Friday, 19 March 2010

Friday 55 Flash Fiction #111 - The Trial....

It felt strange knowing he was being watched.

He wasn't sure he'd be able to sleep
knowing the camera would be recording his every move.

He'd volunteered for the trial,
hopefully it would help keep his marriage together.

"Your wife was right,

you do snore very loudly!"
said the director of the sleep disorder clinic.

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...

I was certain I would never be able to sleep at the sleep disorder clinic, either, and I was right. The nurse kept waking me up to scold me for removing the heart monitor in my sleep!

buffalodick said...

Yet another good one by Ake!

Ron said...'s so ironic that you posted this because in the past few years I've noticed that I've begun to snore and keep waking myself up!

Thank god I'm not sleeping with anyone.


As always....great 55, m'dear!

Have a great weekend!


Unknown said...

WOW.. an Excellent 55!
I love the ending!
Indeed, you put a smile on my face.

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anthonynorth said...

Nicely done. It can be a real problem, can't it?

Deb said...

My husband keeps telling me that I snore but he is wrong. ;) Thanks for making me smile ~ again !

Maha said...

Oh, that made me smile. I love how you caught by surprise in those last lines.

MIne is up!

Anonymous said...

Oh where can I send my hubby for this, and is there a cure?!?! Great 55. ;-)

Spiky Zora Jones said...

hahaha...snoring would and has broken marriags.

at first I thought...oh oh, never volunteer for anything. hehehe

later sweets xxx

Buzzard said...

On the other side of the coin, I take comfort when I finally crawl into bed and my wife has a gentle snore. I know that my snoring will not keep her from falling to sleep and I take comfort that she is getting some rest, as her illness over the past few years has given her so little of it.

My 55: My Invisibility

Jeff B said...

Have you been talking to my wife?

Nice 55

Linda said...

Such great timing on this one as we were just talking about sleep studies and loud snoring at work yesterday! You must have been reading our minds from across the ocean!

Flowerpot said...

Nothing worse than a snorer!!

lettuce said...

must be so fascinating to be a sleep expert

tho it seems that they still know so little about it!

Akelamalu said...

Aha you've been there Quilly!

Cheers Buff

That happens to me too Ron, usually when I'm lying in the sun round a pool somewhere! So embarrasing! LOL

I'm pleased you enjoyed it Shakira :)

It's certainly can Anthony! LOL

Husbands always say that Deb and of course it's not true! ;)

Ah you enjoyed the twist Maha - thankyou. :)

I don't think there's a cure unfortunately MomsJournal :(

If it's really bad then I could imagine it could end in divorce Spiky!

It's nice to hear that (gentle) snoring can be of comfort Buzzard :)

Well I didn't want to tell you Jeff but errrmmmm......

Haha I must be psychic Linda LOL

I can imagine Flowerpot. I'm lucky MWM isn't too bad, most of the time! :)

Yes I would imagine it is an interesting occupation Lettuce :)

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Brian Miller said...

hahaha..i should probably be put on trial...a bit late making the 55 rounds...hope you have a great weekend!

hope said...


We have a bet going as to who the champion snorer is: hubby, me during pollen season or our 105 lb. Chocolate Lab: Bou.

Bou wins.

Shrinky said...

Another great offering Akelamalu, you never fail to delight!

Dianne said...

see now I immediately thought reality show or some kind of tacky sex video

I guess the media here has me jaded ;)

Susan at Stony River said...

Oh boy, this could have gone so many ways! LOL

tony said...

Funnily Enough,when i worked in London I once got paid to be a subject in one of those sleep trials! They strapped a load of wires to my head & (sods law) I felt so uncomforable i didnt sleep a wink all night! (I still got paid though!)

Anonymous said...

Oh my I hope the clinic can help him Nicely done and I hope the marriage lasts LOL :)

happily retired gal said...

As always, you've created something clever and unique ;-)

Loved your #11 'Grenada' post ... I've never been there myself so it was especially fun to see your photos and experience this place vicariously.
Hugs and blessings,

Connie T. said...

good 55. My husband snores loud, I can't sleep when he snores, so I have my own room now.

Akelamalu said...

I'm pleased you've enjoyed your visit Anonymous

Are you telling me you snore Brian? :0

I thought Bou might win Hope - dogs can sure snore! LOL

Why thankyou Shrinky :)

Well there's plenty of it on TV Dianne, so it's understandable. ;)

Indeed it could Susan :)

Really Tony? You should blog about it, I'm sure your readers would be interested. I hope the payment was worth the loss of sleep. :)

I think the marriage will last Thom but they may have to have separate rooms. ;)

Thankyou so much Happily Retired Gal and I'm so pleased you enjoyed the Grenada post. :)

MWM snores too but as long as I get to sleep before him it's not too bad. He said I snore but I don't believe him. ;)

Evalinn said...

Lol, great 55! :-D

May said...

Nicely written....lately I have started to snore...I am not sure if it comes with age or a sleep disorder.

Akelamalu said...

Thanks Evalinn :)

I think it comes with age May :(

cheshire wife said...

He should have known that his wife was always right!

Leah said...

That would be so bad! I really hope the man I marry doesn't snore or it'll be a elbow to the side when I'm woken up ;)
Just Kidding!
I will be a pleasant wife.. really..

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Mimi Lenox said...

I know it's not your fault where my mind wandered but really....

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