A story in exactly 55 words.
Peter Penguin had to be pinioned. The people feared his piercing stare and his big protruding proboscis. Dressing in a tuxedo could not hide his bizarre proportions or his permanent smile. Interspecies mating was still against the law in most states, against most religious beliefs and just plain creepy to the rest of the world.
Poor Peter Penguin.ReplyDelete
It is not easy when you are different. But anyone in a tuxedo looks dashing.:)ReplyDelete
Have a lovely Friday,
ScoMan: Yes. People are so narrow minded.ReplyDelete
Zuzana: He does cut an impressive figure.
errr...and just down right gross...imagine what the kids would look like...lol.ReplyDelete
It's not his fault.ReplyDelete
I like the font, by the way but I have to ask whether "plane" is a pun or if you meant "plain."
Brian: That would be pretty yucky.ReplyDelete
Doug: The font is papyrus - my favorite. Good catch on "plane." That pun wouldn't work there. I was just tired last night. I fixed. Thanks.
Awww ...Poor penguin. It's forbidden love. Great 55!ReplyDelete
I’m up right HERE
Poor penguin. They need more rights!ReplyDelete
Fabulous story! Great 55, NessaReplyDelete
Poor Peter Penguin with his piercing stare.ReplyDelete
Have a good weekend Nessa.
ewww, cross species mating, absolutely creepy. Great alliteration with all the 'p' words.ReplyDelete
Peter Penguin's petering peter! Sorry, had to get that off my mind.ReplyDelete
You made an excellent 55 this week, as always.
Mine this week is another 'non-fiction' fictionalized version. Butt to naked butts
[if you care to read, scroll down below my Friday's Show n Tell piece]
Have a great weekend.
He's scary, like something out of Stephen King's closet.ReplyDelete
Nessa, I've missed you (my fault, I guess)..ReplyDelete
As for your very creative "55", that word FEAR stood out to me both times, as being a strong guiding force in our inhibitions, our square thinking, our prejudices, even our wars.
Thank you for a good post.
I guess in this case the clothes do not make the "man".ReplyDelete
Susan: Sounds like the makings of a classic.ReplyDelete
Anthony: I have picket signs...
Jennifer: He's pouting.
Peter Stone (not Peter Penguin): Absolutely adore alliteration.
Hootin' Annie: Who can resist a butt post?
Tom: He must really be scary if he scares you.
Steve E: Hi. This is a no fault zone. FEAR rules my every move.
Alice: He needs a better tailor I think.
I pity poor penguin :)ReplyDelete
Nice 55, Nessa. We can all feel sorry for your fellow. I can see others have tried to help him.ReplyDelete
So here goes:
He needs to stick to his own kind. I know the cows wouldn't like him nor the pigs. The wild animals are his kind, he should stay at the Pole.
I know that isn't the right response, it is 50 years out of date.
So, I would tell him to get rid of the tux and join the crowd. The more the welcome. Does he play sports?
I just can't behave, can I?
Penguin pick up prose probably particularly peculiar. Love this 55. My 55 is HERE .ReplyDelete
Poor Peter Penguin! He's looks pitiful.ReplyDelete
Ah, the pathos of pitiful Peter!ReplyDelete
You know, I'm not sure I would have recognized him as a penguin.ReplyDelete
So depressing for Peter. Poor Peter Penguin's probably popping Prozac presently. (ouch)ReplyDelete
This is hilarious!ReplyDelete
ROFLMBO! Nessa... you are weeeeird! LOL!ReplyDelete
Oh you are so going to have to link this one up with the Alphabe-Thursday meme I am involved with (when the letter P is the letter of the day, of course) This was grand and humorous. Wonderful! *Applauding*ReplyDelete
Ha ha ha ha......this is so WONDERFUL!ReplyDelete
Love the custom and all.
Happy Friday Follow!
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Happy Friday Family!
Have you a ROCKING and SEXY WEEKEND!
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LOL. This is too funny. Interspecies mating...LOL In all my years I never heard this LOL. ExcellentReplyDelete
Nessa..you always make me smile! have a groovy wkd!ReplyDelete
Mona: I know. Even penguins deserve love.ReplyDelete
Jim: i love that you can't behave.
Monkey Man: Penguin peeved!
Noe Noe Girl: Peter pouting.
Titanium: Worthy of a greek tragedy.
SAW: Oh, but the heart knows.
PattiKen: Pills? Probably.
Melli: I know. they shouldn't let me out.
5th Sister: i keep meaning to join. i finally made a note.
Shakira: Thanks. All of the same to you and much more!
Thom: I had no idea you led such a sheltered life.
Kiki: i am so glad. thank-you. You have a rockin' one too.
I am finding everybody's posts just a bit disturbing today. Peter is scary!ReplyDelete
Penguins have been creepy since Osgood Cobblepot from that Batman movie...ReplyDelete
But your 55 was Marvelous!
Thanks for understanding MY 55 Vanessa...You Rock The Planet!
Have a Kick ass Week-End...Galen
I'm okay with interspecies relationships. A lot of people have them...usually with dogs,cats and the occasional fish.ReplyDelete
Lmbo, this was hilarious! Poor Peter is going to be single FOREVER! Or have a little weird boy w/ piercing eyes.ReplyDelete
so do you have romantic dreams of penguins? hahaha! Entertaining 55!ReplyDelete
Oh, I like him! He has sort of a sad face. Maybe we could be buds.ReplyDelete
Penguin pick-up perfect!ReplyDelete
Poor ol' Peter.ReplyDelete
Oh - love it!ReplyDelete
just creepy - great stuff
Peter Penguins plight is prejudice.ReplyDelete
Quilly: There were quite a few creepy things out there today.ReplyDelete
G-Man: Oh, he was the creepiest. Sometimes I actually have a clue. ;)
Ronda: I'm only visualizing innocent...
Dreams of Perfection: He may need a dating service.
otin: You know, a man and his nose...
Cheesemeister: He needs a friend.
Stan: Pretty praise.
Sandy: Peter's pitiful.
Michelle: Pernicious is the closest I could get to creepy and only its archaic form.
Unknown Mami: Precisely!
a bit disturbing but i might just be interested in meeting peter ;)ReplyDelete
Juliana: He's free next Tuesday.ReplyDelete
Hobbes: Sure. In a very odd sort of way.
Lovely 55, I feel sorry for him :)ReplyDelete
Just tried my luck with a 55 word story last week, I can better appreciate this kind of flash now!
Very good, Nessa! You say a LOT is so few words!ReplyDelete
Estrella05azul: I hope you try again this week so I can see it.ReplyDelete
Stine in Ontario: These are good practice in editing.