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Thursday, December 20, 2007

55 Flash Fiction Friday Wheels Turning

Opening the throttle, he pulled back and the front wheel rose from the ground. Towering wheelies, perfectly balanced, controlled and beautifully executed.
It was his dream to pull these one wheeled balancing acts. The other riders around him wheelied their iron horses, too.

Opening his eyes, seeing his bedroom, he knew it was a dream.


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At Friday, December 21, 2007 at 12:46:00 AM EST, Blogger Mona $visitorIP said...

Strange.. when I started reading this I remembered how a two wheeler always reminded me of a horse & reading further I saw you say 'iron horses'...

'It was his dream to pull these one wheeled balancing acts....opening his eyes.. he knew it was a dream.'

Beautifully executed from one state to another. An expression of the thin line between dream and reality!

Excellently expressed thought. Wonderful 55 Charles. You are a Master!& You do them with a class, which is so unique of you!

I MEAN each word there.

At Friday, December 21, 2007 at 5:50:00 AM EST, Blogger smarmoofus $visitorIP said...

Do you ride, Charles? Or is this a dream... or truly fiction? My brother has a 500(+?)cc bike... I sat on it right after he got it, and I was intimated. I have a 49cc scooter, and I know after my few excursions on it that I will never be able to use it for transportation. I have lingering balance issues due to a long-history benign brain tumor. But I like the idea of motorcycles. *wistful*

My 55 is up, too.

At Friday, December 21, 2007 at 7:12:00 AM EST, Blogger G-Man $visitorIP said...

Charles...?
You secretly want to pull wheelies?
I've done a few...BUT,
Not on my Harley
And they were accidents!
Hahahaha
I like this 55 Buddy
Thanks for playing...G

At Friday, December 21, 2007 at 7:32:00 AM EST, Blogger lime $visitorIP said...

gotta love those dreams, huh?

At Friday, December 21, 2007 at 11:26:00 AM EST, Blogger Akelamalu $visitorIP said...

Only a dream, but it was nice while it lasted. Great 55!

At Friday, December 21, 2007 at 1:07:00 PM EST, Blogger Little Wing $visitorIP said...

Very good, Charles!

At Friday, December 21, 2007 at 9:36:00 PM EST, Blogger Charles $visitorIP said...

Mona,
The biggest difference between a motorcycle and a horse is the horsepower, and you don't have to clean up as much after the bike. :D

At Friday, December 21, 2007 at 9:43:00 PM EST, Blogger Charles $visitorIP said...

Smarty,
I used to ride and find myself wanting to ride a lot more these days. I just found out yesterday that the new boss rides a 'Busa.(Excuse my drooling, please)
I've had the dream, but the other riders were pure fiction. Actually, I used to be quite good at pulling wheelies, but not as good as some I've known. I knew a guy who would pull one and turn 3 times in the parking lot, and pull onto the road while turning and ride it to the end of the street. Wistful is just the tip of that 'berg.

At Friday, December 21, 2007 at 9:50:00 PM EST, Blogger Charles $visitorIP said...

G,
It's not a secret, I want to pull wheelies again. I miss my RD, and would buy an R600, if I hit the lottery (gotta play to do that though(note to self, start playing the lottery)) or whatever they have evolved into. The really thrilling wheelies were the unintended ones, cold mornings with dense air, made two strokes stronger than usual. I know, you're looking down your nose at me now, I rode a rice burner. But, dang, it was fun!

At Friday, December 21, 2007 at 9:51:00 PM EST, Blogger Charles $visitorIP said...

Lime,
Yeah, they don't come often with a bike, but dang, they're as fun as having one, except for remembering I don't have one anymore.

At Friday, December 21, 2007 at 9:53:00 PM EST, Blogger Charles $visitorIP said...

Akelamalu,
Yes, nice. Thanks.

At Friday, December 21, 2007 at 9:54:00 PM EST, Blogger Charles $visitorIP said...

LW,
Thanks.

At Saturday, December 22, 2007 at 12:19:00 AM EST, Blogger Mona $visitorIP said...

WHAT! you are planning to do what???

You want to ride on a single wheel!!!!

PLEASE don't do that!!!

You might hurt yourself Mister!

At Saturday, December 22, 2007 at 2:52:00 AM EST, Blogger NYD $visitorIP said...

I totally forgot it was Friday!!! The Jet lag must be messing me up more than I realized.

At Saturday, December 22, 2007 at 9:41:00 AM EST, Blogger Charles $visitorIP said...

Mona,
Not planning, just desiring. I could hurt myself without even getting out of bed, I've done that. I've bit my tongue to the point that the flesh gave like when you bite a piece of meat, and I've kicked myself in the shin with my heel (both hurt.) Life has no guarantees, other than ending.

At Saturday, December 22, 2007 at 9:42:00 AM EST, Blogger Charles $visitorIP said...

NYD,
Yeah, it was Friday, count yourself lucky you had the chance to forget. :)

At Saturday, December 22, 2007 at 3:50:00 PM EST, Blogger snowelf $visitorIP said...

lol Charles! What an exciting dream!! :) I'm sure you can make that one come true.

--snow

At Sunday, December 23, 2007 at 8:59:00 PM EST, Blogger S E E Quine $visitorIP said...

` Aw man! I was only a dream....

At Sunday, December 23, 2007 at 9:09:00 PM EST, Blogger Charles $visitorIP said...

S E E Quine,
You're somebody's dream, but I don't think you're only a dream. ;)

At Monday, December 24, 2007 at 7:44:00 PM EST, Blogger Little Wing $visitorIP said...

Charles, I just need to tell you Happy Holiday, and thank you for being such an inspiration to me.
You probably didn't know that.
But you and Top Cat both have gave me so much faith and belief in myself.
So........Thank you.

At Monday, December 24, 2007 at 7:55:00 PM EST, Blogger Charles $visitorIP said...

LW,
I don't see myself as particularly inspirational, but I do try to encourage people, I know how hard it is when others have tried to stand tall, by stepping on others. They'll never be any better than they feel, and as long as they choose to put others down they'll never feel any good. You on the other hand, have tried to stand tall on your own, so you can feel good about that, and you can be as good as you feel. Stand tall, take the high road, do the right thing, feel good about it. Oh, and rock on.

At Tuesday, December 25, 2007 at 12:10:00 AM EST, Blogger S E E Quine $visitorIP said...

` Why thank you, Charles! It's nice to know I'm not a dream! XD
` BTW, my neighbor is the big-time chef at Iron Horse Casino. In fact, he was just up here unwrapping some presents with us. I GOT SOCKS!! YAY!!!!

At Tuesday, December 25, 2007 at 10:35:00 AM EST, Blogger Charles $visitorIP said...

S E E Quine,
I just wanted it to be perfectly clear, since you stated "I was only a dream...." (see above)

SOCKS! I guess in the cold northern climes, such things are more highly valued than they are here. I'm not familiar with the Iron Horse Casino (in fact we have a Seminole Casino here that I've never been in) but it sounds like he must be special.

At Tuesday, December 25, 2007 at 12:02:00 PM EST, Blogger Rebicmel $visitorIP said...

Happy happy holidays Charles!!!!!

At Tuesday, December 25, 2007 at 12:32:00 PM EST, Blogger Charles $visitorIP said...

Rebicmel,
To you, too. :)

At Tuesday, December 25, 2007 at 3:36:00 PM EST, Blogger S E E Quine $visitorIP said...

` I heart typos! (BTW, tell Mona about my newest post - the movie trailer one - b/c I know she likes mah kittehs.)

At Tuesday, December 25, 2007 at 9:21:00 PM EST, Blogger snowelf $visitorIP said...

Merry Christmas Charles!!

Lots of love and hugs!!

--snow and the chilis :)

At Thursday, December 27, 2007 at 1:19:00 PM EST, Blogger Jessica $visitorIP said...

Merry Christmas and happy holidays my dear charles! I hope yours was enjoyable. :-)

At Thursday, December 27, 2007 at 6:02:00 PM EST, Blogger Serena Joy $visitorIP said...

Great 55! I hope your holidays have been merry.

At Thursday, December 27, 2007 at 6:57:00 PM EST, Blogger Charles $visitorIP said...

Hi Sara, Snow, Jessica, SJ, and All,
I got to see my wonderful daughter on Christmas, so I count that as a great Christmas. It might be the last time, for a long time, since she's thinking of moving up north to pursue her dreams. I'm hoping things go well for us all, and it won't be too long, though. Love to all.

At Monday, February 11, 2008 at 10:04:00 AM EST, Blogger no.good.at.coding $visitorIP said...

Hm, I've always wanted to be able to do perform cool stunts on a bike (amongst other cools things that I've always wanted to be able to do) but I'm scared of:
* killing myself
* damaging my ride and having to pay up lots of $$
* making a fool of myself

Not necessarily in that order!

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