Simon Says

Simon wasn’t certain of anything that groggy night. About to call the cops, his neighbor’s cries subsided into bad dreams until the following midnight…

Heard through the vent; ceiling-shaking screams:
“Put an F-in shirt on!”

“My Stereo!”

“I’m sick of your loser songs! …Get out!”

Knock-knock! No joke.

“Police. Open the door at once!”

(to be continued…)

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28 Responses to “Simon Says”

  1. moondustwriter Says:

    Is this a Flash attack by Adam. You are cranking out the 55s!!!

    Nice one Adam

    Happy Friday

  2. A “Flash attack” in more than one way, Leslie. Unfortunately, I lived in bunch of different apartments throughout my life and was privy to being reminded of such ugly brutality.

  3. nice 55…well at least in how its told. had some wacked out neighbors over the years, so i can relate. good ones now, so…

  4. Thanks… my current neighbors are kind and peaceful. Though some of the places I’ve lived made me realize abuse is no inflated stat.

  5. Oh dear…calling on the police ….not so nice….
    neighbors can be such a pain…
    excellent 55!
    you forgotten to join us, Adam?
    Mine is here
    Have you an AWESOME weekend!
    hugs
    shakira

  6. Oh, my. Things go on behind our neighbors walls, and often apartment buildings broadcast them to everyone around.

    • I hate to hear people fighting. One place in particular where I lived years ago was really bad when it came to the neighbors broadcasting their disputes. Thanks, Patti 🙂

  7. I agree that it is hard when you have neighbors that just do not get the way of life. Right now, things are ok in my neighborhood also. Have a great weekend Adam. 🙂

  8. Glad to hear you have some good neighbors out there on “the left coast,” Doraz. lol Enjoy your weekend 🙂

  9. Since I live away from my neighbors, my noise level is quite low…I have never adjusted to having neighbors close to me…I hate knowing about every aspect of their lives….sorry to hear you don’t have good neighbors.

  10. My neighbors are nice now. I was writing about a situation from about five years ago. 55 words allowed me to post a clean version of it. Enjoy your weekend, Charles

  11. honest 55,

    my neighbor is super nice,
    one has No connections, another is new, they offered to mend the fence that was down by t-storm…happy Friday!

  12. That’s so nice they offered to mend your fence, Jingle. Very kind of them 🙂
    Have a fantastic Friday!

  13. doubtfulpoet Says:

    I take it a 55 is a word count? D’oh I’m being thick lol! Maybe I could show this to some of my housemates when they come crashing in a 4am…teehee

  14. LOL Being forced to read my blog at 4am prior to crashing may be suitable punishment 😉

  15. http://jingleyanqiu.wordpress.com/2010/05/15/poetry-award-for-week-18-thursday-poets-rally/

    Three awards for poetry,
    the most honest poet award,
    the most open minded poet award,
    the most intelligent poet award,

    two general awards,
    the big heart award,
    you are the princess snow-white award.

    Hope that you enjoy these 5 award.
    Happy Weekend!
    Smiles!

    • Wow! You’ve been extremely kind to me, and I think you deserve an award…
      I’m brainstorming a design befitting our Jingle. Coming soon 🙂

  16. This is great Adam! Feels like it should be continued – so – what happens next? In fact you could do this in Flash Chapters:) Looking forward to more of this Flash Fiction!

  17. That is a fantastic idea, Lynda! I hadn’t thought of writing 55’s in serial form. Hmm… Think I have the perfect topic for it 🙂
    Thanks

  18. wwooww.. that was a good one.. 😛

    Adam i have tagged you..
    http://megzone.wordpress.com/2010/05/16/8th-folder-8th-photo-tag/
    i really hope you dont mind being tagged 🙂

  19. Okay 🙂 Don’t mind at all, Meg. Let me check my picture files.
    cheerios

  20. loved reading it but left me full of suspense. what happened after that 🙂

  21. valbrussell Says:

    Interesting bit of writing about the subject Adam.

    • Thanks for the feedback and visit. Appreciate it. It is kind of cryptic. Please come back for Part 2 🙂

  22. valbrussell Says:

    Nothing cryptic Adam, it’s just that I am an expert in this area, unfortunately and it is always interesting for me to read what others write about it. Different perspectives always give a broader picture of anything. I would like to commend your earlier comment that abuse stats are not inflated. In fact, it is an epidemic. 🙂

  23. Unfortunately, abuse is a harsh reality. It is a subject that can be hard to discuss. But I believe if we can talk about it openly, we can increase awareness and hopefully inspire change.

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