Friday, October 26, 2007

55Flash Fiction Friday

Casing the Joint
Pulling up the collar of his trench coat to cover his face, the man lowered his head and shoved open the glass door. Once inside he knew right where to head. It was always the same; warm, dependable. Strolling confidently past the pink donuts, he lowered his voice and mumbled, "gimme two of those 7-ElevenGo-GoTaquitos®Mexican-stylesnacks!"
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This December, I will be returning to India for the 5th time. Five, panch. I cannot wait until the first person in India, recognizing my obvious confidence and familiarity wuth the culture, asks me, "madam, how many times you have been to India?" and I can proudly hold up one entire hand and answer, "Panch, yaar!!" (Notice Apu there only has four fingers....don't ask me what 4 is in hindi, I have no bloody idea.)
This year, Mr Ratburn is coming with me. We are celebrating our 20th wedding anniversary, which is actually in April of 2008, but who in blazes wants to go to India in April? That's just crazy. Ok, so, the India countdown is here again, and isn't it funny, for some strange reason, there are 55 days until I go, just like last years 55. I dont know how that worked out.....but it's pretty cool.

If you wanna know more about 55, check the cool pink button on my sidebar that the most awesome Barman made for us. Have a lovely weekend, everyone!

55 India

21 comments:

WDKY said...

Good 55! And I'm sure you'll have a great time over there, whatith your Anniversary too... congratulations to you both.

Oh, and if you could bring me back some chicken jalfrezi, pilau rice and sag aloo...

Snow White said...

Great 55, Susie. And it sounds as if you have a great trip planned.

J is back, and we have posted 55 words each!

Happy Friday!

Mike M said...

Love the 55!!

barman said...

Love your 55 and all the additional entertainment along the way. Amazing, you are about to go to India for your not first, second, third, fourth, but fifth time. I can not even imagine going once. Have a wonderful time when it gets here. Happy early anniversary (wow, 20 years) and of course wring all the fun and excitement you can out of this weekend. Whoo Hooo!

G-Man said...

And bring me back some Nan...
Great 55 Susie..It's amazing how 'taking out the trash' Inspires your creativity sometime!
Have a great week-end Mistress!! xox

SignGurl said...

I loved the 55, Susie! I'm so excited for you and Mr. Ratburn. I'm sure you will show him all the ropes.

I have posted a 55 that I wrote a while ago. I had to wait for a special time to post it.

lime said...

i'm really excited for yo uguys to be going to india together this year. there shoudl be lots of great sotries and you walk ratburn though the culture shock!

i hape youhave a WONDERFUL time and happy early anniversary.

Top cat said...

Ya gotta watch those trenchcoat guys..lol cool 55 susie.
That's wonderful about returning to India. I know how hard you work during the year and to be able to go on your 20th anniversary makes it even more special.
Maybe you'll be able to meet the talented and beautiful mona..a dream of mine.:)
tc

Sophia said...

I love those 7-11 snacks too!!

I've been MIA the past few Fridays, but mine is up today!

Polt said...

BWAHAHAHAHA!!! i LOVE Homer!

Wow, 5 times to India...and I don't think I'd be interested in going even once. Hey, one of your 5 trips can be the one trip I'm not gonna take! :) Sounds like you guys are gonna have fun though!!!!

I've played this week too.

HUGS...

Langley said...

55India!! Apu will be happy to see you.

~d said...

THERE you are pretty girl!!
I played!
i finally played!!


♥♥♥

~d said...

OMIGOD!
I so totally suck (a$$!)
I love love love what you wrote! I can SEE the guy! hell, I think I have been behind in line a few times!!

(oh, and top cat informed me where to find YOU!!)

RennyBA said...

I remember the first time I met you in blogsphere, you where talking so warmly about India and I was thinking: What a strange woman? LoL

But now I've been with you on your trip a couple of times and I'm so much looking forward to get your reports again. And this time I'm glad you've learned how to (un)dress properly for the heath LoL

Toadee said...

I'm sure you will have a brilliant time on India, love the flash

I'm up too

LisaPizza said...

Happy 55! I'm due some armchair traveling and I always enjoy your blogging adventures from the India. And the mighty bonus this year for us in blogland is we get to romance, roam, and romp along with you and your man!

I've posted a new 55. I hope you all enjoy it!

Little Wing said...

Great 55 susie, and India for the 5th time, that is amazing.

MONA said...

Great 55 Susie!

CHAR! that is what 4 is in Hindi!

EK (one) DO ( two) TEEN ( three) CHAR (four)PANCH ( FIVE)

jillie said...

I love the Homer song and what a great way to celebrate an anniversary. I agree on the choice as to not go in April. That would be like going to WI in Jan for the weather....NOT!

xo

snowelf said...

Hey Susie! I can't wait to hear about your trip to India!! I am a huge fan of almost any type of Indian Art, and someday hope to have something authentic! And Congrats to you and Mr. Ratburn!!!

--snow

Jim Jones said...

Howdy! I started doing 55s after picking them up from my pal Snowelf, who picked them up from someone else, who got 'em from you. I like yours...and if you have time, pop over to my blog and check out my 55s, also. I just started what I think will be a wicked good story arc with last Friday's 55FFF post...

Jim