Friday, 27 May 2011

Friday 55 Flash Fiction #164 A Fine Line.....

It was a fine line she had to walk, there was no doubt about that.

A mistake could cost her life.

Years of experience had taught her she must keep her nerve,

not be distracted, concentrate, be determined, keep cool,

but most of all balance was the key

to walking a tightrope in a circus.

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...

BWAHAHAHA Good one. I thought she was going to be a bookkeeper. Very well done my friend and Happy Friday :)

Beach Bum said...

My daughter does gymnastics and I truly marvel at some of the stuff she does like walking and jumping around on that balance beam. Its not a tightrope buts its bad enough.

Great story!

MorningAJ said...

You're not getting me up there!

My 55 are here.

tony said...

By coincience ,a fitting text to the photo I posted today!

Valerie said...

Brilliant. I see the holiday didn't interfere with your creative mind.

Akelamalu said...

Oh you didn't guess the ending Thom, that's good. :)

Watching gymnastics is heartstopping for sure Beach! :0

Me neither AJ LOL

I'm on my way over to have a look Tony :)

Aw thanks Valerie, you're too kind. x

Brian Miller said...

just dont look down...and hope they tied the safety net tight this time...

Anonymous said...

I live in a circus town ~ I was even an extra in "The Great Wallenda's" which was filmed here, so your 55 brought a smile reminiscent of my youth (which was also spent in a youth circus as a tumbler one year!)

Here's mine: Friday Flash 55 ~ Doing Time

Empress Bee (of the high sea) said...

she has a lot more nerve than i do!

smiles, bee

G-Man said...

I've known you way too long you little Creole Cutie you.
I guessed your twisty punchline!!
Loved your 55 Ake.
It's GREAT to have you back.
Thanks for playing, and have a Kick Ass Week-End

anthonynorth said...

Yep, balance and nerve. nice one.

Ron said...

"but most of all balance was the key

to walking a tightrope in a circus."

HA! BRAVA! Once again, you totally surprised me with your brilliant endings!

Oh and btw, I don't think I ever read your second quote above your post (Akelamalu 2010). I LOVE it! And agree!

Have a wonderful weekend, m'dear!


Spiky Zora Jones said...

akelamalu: Ahahaha...yes. And could this be a member of the world famous...Flying Wallendas?

fabulous sweetie. xxx

Linda said...

I can't watch any sort of high-wire acts or trapeze acts as my palms sweat so bad it isn't funny! Major fear of heights here!!

Jingle said...

the last line is superb.

very skillful 55.
it is a thrill to read you.

MorningAJ said...

I have tagged you. There are six questions to answer. You can find them (and the answers I gave)on my blog. Hope you have fun doing them.

Maggie May said...

I guessed that one. I usually don't!
Maggie X

Nuts in May

Akelamalu said...

I wouldn't do it even with a safety net Brian! LOL

Wow how exciting Chef Kar!:0

Me too Bee!

I guess this one did telegraph a little G ;)

Thanks Anthony :)

I'm pleased you enjoyed the 55 and like my quote Ron xx

Maybe Spiky ;)

I know exactly what you mean Linda, I'm the same!

Why thankyou Jingle, you're very kind. :)

I'll check it out later AJ

Ah, you're getting to know my style Maggie LOL

Mama Zen said...

Fabulous 55!

Lorraine said...

How do you fancy doing a copy of these on Authors on Show and challenging our authors to see if they can match your skill?
Let me know if you fancy it

gautami tripathy said...

Awesome 55!

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