Thursday, December 10, 2009

Friday Flash 55 stronger than...

We took him off the ventilator yesterday.
He put a toothbrush to his teeth, for only one stroke.
“Weak as a kitten.” My standard response. “You’ll do better tomorrow.”
Standard, until kittens knocked a glass brick onto my toilet tank lid.
It’s broken in four pieces.
“Be as strong as a 150 year old tortoise.”


  1. this one gave me a chill, as two years ago i watched my MIL slowly slow away. it felt rather like shattering at times. great 55.

    mine is up!

  2. Good thing the lid was down eh, better a fractured lid than a busted can.

  3. Great example of inner strength, for all the creatures in your post. Including the kid on the tree trunk. Happy Friday, Dianne!

  4. Kittens, Turtles, Oxen...Whatever!
    We all have our moments..
    Excellent 55 My Dear.
    Thank You for this Gem of a contribution,
    You Rock Baby...
    Have a Kick Ass Week-End...G-Daddy

  5. Sharp, witty and poignant.

  6. I just love these stories that allow us to create our own interpretation. Great 55. My 55 is Lost. Wait. HERE it is.

  7. nicely turned! Thanks for stopping by!