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Friday, 19 November 2010

Friday 55 Flash Fiction #142 Strangers......



A room full of strangers.


She tried not to stare at anyone in particular, even managing a friendly smile here and there.


Making polite conversation, seeming interested, but wishing she could leave.


She didn't particularly like crowds and confined spaces, but she wasn't afraid.


Well, not until the lift juddered to a halt between floors!



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23 comments:

A Daft Scots Lass said...

Lovely 55.

have a great weekend.

Dumdad said...

Excellent!

Valerie said...

I've always dreaded that possibility. Have a great weekend.

Ron said...

OMG, this something that I have dreaded ever happening to me. The elevator in my apartment building is very old, therefore it breaks down a lot, with people stuck inside! Fortunately, in the past 8 years I've never had it happen to me.

Ooooops...watch it happen now that I said that - HA!

Great 55 Flash, m'dear!

Have a wonderful weekend!

X

MorningAJ said...

Oh scary. Lifts terrify me!

Daryl said...

You are so clever!

anthonynorth said...

An uplifting experience :-)

Akelamalu said...

Cheers Scots Lass :)

Thanks Dumdad

I think a lot of folk dread that same thing Valerie!

Well I'm glad you've escaped that ordeal so far Ron, and long may you do so. x

You and many others AJ.

Aw thanks Daryl x

LOL could be Anthony ;)

G-Man said...

You mean an elevator?
hehehehe...
I love Phobia 55's Ake...
You Rock the Kingdom baby...
Thanks for playing, thanks for visiting, and have a Kick Ass Week-End...G

Cloudia said...

You are a Ju Jitsu writer,
releasing sudden joy - like a joke (sneeze? O?)
only literary





Aloha from Waikiki

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Brian Miller said...

ugh...not a good feeling...at all...used to have a 26 story building and it would shudder almost at the top often...i dreaded it every time....

hope said...

Oh I hate that spastic stopping elevators do!

Now you make me want to hear the rest of the story.

Jingle said...

insightful 55.
love the way you do it.
have a lovely weekend.

RNSANE said...

It would be awful in an elevator full of strangers, especially in a high rise building!

Mine is at:

http://rnsane.blogspot.com/2010/11/flash-55-friday-stoned-november-19-2010.html#links

KB said...

Nightmare!

Akelamalu said...

You call them elevators G-Man yes. ;) Glad you enjoyed it.

Aw thanks Cloudia x

I once lived in a high-rise block and often used the stairs rather than the lift Brian.

The story could develop I think Hope ;)

Thanks Jingle x

Yes indeed, it could be tricky RNSANE!

Yep KB!

tony said...

Better It Stops Than Increases in Speed!

Linda said...

Ah yes, the old trapped in the life with strange people scenario - I think that's one of everybody's nightmares!

Maggie May said...

My worst nightmare to be stuck in a lift!
Maggie X

Nuts in May

San said...

I love the way you wrangle a plot twist in so few words!

gaelikaa said...

Dying to know what happened next!

Well done!

secret agent woman said...

I'm not wild about being packed onto an elevator either.

Travis Cody said...

Trapped in an elevator! Fortunately that has never happened to me. Now the shuddering stop...that happens quite often in the elevators at my office building.