Friday, 19 February 2010

Friday 55 Flash Fiction # 107 Groaner and Tribute...

A play on words, cleverly executed each week.

A complicated, interesting story,

kept the readers guessing.

They wondered what would happen,

Unable to second guess,

until the very last line,

when their response was usually

“Oh no, another groaner!” being the collective reply.

But comments confirmed the readers absolutely loved

Dr. John’s Flash Fiction 55’s.

This is a tribute to Dr John (Dr. John's Fortress & Dragon's Lair) and his wonderful Flash 55s.   Dr. John passed away on Monday February 15th 2010 and I for one will miss him so much.  I was so honoured when he said I had inspired him to start writing 55s.   He was a wonderful writer but don't take my word for it, if you haven't already, go and check out his blogs.   My thoughts are with his wife Betty and the family.  

Goodbye Dr. John you'll be missed more than you know. xxxx

If you were a reader of Dr. John's work and would like to sign a memorial guest book for him please go here where Thom (Thom's Place 4 Well Whatever) has one set up.

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.


quilly said...

Akelamalu -- this is a beautiful tribute to Dr. John. I know he would be touched by it. I don't think he had any idea how far his influence reached or how much he was loved. I hope he knows now.

In Dr. John's honor, I have joined Flass 55 this week. My story will post at midnight Pacific time, which is in about an hour.

Unknown said...

I am sorry to hear of Dr. John's death.May he rest in peace & those who loved him be comforted.

Anonymous said...

Absolutely beautiful my friend and such a wonderful tribute. This says so much and defines such a great man so well. Well done my friend and thank you for the shout out and letting everyone know about the guest book. Have a wonderful Friday :)

mrsnesbitt said...

A wonderful tribute, Dxx

Brian Miller said...

a beautiful tribute 55...master on teh one line groaners. smiles.

my 55 is up!

Unknown said...

Wonderful .
Lovely tribute.
Have you a great weekend.

Jessie said...

a wonderful tribute to Dr. John. have a great weekend,

anthonynorth said...

A wonderful tribute. He was a lovely man.

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

what a sweet caring thing to do honey...

smiles, bee

g-man said...

Thank you for this Wonderful Tribute Ake!!
Doc is smiling....
Excellent 55 My Dear,
I hope you know how very special you are to me and The Friday Crew.
Thanks for your awesome support, and have a Kick Ass Week-End...G

Dumdad said...

What a lovely and fitting tribute!

Ron said...

Beautiful tribute, Akelamalu!

Bless you.

I didn't know Dr. John, but from all the wonderfully written heartfelt posts I've been reading about him this week, I can tell he was a very special man.

Have a wonderful weekend, m'dear!


buffalodick said...

Nice of you to say a few words for him..

Mike Minzes said...


Akelamalu said...

It's true Dr John was loved by so many people Quilly, I'm sure he's watching now!

Thankyou on behalf of all Dr. John's friends Nick x

It was the least I could do Thom x

Thanks Mrs N :)

Dr. John was definitely master of the groaners Brian - I wish I were as talented.

Thankyou Shakira

Welcome and Thankyou Jesse

He was indeed Anthony and thankyou. x

I wish I could do more Bee

The Doc was a very special man G-man he deserved nice tributes.

Cheers Dumdad

It's a shame you didn't get to know Dr. John Ron, you would have liked him.

It was my pleasure Buff

Thanks Realliveman

Susan at Stony River said...

How wonderful, Akelamalu, this was great!

This day just isn't the same without his visits, or his stories, or his insights.

RIP friend!

Dulçe ♥ said...

This is awesome my dear friend... He'd love it.. No, he loves it for today is HIS day from us to him,
with love
Mine is up too
Nice weeekend

Alice Audrey said...

and he would run around telling everyone to come by "but it's a groaner."

Linda said...

What a beautiful tribute to what sounds to have been a beautiful man. I read of his passing on another blog, too. It really is a small world after all.

Peter Stone said...

That's such a beautiful tribute, and a great memory you've shared too.
I'm pretty new to the 55, but Dr John's 55's almost made me groan :)

Spiky Zora Jones said...

akelamalu: I'm sorry your friend passed away. It's a wonderful tibute. His words made you smile and that is something you carry on that is him.


later honey.

PattiKen said...

A lovely tribute!

♥ Braja said...

Oh, I love your butterfly! First visit and that totally distracted me, lol :)))

Akelamalu said...

You're right Susan, it's not the same with Dr. John's insights. :(

I like that Dulce - HIS day from us to him!

Yes he did, he was so much fun Alice :)

You don't realise what a small world it is until you start blogging do you Linda?

Welcome and thankyou Peter, nice to meet you.

You're right Spiky and we will remember the smiles he brought us.

Thankyou PattiKen x

Glad you like my butterfly Braja, nice to meet you.

Anonymous said...

I am sorry to hear about Dr John. I will definitely be popping over to read the posts.

Mona said...

may he rest in peace

PattiKen said...

Stop by my place. I have an award for you.

hope said...

What a wonderful tribute! I have a list of "Friday 55 bloggers" bookmarked, so I don't miss any of you...and Dr. John's was the first on the list. Seems odd this Friday.

However, I'm guessing God needed a Master Punster to keep things upbeat. I wonder if they allow dragons in heaven? :)

tony said...

I Was Looking At Dr.John's blog for the first time today.
Ive also been reading all the many moving tributes to The Man.Impressive.
It's a little late but i intend to read his back pages.A Very Interesting Man.

Travis Cody said...

I didn't read Dr John, but the comments I've seen around the bloggosphere have been universally positive. I'm sorry for his passing.

happily retired gal said...

Touching tribute to this beloved blogger ... I'm sure he'll be missed.
Hugs and blessings,

Cloudia said...

Fine post!

Aloha, Friend

Comfort Spiral

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Maude Lynn said...

This is a marvelous, marvelous tribute to Dr. John. We are all going to miss him.

Akelamalu said...

You won't be disappointed with his writings Eternally Distracted.

Indeed Mona and it's nice to see you back m'dear. x

I will PattiKen, thankyou. x

You're so right Hope Fridays will not be the same without Dr. John.

Dr. John had a rare writing gift Tony which are well worth reading. Do let me know what you think when you've read them.

He was definitely a popular man Trav and will be missed.

Oh yes he will Happily Retired Gal

Thanks Cloudia x

Glad to be of help Anonymous - I would be interested to know in what way this post was helpful to you.

I'm pleased you liked it Mama Zen and yes we will all miss him.

Finding Pam said...

Lovely tribute to Dr. John. He will be missed by so many folks. I treasure every post even more now.

Connie T. said...

Nice 55. I am sure he would like it. We will all miss his writing.

Akelamalu said...

I so agree with you Pam

We certainly will Connie T

Julia Phillips Smith said...

Very sorry to hear this, Akelamalu. I'm glad you found each other, though.

Jo Beaufoix said...

Lovely tribute to your friend Akela. Sending good wishes his family's way. x

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