Friday, December 10, 2010

Flash 55 Friday - Facing Death - December 10, 2010



Flash 55 Friday - Facing Death - December 10, 2010




Snow swirled around him. He was faint from hunger and

chilled to the bone. He was terribly lost and he knew he

couldn’t survive much longer. He began weeping, the tears

freezing on his cheeks. His life passed before him.

Wait, what’s this?



Suddenly, in front of him, loomed salvation –

brightly shining golden arches!

McDonald’s!



I am participating in Mr, G-Man's Flash 55 Friday!  Join in the fun!!!






19 comments:

  1. Oh, my goodness!! LOL. FUN 55!

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  2. Ha - know you are facing blizzards of epic proportions in DC - LOL

    Nice 55

    Love your holiday flair my dear

    Hugs

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  3. And the next day he died of a coronary from eating there (LOL!)

    Funny 55!

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  4. He, He!, now I want to join Flash Fiction Friday, you always make me want to join every meme and writing game you play.

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  5. Molto bella questa foto :)
    Buona serata :)
    Myriam

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  6. hehhehehe...what a twist!! And suddenly, there was a truck load of food!! :D
    Cold, yet YUMMY 55!!!!
    Eric's comment is HILARIOUS!!! LOL...

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  7. What a great post : ) It made me laugh out loud.

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  8. Hmmm - death by hypothermia or cardiac arrest. What a choice.

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  9. Good one! Those arches always look like salvation to me!

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  10. Not a big McDonald's fan, but in that situation, I'd be thrilled, too!

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  11. Many late nights, on my way home tired and hungry, the sight of those arches was most welcome to this famished, tired driver.

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  12. I hardly eat in Mcdo though this post left me smiling after seeing the ending.

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  13. Consider my poetry book when you're Christmas shopping - Life's Journey by Carmen Henesy – it’s out on Amazon ( Poems about the things that have been important to me in my journey through life, some humorous, some sad, some that may have meaning to you as well ) I finally did it at the age of 65!
    http://www.amazon.com/Lifes-Journey-1-Carmen-Henesy/dp/1451547366/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&s=books&qid=1274652997&sr=1-1
    ( Check out the reviews! )


    sheila -
    I guess I could have had a healthier place than McDonald's shining forth through the snow!!


    moondustwriter -
    In my 33+ years in the San Francisco area, I've never seen a snowflake here! Have to head north to Lake Tahoe where there is plenty to suit one's thirst for the white stuff. I like it for a brief visit but, after four years in the Boston area about forty years ago, I had my fill. My first son was born in a blizzard en route from the Lexington-Concord area to Chelsea Naval Hospital. Our car broke down about ten minutes from the hospital and a gas station truck, with a snow plow, took us the rest of the way!


    Eric Alder -
    You are so funny! I never even thought of that when I wrote the tale!


    Rosadimaggio63 -
    I hope you have a wonderful weekend ahead of you!


    Josep -
    Join in Flash 55 - I know you would be very good at it! Hope all is well, especially that your father is feeling better.


    kavisionz -
    Eric was hysterical. McDonald's is definitely not high on good nutrition but,hey, for a freezing storm victim, a big Mac would be okay.


    Life with Kaishon -
    I hoped my 55 would generate a few laughs, even if it caused a little heartburn!!


    Alice Audrey -
    Well, as long as he hadn't eaten a steady diet of Big Macs and french fries, a one time indulgence might not have sent him into ICU.


    Mama Zen -
    I think I actually like some of the other fast food joints better than McDonald's though I'm trying to be good and eat a little healthier.


    secret agent woman -
    I can think of a lot of other places I'd like to see shining though a blizzard - even a Chili's or an Applebee's would be a cut above McDonald's!!

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  14. oh, love this so much Carmen, you brought laughter to my day, especially that whenever I see snow, I think of gold :) I mean, I prefer a golden Christmas over a white Christmas. Though I love them mixed :)

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  15. I'd rather starve, hehe.

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  16. OMG let's here it for fast food. I love it. I sure didn't see this ending coming my friend. Very well done. Oh an BTW make mine a Big Mac!!! LOL Have a great weekend :)

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  17. This was cool. What a fun twist!

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  18. Consider my poetry book when you're Christmas shopping - Life's Journey by Carmen Henesy – it’s out on Amazon ( Poems about the things that have been important to me in my journey through life, some humorous, some sad, some that may have meaning to you as well ) I finally did it at the age of 65!
    http://www.amazon.com/Lifes-Journey-1-Carmen-Henesy/dp/1451547366/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&s=books&qid=1274652997&sr=1-1
    ( Check out the reviews! )


    lakeviewer -
    While I know McDonald's isn't known for its gourmet food - and it's often high calorie, it definitely is a welcome respite for the travel weary who need a quick break, a bathroom, and a bite to eat!!


    Ayie -
    Fast food stops went by the wayside, once my boys started college, became athletes and got into more healthy eating!


    betchai -
    I'm so glad I could make you laugh!! I am so glad I don't have to shovel snow at Christmas. I wouldn't mind visiting someone with snow for a few days but that's enough for me!!!


    KB -
    Oh, no, starvation isn't for me. I would take a Big Mac over that!! I never met a hunger pain I liked!


    Thom -
    Give me Ono's Hawaiian Foods for fast food. I love that place - I think it's on Kapiolani, if I remember correctly!!! It's probably as unhealthy, though, as McDonald's, with its laulau, Kalua pig and poi! Ono kaukau, for sure!!


    Jenny -
    I really had fun with this Magpie. It was an easy one to write!

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  19. Cute! I enjoyed that much Carmen! McDonald never fails when we are dieing of hunger either.

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