Friday, 1 May 2009

Friday 55 Flash Fiction # 73 The Artist

He carefully sketched the outline before transferring it onto the waiting canvas.

The picture would be black and white, so he would have to pay attention to detail.

Some didn't consider it art, but his work was very intricate.

Everything was prepared.

She jumped......

as the needle in the tattoo machine first pricked her skin.

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.


Jeff B said...

You have such a great gift of telling a story in just 55 words.

MomsJournal said...

I saw a guy with a whole mural on his back - it's most certainly art in my opinion. ;-)

Nice 55! :)

Ron said...

Ouch!...and I know that first prick of the skin, too!

I've got one...but never again!#

I'm such a baby!

GRRRREAT Flash 55, ma'dear!

As usual!!!

Have a great weekend.

Annelisa said...

Nice one!

Nessa said...

Good short story. I can see why people get hooked on tattoos after I got mine.

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

i don't much like them but the story is tits! i laugh when i see one on a boob because i KNOW what it will look like when she is an old woman! ha ha ha

smiles, bee

anthonynorth said...

I liked the ending to this. Very enjoyable.

Fandango said...

We dragons like surprise endings. Hard to do that with Raven's words.
Great 55

We have posted.

Akelamalu said...

Why thank you Jeff :)

I think so too Moms Journal :)

Me too Ron - I have one on my back. I took some painkillers before I went to have mine done!

Aw thanks Annelisa, great to see you back m'deario. x

I don't think I'd have another one Nessa, though I do like the one I've got. :)

There are some places a woman should never have a tattoo in my opinion and boobs is one of them Bee!

Thankyou Anthonynorth I'm pleased you liked it. :)

Glad you enjoyed the surprise ending Fandango :)

buffalodick said...

I never felt strongly enough about anything, to make me get a tattoo..

Kay said...

Cute! Very nicely done!

G-Man said...

Oh I have many tatt's. It is indeed art.
Excellent 55 Ake!
Thank you so much for sharing this with us all.
Please have a Great Week-End...G

Daryl said...

Ouch ... I keep thinking I want a tattoo .. but I dont want the ouch!

Thom said...

What a wonderful 55. You have such an amazing way with words...Brilliant

Rabbit, rabbit

Lou said...

You didn't tell us what you have on your back LOL. This is the second tattoo 55 today! Check out this one:

Sandi McBride said...

Such words as "talent will out" comes to mind, but then I've told you and told you how talented you are! You know, Mac has a pair of bluebirds tattoed on his chest...our Granddaughter always asks why he didn't have a nest tattoed for them? His answer is always, "because by then I had sobered up."
Funny man, lol!

Akelamalu said...

A tattoo is a big commitment - you have to really want one or maybe get very drunk Buff! ;)

Thankyou Kay :)

I had a feeling you would have Tatts G-man :)

Go for it Daryl if you really want one. :)

Oh thankyou Thom, how kind you are. x

I have an orchid tattoo Lou. I saw Joe's 55 - great minds think alike eh? :)

Joe said...

Good one! Must be a cosmic connection of some sort or another. Happy Friday!

Mona said...

I love the analogy of skin being a canvas!

Great 55ve Akelamalu!

Akelamalu said...

LOL Definitely Joe!

Thanks Mona x

MarmiteToasty said...

Another great 55...

I have a couple of little tats, my two older lads have loads though.... well not loads of little ones but half and full sleeves and Tom has a huge on on his back....

I LOVE my little tats

Lets hold buff down and get a little lawnmowing stickman tattoed just above his short and curlies LOL


ciara said...

hehe i love it. i had a 55 about a tattoo once, didn't i? lol :) great job, ake.

Lu' said...

Not just because I have several tattoos I liked the story :)

Donnetta Lee said...

Ooo. Now that just hurts. Makes my canvas crawl! D

Travis said...

Now that would be some tattoo! I don't think I could sit still for even a small one.

bindhiya said...

Great #55 as always..
Have a great weekend dear.
love & ((hugs))

Akelamalu said...

LOL Marmie great idea for Buff!

Oh yes, I remember you did a tattoo 55 Ciara, glad you liked mine. :)

It's surprising just how many people have tattoos isn't it Lu?

You don't have any do you Donnetta? ;)

I would never have a large one Trav it hurts too much!!

Aw thanks Bindi, you too hon. x

Just a Plane Ride Away said...

Oh, but what happens next?!!!

Great 55--you have such a way with words!

citizen of the world said...

Gah! What an image. I so hate needles. I think I need to go eat soem ice cream now. And maybe have a glass of wine.

Akelamalu said...

She fainted Japra! ;)

Ice cream and a glass of wine will calm you Citizen ;)

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