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Friday, 17 June 2011

Friday 55 Flash Fiction #165 By The Sword....



The crowd was silent, waiting, expectant


as he knelt, bowing his head.


He hadn't believed it when he was told this would happen, it was a shock.


As the sword came down he shuddered involuntarily, praying he wouldn't disgrace himself.


"Rise, Sir John" said the Queen, as she lightly touched his shoulders with the sword.



 

June 11th 2011 was the day that various people were knighted and received other honours such as OBEs, MBEs etc, at Buckingham Palace, from the Queen for her birthday honours list.




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.


26 comments:

Valerie said...

Brilliant twist. I imagined his head rolling off somewhere.....

Casdok said...

Clever as always :)

Thom said...

Good one. I think I deserve to be a Sir! LOL Have a good weekend.

MorningAJ said...

I was missed off the birthday honours again this year! Oh well....

Akelamalu said...

That's exactly what I wanted you to think Valerie, thanks. x

Cheers Casdok :)

I think you deserve to be a Sir too Thom x

Me too AJ, maybe next year eh? ;)

Brian Miller said...

you just got to hope she has not been drinking accidentally slicing off an ear...ha....

snowelf said...

Haha! I love what Brian said! :)
I really thought the head was going to go rolling off too!!

Now that I'm here, I see you have more pics posted--Yay!!! :)

--snow

Crystal Jigsaw said...

Fabulous!!

I remember Abersoch when I was little; my mum and dad used to take us there. Lovely place.

CJ xx

Linda said...

Whew! That was the ending that I was hoping for this time! Knowing you and your dark twists, though, I was afraid John would be getting a very close haircut!

Pheromone Girl said...

Shocking, I was waiting for the "thunk"!

Lovely 55. We don't really understand this whole process, across the pond - but it seems intriguing.

G-Man said...

Ake...!!!!
Yay...I missed you!
I'd like to be Knighted.
Sir Knowitall...hehehehehe
Loved your 55 Pearlie May
Thanks for playing, and have a Kick Ass Week-End

Beach Bum said...

Excellent piece of fiction! Yeah, I was expecting a head rolling across the floor.

Chef Kar said...

So glad this had a happy ending!!

Daytime Mask

Akelamalu said...

A tipsy Queen Brian - NO WAY! LOL

Ah the twist got you too eh Snow? :)

Glad you liked it CJ and glad my post about Abersoch brought back good memories for you. x

You preguessed the ending eh Linda? Well done.

You thought his head would roll too eh Pheromone Girl? Hehe.

LOL Sir Knowitall suits you G-man!

Cheers Beach glad you enjoyed it.

A happy ending is always good Chef Kar :)

tony said...

Phew! That Was A Close Shave!

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

i was thinking, also, that his head was going to roll!

smiles, bee
xoxooxoxoxo

Dianne said...

it was a good day, no one lost their head ;)

Spiky Zora Jones said...

akelamalu: If a man is nighted and a lady is damed. Oh my, that doesn't sound right...almost sounds like damned huh?

hehehe...anyway, I would be a little timid if a sword was anywhere near my head.

fab 55 sweetie. xxx

have a great weekend honey.

Akelamalu said...

Haha indeed it was Tony!

Aha got you too eh Bee?

That's true Dianne.

LOL a man is knighted and a lady is damed - that's funny Spiky!

secret agent woman said...

I wonder if anyone ever has done anything embarrassing in that situation?

Gledwood said...

I thought you were talking about zanshu, ceremonial decapitation with a samurai sword, the official penalty for opium trafficking in 19th century Japan.

http://www.time.com/time/magazine/article/0,9171,877777-1,00.html

If only they did zanshu to heroin dealers in modern Britain!

Akelamalu said...

I would imagine so SAW LOL

I didn't know that Gleds!

Lorraine said...

Yet another excellent one. I think you must be the one all others need to try to beat at this. Love what you do with these - so clever

Ron said...

Excellent Flash 55!

You had me thinking his head was going to ROLL!

Great ending, m'dear!

X

Maggie May said...

Glad it wasn't *off with his head*!
Maggie X

Nuts in May

Akelamalu said...

Oh you're so kind Lorraine but I think there are others much better than I at this.

Ah you didn't guess the ending Ron, that's good.

You thought that too eh Maggie? Great!