Friday, August 01, 2008

55 Flash Fiction Friday #5: "Confluence"

He wasn't often accused of wisdom.
"Envy doesn't look good on you", he told his reflection, "Green's never been your color."
Recognizing the feeling for what it was surprised him. Especially in the circumstances.
He hadn't gone looking for this, he told himself.
"But you're not complaining, are you?"
Not one bit.
Not one bit.
M6Friday: 55FlashFiction Graciously hosted by G-Man.
I took a week of self-indulgence last week just 'cause... well, 'cause I can. (And you can't stop me!) But the time for that is done now so... we now resume your regularly scheduled program already in progress.

There are those moments in all of our lives when we recognize feelings we didn't quite expect. Being able to pick those out and identify them can make a huge difference in what we do, and what we miss. The moral of the story is: "Pay attention."
Note: Yes, there's a connection to a 55 from a previous week, just not mine. Why do you ask? Can't you guess my inspiration?
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ciara said...

crap, am i gonna be first? yeehaw! i loved this meme. i actually hate being envious, but there are times i can't help it. gonna go look at last week's, too, so i can get the connection. i have a short memory LOL i'll post my 55 later on tonight.

ciara said...

oops, 55. not meme. i just did a meme. got meme on the brain.

smarmoofus said...

Green is my favorite colour! I don't wear it often, but I love to look at it. (You might've noticed a bit of green on my blog...?)

Oh my gosh, if you took that figuratively and in the context of your 55, you might think I was the kind of girl who toyed with men's hearts. I assure you I meant it quite literally (really! Look at my blog!). As for the envy/jealousy thing, it pains me if I find I've stirred those feelings unintentionally. And I don't do game-playing, so I wouldn't intentionally draw them out. So knowing that someone feels that way because of me is always a sad thing.

Re: your comment on my 55... leave you twisting in the wind? What?

In all of that *points up*, I never said how great your 55 is! Shame on me, because it is really very good.

Mojo said...

@Ciara: You won't find a clue in my last 55. Last week was a complete departue from the loosely knit "story" I've been following for the last 3 or 4 weeks. You migth get a hint from my 55 of two weeks ago... in a tangential sort of way. And before all's said and done, you'll probably get a bigger hint right here in this comment section.

@Smoofus: No connection between the green and the twisting. My comment was a spanking for not giving me a headsup that G-man had jumped the gate early this week. *spank* Shame on you! *grin*

Queenie said...

As instructed I am following the great G-mans commands, and aren't I pleased it led me here. What a great 55, where have you been hiding all my 55s?
Mmm, envy is an evil characteristic it bring out the worst in the nicest of folks...

Missy said...

great 55 even if you got whooped :)

Have a great weekend and enjoy your Friday.

Mona said...

"Envy, the green eyed monster, that doth mocks the meat it feeds on!" - Shakespeare

Surely, one needs an Awareness to get rid of the negative feelings or thoughts that arise in the heart or mind. Once we are aware then it is easy to say,"I don't mind one bit" with a smile on the face!

Wonderful 55 Mojo! I'm up too! :)

smarmoofus said...

Mojo, you are the master. Well played, sir. Well played.


tiff said...

I think it's too short.


Mojo said...

@Tiff: It is not! Exactly 55 words. That's Smoofus you're thinking of... she's the one that pulled a 56 Fast One on us all a couple of weeks ago.

Akelamalu said...

Ah the green eyed monster - not a pretty sight. Great 55 though. I've been away for a couple of weeks so have missed your others. I won't miss any future ones you can be sure. :)

Mojo said...

@queenie: to answer your question, this is only the 5th week I've been in on this meme, so you haven't missed much.

@akelamalu: You haven't missed much either... and they're all tagged "55 Flash Fiction" if you want to catch up.

*shakes head*... they like me... they really like me.

snowelf said...

ooooo mojo... I absolutely love the way you captured this concept, and even though I am not proud to admit it, I can relate to this one all too well.


Mojo said...

@Missy: "Whooped"? Nah...

@Mona: That's my point exactly. Awareness. Specifically self-awareness.

@Snow: Coming from the generally accepted authority of the 55, I consider that high praise indeed.