Friday, 22 May 2009

Friday 55 Flash Fiction # 76 Torture

He was being tortured.

He sniffed as cooking smells drifted tantalizingly around his nostrils.

He'd been in this room now for three hours.

He'd not been allowed food or drink.

He'd had no breakfast and he was starving now.

He looked at the clock, another thirty minutes

to the end of the exam and lunchtime.

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...

I look so forward to these every week. You do such a wonderful job. A student. Who would have thought. Love it.

anthonynorth said...

Oh, I remember those exams. Hated 'em. Nicely done.

Sometimes Saintly Nick said...

I remember those experiences!

Dr.John said...

You got me on that one. I thought he was a patient waiting for a blood test and thus not allowed to eat until it was done.
A great 55.
Yours was the first I ever saw and so it was and is the model for mine.

Anonymous said...

Very timely- my older son had his last finals yesterday.

Linda said...

Ah yes, I remember this scenario quite well!

Fandango said...

We dragons don't take exams. We don't even go to school as such.
But we do understand hunger.
Great 55.

Ours is up here

snowelf said...

I remember taking this exam to test what level I was at when I started at a new school in the seventh grade. I was sitting in the library and it was summer just before school started and they had they AC cranking and I was FREEZING cold. So cold I could barely concentrate and I hurried through the test just so I could get out of there. I think I'd rather be hungry any day. ;)


Daryl said...

I remember not drinking anything the morning of exams so I wouldnt need to ... you know ...

As always soooo good

buffalodick said...

We could usually could just go after we handed in the test...

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

i can remember feeling exactly like that!

smiles, bee

Akelamalu said...

Thom you've made my day saying you look forward to my
55s! Do you go to G-man's and read the others - you should they're brilliant! :)

Me too Anthony! :(

I don't think it's something you ever forget Nick!

Ah the twist got you Dr. John. I'm very flattered that I was instrumental in you joining in Flash Fiction because you x

Year 11 students at my school are in the midst of their GCSE's at the moment Citizen, which prompted me to write this.

They were torturous weren't they Linda!

I would imagine Dragons are ALWAYS hungry Fandango! LOL

I'd rather be cold than warm and I definitely wouldn't like to be hungry Snowelf! :)

Ah yes, that's another problem during exams Daryl. If someone really HAS to go they have to be escorted!

Not sure but I think they have to stay for the duration Buff

Some exams last too long don't they Bee especially when you're hungry?

Sandi McBride said...

Oh this was good! I'm just discovering this flash55 thingy...I like it!

aims said...

Very cute - brought back some horrible memories!

g-man said...

I was thinking colonoscomy...
Excellent 55 as always Ake!!
Thank You for another fine contribution.
Have a Great Week-End...G

Alice Audrey said...

And grown ups wonder why kids hate school. Nice twist ending.

Ron said...

When I first started reading this, I thought it might be about taking a blood test!!

You GOT me, Akelamalu!

Brilliant as usual!

LOVED the photos!

Have a FAB weekend, dear lady!

Spiky Zora Jones said...

ha! hehehe, I do remeber those times. I remember sneaking a oatmeal cookie in my coat just in case I had day slike this.

Du you find it hart to do 55 words and still express what you want to say. I mean...what if yo had 56 words...what would you do?

I think I just might stress over it. hehehe.

fab piece of writing honey as you do every Friday. I remeber now so I never miss them.

MarmiteToasty said...

HA...... I sussed this one out before the end LOL.... only cos my Jacob is in the midst of his GCSEs :)


ciara said...

omgosh i have been there! i either was hungry or tired so it would have been lunch or a nap. great 55, ake :)

Travis said...

Yup. Been there.

Akelamalu said...

Are you going to join in Sandi? I think you'd enjoy it. :)

I've yet to meet anyone that doesn't have bad memories of exams Aims!

Oooer that's a frightening thought G-man! :(

Thanks alice, I'm glad you enjoyed it. :)

Ah yet another view on what it might have been Ron! :)

Flash Fiction 56 Spiky? NO probs I'd just delete one less word - you see I write a story then delete words that are not necessary until I have the required number! :)

I've got my fingers crossed for Jacob Marmie - I feel sorry for all the kids going through hell with their exams at the moment!

Unhappy memories eh Ciara?:(

I think we've all been there Trav!

Lulda Casadaga said...

That sure is a long time to wait for lunch! :D I'm glad my exam days are just an old memory...

Eaton Bennett said...

Oooooh, yuck, I remember! :)

Akelamalu said...

I'm glad exam days are over too Lulda! :)

Aha you too eh Eaton ;)

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