Friday, 10 July 2009

Friday 55 Flash Fiction #83 Mary

"Mary had a little lamb" Thomas chimed.

"Its fleece was white as snow."

He hoped they would be able to hear him.

"Everywhere that Mary went,"

He was praying this would be a success.

"The lamb was sure to go".

Eureka, he'd done it, success at last.

Thomas Edison had invented the world's first phonograph!

* 1877: Thomas Edison make the first recording of the human voice - his own, reciting 'Mary had a little lamb'.

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.


skywind said...

Edison is a great inventor, has many essential things in ours life is he invents.
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Anonymous said...

Where would we be without Edison?

Great post!!

CJ said...

Like the rest of us, I bet geniuses like Edison have their doubts that they would succeed.

anthonynorth said...

Thanks for that. And it has been a hit ever since :-)

cheshire wife said...

Hasn't technology has moved on? Today we have mobile phones and phone tapping. A world away from a nursery rhyme.

Hootin' Anni said...

Perfect...I so love this.

My 55 is posted. Have a great weekend.

Flowerpot said...

Well I never knew that!

G-Man said...

By some quirk of fate, the first recorded words in history didn't start with.."There once was a man from Nantucket"...

Excellent historical 55 Ake...

Thank you my dear for always playing so well..Have a Great Week-End....G

buffalodick said...

And the world was changed, forever... Good one!

Nessa said...

Very good. Entertaining and informative.

Daryl said...

Cool .. and the sketch, is it yours?

Alice Audrey said...

I was waiting for it to turn out to be lamb bait. :)

Lou said...

A bit of historical information in exactly 55 words. Excellent!

Akelamalu said...

He certainly was a great inventor Skywind :)

We wouldn't be able to listen to our favourite records would we Vicki? LOL

I'm sure he did CJ :)

LOL yes it has Anthony

Oh yes, technology has certainly moved on Cheshire Wife!

Thanks Anni :)

Well you do now Flowerpot :)

LOL you do make me laugh G-man xxxx

Yes it did Buff :)

Cheers Nessa x

No the sketch isn't mine Daryl, I'm nowhere near that good! :)

Oh I hope you weren't disappointed Alice Audrey? LOL

Thankyou Lou :)

Ron said...


I had no idea about this!?

Thanks for sharing your wonderful talent with words and also giving us something to discover!

You GO, m'dear!

Have a great weekend!

Julia Smith said...

LOL at G-Man!

Cloudia said...

Well done AND informative. You make history live with emediacy.
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bindhiya said...

Good one as always..
Have a great weekend dear

Dr.John said...

A little bit of history and a surprise ending.
A great 55.

Anonymous said...

Excellent 55 my friend. And I learned something I never knew before. Excellent. BTW...the book came in today :)

Jadey said...

Great 55 I liked this very much. I hope you have a great weekend. My 55 is up

Mona said...

This one so brilliantly depicts the hope and anxiety of an inventor!

Travis said...

I remember learning that!

Akelamalu said...

Glad you enjoyed it Ron and learned something from it. x

I know, he's a card Julia!

Cheers Clouida x

Thanks Bindi xx

Thankyou Dr. John :)

Cheers Thom m'dear and I do hope you enjoy the book. xx

I'm pleased you enjoyed it Jades, I hope you have a great weekend too. :)

Why thankyou Mona :)

I couldn't teach you anything Trav ;)

ciara said...

love the history w the 55, ake. i'm sorry i've been such a schlep. :( i'm getting better w coming around to blogs...i think lol

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