This One is my favorite by far! It gives me shivers!
Posted by Bella (guest) on Mon 16 Dec 2013 22:45:38 UTC
MMM birthday cake! I'm with ya! In fact, if I weren't so broke I would go buy a cake and eat it in your name. But, pay day isn't til Thursday and I don't think Matt would let me buy a whole cake just to eat by myeslf what a pooey. But anyways, know that I am eating a cake with you in theory, just not literally. My ass would not forgive me HAPPY BIRTHDAY!!!!
Posted by Alina (guest) on Sat 20 Oct 2012 11:22:01 UTC
Yeah. My sis-in-law runs a company with 24 part-time emlopyees, most of them local mothers with growing children who work from home and fit the work in around their daily schedule looking after the kids.All the work is done via the internet (managing the PLoS journals, as it happens) and my sis-in-law communicates with her staff via IM almost exclusively.Without the flexibility of the working conditions, it would have been fair more difficult to find a workforce and build the business.
Posted by Ott (guest) on Thu 18 Oct 2012 10:44:04 UTC
Unbeknownst to you, it seems that you are always saying nothing. At least in this instance you have become briefly self-aware.
Posted by C (guest) on Sat 31 Mar 2012 22:50:15 UTC
This is cool, great job!![img]happy[/img][*][list]
Posted by bob (guest) on Mon 26 Mar 2012 17:55:07 UTC
Well written and you do capture enough of the story, but the lack of a rhyme on the last word jarred me horribly.
Posted by Guest on Fri 23 Mar 2012 02:11:56 UTC
The realism of the above is exagerated
By the time that Bibo had the ring the nazgul were back. Besides,the books mention an endless storm (as in lightning) in the mountains surrounding mordor, and in "The Hobbit" the eagle's leader makes it clear that arrows can ill them with little trouble. Horde of orcs, anyone?
Posted by Matt (guest) on Wed 04 Jan 2012 20:28:18 UTC
A little strange, but interesting all the same.
Posted by Jennifer (guest) on Wed 16 Nov 2011 19:53:32 UTC
your gay and retarted
Posted by chf (guest) on Thu 13 Oct 2011 22:01:39 UTC
Wierd comments :\
Posted by Olga (guest) on Thu 29 Sep 2011 11:51:39 UTC
Posted by Guest on Sun 11 Sep 2011 18:57:55 UTC
Posted by Jo John (guest) on Sat 23 Apr 2011 04:55:57 UTC
> You honestly don't think that the nazguls circling around Mt.Doom would strike down the eagles in seconds?
At the time Bilbo had the ring there wasn't much of that going on.
Posted by Michael (guest) on Thu 14 Apr 2011 08:40:12 UTC
anne frank right?
Posted by -_-_-_-_- (guest) on Fri 10 Dec 2010 00:53:53 UTC
You honestly don't think that the nazguls circling around Mt.Doom would strike down the eagles in seconds?
Posted by AngeloY (guest) on Mon 06 Dec 2010 03:39:24 UTC
(PS: I would indeed have been offended re George - not the demise, just the description!)
Posted by nomdeboardie (guest) on Fri 17 Sep 2010 14:14:45 UTC
Comment on time travel
Loved it and will forward to my daughter, studying physics as a Freshman in college.
Posted by Loved it (guest) on Thu 09 Sep 2010 17:19:05 UTC
You guys suck.
Beth is a lovely person, who cares what she wears?
She was probably just in a punk band hahaha
Posted by SebyS (guest) on Tue 10 Aug 2010 14:28:00 UTC
Made me laugh. Great twist.
Posted by Guest on Thu 11 Feb 2010 12:52:53 UTC
indeed, the wood worms will ultimately spam the foundations of the net and carbon will no longer exist in the universe while we claim it to be evil and hydrogen our friend. The Universe is made of Hydrogen and ignorance : Dobson.
Posted by Guest on Mon 25 Jan 2010 19:21:54 UTC
But could it lift heavy objects and kill spiders?
Posted by Guest on Mon 25 Jan 2010 19:13:23 UTC
If only the cafe owner marketed his business earlier... See Monogamy #1
Posted by Guest on Mon 25 Jan 2010 19:11:31 UTC
This is by far the most powerful of the three. It's gonna take me a long time to resolve and conclude...
Posted by Guest on Mon 25 Jan 2010 19:03:44 UTC
Alas, boredom, one should find a good friend within them self, then one can enjoy the pleasure of sharing boredom with others.
Posted by Guest on Mon 25 Jan 2010 18:50:21 UTC
There has been no new / Fifty-five fic for two years / Please, where have you gone?
Posted by Guest on Sun 15 Nov 2009 19:13:29 UTC
haha :D i like this one
Posted by Guest on Tue 06 Oct 2009 00:28:19 UTC
Ah does this work then?
Posted by Guest on Thu 01 Oct 2009 16:31:18 UTC
Posted by Michael Lawrie on Thu 01 Oct 2009 16:25:12 UTC
Are we supposed to have even more sympathy for Beth because she's "generally lovely?"
Posted by Guest on Thu 03 Sep 2009 06:38:03 UTC
Yay for virii!
Posted by Guest on Tue 05 May 2009 22:33:06 UTC
How are we supposed to have sympathy for Republicans? They claim to be human but we know they're really not! Sheesh.
Posted by Guest on Thu 26 Feb 2009 00:22:41 UTC
I thought that it was pretty cool. I never knew that interviewing yourself could actually be kind of fun to try to do.
Posted by Guest on Tue 10 Feb 2009 18:36:04 UTC
Creepy, dude. But I loved it.
Posted by Guest on Wed 14 Jan 2009 13:15:23 UTC
hehe I think I get it.
Posted by Guest on Fri 17 Oct 2008 19:06:56 UTC
hehe, nice one. I thought this was retarded until I read the last sentence, then I thought "awesome dude". lol :)
And chill people, who cares whether or not Israel would have existed without Nazi Germany, it's a clever take on things!
Posted by Guest on Fri 17 Oct 2008 18:54:31 UTC
This is so creepy! It's JUST like the book I finished reading an hour ago.
Posted by Guest on Thu 18 Sep 2008 20:50:17 UTC
I like this, it feels uplifiting, challenging the preconceived idea we form for the ending. Thank you.
Posted by Guest on Wed 17 Sep 2008 16:42:31 UTC
Very nice. Colour is very important. Especially the butterfly.
Posted by Guest on Thu 20 Mar 2008 04:34:19 UTC
this is about termites destroying one of the old wooden globes
Posted by Guest on Wed 06 Feb 2008 20:42:49 UTC
HA! Love it
Posted by Guest on Wed 16 Jan 2008 03:28:24 UTC
Once he eats his cake, it's gone. His hands are empty. He no longer has it. So the expression means that he wants two contradictory things; you can't have it both ways.
Posted by Guest on Fri 21 Sep 2007 23:07:15 UTC
Yay! The spam filter works. Thank you Magnus.
Posted by Michael Lawrie on Wed 12 Sep 2007 23:25:57 UTC
great story...I know time travel can be an easy cop out, but this was hilarious.
Posted by Guest on Mon 27 Aug 2007 18:37:51 UTC
I use your site as a place to find good examples for anyone who wants to participate in 55 Fiction Friday with me. I think I'd die of embarrassment if I had to submit mine for formal critique even though I would really love to know if they are any good. I love your 55s.
Posted by Guest on Fri 24 Aug 2007 21:25:49 UTC
(04:08, Apr 10, 2004) Morbid. Wonderful, but morbid.
Posted by Guest on Wed 13 Jun 2007 20:29:20 UTC
I had to delete this one and pop it back because of too many comments advertising dodgy drugs companies. Just for my reference, there were 1804 views when I deleted it, and only one comment which I will add back.
Posted by Michael Lawrie on Wed 13 Jun 2007 20:28:01 UTC
I first saw these 55-fictions on Cathy's site, and having attempted Haiku some months ago, thought I'd give this a go. Hope it's OK. Will link back to here. I can be found at aygosliblog.blogspot.com
Posted by Guest on Mon 21 May 2007 23:08:37 UTC
Awww. Poor ladies.
Posted by Guest on Mon 14 May 2007 23:43:57 UTC
hmm...you can't be wring in a fictional short story, you don't know what he's referencing, and you really can't say that he was faulted and here's the facts, it's just not right.
I like it, it's simple.
Posted by Guest on Tue 08 May 2007 18:41:00 UTC
Having heard about 55 through another blog I decided to try It and now do one every Friday as do some of my fellow bloggers.I intend to use your picture as alink to your site as I want to make a list of 55 links if you object you can find me here:-
Posted by Guest on Sat 28 Apr 2007 13:51:38 UTC
Oh! Cmon smartaleks it's 1986. Its not Hitler they sent...Adolf is someone else who is sent to change the history of the world...and this nanofic suggests he succeeded.
Just not sure if it was that same old goat humper.
Posted by Guest on Tue 03 Apr 2007 09:39:33 UTC
She fades to nothing. Her past self decided to end the study, not realising that had she continued she would have succeeded. There's the paradox.
Posted by Guest on Wed 28 Mar 2007 16:59:41 UTC
There are several things wrong with the logic of this story, but I'll just point out the most obvious. If the world had to pick one person to send back to save it, do you really think they would have picked Hitler?
Posted by Guest on Thu 22 Mar 2007 18:53:04 UTC
Do you really have a problem with monogamy or people marrying the wrong people?
Posted by Guest on Thu 22 Mar 2007 18:50:58 UTC
I'm failing to see the paradox in the story. I see the irony, but not the paradox.
Posted by Guest on Thu 22 Mar 2007 18:46:35 UTC
How are we supposed to have sympathy for Beth, a character who believes in one thing and portrays herself as the complete opposite for the sake of her own pleasure?
Posted by Guest on Thu 22 Mar 2007 18:43:29 UTC
this ones awesome.
Posted by Guest on Thu 01 Feb 2007 06:07:58 UTC
You will be expecting me to write slash fiction next, won't you. Shudder.
Posted by Michael Lawrie on Wed 10 Jan 2007 05:57:23 UTC
Posted by Guest on Mon 08 Jan 2007 20:13:47 UTC
This is great!
Posted by Guest on Wed 01 Nov 2006 12:11:58 UTC
Wouldn't having a cake and eating it constitute eating the same cake twice at the same time?
Maybe you throw up, and eat the digested remains of said cake.
The mysteries this universe carries, oi vey.
Posted by Guest on Wed 01 Nov 2006 12:09:20 UTC
Isn't this just a re-write of some script from Terminator 2?
Posted by Guest on Thu 01 Jun 2006 07:10:56 UTC
I'm glad I'm not the only one to have noticed that particular gaping plot-hole. Quite inexcusable, as much as I do love the books. =)
Posted by Guest on Thu 30 Mar 2006 11:28:15 UTC
good but could have done better
Posted by Guest on Thu 26 Jan 2006 14:25:11 UTC
this is good, but add more mystery
Posted by Guest on Thu 26 Jan 2006 14:22:46 UTC
Haha. Funny. I liked it.
Posted by Guest on Thu 08 Dec 2005 05:25:53 UTC
OMG! That was so hilarious!!!! LOL
Posted by Guest on Thu 08 Dec 2005 03:05:08 UTC
I love this one! I am a storyteller and do presentations about the 55 word format - this is one of my favorite examples!
Posted by Guest on Wed 09 Nov 2005 14:41:52 UTC
I'm crap at commenting but this version is ace. Much better than that other guy's.
Posted by Guest on Sat 25 Jun 2005 23:02:42 UTC
I'm Jewish and this is excellent...
Posted by Guest on Wed 15 Jun 2005 16:06:48 UTC
...but where was Timmy?
Posted by Guest on Sat 11 Jun 2005 00:57:57 UTC
Setting George and Anne up was a masterstroke!
Posted by Guest on Sat 11 Jun 2005 00:56:49 UTC
Loved this short solution of what was such a long and tedious journey - it does make sense!
Posted by Guest on Wed 11 May 2005 07:29:59 UTC
I'm a complete Tolkien fan and when I read this story It made me feel better to know that some people are as passionate as me.
Posted by Guest on Wed 23 Feb 2005 12:26:23 UTC
GILES TODDS DAUGHTER!!!!
i like this 1, but it frightens me.
Posted by Guest on Thu 30 Dec 2004 22:44:40 UTC
GILES TODDS DAUGHTER!!!!
ok, lorry, that woz just not funny.
Posted by Guest on Thu 30 Dec 2004 22:41:41 UTC
GILES TODDS DAUGHTER!!!!
i luv the LOTR 1!!!!
Posted by Guest on Thu 30 Dec 2004 22:37:52 UTC
Branch out? It's not like all my 55's are single themed... This is one story, with a single plot.
It's also fiction - The Jews claim Israel as their destiny and they are a warmongering lot, so who knows what would have happened...
I agree about the "electricity" phrase though, it is messy.
Posted by Michael Lawrie on Thu 23 Dec 2004 09:55:40 UTC
love this one. that's why i won't write any 55-fiction. and if i did, i wouldn't show it to you. :p
Posted by Guest on Fri 09 Jul 2004 14:53:24 UTC
christina. yeah, that's me.
my dear michael, you know i lurve you dearly. i had to post the very first comment on this one. thanks for my very own 55-fiction story. *kisses*
Posted by Guest on Fri 09 Jul 2004 14:48:24 UTC
If it had been 58 word stories, they would have been able to have tea and cream-cakes... In fact, in the original they had crumpets but I had to sacrifice that whole plot addition to save 2 words I am afraid.
Posted by Guest on Thu 08 Jul 2004 00:19:02 UTC
I'm not sure I can picture Sauron saying "bugger me."
Glad everyone got the chance to have tea, though. Well, everyone except Sauron.
Posted by Guest on Thu 17 Jun 2004 14:13:40 UTC
Actually this reminds me of the Maupassant short stories I studied for French A-Level, especially "Deux Amis", which was heartbreaking and beautiful and simple.
Posted by Guest on Wed 07 Apr 2004 08:54:06 UTC
I love stories where you can make up the situation that fits the bare clean bones that have already been written.
Posted by Guest on Wed 07 Apr 2004 08:39:28 UTC
*hops about in circles* I am the person who you updated the date on the bottom of the site for, and stopped emailing! *glares darkly* But I am showing people at school, this one, because it is nifty and morbid! *sits down* I should be TAing, like a good TA, but I'm not. Oh well. Math test to go to, give me a noose. *jumps off a bridge*
Posted by Guest on Mon 15 Mar 2004 20:04:07 UTC
i get the idea that last commenter was probably jewish and just looking for something to complain about. there is no mistake historically since by 1996 there was a nation called israel. its a good story michael please don't branch out i like the 55 word stories !
Posted by Guest on Sun 08 Feb 2004 06:15:22 UTC
First of all, you made a mistake.
the nation of Israel was only formed after the Great War, that is WWI.
Secondly, though the idea is quite creative, and is rich in irony, the story is quite bland. 'they use the total electric output of germany.'
I think you should try some more challenging writings in the future, and not just put on paper one idea.
Posted by Guest on Sat 31 Jan 2004 13:27:11 UTC
-smirks- this is one of my favourites.
Posted by Guest on Fri 03 Oct 2003 14:59:11 UTC
Oh you have no taste at all.. I love this one.
Posted by Michael Lawrie on Fri 03 Oct 2003 01:03:46 UTC
Michael...this one is pure CRAP...but I STILL like you ;)
Posted by Guest on Sat 27 Sep 2003 22:22:43 UTC
I wouldn't either...I like silly things, including you