Friday, 21 January 2011

Friday 55 Flash Fiction #148 The Recipe

Gathering the necessary ingredients together

she was apprehensive about the mixing process.

She had the instructions but this was her first time.

She weighed out the necessary quantities, carefully following the recipe.

If it went wrong she wouldn't try again.

She wouldn't be able,

she'd be dead if the bomb exploded while she mixed it!

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.


mrsnesbitt said...

Hahaha! Reminded me of Jon's comment about how the IRA mixed the ingrediants for their bombs - just after I asked him to sort out the "bangs" in the christmas crackers! lol!

Beach Bum said...

Very interesting, I was thinking a Martha Stewart-like cooking story and it became a thriller. Excellent!

One Stop - The Place For Poets, Writers and Artists said...

That's where you get one shot to make it right

smiles Moondustwriter

anthonynorth said...

I'm hoping she's got the recipe right :-)
Nice one.

Sandi McBride said...

Now I was NOT expecting that~!

Brian Miller said...

makes one wonder for whome she cooks...

Valerie said...

Well, rather her than thousands of others!

Flowerpot said...

keep your head down!

MorningAJ said...

Hm. That must happen all over the world at the moment. Disturbing 55!

hope said...

I've used some bad recipes before but none were so deadly. :) Excellent surprise!

G-Man said...

Very explosive 55 My Dear.
This is one recipe' that must be followed to a 'T'.
Thanks for playing Pearlie Mae, and have a Kick Ass Week-End...G

Ron said...


And allow me to ditto G-Man's awesome comment....

"Very explosive 55, m'dear!"


LOVE the ending!

Have a wonderful weekend, m'dear!


Linda said...

Woohoo! I actually guessed correctly this time before I got to the end! Perhaps I'm starting to get to know how your devious mind works!

Happy Friday, m'dear!

Eric 'Bubba' Alder said...

Your 55 was DA BOMB, Akelamalu!

clean and crazy said...

what a devilish little twist you put in there!! great 55 again!!

Akelamalu said...

Your Jon's a card Denise LOL

Ah the twist got you Beach Bum ;)

Definitely only one shot Moondustwriter!

She's hoping she got the recipe right Anthony LOL

The twist got you too eh Sandi, that's good.

She cooks for the baddies Brian!

Absolutely right Valerie

Duck Flowerpot!

Unfotunately it's too common these days AJ

Glad you liked the surprise ending Hope

You're always so witty G-man, I love you. :)

So pleased you enjoyed it Ron x

Haha I'll have to try harder if you're guessing the endings Linda!

Why thankyou Eric :)

So glad you liked it Clean&Crazy :)

Mama Zen said...

Now, that's a surprise ending!

Spiky Zora Jones said...

I can't it...
akelamalu, I'm laughing at all the puns in your comment section.

I wonder if people who work at those fireworks factories feel like that sometimes?

fabulous 55 honey. xxx

Cloudia said...


You made me think!

Aloha from Honolulu, Ake Dear :)
Comfort Spiral



Akelamalu said...

Thanks Mama Zen :)

Working in a fireworks factory must surely be scary Spiky!

Thanks for the A stars Cloudia x

Odat said...

Very good!!! Didn't see that coming..

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Anonymous said...

I've missed your 55's - You always have such a great twist ;)

Nessa said...

Nice ending. She better follow the recipes very closely.

Jingle Poetry said...

love your 55.
so striking words..

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Travis Cody said...


Gledwood said...

Perhaps that's a metaphor for my DNA, that must have been a pretty volatile mix!!

Julia Smith said...

'She wouldn't be able' - at least I started guessing a few words from the end!

Dianne said...

I always make sure not to see your last line til the very end
you never disappoint

Betty said...

Neat! Made me laugh :)

Akelamalu said...

Thanks Odat

Yikes indeed SAW!

I know what you mean Valerie!

Aw thanks S,D&BS x

Oh yes she needs to be very careful Nessa !

Glad you enjoyed it Nessa :)

Yikes indeed Trav :)

Definitely a volatile mix Gleds

Nearly there Julia! LOL

Why thankyou Dianne x

I'm happy if it made you smile Betty :)