Friday, March 28, 2014

Friday Flash 55 — Last Call

The tuxedo t-shirt bar crew
yelled Last Call to the crowd
of hot grinding dancers
     and solitary pointstars.

Their club DJ sequed to his final song,
urging them all to find a spark,
a spark to ward off the lonely dark.

With his final notes pairing magic
pulsing in the air DJ sighed:
     “There, there.”


My post written in exactly 55 words for Friday Flash 55. This is the last week that G-Man will serve as our Host here. It has been a great ride, G!


izzy said...

Right! DJ's and last calls- sparks in the dark! - whew. That brings back a boatload of images.

G-Man said...

And Darlin, save the last dance for me...
Lydia, what a fantastic supporter you have been to the Friday Funfest. I hope you will continue to do Flash Fiction, you are so good at it.
Loved your Last Call 55
Thanks for playing, thank you for always being so positive and encouraging, Have a Kick Ass Week-End

Alice Audrey said...

Yeah, it really does feel like the party is over. Wonderful good bye 55.

Margaret said...

… I used to reply to all, but your "new" way is really a much bette use of time. I think most end up going this route…

Party's over here, but has been transferred. I'm sure Galen will be making many appearances.

Yvonne Osborne said...

Been a while since I've heard "Last Call!" Ah, yes....when many seek a spark to ward off the lonely dark. Well put. Makes me want to crawl out of my winter cave.

Kathe W. said...

We've all been there- nicely captured - love the "there there"

Rob-bear said...

Lacks the tenderness of "The Party's Over." Rude, jarring shock. The cynical "There, there."

Life's a tale told by a disc jockey?

Blessings and Bear hugs!

Nara Malone said...

It's the last call and the whole group has made this one of the best parties I've ever been a part of. I look forward to seeing how the 55 evolves from here.

Björn said...

Ah. yes the last call, drinks are drunken, the last dance.. let's make it a swirl.. a joyful event.

Fireblossom said...

This reminds me of "The Ballad Of The Sad Young Men", which Roberta Flack once recorded and I always found poignant.

Sorry to have not visited as often as i would like, lately. Bosco has been sick and is still sick. It's been taking most of my energy that work doesn't take.

Other Mary said...

Yeah, it's last call...
You captured the mood perfectly.

kj said...

Been there. You've somehow uncovered some sadness beneath the rhythms

Lydia, might you come to my blog and read my 'Passion for Sale'? I would like you to and like to now if you liked it xo (no obligation!)


susan said...

You've produced some fine work at the G-Man's behest. This is high among them.



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