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Friday, 16 January 2009

Friday 55 Flash Fiction #59 Fate

Fate


Abandoned, no longer of use.


Caught up in a sudden gust of wind.


Dragged this way and that, in an undulating rhythm created by nature.


Swirling upwards, heading for heaven.


Destined to spend eternity flapping like a flag


snagged in the branches of a barren tree.


Thus the fate of a discarded plastic carrier bag.


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.

30 comments:

Ron said...

And once again...you ALWAYS amaze me with your creative genius!

BRAVA!

aaaaw...the fate of a poor little plastic bag...

...sniff.

Have a marvi weekend, dearest lady!
X

Dumdad said...

Another Akela Friday 55 Flash Fiction in the bag!

Elaine said...

I'm glad we're seeing less and less of this now. Hooray to the having to 'ask' for a carrier.

Great 55, as always, Ak. x

G-Man said...

I guess fate has no bounds...
Excellent job as always Ake.
Thanks for playing, and have a Great Week-End...G

Real Live Lesbian said...

I agree....you are a genius with the 55s!

Finding Pam said...

U loved the photo. I can just visulize that plastic bag swirling and floating in the air.

Have a wonderful weekend.

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

how do you think of these? really good work honey!

smiles, bee
xoxoxoxoxoxoxo

buffalodick said...

I wonder how many of those bags have been made over the years?

Linda said...

You couldn't have worded it better, that describes many a plastic bag I've seen cavorting in the wind!

Akelamalu said...

Aw you're very kind Ron x

LOL that's right Dumdad!

I agree with you Laney and thanks. x

Indeed G-man and thanks :)

Oh thankyou RLL how kind you are.

Glad you liked it Pam, I hope you have a great weekend too.

I don't know how I think of them Bee :0

Too many Buff! ;)

Thanks Linda x

ciara said...

poor lonely bags :( hehe great 55, ake. i'm back w flash fiction this week, so i am up. woot. lol

Jeff B said...

Such eloquence for a humble little bag. Well done.

Daryl said...

once again a perfect verbal accompaniment to the photo!

Mojo said...

Eternity is right, those things take forever to decompose!

But I suppose the poor bag didn't get to decide its fate, nor has it a voice to relate the tale. Lucky for Baggie, there's Akelamalu!

Julia Smith said...

Sometimes these perforated bags flapping away make me think of those rags people once tied to trees and bushes, to ask favors of the gods.

Akelamalu said...

It's great to see you back doing 55 Ciara, glad you enjoyed mine. x


Cheers Jeff :)

Aaah thankyou Daryl x

Don't they just Mojo!

They do, now you mention it Julia!

Deb said...

Once again you pulled me in and made me curious about where we were going - creative! If I knew how to create one of those fancy award thingamabobs I would and I would present it to you! :)

cheshire wife said...

If only it had been re-cycled....

Mike Golch said...

I have some "goodies" for you on my site.

cathy said...

The combination of the plastic bag and the barren tree is subtle and succinct. Very nice.

Dr.John said...

Every week they get better and better. I bow before you.

Lulda Casadaga said...

We have had real windy weather here the past few days...I believe I saw the same bag in a tree in my yard! Nice work...:)

Mona said...

That is beautiful and imaginative 55ve Ake. I love it!

citizen of the world said...

Lovely. Did you see "American Beauty"? interesting video in it of a flying plastic bag.

Akelamalu said...

Aw Deb you say the nicest things. xx

Yes if only Cheshire Wife :(

Oooh I'll be over later Mike :)

I'm pleased you liked it Cathy :)

You're very kind in your comments Mike, I thank you m'dear. x

LOL they do get about don't they Lulda!

Why thankyou Mona :)

No, I haven't seen that film Citizen, I'll look out for it. Thankyou. x

Travis said...

Very clever!

Emmie said...

oh the woeful life of a carrier bag :(

Akelamalu said...

Thanks Trav :)

It's a shame isn't it Emmie :(

storyteller said...

Not only are you one of the most imaginative folks I know ... but you have a delightfully poetic way with words ... seriously!
This is wonderful.
Hugs and blessings,

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