3/04/2010

Friday Flash 55

 

The Bright Side



Leaving the bastard was easy.  The hard part was telling her 8-year-old son.
Just before moving day, she nervously drove him around their new hometown.  The back seat was uncharacteristically quiet, until Mikey suddenly shouted, pointing out the window with excitement: “Oh good!  I always wanted to live in a town with a dark alley!”

33 comments:

  1. Goodie!! I'm first to comment on this wonderful piece of 55...good job!!

    8 year olds have their priorities straight...

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  2. No accounting for taste! Some people are easy to please, eh?! Loved picture/story combination.

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  3. Gotta love a kid with such low expectations!
    Just like I Loved your 55!
    Thank you so much for this Most Excellent contribution this week...You Rock!
    Have a Kick Ass Week-End...Please!!

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  4. Great Monte Python lead in.

    Mine 2fer is here: Shirt Tales

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  5. Kids are such innocence , so easy to please and adjust so well, don't they?
    Lovely 55!
    My kids used to reassure me that Divorce was the best thing for them too.

    hugs
    shakira

    SEI POK KAI

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  6. Great 55 - I loved that the "bright side" had a "dark side" - like life!

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  7. gotta love the priorities of kids...it is that simple thoguh i imagine one day he will have greater questions. hope you have a great friday. wonderful 55.

    mine is up!

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  8. Gotta love the 55s with super effective last lines! Nice work.


    Here's mine.

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  9. This is so creative! I love it!

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  10. I remember the Life of Brian! They were singing that on the cross if I am not mistaken!

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  11. The innocence comments kids pop out are priceless. Love the photo too.

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  12. Kids say the cutest things.

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  13. I like that. That was a lot of fun. and it gives me hope.

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  14. they know, more than we think they do.

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  15. Makes me want to look at the world again through the innocent, inquisitive, fabulous eyes of a child. Great 55.

    PG

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  16. Very good, Patti! I think I lived this scenario once with my 9 year old. (who is now 33!) D

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  17. Ah, those expectations. Enjoyed that - and the Python quote, of course :-)

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  18. You never know what a child will say. Love it my friend. Well done. Have a great weekend :)

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  19. very nice i used to watch art linkletter don't know if you knew of him or not it was a long time a go but I watched him just because kids say the darndest things.i'm up too just follow the link below please.


    Zephyrs Revenge


    Thanks for reading.


    Larry@"this Blog Of Mine".

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  20. Hi,
    Love the picture of the "dark alley" and the lead-in. Kids see the mystery and excitment that we sometimes miss as adults.

    Good job!

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  21. Kids are precious... and so is this 55! And Monty Python never fails to put a smile on my face.

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  22. Thanks for visiting, everyone. While slightly fictionalized, but the basic story is true, including the final line. Kids truly are amazing. Would that we could all hold on to that uncomplicated view of the world.

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  23. Kids -- just when you think you should worry about them they prove how resilient they really are.

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  24. I am whisteling that Monty Python tune now, thanks a lot... :) I liked this very much. Kids are great! Wow, imagine that, getting to live in a town with dark alleys... how awesome! :)
    Great 55! /Jo.

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  25. ..."For life's a piece of sh#%...
    when you look at it.." :)

    Monty Pythohn forever!!!

    Great to meet you on my blog the other day. Thanks for the visit.

    Kids are so sweet with the dear things they say.

    xo

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  26. It really doesn't take a lot to please kids does it? LOL

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  27. Great 55! Love the child's attitude. They always see the good in everything, don't they? Yes, my dad does have Alzheimer's. Nice to meet you!

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  28. It can be so simple for children. Frighteningly so.

    Thanks for the visit!

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  29. Monty Pythan, i can usually only take him in small doses -- although my son thinks he's pretty *amn funny. i loved the pic and the 55!! very well done! :-)

    thank you for the wonderful comment, with the right lines, i can rock it ... lol. mind, heart, body, and soul!!

    warm smile,

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  30. This was a cute 55. A friend of mine is going through a separation right now and has an 8 year old son. I was with them both on Sat. and he asked the question from the back seat of the car. Mom, what does gay mean? There was a pause ...I said it means happy...but, she gave him a simple, not complicated, but true answer. Out of the mouths of babes!! :D

    Thanks for stopping by my blog! Have a great week...

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  31. Love it! I wonder what else goes on in Mikey's mind??

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  32. That's wonderful and a good strategy.

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