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Friday, 3 April 2009

Friday 55 Flash Fiction # 69 Spring Clearout..

Spring Clearout

Time for a clearout

Wardrobes bulging, overflowing, untidy.



Sorting through the racks of clothes and shoes.

I need the room,

Everything is squashed and creased.


Too big, too small, they all have to go.

I don’t remember buying that,


It’s still got the tags on it.


Why did I ever think I would wear it?




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.

35 comments:

Thom said...

What a great Flash 55. I think we could all do some spring cleaning.

lettuce said...

ah, but a picture of the wardrobe post-clearout would be good

:-)

Flowerpot said...

I could do with a good bit of spring cleaning!

snowelf said...

I am strange and absolutely get my kicks from organizing things. There's just something refreshing about purging the old stuff and reorganizing the keepers.

--snow

Daryl said...

Ah ... that was me last weekend ...

Mike M said...

Nice 55! I see the 55 is still alive a wear in the best of writers!

I have started a new blog:

http://inspiritone.blogspot.com/

Linda said...

This is the perfect 55 for my mom as she was saying just the other day that she needs to sort out and clean out and that she even has things with the tags still on them, too!

buffalodick said...

My wife and I are both pack rats..we bred two pack rats too!

Akelamalu said...

Well it's the right time to do it Thom - Spring! LOL

Ah well, I haven't actually done it yet Lettie - but I will in the next two weeks - I'm off work! :)

Go on Flowerpot, get cracking! :)

I feel so good when I've had a good clearout but then I buy more clothes to fill the spaces snowelf! :0

Yes I remember reading about it Daryl, I think that's what set me off!

Ah Mike long time no see! I'll pop by later.

Your Mum sounds just like me Linda x

It's in the genes Buff LOL

Mojo said...

Yeah, I've had those moments too. "I must've liked it in the store..."

But I don't usually find them with the tags still on.

Great 55 -- and one I'm betting everybody can relate to!

Nessa said...

Very good story, but did you have to bring up spring cleaning?

Mona said...

Impulsive buying is what most of us do in some measure. I try not to most of the time because it makes me feel guilty afterwards!

Great 55ve Ake!

jadey said...

Gotta love the impulsive buys. The ones you just can't leave the store without. They come home with us and become a buried treasure in the wardrobe overload. Great post and good luck with your spring clearout. My 55 is up

ciara said...

you're talking about your very own closet, aren't you? hehe ugh. i don't even want to think about spring cleaning as i hate cleaning in general lol great 55, ake

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

groan... don't remind me! ha ha ha

smiles, bee
xoxoxoxoxoxoxoxo

Dr.John said...

A story for my closet. I shall have to read it to it while my wife listens , of course.

Anndi said...

Why did I ever think I would wear it... oh yeah.

I'm postponing the meme again... found something that made me grin.

Mama Zen said...

Do my closet, too!

This is very cool.

tony said...

Spring Is The Time To Clear out old stuff.But beware! whenever i throw something away.after a couple of weeks i wish i hadn't! (thats my excuse for never Spring-Cleaning anymore!!)
Have A Fine Weekend.
Tony.

Eaton Bennett said...

We are in Autumn/Fall here and I never did get around to it in Spring...It's getting desperate, so I think a Fall clean out is in order!
:)

Eaton Bennett said...

I just noticed your little butterfly cursor...it's adorable. :)

Ron said...

OMG...how did you get a photo of MY closet???

HAHAHAHA!

Thanks for the reminder, dear lady!

This is the time of the year when everything shifts in my closet.

Winter to the back.

Summer to the front.

Have a great weekend!

X

G-Man said...

Hang on to it for another 20 years, and you have a bunch of Retro-Wednesday posts!!!!!..:P

Great 55 Pearlie-Mae...

Thanks for always making me proud!!

Have a Great Week-End..G

Mary said...

When were you in my closet?

Great 55!

KB said...

I'm going through this process too. Doyou want to swap closets?

Cloudia said...

Too Too

True True
;-)

Another masterful FF!

Aloha-

Shadow said...

how brilliant... i know this closet too.

Akelamalu said...

You know you shouldn't buy them but you just can't help yourself Mojo - I know that feeling so well!

Sorry Nessa did I make you feel guilty? ;)


Oh Yes Mona - the guilt afterwards is terrible! :0


I'm so glad it's not just me that does it Jadey thanks for alieviating my guilt. :)


Yep I'm talking about my very own wardrobe(s) Ciara. :(


You too eh Bee? ;)

Don't remind your wife Dr.John you don't want her to be cross with you now do you? ;)


You've got clothes like that too Anndi?


I'll book you in for Christmas week Mama Zen, cos that's how long it's gonna take me to sort my own out! :0

Oh I've done that so often Tony, gone looking for something only to remember I cleared it out! Damn!


It's fatal to put it off Eaton it just get's worse! ;)


You're gonna be busy Ron! :)


I suppose I could store it all in the loft for 20 years G-man but will I still be here? LOL

LOL you too Mary?


We could swap clothes KB! :)

Thanks Cloudia - all you ladies seem to know exactly what I'm talking about! LOL

Aha your closet is ready for a spring clean too eh Shadow? :)

lime said...

i have to say lately i too have the urge to purge. good luck with your process.

Travis said...

The purge is on! I hope that people are donating stuff that is still good rather than just chucking it in the garbage.

debi_in_Hawaii said...

Too BIG?! I envy you...mine are all WAY TOO SMALL!! and along with the disturbing of them, out comes clumps of cat hair, and now my eyes are watery and burning :(
You could eBay or craigslist the stuff with tags on! Good luck with the cleaning!

Akelamalu said...

It's Spring fever Lime LOL

Oh yes Trav I take lots of stuff to the charity shop.

I've lost weight recently which is why some stuff is too big Debi and hopefully in a few months time there'll be much more. :)

Emmie said...

This is so true!! I have just done my spring clearout and a total of 4 black bags went to charity!

Akelamalu said...

WOW Emmie great job - I'm expecting to have at least 3 bags!

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