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Friday, 15 July 2011

Friday 55 Flash Fiction #169 Farming......



Arthur loved working in the fields, it was his life.


The smell of the earth and the blue sky above was elixir to him.


This was all he wanted to do until the day he died.


He had a great view of the sky from here


under the tractor that had just fallen on him. 




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.

30 comments:

MorningAJ said...

Oh dear! Sadly it's a fact of life (or death) that such accidents happen. So why did this make me laugh?

Great 55!

A Daft Scots Lass said...

I'm actually doing a 55 again today!

Sharon J said...

Ouch!

Love the new blog layout. Very bright and summery :)

Brian Miller said...

yikes tractors are heavy beasts...

Cad said...

Ouch! lol :)

G-Man said...

The number one cause of death at the turn of the last century!
Excellent 55 Ake...
Thanks for playing, and have a Kick Ass Week-End

Akelamalu said...

Maybe it was that you weren't expecting the ending that made you laugh AJ? ;)

Good for you Scots Lass

Indeed Sharon. Glad you like the new layout.

Yes they are Brian

Yes, Ouch cad

Was it G-man? I didn't know that.

Valerie said...

My first reaction was Ouch, that is before (a) I laughed and (b) felt ashamed that I did so.

Happy weekend.

Eric 'Bubba' Alder said...

You know you're in trouble when it starts raining tractors.

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

yikes! poor guy! lol

that is SOME brain you have going there honey, did you take fish oil! ha ha ha

smiles, bee
xooxoxoxoxo

Ron said...

"He had a great view of the sky from here

under the tractor that had just fallen on him."

Bwhahahahahaahahahaha! OMG...that totally caught me off guard!

Brilliant ending, m'dear! As usual!

Have a wonderful weekend....X

Akelamalu said...

Don't feel bad Valerie you're not the only one! ;)

You certainly do Eric!

I worry myself sometimes with what goes on in my head Bee!

Not a good ending for the farmer but glad you liked it Ron x

theothersideofparis said...

Obviously not a very good farmer - or, at least, tractor driver!

Cloudia said...

I love your bracing
poetic
effective
brevity!!!

This one was deeper than first glance might tell - like ALL your work, Dear Sis :)


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hope said...

Ouch!

Hope your weekend is better than the farmer's. :)

Thom said...

BWHAHAHAHA Nothing like Farmer in the Dell huh? LOL Love it. Great as usual. Have a wonderful weekend my friend and Mahalo again for catching my mistake this am :)

Beach Bum said...

I extremely related to this story for while a tractor, nor any other large object has yet to fall on me, many times I have greeted the day feeling great only for it to go completely and utterly wrong.

Jingle said...

he deserves better way of dying.

sad 55, well played.

CrystalChick said...

Didn't expect that.
OUCH!!!


Happy weekend. :)

secret agent woman said...

I think tractor accidents are actually not uncommon, unfortunately.

Sex, Drugs and Bacon Sandwiches said...

Oooo poor Arthur. Blasted tractors.

Banker Chick said...

Wow, this didn't go where I thought it would!

Akelamalu said...

That's true Dumdad ;)

So pleased you enjoyed it Cloudia :)

I do too Hope LOL

Cheers Thom x

I know that feeling too Beach!

Yes he does Jingle but unfortunately that was the ending that came to me. :(

Ouch indeed crystalchick

I think you're right SAW

Yes, poor Arthur SD&BS

Ah the twist worked then bankerchick ;)

Dianne said...

I shouldn't laugh in the face of farm accidents but I can't help myself
this was so ironic and so wonderful

Akelamalu said...

Glad you like it Dianne :)

cheshire wife said...

That must be a farmer's nightmare.

Linda said...

Ah, and there's that little twist that I love so much!

Travis Cody said...

Oh my!

Misty Dawn said...

I do love your surprise endings. Although, since Hubs and I are farmers, I must pretend this one didn't make me laugh.

Akelamalu said...

Indeed Cheshire Wife.

Glad you enjoyed it Linda x

I know Trav!

I thought of you when I posted this Misty and hoped it wouldn't upset you. x