Friday, November 6, 2009

WEEKLY COCKTAIL - Friday Flash 55

This post is in response to
The idea is to write a story in exactly 55 words.
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He grilled salmon.
She cooked beans.
He set the table.
She prepared a salad.
He poured the vodka.
She mixed tomato juice, Worchestershire, lemon and tobasco.
They clinked glasses and sipped their Saturday-night Bloody Mary.
While she drank the juice mixture, he consumed the shot of vodka.
It was the secret to their happy marriage.
(©2009, C.J. Peiffer)


Anonymous said...

Sounds like my kind of juice ~ hold the vodka :-) Nice.

My 55 is posted: Flash 55 ~ Awakening

Dulce said...

That burns down my throat!
Great 55!

Brian Miller said...

sounds like the start of a wonderful evening...or at least a great 55. hope you have a great weekend.

mine is up!

Dr.John said...

Every good marriage needs a secret to make it work.
Great 55

anthonynorth said...

Great 55. A deep message there.

clean and crazy said...

hey now that is awesome, me i have been clean for 4 years now and he for 19. i don't think we would be using vodka. but what a clever 55!!

enchantedoak said...

That was a fun 55, CJ! Lovely story about marriage. Got a nice one of my own, sans the vodka. I found you on a couple of 55 blogs today and popped in to say hi. Come by my place for another 55. We have a few things in common. Love those mysteries, for example, and I'm an artist too, with words and flowers, or so they say. Cheers!

Monkey Man said...

I like this. If you reverse the rolls, I think it would work well in my household, too. Thank you for you comment on my 55 which is HERE.

Dan said...

Can I get something else? Neither the juice nor the vodka appeals. Maybe just a little scotch?

See, you reappear in the loop and all you get is carping from me. Good to see you back!

Alice Audrey said...

*grin* To each his own.

G-Man said...

A rather 'dry' 55 today My Dear.
And enjoyed and appreciated I might add!
Thanks for returning to the Friday Fun-Fest, you were missed.
Have a Kick-Ass Week-End...G

Mona said...

Indded that is the secret of Happy Marriage. Do what you do of your own free will, without forcing your likes or dislikes on the other!

Jenners said...

This was perfection. You really are good at these.

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