav x

Ah yes the old knees will be boogieing on New Years Eve Elween, thanks. x

All the best to you too Nea x

'JoAnn's-Digital-Eyes' said...

Hey Ake, Thanks for this great post and your wishes, same to you!!!

I wish You a Happy and Creative 2008, Look at my Happy fireworks and wishes. See my blog:)

Tot's Mom said...

Happy 2008 to you! May the coming year brings you good health, good luck and much happiness!

Mimi Lenox said...

You have such a knack for flash fiction. Great one!

aCey said...

nice short writing. i like the idea of your flash fiction, akelamalu.

happy new year to you and your family! :)

Akelamalu said...

Hi JoAnn, thanks for stopping by - love your fireworks!

Such kind thoughts Tot's Mom thankyou. :)

Gee thanks Mimi, coming from a 'proper writer' that's praise indeed x I can't get on your blog honey it keeps cutting me out.

Thank you Acey and the same to you. x

Bankerchick said...

A great 55 as usual! I keep thinking I will give it a try, maybe a New Year's resolution!
As for the words to Auld Lang Syne, you only need the first verse and chorus. Happy New Year!

Ron said...

Morning Akelamalu~

Just wanted to stop by and wish you a FABULOUS New Years Eve...and Day!

2007 brought me some new and wonderful blogger friends...and THANK YOU for being ONE of them!

You're a GRAND lady!

Much love,

P.S. Remember...not too much red wine tonight (those damn headaches are horrible)!

Akelamalu said...

Thanks Bankerchick and yes you're right I'll just join in with the chorus tonight! :)

Ron I too have made many new friends blogging and I'm thankful you're one of them - you do make me laugh! Thanks for the reminder about the red wine, I'll try to remember. xxxx

mrsnesbitt said...

Heyyyyyyyyyyyyyy! Just popping over on my super speed, reformatted laptop to wish you a Happy New Year! On my blog you will find 2 awards which I want all my luverly blogging friends to share.
Have a great 2008!


cathy said...


crazy working mom said...

Happy new year to you my friend!

Smalltown RN said...

Happy New Years my brother is in your neck of the woods with his wife and little boy..celebrating New Years with our cousins....hope you had a fantastic New Years...and all the best for 2008

Dave said...

I just want to take this opportunity to thank you for taking the time to offer your condolences and giving me the encouragement that I needed at this time. I hope you have a Happy New Year! :-)

Akelamalu said...

On my way Denise x

And the same to you Cathy, thankyou. x

Happy New Year to you too Crazy Working Mom :)

I hope your brother has enjoyed spending New Year's Eve here and Happy New Year to you too RN, it's been a pleasure getting to know you. x

I'm sorry it was such a sad end to 2007 for you Dave I hope 2008 will be a better year for you.

Odat said...

Happy New Year!!!!!!!!!!!
What a great 55!!!!


CG said...

Happy New year! My resolution is the same; we should encourage each other!

Akelamalu said...

Why thank you kindly Odat :)

That's a good idea cg we'll get together about it. x

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