Friday, 29 July 2011

Friday 55 Flash Fiction #170 Contents of a diary..

Sitting quietly she filled in her diary.

Mundane happenings, her family, her feelings.

Once she had started it had become compulsive

to record her life and everyday things,

however boring, even the news on the radio.

"I wonder if anyone will ever read this?"

thought Ann Frank, as she sat in the attic in Amsterdam.

The last entry in Ann Frank's diary was 1st August 1944, this is the nearest Friday I could get with my Flash Fiction.

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.


Valerie said...

Oh wow... that shook me. I didn't expect a real life situation. We wanted to go into the Ann Frank museum in Amsterdam but it was closed the whole weekend we were there... refurbishment, we were told.

MorningAJ said...

She almost certainly did wonder whether anyone would ever read it. Very moving 55 words. Thanks for the reminder that even a small life is significant.

Anonymous said...

I visited the Anne Frank museum some years back - very moving.

Anonymous said...

You clever little devil you. i love this. Well done :) Have a great Friday :)

tony said...

I remember visiting The Ann Frank Museum many moons ago.Her writing was so moving .Such a vivid mixture of Youth and containment ......

Finding Pam said...

Wonderful FF. I didn't see that coming.

cheshire wife said...

We visited Ann Frank's house in May. It is incredibly small and must have been so claustrophobic to be couped up in it for the length of time that she was. It is an amazing story.

Akelamalu said...

Ah the little twist got you Valerie

She would be amazed I think to find out just how well read her diary is AJ.

Yes it is Dumdad

Thanks Thom x

I agree Tony.

Cheers Pam, glad you liked it.

It is incredible what people endured during those years for sure Cheshire Wife!

Brian Miller said...

and just think of how many lives she has touched...if that is not motivation to keep writing i dont know what is...

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

the end surprised me! very good!!!

smiles, bee

ps: your blog looks really nice!

anthonynorth said...

Ah, if only she'd known. Great ending.

Mona said...

And they sure did read many of 'em!

Ron said...


This TOTALLY blew me away!

That last line shook me to my core!

BRAVA and ACCOLADES, m'dear!


Have a super weekend!


Akelamalu said...

She did indeed touch many lives Brian

Glad you liked it Bee x

I think she would be very surprised Anthony don't you?

Indeed Mona!

Thankyou Ron xx

Misty Dawn said...

This is absolutely perfect, my friend. The best Flash Fiction I've ever read. Outstanding!

Beach Bum said...

A fantastic piece of writing.

Alice Audrey said...

They did, because she put in her feelings. My great aunts kept diaries religiously, but no one wants to read them because they are so dry.

G-Man said...

Frickin Nazi's!
Very well done Pearlie Mae.
Loved your 55.
I can't do a Friday without you Ake.
Thanks for playing, and have a Kick Ass Week-End

Gledwood said...

Bloody hell how do you think these up?

Donnetta said...

Sweet, wise little spirit she had. Have thought about her on many occasion. What a remarkable person and WRITER that she was. Very nice, "A."

My 55er is up. D

Mama Zen said...

This is so cool! What an excellent 55!

Quilly said...

I often wondered if Anne Frank had any clue how important her diary would become.

Akelamalu said...

Why thankyou Misty x

Thankyou very muchly Beach :)

Ann's diaries are a legacy Alice.

Glad you enjoyed it G-man x

The punchline pops in my head and I work backwards from there to get the story Gleds :)

A truly remarkable person for sure Donnetta.

Cheers Mama Zen

I'm sure she had no idea at all Quilly.

Banker Chick said...

This was great!

Shrinky said...

How poignantly sad.

Akelamalu said...

Thanks BankerChick x

Yes it is Shrinky

Lorraine said...

Who knows, maybe your own excellent skills of saying so much in so few words will one day reach as many people as Ann Frank's diary. I know you already move and inspire many of us who already read what you say.

secret agent woman said...

SO sad, and such a waste of so many lives.

Helen said...

I see we were thinking along the same lines ^_^


Akelamalu said...

Oh you're so kind Lorraine but there's no way people will be reading my blog in the future the way they read Ann Frank's diary!

Yes it was SAW :(

Great minds think alike Helen LOL