Friday, January 21, 2011

Flash 55 – I Take It In

The smack of pine on bare thigh raises welts filled with your anger and frustration.
I take in the fury and the mad passion.
They belong to me; my prize.
I turned your face puce and your mind to chaos and so,
you force the rage back on me with each swing of the spoon.

Write a story in exactly 55 words.

flash 55

Merry Meet and Blessed Be


  1. Is this a parent who lost control or kinky sex?

    Don't answer that!

  2. Oh, the two first line are very evocative, I can almost feel the sensation.;)
    Have a lovely Friday,

  3. the leather belt was my dad's choice of weapon...I could definitely feel this one to my core.

  4. oh i used to get the swithc off the tree out front...and a three holed leather belt...

  5. not only does your story wield the blow but also the emotion that fills a room on those occasions

    Well delivered

    Happy Weekend

  6. Ouch! This makes me grateful that I never got the belt (though on very rare occasions my father would threaten one of us with his).

  7. You whipped up a great story here Vanessa Kilmer!!
    Loved your 55, although a bit painful to read....:P
    It's wonderful to have you back.
    Thanks for playing today, and have a Kick Ass Week-End...G

    (And Yes...Thats why men love bikes)

  8. This is powerful. I remember the belt myself.

  9. That's not a healthy relationship.

    Great insight, though.

  10. Great job. I love your descriptions and remember feeling that same pine. Thank you for this.

  11. That's so harsh and unnecessary.

  12. Ouch..they take the easy way out!

  13. So much imagery in a simple 55.
    Excellent job, i like the feelings that come across in this

  14. It was the hairbrush my mum broke over my behind. Your words are perfect in that they bring back the anger and confusion. Humiliation, I think, too, is what I felt with the belt and the brush.

  15. Ouch.. that hurt! This was packed with emotions, girl...
    I am assuming this is a fictional 55 though...
    Have a lovely weekend!!!

  16. I was also raised with that sort of rageful discipline and committed myself to non-violent parenting. I have never struck one of my children, ever.