Friday, May 6, 2011

Blood, Sweat, and Tears - 55

Air cannot hold it back, driving with frustrating force


. . . BAM . . . one

Right on the head, struck with a marksman's accuracy

. . . BAM . . . two

Closer now, this steel will hold this wood in place

. . . BAM . . . three

The hammer lands on a different nail, one attached to a finger!

Here is the blood and tears accompanying the sweat.


Written for G-man at Flash Fiction 55 - Great writing in 55 words, come and see here!


This is a little calmer for me but for some reason it is what I was thinking, perhaps the anticipation of some construction coming up - it never fails to find my nails!

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15 comments:

  1. Oh the pain , the tears and the ...
    Why do we do it??
    Nicely done 55 with a perfect pic

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  2. ouch austin...watch those digits as you are building...what are you working on?

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  3. a 55 filled with sound and jumping images.
    fantastic play.
    enjoyed your 55.

    Happy Mother's Day to Moms around you. Blessings..

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  4. Ouch! That brought tears to my eyes.

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  5. picture and words both perfect

    Ouch!!!

    that is all

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  6. lol! I loved it. Have missed the nail so many times myself! :)

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  7. that was sad !
    Hope it doesnt happen to you when you build next :)
    Thanks for the kind words on my blog !

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  8. Ouch. I think we can all recall that pain. Great description.

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  9. Can't avoid the miss, can we? But I think we're programmed to keep hammering away...
    Great 55!

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  10. Vivid-sensory work, good stuff.

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  11. this is me every time I hammer away and get over zealous...nice energy build...great 55

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  12. Austin...?
    Getting your construction on?
    Freudians may call this Dis-Placed Agression!
    Loved your 55 Brother.
    Thanks for playing, and have a Kick Ass Week End

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  13. Austin - I really liked your post and love the color change and font size change. Sorry about that last nail. Thanks for stopping by my blog.

    Lisa
    InspiredbyLisa

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  14. Oh, that's got to smart! Hopefully you dreams don't come true!

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  15. Blood, sweat, tears, and *cuss words* is normally how it goes when I swing a hammer... :)

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