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55 - Water

More precious than gold, it winds its way through parched earth, turning all it touches to green. This thin ribbon of life slakes our thirst and nourishes our hopes, bringing magic where once there was only dust.Without it, we are nothing, but here in the high desert badlands, he who has water is rich.


About Friday Flash 55: The challenge is to write a complete story in fifty-five words. If you've written a 55-flash, go let The G-Man know!

13 comments:

Linc said...

This is really beautifully written.

November 15, 2012 at 11:25 PM
ReBelle said...

Stunningly well written, yes. Captured meright away.

November 16, 2012 at 2:52 AM
Brian Miller said...

we are...water will be a great commodity one of these days...sadly it already is in some areas....

November 16, 2012 at 5:31 AM
izzy said...

So very true! you made me thirsty, thanks.

November 16, 2012 at 6:21 AM
Alice Audrey said...

Unless California lawyers up and takes it all. Grrrr.

November 16, 2012 at 8:53 AM
Yvonne Osborne said...

What a timely and meaningful flash 55. Water, our most undervalued resource. Just ask anyone here in the water-logged state of Michigan. I love your last line. Love your 55.

November 16, 2012 at 11:09 AM
Eric (Bubba) Alder said...

"Only when the well is dry do we know the wealth of water." - Benjamin Franklin

November 16, 2012 at 11:13 AM
Mama Zen said...

Excellent writing!

November 16, 2012 at 11:24 AM
G-Man said...

You bet Ann, Elixir Vitae!!
Thats why I feel so blessed to live in Michigan, The Great Lakes State.
Loved your aqua 55
Thanks for playing, and have a Kick Ass Week-End

November 16, 2012 at 4:25 PM
Cad said...

Ah, water - the elixir of life...

November 17, 2012 at 5:24 AM
Karen M said...

Simply, purely, beautiful.

November 17, 2012 at 4:15 PM
Shakira Choong said...

55 positive, magical and superb words! Kudos to you!
Mine is here
Have you a TRULY BLESSED SUNDAY and a WONDERFUL THANKSGIVING!!!
hugs
shakira

November 18, 2012 at 4:47 AM
Margaret said...

Used to view Lake Michigan from my window... yes, water is amazing. I was entranced with your writing straight off!

November 18, 2012 at 11:01 PM