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Get Listed with Fireblossom

For the list challenge at Real Toads this month, Fireblossom has selected words from Edgar Allan Poe’s short story, The System of Doctor Tarr and Professor Fether.  Without further ado, here’s my offering.  How does it happen that this also just happens to be 55 words.  I’m sharing with G-Man for a birthday 55!


out in the lavish woods
cadaverous dancing occurs
vulgarly swinging limbs
working into a frenzy;
the fat lady gyrating
a devilish catastrophe
against drunken madmen
a strangely natural oddity
lasting long and deep until
the cock’s first crow;
the sunlight soothing
night’s irrational desires,
when the lunacy subsides
to the gossip’s whisper
and sideways glances

24 thoughts on “Get Listed with Fireblossom

  1. You guys sure have vivid imaginations.
    I don’t believe that this is about me at all.
    But it sure was CRAZY Teresa. And Cool, and Awesome!
    Loved your Lunatic Fringe 55
    Thanks for playing, thanks for making those old tongues a waggin
    And have a Kick Ass Week-End

  2. Must have been a raucous night and some spectacular goings-on in between. As always in the morning everything would be set and laid back as before. Great 55 Teresa!


  3. So, someone has finally written the perfect description of G-man: ‘a strangely natural oddity.’;-) Loved this Teresa–it has a lovely antic feel to it, and you made me realize I ended up not using irrational! So I am only a couple of words ahead of you. And I’m amazed you got all that rich detail into only 55 total words.

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