Plaque (Friday Flash 55)



Increasingly, she had the feeling
that the only plaque she would every
be awarded would be made
of amyloid.

She pondered her acceptance speech:
“I prefer stainless actually,
mounted on some
nice bench.”

She imagined that bench
in a park. So much better than
in a brain. Not nearly so grey
most days.

Okay, okay, so what else can I think up on a late FRIDAY evening! Luckily my computer counted the words for me and there are just 55, so tell it to the G-man.

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13 Comments on “Plaque (Friday Flash 55)”

  1. Jay Says:

    I like it! I’ve always said you have a brain like a steel trap; probably if you get plaque it will be stainless.

  2. Jay Says:

    Nice picture too!

  3. David King Says:

    Lovely. This is a winner for me, a veritable winner! (The image too.)
    Great stuff.

  4. brian miller Says:

    not nearly so grey most days…i like that…i like the contrast as well between the mind and the park…you can keep the plaque…i’ll take the bench…

  5. kaykuala Says:

    This is interesting K! A totally amazing twist to the prompt. Great thoughts!


  6. ha.. i prefer a bench in a park to a benched brain for sure… this in central park..? i’ve seen no brains lying around when i was there ya know…smiles

    • ManicDdaily Says:

      Ha. No. The amyloid plaque here is suspected as cause of Alzheimer’s. I have forgotten (ha) if they’ve really made the connection.

    • ManicDdaily Says:

      PS SORRY Yes! It is Central Park. On the West Side (around mid 60s?) And you probably know of amyloid stuff, but not sure if they call it plaque in German! I think it’s the kind of thing older people are more concerned about. k.

  7. shakira Says:

    Very very interesting…the picture and then your…now I am beginning to wonder myself. LOL A very provocative 55! Mine is here

  8. G-Man Says:

    I was just about to come look for you Karin…
    What a Creepilicious post My Dear.
    Loved your 55 AND the Illustration.
    It looks almost like Monet
    Thanks for playing, and have a Kick Ass Week-End

  9. It’s not easy composing 55 words that make such sense. Love that crazy photo of the brain on a bench. Must be where that Republican senator from Indiana left his. THANK YOU!

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