Friday, 23 July 2010

Friday 55 Flash Fiction #128 Pampered....

The scent of the candles filled her senses.

She gently stroked her skin, smoothing the bubbles.

Steam rose from the bath, swirling towards the ceiling.

"Oh my God, what have I done?" she suddenly panicked.

Reaching for the phone she dialled 999.

"Please send help quickly.....

I've got my big toe stuck up the bathtap!"

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.


Quilly said...

I think I watched this on an episode of "Emergency" when I was a kid. Do you know that statistically getting one's toe stuck in the bath tap is a very common household occurrence? Do you also know that after reading this at least a couple of your readers are going to attempt to stick their toes in their bath taps? If they're lucky they'll only almost get stuck.

mrsnesbitt said...

As ever! Excellent!

A Daft Scots Lass said...

Didn't yo mama tell you never shove your toe up there?

Valerie said...

Heehee I didn't expect that ending. Quilley's right, folk might just try it out...

MorningAJ said...

OK. I admit it. I HAVE tried to stick my big toe up the bath tap..... Fortunately I have small taps! :)

Great story.

Daryl said...

Made me go HA!

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

i used to put my toe in there all the time but now with the walk in bath it's impossible. i can't get my leg up that high! ha ha ha

smiles, bee

Linda said...

Darned good thing she had a phone nearby or she'd have been a shriveled prune by the time she got help otherwise!

Great as always!

Finding Pam said...

The voice of experience or just a great imagination? That is something most people have tried. I hope no one gets their toe stuck in the tap. Great read as always.

Ron said...

OMG, I had no idea where you were going with this, and when I got to your last line...


I've got to remember that the next time I take a bath.

Brilliant as usual, m'dear!

Thanks for sharing!

Have a great weekend...X

Mama Zen said...

Hey, it could happen!

secret agent woman said...

Really? This is something people do?
And I take it 999 is England's emergency number? Ours is 911.

Akelamalu said...

I've read about people doing this in the newspaper here a few times Quilly. I wonder if any of my readers will admit they've tried it? LOL

Cheers Mrs.N. x

She didn't listen to her Mama Scots Lass ;)

I think they may Valerie! :0

LOL lucky you only have small taps Morning AJ :)

Ha ha Daryl :)

That walk in bath has spoiled you fun Bee LOL

Oh yes, thank goodness for the mobile phone Linda!

I have tried but thankfully my toes didn't get stuck Pam :)

Now don't you go getting your toe stuck Ron! LOL

It could and does Mama Zen!

Yes they do SAW and yes 999 is equivalent to your 911.

Brian Miller said...

hahaha. love your 55...for i have always feared doing just

my 55 is up!

moondustwriter said...

would cure me from ever taking another bath - ouch

Nice 55!!

Happy weekend
smiles from the moon

Alice Audrey said...

LOL!!! Too funny! I love it.

My 55 is here.

John's comments said...

Can't happen,...oops. Gone for...well a bleak 55

anthonynorth said...

That's really putting your foot in it :-)
Great fun. Metaphorically, of course.

Julia Smith said...

'That's really putting your foot in it' - LOL, Anthony!

Travis Cody said...


Good thing she had the phone nearby, eh?

g-man said...

All I have to say is that I'd LOVE LOVE LOVE to be the first paramedic on that scene...:P:P:P
Awesome 55 Ake...
You Rock The Empire Baby..
Have a Kick Ass Week-End...G

steveroni said...

HA! I KNEW someone would have to be the paramedic...and G-Man stole it from me--well, he got there first

Interesting, only the old guys (Hear THAT, G-Man?!!!) wanted to "help out"--grin!!!

Mine is HERE

swputh said...

Please get her out in next 55:)
mine is here

Jingle said...

cool words.
loved the flow.

hope said...

So instead of "Calgon, take me away" it's going to be an emergency crew? :)

Made me smile.

Cloudia said...

We shall now call this sort of pastry an "Akemalu Twist"

love it!

Aloha from Waikiki

Comfort Spiral

A Lady's Life said...

lol this is funny. I almost did that myself once. lol

Akelamalu said...

Don't try it Brian LOL

It would wouldn't it Moondustwriter. I'm sorry m'dear I tried to visit you but couldn't find your blog, only your profile. :(

Glad you liked it Alice Audrey :)

It can John! LOL

Hehe yes indeedy, putting your foot in it Anthony LOL

Yes it made me laugh too Julia

Oh yes, the phone was a lifesafer Trav :)

Naughty, naughty, she had a towel handy G-man :)

I think it's a 'man' thing wanting to help steveroni! ;)

She's out already swputh ;)

Cheers Jingle :)

Yes it was an emergency Hope ;)

Why thankyou Cloudia x

You did Lady's LIfve???

Jingle said...

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Maggie May said...

Funny how the cartoons and things have this toe in the plug hole happen. Personally, I keep my toes well clear!
Maggie X

Nuts in May

Akelamalu said...

Thanks Jingle.

Me too Maggie!

Annelisa said...

:-D !