There they lie;
strewn on my floor
fragments, impotent ideas
look at them:
scrunched up paper starts
like shattered shards of a fallen coffee cup.
Pencil shavings’ futile scent
to trying again
and again
to no avail!
Let’s not flog this dead old horse
how about we
put on some red shoes

The originator of Friday Flash 55 is mrknowitall.


19 Comments Add yours

  1. granny1947 says:

    morning Love…it will come back!

    1. theonlycin says:

      I know it will 🙂

  2. deepercolors says:

    Boy have I been there.
    So what do you do. Write 55 words every Friday or ust on selected Fridays?

    1. theonlycin says:

      It’s every Friday dc, and I’ve read some really great ones!

  3. EverMe says:

    I love being able to tear up a piece of paper – to scrunch it and leave it wherever while I carry on writing.
    It’s a sense of trying, whereas on my lappi, there is nothing to attest to my attempts.
    Have a lovely weekend Cindy

    1. theonlycin says:

      You too Sweets 🙂

  4. Rosemary says:

    That sounds like me, except it not with paper just the backspace button – nothing to show for my failed attempts at being a writer.
    Have a wonderful weekend, and I’m not sure about the question you asked, will have to investigate it.

    1. theonlycin says:

      Enjoy your weekend Rosemary, be kind to that foot!

  5. Count Czardas says:

    I just did a silly little variation on this theme, Cinful One.

    1. theonlycin says:

      Will trot over and have a look my Tsar 🙂

  6. nrhatch says:

    As always . . . you’ve used 55 perfectly picked words to capture writer’s block and wrestle it to submission.

    Dance on!

  7. slpmartin says:

    I must agree that you have selected perfect words to describe writer’s block…as always a pleasure to read.

  8. steveroni says:

    What do angels do? Wel…they carry messages, they sing, and they…yes, they DANCE!

    it’s what I believe!

  9. steveroni says:

    What do angels do? Wel…they carry messages, they sing, and they…yes, they DANCE!

    it’s what I believe!

    For my “55” GO HERE

  10. Monkey Man says:

    YES! Dance over those fallen ideas and rise above. Love this 55. My 55 is HERE .

  11. Alice Audrey says:

    Your writer’s block is awfully eloquent. I’m all for the red shoes, too.

  12. colonialist says:

    Very good!

    These are fun; I must try one some time. Maybe a Drabble at 100 words gives a bit more scope for development, though?

  13. G-Man says:

    You can’t access My Blog?
    Thats a Drag, cause this was Fantastic!
    We’ve all been there baby..
    Thanks for having the lovely Alice link you up.
    This made me smile…Have a Kick Ass Week-End

  14. skshravan says:

    Its soooo good. U r Fantastic.

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