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Friday, 26 October 2012

Friday 55 Flash Fiction #208 Don't.......






Don't get too friendly with the neighbours.
Don't let the kids have friends stay over.
Don't phone old acquaintances.
Don't send birthday cards to friends and relatives.
Don't remember your birthday.
Don't remember your history.
Don't remember your name,
Don't talk about your previous life....
it doesn't exist when you're on the Witness Protection Programme.


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19 comments:

Brian Miller said...

ha, nope. you might as well forget all that...


if you want to live...

nice 55

Secret Agent Woman said...

I've often thought about what life must be like in that program - you lose nearly everything!

Banker Chick said...

We have a good show, here in the states called 'In Plain Sight' that is about 2 US marshals and their exploits with people in the program and how they ended up there.

Valerie said...

It would be okay for me, I forget nearly everything duh!

Daryl said...

aha ... as always you are so clever with your words

G-Man said...

You speak from experience don't you? Few people know that you are really a bloke named Bert from Liverpool!
Loved your 55 Pearl
Thanks for playing, sorry for blowing your cover, and please have a Kick Ass Week-End

Akelamalu said...

I've always thought that people on the programme must be in fear of their lives all the time Brian. No way to live is it?

Absolutely SAW, it can't be any fun can it?

That sounds like a very interesting programme BankerChick.

LOL Valerie!

Why thankyou x

Gledwood said...

I now understand why, when I was little and we moved house, my parents did not want to know the new neighbours... but why shouldn't you call an old acquaintance..?

Ron said...

"it doesn't exist when you're on the Witness Protection Programme."

Brilliant finish, m'dear!

Simply brilliant!

Have a faaaaaabulous weekend!

X

Mama Zen said...

Very cool, Ake!

Akelamalu said...

You're parents were on the Witness Protection Programme Gleds??? I imagine getting in touch with anyone from your previous life could be dangerous just in case you let something slip about your new life.

Glad you enjoyed it Ron x

Thanks Mama Zen :)

Beach Bum said...

Well done!

A Lady's Life said...

Today talking to neighbors can be dangerous to your health regardless.lol People have changed to a great degree.

I always had a full house of kids.
Even in a witness protection program that wouldn't change if I had kids going to school.Just new kids, new friends, new name, new house etc....

Relatives also live far away so that wouldnt make much difference as we dont have that much contact anyway.
Times have changed. In a sense we all live in a different program set up by government and society for us all geared away from family values.

Cloudia said...

my own recipe for quiet obscurity!



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Crystal Jigsaw said...

Wise words in that situation I don't doubt!

CJ x

Gledwood said...

O SILLY ME... sorry I misread thinking only "don't talk about your previous life ... it doesn't exist on the Witness Protection Programme" and that the rest were general maxims for a healthy life!!!!!!

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Pam J. said...

i really miss doing flash 55's. you're just as amazing at it as ever. love this one.