DRINKING ALCOHOL TAUGHT ME HOW TO FLY
THEN IT TOOK AWAY THE SKY

Friday, April 30, 2010

TWO FIFTY-FIVES


If you wish to write a story in exactly 55 words, let the G-Man know about it and he will respond. Then visit other 55-writers (there are many...) Go HERE




WHEN WORDS AREN'T ENOUGH 



2nd FIFTY-FIVE:

He called.
We talked.
We planned.
We met.
He said, "Will you sponsor me?"
I said, "I thought you'd never ask."

New job.
Picked him up at work.
Went to meeting.
He has Big Book.
He loves Big Book.
We talked about:
Doctor's Opinion,
And today being
One more day

We are happy
For guidance.


Picture: Deviant Art...When words aren't enough by Pisk1.jpg

32 comments:

järnebrand said...

I liked your 55:s very much, both of them. It must feel good to be someones sponsor like that.
Well done! Love/ Jo.

clean and crazy said...

awesome double hot for this little insomniac!!

Sam Liu said...

Your 55s are brilliant, I love how so much can be said in so few words :)

Brian Miller said...

gotta love a happy ending. glad he has reached the point he is ready for help and that you are there ready as well...nice 55s.

Hootin' Anni said...

Both of you...ready, and willing!!! High 5

Mine this week is DOUBLE STANDARD As always, scroll down a bit, below my Friday's Show n Tell.

Have a super weekend fellow 55'r!!

G-Man said...

So this is a 110?
And no it doesn't excuse you for two weeks.
And yes I LOVED your stories!
Very touching and so YOU!
Thank you so much for being such a fantastic human being, and a talented artist...
You Rock Brother...
Have a Kick Ass Week-End...G

Andrew said...

Thanks Steve. Always good to see an old timer willing to guide a newcomer.

John's comments said...

Good to know someone to walk with... Gone for a poem this week based on the Etheree form created about twenty years ago by an Arkansas poet named Etheree Taylor Armstrong It normally consists of ten lines of unmetered and unrhymed verse, the first line having one syllable, each succeeding line adding a syllable. I added an extra row for the word count and the punch line. See what I mean here.

Sh@KiR@ CK said...

I am so happy for you.
You are so kind to be his sponsor.
Be well.
Great 55s!
hugs
shakira

Syd said...

Good to be happy for guidance.

Enchanted Oak said...

Oh, Steve, you're back! Pardon me if this is old news. It's great to read you again.

JStar said...

So inspiring!

My 55 is up
http://msjstar1275.blogspot.com/

RNSANE said...

You are a super guy, Steve!! And 70 isn't too late - maybe for a few things but most of those I am glad I left behind!! Are you wanting to write poetry, or what? Seems like you are doing plenty!

Alice Audrey said...

And so you get the chance to give back and enjoy the rewards of supporting another. Cool.

chitowngreg said...

Enjoyed your 55's. Mine is up at http://bit.ly/8dt963. Have a great weekend!

Zanejabbers said...

You met
you said
he said
y'all read
he said
you said

Sounds like two men trudging the road of Happy Destiny.

Kristine@theSaladBowlMommy said...

that's a nice heart-warming 55.
regards
Kristine

Allisonian said...

Hello! Excellent 55! This really took me on a wonderful realization, once again...
I also loved your 'about me', very beautifully written!
Also, Brian M's Tues. story, I'd missed it, but do follow him and I believe as you do about those words, profoundly blessed to hear/read them too. Will share them as well. Thank you for the prompt there.
Nice to meet you! And also, thank you for stopping by.
:)

Dulce said...

I am starting to get to understand why everybody loves my dear sweetest peep,
Just because that's exactly what you are!
hugs and :)

Lulda Casadaga said...

right on 55...should show my hubby this one, since he's in the program. He just celebrated 5 yrs...his 1st time around was 6 yrs. :)

Anyway, thanks for stopping by my blog and visiting! Have a lovely weekend!!

Caroline said...

Oh my...that was fantastic!

And thank you soooo much for enjoying my blog! Means so much!

PattiKen said...

Nice. Support is a wonderful thing to pay forward.

Akelamalu said...

After reading your profile I think it's great that you are at the point where you can help someone else in the same situation. You told so much in 55 words - well done on your achievements and welcome to Flash 55!

Thanks for taking the time to read me 55 and comment. :)

Gillian said...

Loved your 55!

Thanx for visiting and reading mine.

Felicitas said...

To support and be supported... it is what we all need, hope for and deserve. Such a lovely post!

Dutch donut girl said...

Everyone needs guidance at one time or the other.
Great that you are there for him in his hour of need.
Have a nice weekend.
Take a nap before you go to sleep ;)

Katherine said...

A wonderful 55 ... it helps so much to have the support of someone whom has walked a mile (or many a mile) in the same shoes!! Having another to care for you through changes like this means so very, very much! :)

Ces said...

Good grief! What a challenge and you were up to it. Very sharp Mr. Steveroni!

Ginnie said...

An interesting challenge. I wrote mine and will submit it. Thanks.

Jingle said...

awesome tale with satisfactory ending!

Jingle said...

http://itistimetothinkformyself.blogspot.com/2010/05/jingles-may-followers-award.html

some May awards,
Happy Sunday!

Jingle said...

so I did give you the award,
thank you for stopping by!