Friday, March 11, 2011

FFF55. The pitfalls of a new business venture

When Smith and Hudson decided to set themselves up as art thieves and chose to advertise (in only the right places of course) that they could steal anything to order, it never occurred to them that their first commission would be a half-ton naked marble woman from a fountain in front of the town hall!


FFF55 is a weekly challenge to write a story in exactly 55 words. Take a trip over to see the G Man for more examples of the Flash art!

The photo is of a sculpture in the centre of Birmingham (UK) she's affectionately known as 'the floozie in the jacuzzi' but I think she's actually supposed to be some form of river goddess. As far as I know, nobody has ever tried to steal her!

17 comments:

Sandra Davies said...

Interested to hear you mention the 'floozie in the jacuzzi' because I thought it was only the Dublin one that had that name (and told my son he'd got it wrong about this one!) ... I'm impressed as ever with the ability to write so much in so few and precise a number of words - one of the challenges I must try before too long

Stranger said...

That's great! The unprepared thieves' story in 55 and the back story on the floozie in the jacuzzi. I don't know of any local river nymphs in marble here in my town - but the next one I spot will be dubbed the floozie too. I love it!

anthonynorth said...

Always be careful what you wish for, I guess ;-)
Enjoyed that.

snafu said...

Good one, nice twist again.

Akelamalu said...

Did they decline the job? LOL

Ami Mattison said...

Ha! Great twist! Stupid Thieves and Floozie in the Jacuzzi--what more could you want from a poem! Fun 55!

Brian Miller said...

haha. well that might be a bit of a burden...

Eric 'Bubba' Alder said...

I'm still waiting for them to make the delivery.

Jingle said...

the whole 55 is like one long sentence, you make us think in the end,

best wishes for the development...
Happy Friday.

Alice Audrey said...

LOL! I love it.

- Alice

G-Man said...

Pretty girl...
But she has very big feet!
I love petty larceny 55's Morning AJ.
Thanks for playing, and have a Kick Ass Week-End

Belinda Munoz said...

Oy. Maybe the thieves should commission a magician to make her disappear. Business as usual, right?

Steve Isaak said...

Fun, LOL stuff - could lead to slapstick complications.

avoidtheclap said...

That was amusing. I'd love to see the advertisement.

PattiKen said...

They just need to get themselves a bunch of college boys. They've been known to steal bigger trophies. Probably while drunk.

gautami tripathy said...

I loved that!

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kavisionz said...

hahahha...quite a challenge, that!! :) Maybe they could do some improvs and walk in as construction workers or something like that, to steal her.. heheh

Loved this one!! How creative! :)