Friday, 19 June 2009

Friday 55 Flash Fiction # 80 One Good Turn..

The old man blinked, vaguely recongising the boy from the shopping precinct.

"This is for you" the boy handed him a cheque for £5000

"What's this for?" he asked

"To thank you" replied the boy smiling.

"Remember when you gave me £2 last week?

Well I spent £1 on a lottery ticket and won £50,000".

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...

Wouldn't that be great?!!!

Flowerpot said...

Ahhhhh - I like to hear those kind of stories!

anthonynorth said...

That's kind of nice to do that. How many would though?
Great 55.

Hootin' Anni said...

This is excellent!!!!!!! No, truly, I really really like this 55.

Dr.John said...

I love stories with a happy ending and where people do the right thing.
Great 55.

Susan at Stony River said...

Oh I WISH!! I'm going to spend the rest of the day handing out €2 coins to the neighbourhood kids LOL. This story's put a smile on my face for the rest of the day.

snowelf said...

Random acts of kindness are the best gifts indeed!

I love how you take us on all your jaunts too. What a good time you all had on the train trip.

Have a fabulous weekend!!


clean and crazy said...

this is so sweet, i love the thought. now where did i put that lottery ticket?

buffalodick said...

I have an odd theory about giving. I think we do it because it makes us feel good...Usually that is the only reward you get!

Linda - Nickers and Ink said...

Clever one!

Here's my Flash-55:


Nessa said...

Oh, how nice of the young man. A very happy 55.

Dumdad said...

It'll certainly make me think twice when someone in the street asks me for money!

Cat said...

Hell yeah!

g-man said...

Ake...I can always count on you for a smile...Thanks for being such a good friend.

Excellent 55....G

Akelamalu said...

Yes it would Vicki. It could happen! :)

Me too Flowerpot x

Well let's pretend that everyone would eh Anthony it will put us all in a great mood. :)

I'm so pleased you enjoyed it Anni :)

It's heartwarming isn't it Dr. John? :)

I'm glad it made you smile Susan :)

Oh yes they are Snow. Glad you enjoyed our jaunt too. x

Good luck with the lottery ticket Clean and Crazy you never know your luck. :)

Yes but it is a good feeling Buff isn't it? :)

Thanks Linda

A happy 55 indeed Nessa x

Well that's nice Dumdad - I hope it works for you. xx

Yeah Cat!

Shouldn't you be getting ready for the wedding G-man? Glad you got a smile out of it m'deario. xx

Anonymous said...

Excellent story. Now that is a sign of respect and honesty. Well written :)

Fandango said...

Now if that happened to a dragon we would split 50/50 . We know you humans don't think that way so he did well.
Good 55.

Ours is posted.

Alice Audrey said...

What luck! What a great gesture! if only this weren't fiction.

jadey said...

What a wonderful payback. Great 55 mine is up too. I hope you have a fantastic weekend.

Lou said...

It could happen...hmmm...I GUESS!

Ron said...

Paying it forward!

GREAT story, Akelamalu!

As're so clever!

Enjoy your weekend, m' dear!


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Anonymous said...

aawww that would be awesome for one simple act to be repaid many times over. Very sweet 55. :)

Akelamalu said...

Yes respect and honesty Thom, two traits it is always good to see.

You dragons are very kind to split it 50/50 Fandango :)

It would be so good if it really happened Alice Audrey wouldn't it?

Thanks Jadey, I'm happy you liked it. :)

I like to think it could happen Lou :)

Cheers Ron xx

Thanks Cloudia x

Glad you liked it MomsJournal :)

Deb said...

Humanity at its best. I am trying to get up the courage to try to do a '55 flash fiction'. It is a neat idea but I am afraid it is much harder than it looks. I am pretty wordy. My husband would be happy if I could keep it to 55 words on Fridays ~ :)

cheshire wife said...

What luck! And how thoughtful of the young man.

Byz. said...

I believe some people still have generous, honorable hearts. :)


Akelamalu said...

It's not as hard as you think Deb, just have a go, you'll do fine! :)

If only it happened in real life Cheshire Wife, wouldn't it be wonderful?

I guess there are some people with generous hearts out there Eaton. :)

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