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Friday, 29 August 2008

Friday 55 Flash Fiction # 41 Fountain of Youth (& Doodle Week Day 5)


Fountain of Youth



The layers were peeled away,



white shiny skin underneath glistened seductively.


Sliding into the cool, pale liquid.


A liquid which would preserve the beauty keep it succulent and juicy.



Others were already in there, swimming around lazily,


Soaking up the liquid specifically designed for this very purpose.


Their life extended,


Pickled Onions in a jar.






Friday 55 Flash Fiction is brought to you by G-man (Mr Knowitall). The idea is you write a story in exactly 55 words. If you want to take part pop over and let G-man know when you've posted your 55.




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Have you been taking part in Doodle Week?




You still can.




All you have to do is post your doodle on today's theme of AIR, go here and put your name on Mr. Linky (so people can come look) and visit the other participants.




Go on you know you want to.




Here's my AIR doodle.








30 comments:

Empress Bee (of the High Sea) said...

oh how i laughed at your story! nd sadly i am still doodle free other than the sunflower. i am trying to get to it but haven't seemed to be able to yet...

smiles, bee
xoxoxoxoxoxoxoxo

ciara said...

i see your back to your comical 55 self! :) i've been enjoying the doodles, too. you've been getting good w the paintshop type program there. i'm up, too. 55 that is..not a doodle. hehe

Queenie said...

Nearly had me there, i was going to be on the phone getting the name of the lotion, great 55 darling....

Flowerpot said...

for once I got the onion straight away - perhaps a few brain cells are working after all!

smarmoofus said...

I was right on top of things with the onion, too! I think it was the layers that tipped me off. I didn't guess the pickling part, though I suppose you made it perfectly clear, talking about preserving liquid, made just for that purpose. Great 55!

I am off to read more about Doodle Week. It looks cute, though I can't draw at all, so I'll probably just watch.
-smarmoofus

Akelamalu said...

Doodle week is almost over Bee, you could do all seven doodles on Sunday! Glad you liked the 55. :)

Yes I thought a lighthearted one this week would be good Ciara. Thanks for your praise on the doodles. x

If there was such a lotion you and I would have been using it Queenie!

Oh you guessed Flowerpot:)

Thanks Smarmoofus, glad you enjoyed the 55 and the doodles. :)

S said...

Ooh that doodle game is tempting!

Of course I thought it was something sexy....:P

Sandi McBride said...

Too cute...it was a nice poem about onions, lol...glad I love them! Nice air doodle, too!
Sandi
ps
there will be an award for you at my place tomorrow...please come by and pick it up!!!

ciara said...

i have to admit to the fact that at first i thought you were talking about plastination since you had just written a post on it. i have a sick mind, huh? LOL what a relief to know it was an onion! hehe :)

Gledwood said...

I like that airdoodle very much. Hey thanks for being my "follower"~::~ I didn't even know there was such a thing till just now

ooer I've just been randomly bloghopping and wondering why everyone seemed stuck on last Friday

then I realized today IS Friday. dur I'm really not with it today

;->...

Akelamalu said...

LOL you could make sexy doodles if you wanted to S ;)

I'm pleased you liked the 55 and the doodle Sandi. I'll be sure to pop over tomorrow to see you. x

Quick thinking Ciara but not plastination. ;)

Ah yes it's Friday all day Gleds, glad you like my balloon. :)

Linda said...

Onions? I never would have thought of onions even though I was trying to guess before I got to the end I never even thought of onions! Great job!

Love your "air" doodle, too!!

Kaknu said...

haha - you got me. I wasn't even on the same page at all. Who would have thought that vinegar was the fountain of youth? hehehe Great 55!

nitebyrd said...

You made pickled onions sound lovely!

Mona said...

LOL! That is a nice way to 'preserve ' their youthful pink glow! :D

Ps> I love your slide show!

WillThink4Wine said...

I think I may need to be pickled! Love your take on air!

storyteller said...

Very entertaining ‘story’ … catching me by surprise (as you so often do) … purposefully, no doubt! Colorfully creative doodle again today. Well done ;--)
Hugs and blessings,

Akelamalu said...

Brill, you didn't guess Linda, thanks hon.

Pleased you liked it Kaknu :)

Haha, Pickled onions are lovely Nitebyrd :)

Yes it is Mona glad you enjoyed it.

I'm working on being pickled willthink4wine but with wine not vinegar! ;)

Thankyou Storyteller, I'm happy you enjoyed the 55 and doodle. x

Laura said...

The only thing missing is the balloon squealing sound as it shoots off.

lime said...

LOL, that was fabulous and not at all what i expected. well done, well done!

MarmiteToasty said...

visions of queenie rubbing pickled onion jucies on her face lol

Ake, you have such a brilliant mind... your 55s never cease to take me by surprise..

x

dont kick the dog said...

hi miss understoods mad mate . loved reading your blogg and loved the music . just starting mine xx

Sue O'Kieffe said...

i love your air doodle. it made me giggle.

looking at the photos of you, i see one the reminds me of jodi foster (another scorpio, i believe)

Ron said...

You GOT me again, Akelamalu!

I'm reading and reading...and then BAM...the PUNCH!

I'm thinking, "Oh, maybe she's going to tell us about a new age-defying cosmetic!

and then...PICKLED OINIONS!!

Very clever!

Enjoyed your doodle too!

Have a great weekend, dear lady!

Donnetta Lee said...

Hello, Doodle-doo: Well I certainly FEEL like a pickled onion. Maybe I even look a little like one, too.

Donnetta

Travis said...

Even though I dislike onions, the word succulent makes my mouth water.

G-Man said...

Pickled Onions?
Must be a Brit Thing...
Sounds Great though, just like your 55...
Thanks for playing, and have a Great week-End...G...:-)

Akelamalu said...

With hindsight Laura I should have put some text on it like 'pfffft' or something!

Thanks Lime, I'm so pleased you enjoyed it. :)

Hey if pickle jiuces would make be look younger I'd use them Marmie! Glad you liked it hon. x

Welcome to my second home DKTD I'm pleased you enjoyed your visit. :)

You're the second person to say I looked like Jodie Foster when I was younger Sue. Glad you liked the doodle.

Ah Ron, I'm so pleased you didn't rumble it first off!

Pickled Donnetta, surely you've not been drinking? ((wink))


Succulent is a juicy word Trav ;)

Don't tell me you've never had a pickled onion g-man?

Strumpet said...

I think the only time I've ever had a pickled onion was in a Bloody Mary.

If I recall correctly, it was yummy.

They are different from cocktail onions, yes?

Quite a seductive 55.

You tease.

Hee.

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