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Then it took away the sky....

Thursday, March 31, 2011

FLASH FICTION 55...A BOTHERING PEEP




LET'S START OVER

 "How are you?"

"Fine!"

"Are you really fine?"

"Well, now that you ask...."

"Ahaaa! Then you are NOT so 'fine'?"

"Why do you want to know?"

"Oh, I'm needing some new gossip.
Besides that, you look just TERRIBLE"!

"Do I thank you for that, or..."

"No, simply tell me, is anything bothering you?"

"Yesss......Y O U !!!

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41 comments:

  1. The question
    "How are you?"
    most often means
    "Hello, don't talk to me, just smile and go on." Why did I say that?
    It is because when I first came to the US every American greeted me with "
    Hello, how are you?"
    Before I could answer, they have walked 20 paces down the hall.
    Then I realized that they really meant to say
    "Hello!!! How are you!"
    "Goodbye!!!"
    So different from how I was raised. We see friends and we hug and kiss and if we see elders we bow. If we meet strangers we just
    nod
    smile faintly without showing teeth
    or just quietly acknowledge the other person. I liked it that way. It was more honest.

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  2. hehe...fine...no really i am fine...ugh
    at least they were honest about wanting gossip...nice 55 steve

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  3. Fine! Another way of saying "Go Away."

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  4. the image says all,
    well done 55.
    Glad to see you after several months...
    bless you and your wife,

    hope she well, missed her FANTASTIC writings...

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  5. LOL. This is why I'm glad I'm still single.
    After a few years, this is how things might end up.

    Plus, being single means I can make a midnight trip to Taco Bell whenever I want.
    Sometimes they're even open.

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  6. I have to admit, I have a tendency to answer any "how you doing?" with a REALLY long story. You see, I have this pain in my knee...

    Nicely penned 55!

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  7. I am careful about saying that I am FINE. We both know what that means.

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  8. I'm fine thank you
    How are you?
    No that isnt an opening for 55 more

    Smiles from a Moon

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  9. Steve?
    Are you babbling again?
    Thats quite allright, I'm just glad that your memory kicked in and you remembered that it's Friday!!!!!
    Excellent 55 My Friend.
    Thanks for playing, and have a Kick Ass Week-End

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  10. CES!
    It is rare to discover among the billions of Peeps one who thinks pretty much the same about so many issues.
    You are in the several I have found, and it is a pleasure. So now let's find something to argue about?
    Seriously, Ces, you are a "favorite Peep of this Peep"
    Peace!
    TSUP!

    BRIAN!
    Tonight at an AA meeting I began my research. A guy asked me "How are you doing, Steve?" I started to tell him and within FIVE SECONDS he was talking to another Peep, asked "How ya doin'? We are FUN-NEE!!

    MONKEY MAN!
    WAIT! Don't go away yet. I have not told you about my operation of ten years ago.....

    JINGLE!
    Anna is fine, just got tired of blogging, I guess. She is so wrapped up in sponsoring Peeps, and other stuff...just too busy to blog, read, comment, etc.
    As for me, I have NOT been gone for several months, blog almost every day...well, almost--grin! Thanks for commenting.

    JANNA!
    I also have found the all-night hangouts in Naples. And I can go at 3 AM...or whenever. It's called "freedom"? I gotta get a cat though, I've ALWAYS had one--clean, quiet, loyal...and they PURRRRR! --grin!

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  11. Hehe! I have a friend like that, she drives me up the wall.

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  12. PHEROMONE GIRL!
    Pain in your knee? Take two aspirin and call the office tomorrow. WAIT! I'M not a doctor.....

    SYD!
    Remember "I'm OK, You're OK" a book I never read, but it sounds like "I'm FINE!"

    LESLIE!
    Of course, "I'm FINE"...has now been changes to "I'm GOOD!" And I say OHHHHHH??? Have a good trip, girl?

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  13. KB!
    Yes, it is a way to become a non-friend, depending on how strong the friendship...Like to see you scaling a wall--grin! Was you ever in da Marines?

    G-MAN!
    Nothing was ever wrong with my memory--I just for 78 years do not like to follow the rules. Only when working with other musicians do I follow rules, like "When do we break for food?" You are good man. Thanks for responding to even my stupid 55 things.
    PEACE!

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  14. Thanks for posting the link GMan's sight. I will certainly start writing again. Infact, I think I have an entire notebook...well a few pages anyway...of stuff I wrote last summer whilst I watched my boyfriend fish.
    Ciao,
    ~T

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  15. Yup, relatable stuff. Good work. =)

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  16. That was a powerful post my friend! Full of good nuggets for contemplation and revelation of truth in me :)

    Much love to you!

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  17. Howdy!

    Starting a new feature at my blog called The MicroFiction Muse! Please pop in and take a look and hope to see you next week! :O)

    http://dianeestrella.com/?p=5099

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  18. Great use of your 55 words. And isn't it the way things really are? Have a joyful, peaceful weekend.

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  19. "I'm fine" is always a lie. LOL!

    Neat 55... in 4D!!!

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  20. Ah, good one! Most people don't really want to know what's really bothering anyone when they ask.

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  21. This could be the dialogue missing from mine!

    - Alice

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  22. oh my gosh!! i have this conversation all the time!! hey there!!

    wow what a beautiful blog!! wow, it has been a while!! good to hear from you steve!!

    Take care of you!!

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  23. GO ahead, probe further.. try to comfort some more.. lolsss

    Hugs xx

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  24. TAMMY!
    Yes, I'll send you a couple others, like the Sunday, Monday, Wednesday things. That would put you right into the center of things quickly. And you can tell us all about your boyfriend fishing--and other stuff?--grin! NO! I am NOT, NOT a voyeur. HAHAHAHA

    STEVE ISAAK!
    Yep, no one has escaped this conversation.

    JESSIE!
    You! YOU! I smile when reading your comments or your blog...because I know you and respect highly your AA Program. And when you call me your "friend" that is indeed a high honor you give me!

    DIANE!
    By all means I'll check it out--good luck with your venture.

    MAGPIE!
    So many things turn out the same for us, no matter where we live, or "who" we know. We are all connected, heck, we're all made by the same TOYMAKER!

    ERIC ALDER!
    Hope you're fine! I mean, that you have NO unnessary anxieties!

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  25. GAUTAMI TRIPATHY!
    Yep, we all know ALL feelings, I'm afraid--NOT afraid really!!

    BELINDA MUNOZ!
    Some Peeps want to know what's bothering me...they just want it three words--or less--grin!

    MAMA ZEN!
    Excellent is what YOU are, MZ!

    ALICE AUDRY!
    Yours was--IS-- P E R F E C T !!!! I was just there! Really INSPIRED!

    CLEAN AND CRAZY!
    Yeah, glad to touch base with you Suzi (hope that's your name!) God is alive and well in Naples.

    OLIVIA!
    Yeah, RIGHT! PUSH that envelope! Good comment!

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  26. I liked this Steve!
    Bravo!

    Have a joyful weekend.

    Margie :)

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  27. i think i need this.
    i think i am bothering someone.
    not you, Steve.
    You.
    yes, You.
    im talking to you, You.

    i should have known this.
    sorry if my drawing is bothering You.
    (not you, Steve).

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  28. Do you sketch too? I feel a great comic strip in this!

    xo

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  29. ... with a few words - said very much .... yes, it is ...

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  30. Jannie!
    Wouldn't you know it? I DID a comic strip in grade-and-high school. Not successful, but it sure was FUNNN! Nope, do not draw now. Maybe when I grow up--grin!

    Cosima!
    Hello Dear! Isn't it fun to say a lot with a few words. Especially when I am used to saying NOTHING with a boat load of words! You are sweet. Thanks!
    PEACE!

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  31. Margie!
    I like that you like. One joyful (ugh!) weekend, coming UP. Thanks.
    PEACE!

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  32. DJPBTA
    Don't Judge Peeps by their Avatar.

    You are talking to him through my blog? But 'he' does not read my blog. I do not judge his avatar...do YOU? But i don't know him. I am sorry you hurt so bad--or good!

    All others LOVE your drawing. I figured out some of it...studied Greek four years! Well, I drank my way through classic classes...
    PEACE, Mita!

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  33. Some people really need it spelled out to them don't they? :)

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  34. MONA!
    T H A T 'S the whole POINT! THANK you, Mona!
    PEACE!

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  35. I usually try NOT to open with a question that might illicit " fine" as a response! -but-we know how habits get in the way! Good 55 !

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  36. IZZY!
    Good, useable advice...something like, "What are you doing this morning?" (Well...maybe?) Wish you had left a couple examples for Peeps like me with zero imagination--grin!
    PEACE!

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  37. "No, simply tell me, is anything bothering you?"

    "Yesss......Y O U !!!

    Man, how many times have i wanted to say that, lol!!! Great story!

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