Friday, July 23, 2010



The message following
Is being sent to a friend
Far across rolling
In country tropical:

The old man asked this of me
"Do you wish to hear God?
Do you wish also to see?"

Question first
Now the answer--

"Look intently at
Your Nation...
Then listen to the
Sound of the sea."

The challenge, should you choose to accept it, is to write a story in exactly 55 words. Flash Fiction 55 is hosted by the G-man, a host with the most (years--grin!).


steveroni said...

G-man...she is simply painting her deck on a Friday. She is age 55. There are 5500 miles of deck..--grin!

izzy said...

Saw the " Paint your past" someone had up- yours seems: Paint your present.
Nice ! sea and sky are always good!
and I'll try and do my part(-give me a bit of time)Thanks.

A Daft Scots Lass said...

She has a looooooooong way to go.

dulce said...

Oh my! Too much and long I'll have to paint that unique blue path to get to you, my Veroni.

right now I am painting my son's bedroom ceiling (just 12 square metres)and a couple chairs in the garden ... while the drizzling is f****** it all up...

I love the picture (SO much!)... and the message > getting right into this heart of mine...

Thank u, Sweetest Peep

Should I remind you I feel/know you are a LOVE?
D. :)

Claudia said...

nice 55 Mr. Violin!
and I LOVE the picture - and I would love to just paint myself an ocean as well...

Have a great day - and my 55 is up as well!

PattiKen said...

That sea isn't going to make many sounds, I think. Nice 55. I especially like the rhythm in the second stanza.

John's comments said...

Ooh, you've done the place up. Yes the sea always gives a sense of the unknowable. Gone for...well a bleak 55

Austin said...

I enjoyed the depth of this.

Mine is here

G-Man said...

You just seem to be getting better and Better!!
Fantastic image..Fantastic prose!
What a great contribution.
You are a class act My Friend.
Older than Dirt, but Classy none the less!!!
Love ya like a Big Older brother..
Have a Kick Ass Week-End...G

izzy said...

Hey thanks for visiting mine, always so pleasant!
(Dry is good and you are getting there -only a matter of practice.)
I know what you mean for reading and commenting, time is tough...Be well and happy !

Brian Miller said...

the picture of the deck is amazing...and i am listening steve...i am listening...smiles.

moondustwriter said...

I hear the sound of the sea - always a comfort even during a storm.
that picture is amazing Steveroni

thanks for always taking the time to make me smile

Scott said...

roni- that is a REALLY great piece you wrote, WOW! and the image is so kool as well... glad I stopped by, always glad when I stop by!

Prayer Girl said...

Oops, seems I have stumbled into a love fest here in this 55.


Angeles said...

What a nice picture!!
I can only feel God
I can only see his light
Blessed be your light

Bendita Tu Luz Steve!!

Tina said...

LOVED this. The picture is mesmerizing as I am a fan of water, waves, ocean, tides. Your words as well hint at lessons learned. Absolutely wonderful 55. And I need you to know that your encouragement and compliments mean the world to me. You're a class act, Steve. Glad I found you.

margg. said...

this is actually really amazing.
the sea answers a lot of questions.

wonderful, wonderful.

Alice Audrey said...

Fantastic photo. It does a great job of capturing your words. :)

You know I've got to see what you meant in your comment on my 55. See you tomorrow.

Susan at Stony River said...

The photo's pretty amazing -- but boy do I love that story. So much truth in it : I'd love to meet that wise old man!

jinksy said...

I hope there are 55 gallons of blue paint available! :)

Greyscale Territory said...

I live by the water and simply can't live anywhere else! I relate to this completely! The blue of the sea is a great link between nations and creations!

lime said...

very nicely done. and as vast as the sea vaster still is god.

love the visual you found too!

hope said...

What a cool picture! And the words are equally refreshing. :)

KB said...

Love the pic and 55's not bad either :)

Em said...

very nice :) love the picture!

Akelamalu said...

Very deep 55 asolutely and I absolutely love the picture. :)

Claudia said...

Most likeable Steve - you were right - that was exactly the picture I had in my mind...at least when I started to write - but the strange thing - but I wasn't aware of it...
Isn't it strange - we see something and it touches a string - and it keeps ringing for a while - and very unexpected it escapes and makes us write something..

Jingle said...

your 55 is breath taking,
you teach not preach,
I love the sound of the sea.