The boys laughed as Cindy, Derek’s crush from math class, fell to the ground in front of them.
Derek held out his hand to help her up.
He ignored his buddies' jests as he bought Cindy's ticket and escorted her inside.
Flash 55 is hosted by G-Man (Mr. Knowitall). The idea is to write a story in exactly 55 words. If you want to take part pop over and let G-man know when you’ve posted your 55. Thanks G-man for hosting.
Some additional Kindle notes:
The battery life is very long with a fairly short recharge period.
It is extremely portable, light and thin. Plus, I can carry three or four books without throwing out my back.
My husband got it for me because he thinks the number of books I have upstairs will cause the ceiling to fall in from the weight. :)
I do like the idea of saving trees.
I, too, am a book snob. There’s nothing like holding one and turning the pages, but this device allows me to continue to support my favorite authors (as an aspiring paid author, I like to buy the works of other writers) without taking up so much space. Very few people I know read [shocking] or read the same type of books I do [not so shocking] so book swapping isn’t an option. Plus, I have a hard time giving up a book once I’ve bought it.
And I can’t stress the ease with which I can read on the Kindle. It’s like using a large print book without the added weight. The adjustable text size is wonderful.
(This was not a paid post.)
Nicely done. There may be a romance there.ReplyDelete
Looks like a beginning of a beautiful friendship!!ReplyDelete
My 55 is HERE, scroll below my show n tell stuff.
and another love story begins. great 55!ReplyDelete
mine is up!
very nice! good for derek!ReplyDelete
I have been trying to reduce "War and Peace" to 55 words, but things are not working out too well. Maybe I should try "Anna Karenina" or "Doctor Zhivago"ReplyDelete
I really need to check this out. 19 novels? wow!ReplyDelete
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What you said about the Kindle reminds me of an episode of Star Trek Next Generation where the captain was reading a regular book instead of the Kindle-like reader and talked about how he likes the feel of holding a real book in his hands and similar things you said.ReplyDelete
Wow that was a great 55. You are such a wonderful writer.ReplyDelete
Thanks for the info on the Kindle too. My oldest is an avid reader, this would be great for her.
Men have it tough when they fall in love, it is considered weakness...where does this stem from?ReplyDelete
Awwww... boy gets girl! I like it!ReplyDelete
You ARE making that Kindle sound mighty appetizing! I'm thinking I might have to look into it a little more...
Hi Nessa, your '55' story today is a chivalrous 50's type situation.ReplyDelete
About the Kindle, can a person speed read with it? I run my fingers of one hand across the pages especially when I speed read and flip the pages with the other.
I definitelly like to save trees, I am related to a 'Tree Hugger.'
Ah, you are back.;) Lovely 55.;) Have a nice weekend,ReplyDelete
been hearing lots about kindle sounds awesomeReplyDelete
Aw, that was nice of Derek.ReplyDelete
Quit making me drool for the Kindle!!! Like I wasn't jealous enough already.
I know what you mean about few people reading. When Mr. Al worked as a mover, he was shocked at how few books he had to pack, and the fact that every single one of them had at least one TV.
It's great to see you active again!
Story was good as usual.ReplyDelete
It is really good to know about the Kindle. I wonder if my mom would like one, since she is institutionalized.
I am reading this as I sit at the airport waiting to board a plane with my Kindle tucked into my carry-on. I love it. I've had it for over a year and I think I may have already paid for it with the savings from not buying books. I thought I would miss the "book feel" but I really haven't. (This is not a paid comment)ReplyDelete
I like it! Of course...I'm only gonna give them 15 years tops before they're divorced and out on match.com...ReplyDelete
Derek may have just taken a decisive step toward maturity.ReplyDelete
I WANT A KINDLE!
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Don't have a Kindle. Aren't they expensive? And what if you don't like it after buying it?ReplyDelete
I usually donate books to the public library after reading them. I support other writers and get a tax deduction by donating.
Cute start to a relationship.ReplyDelete
I'm not opposed to Kindles, but I'm reluctant to add another electronic thing to my life.
You'd make a great kindle spokesperson, know what I mean? (that's less than 55 words too.)ReplyDelete
Thanks for your last comment on my blog - it was really very nice (you make me blush.)
I might have to take a look at the new Kindle. Looks sleeker than the original one.ReplyDelete
Good for Derek. Looks like the start of a budding romance :) Glad you enjoy the Kindle. :) Have a great Friday :)ReplyDelete
I know that Cindy feeling! Wow. Well done, friend. And good for the fella.ReplyDelete
The name Derek brings to mind a bully boy who kicked me in the thigh as a child. So I was surprised when your character of that name made a kind gesture!ReplyDelete
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Really nice Nessa ~ I liked the memories of being a schoolgirl in your 55.ReplyDelete
I'm up after a few weeks hiatus:
Friday Flash 55 ~ Fortress
Ah you humans and love. Nasty boys and a hero. Well done.ReplyDelete
Smart lad and great 55.ReplyDelete
I love stories like this where love triumphs. Great 55ReplyDelete
Very neat 55! And happy! And hopeful!ReplyDelete
Writing a story in exactly 55 words.. that's just the sort of crazy challenge I'd set for myself to test my writing abilities.ReplyDelete
I'll have to join in some week.
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Teen romance. Oh those days... :) Great story. Thanks for visiting my 55!ReplyDelete
I had never heard of the Kindle until recently when another blogger wrote about it. I haven't tried to read a book in this form but I would be willing to try.ReplyDelete
Have a great weekend!
I first heard of this over on Doc F's site. Kindle away I say!ReplyDelete
Aww, young love.ReplyDelete
You know at first I wasn't into the idea of Kindle, but I was wrong. It's not that anyone is trying to do away with books. I think that "new" things always face a bit of resistance before they catch on.
Nessa it is awesome to have you posting again!ReplyDelete
Nessa - I still don't have an ebook reader. I wondered about the length of the charge. LOL about the roof falling. That sounds like something my husband would say. Still, a book addiction is relatively healthy. :)
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We have a guy who reads this kind of fiction at our spoken word open mic. We also did some six word memoirs one night. You might find this site interesting: http://www.smithmag.net/sixwords/ReplyDelete
Kindles? Burn 'em, I say!ReplyDelete
Nessa I like the idea of ebooks...there are so many you read/buy and never look at again. But occasionally you read a book and need its company for ever. In paper form too. A Kindle wouldn't cut it for that kind of long term relationship.ReplyDelete
Try it out. Read Machine Dreams by Jayne Anne Phillips and let me know if you can survive without a (real) copy.
Such a tender and sweet 55. Love it!ReplyDelete
You make the kindle sound more and more appealing! Hmmm..I do have a birthday coming up.ReplyDelete
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