Is This Thing On? (Flash Fiction 55)

Is This Thing On?

my friend Bruce
his fiancée Wendy
both lawyers
ridiculous how they argue
non-stop one-upping each other
excruciating to watch
before their wedding
Bruce drafts a pre-nup
Wendy promptly adds a “no-insertion clause”
…having met on
I must admit
they certainly are quite the match—
Wendy repeatedly strikes Bruce until he flares up
thank you


Thank you to shakira, trisha, and jingle for the awards.

Particularly for his socially conscious posts, my nomination this week goes to wordwand


*55 Fiction (nanofiction)

37 Responses to “Is This Thing On? (Flash Fiction 55)”

  1. Sound to me like Bruce and Wendy should think again before getting marry. Excellent poem Adam. I very much enjoyed reading it.

  2. You are good at this Flash Fiction 55, Adam! I hate to laugh at another’s arguements but the element of humor is there in this one!

    • Thanks, Leslie. I was telling Doraz a while back that I love to write jokes, but I was looking for a way to work that side of my writing into posts. Flash Fiction may be a way I can now do that consistently.

  3. LOL I definitely agree with you, Viola. I’m having a blast experimenting with Flash Fiction/poem. Wanted to see if the form would work well with quick, bad jokes lol

  4. I think you are doing pretty well, Adam.
    I love the subtle humor in this FF too.

    My dear Adam,

    Tara started a new game and I am TAGGING YOU.. please go to Wordy Wednesday @Tara Miller Writes to write the next 1-3 lines to a story yet told! Once you have done that, please TAG others too. Happy Thursday. hugs shakira

  5. This doesn’t sound like a good future. But nicely done, as always.

  6. LOL Definitely not the beginning of wonderful relationship, though you never know. Thanks, Anthony.

  7. you give me giggles when I see your awards being circled on the left, it is quite an art of yours…

    thank you for the nomination…

  8. a bride strikes his bloom,
    you too funny….

  9. Wendy promptly adds a “no-insertion clause” – Funny! I think we all know these people.

  10. mairmusic Says:

    Woah– sounds like they deserve each other! Succinct yet descriptive– nicely done!

  11. wwooowww… lovely poem Adam…
    loved the lines

    /non stop one uping each other/
    heeheheeh cute 🙂

    i have awards for you dear

  12. Thanks, Meg. Experimenting with this new Flash Fiction form and enjoying it. Hope your having a wonderful day. cheerios 🙂

  13. woooooow! ^_^
    aweshome :))
    loved it !
    keep writting more would love to read 😀

  14. I definitely will! Thanks for the encouragement—much appreciated 🙂

  15. excellent – getting married & no insertion clause – isnt that what happens anyway LOL

  16. LOL. Great reply. I wouldn’t know.

  17. a funny poem.. thanks for sharing! 🙂

  18. CONGRATS to you. 🙂 I love your humor! I do believe people these days need to really stop and think before they say…” I DO!” lol 🙂


    visit my other blog to read and comment for my 55,
    click on Jingle,
    awards are previous post!


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  21. Funny how couples match, this is a very nice 55words fiction poem…..I’d love to try it out……..You are doing quite gr8 with your works..

    I’d love to share a poem with you. This piece rest assured will inspire you and strengthen your faith…It’s more than just a poem, the message it passes is magnificent, take a look;

  22. Thanks. Give the form a try! Look forward to reading your work.

  23. seems like ideal couple 🙂

  24. That may be true. lol

  25. Clever! you are so good at this Flash Fiction!

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