Friday, 8 May 2009

Friday 55 Flash Fiction # 74 Addicted..

Shelly knew she was addicted.

She was doing it four times a week now.

She'd read and heard all the horror stories.

She'd never believed them but now the proof was visible.

The doctor had confirmed the damage it had caused.

She had to do it, give it up.

Had to stop...

the sunbed treatments.

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.


Anonymous said...

heh the second line made me think, "sex?"

Blah sunbeds are icky but coming from Alaska I know a lot of people that use them. I knew one person that owned her own and used it ALL THE TIME. She was ORANGE. I love orange, but not as a skin color.

Great 55 ;-)

Cloudia said...

You have real talent, M'Dear!
So proud you are one of us Hawaiians ;-)

Aloha, Akelamalu!

Linda said...

I was thinking "going to the gym" but I knew you'd have a twist in there and you did!

Real Live Lesbian said...

Always such a great twister!!!

buffalodick said...

Cute twist... but what is wrong with looking like a catcher's mitt with eyeballs? I do!

MarmiteToasty said...

I love your 55s, cos ya never know until the last line what it is... you are very clever :)


Lou said...

I noticed a trend this Friday. Many of us were a little naughty!

Needless to say, I LIKE IT!

Daryl said...

Tee-hee ... another cleverly spun snippet of a story!

clean and crazy said...

oh I love this!!! I was thinking of addiction to drugs, duh, i love the ending though so many women do this and it is another addiction. good to raise the awareness of this. I really love it!!

anthonynorth said...

Great ending. Those things can certainly be addictive.

Ron said...

OMG...this is brilliant!!

And let me tell you...

...I know this addiction very well. In fact, I'm a recovering sunbed treatment addict!!

I use to use one when I lived in Florida, in between going to the beach!!!


Have a "sun-filled" weekend, dear lady!

Joe said...

omg, that was good.

My kids used those all the time, in ARIZONA.


Akelamalu said...

I used to have a sunbed years ago Mom's Journal but I never went orange! LOL

Aw thanks Cloudia x

I'm always pleased when the twist works Linda, thanks. x

Glad you enjoyed it RLL :)

Tell me you DON'T use sunbeds Buff? :0

Thanks Marmie, I'm so pleased you like them. xx

Yes I noticed that too Lou ;)

Cheers Daryl :)

It truly is an addiction for some people isn't it Clean and Crazy?

Thanks Anthonynorth glad you liked it. :)

I can't believe you used a sunbed when you lived near the beach Ron!

They don't get enough sun in ARIZONA Joe???

Dianne said...

made me laugh since I was of course thinking sex or drugs but knew better since you are, and always will be, the Queen of Twists!!

Dr.John said...

Good 55. Those treatments can cause cancer.

Alice Audrey said...

LOL. I've seen people like that. Boggles the mind.

I did a 55 too.

G-Man said...

Thats my Ake!!!!

Excellent 55 as always my dear.

Thanks for visiting, thanks for playing, and have a Marvelous Week-End....G

Donnetta Lee said...

Ah, but think of the good vitamin D she is getting! D

Anonymous said...

Oh my gosh...that was great..You do have a way with words I tell ya...Excellent :)

Anonymous said...

Oh my gosh...that was great..You do have a way with words I tell ya...Excellent :)

Anonymous said...

No how the hell did I get a double post comment? Menehunes must be in my computer LOL

Mona said...

one can really get addicted to sunning oneself in cold weather regions!

imbeingheldhostage said...

Hah! You got me, I thought it was going to be blogging :-)

very clever.

Eaton Bennett said...

Ha, how many things re there to become addicted to anyway? Boggles the mind!

Thanks for visiting my 55. :))

Akelamalu said...

Ah that's exactly what I wanted you to think Dianne! :)

Yes they can Dr. John - very dangerous!

Me too Audrey! Thanks for stopping by. :)

Cheers G-man x

And the melanoma Donnetta :0

It was so good you had to say it twice Thom! LOL

Yes some people do Mona!

Ah the twist worked imbeingheldhostage. Thanks for stopping by.

Most things are addictive aren't they Eaton? ;)

Connie said...

I love this one. I used to go to a tanning place. I felt like I was cooking myself. I stopped. It was so hot and I read about all the jerms on it, it creeped me out.

Akelamalu said...

It amazes me that they are still popular Connie with all the scare stories. :(

Just a Plane Ride Away said...

LOL you had me thinking something else as well. Sunbed treatements--ha!

ciara said...

i guess she wants to look like leather lol great 55, ake. :)

Akelamalu said...

That's surely how she'll end up Ciara!

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